Are you thinking about getting an Electric Motorized Longboard to commute to work? If your work is not too far away and you feel like you can confidently ride a skateboard through traffic, then I highly recommend E-Skateboarding. They are lots of fun, they save time and money, and they help you to experience your city or location in a different way than just driving around.
Committing to a commute can be a daunting task for many, especially if it's your first time hitting the road. This guide is designed to get you the ultimate commute right from the start. We focus on common accidents, breakdowns and related advice to make you as comfortable as possible right from the start.
Benefits of Electric Skateboard Commuting
1. Riding Electric Longboard to work is not having to worry about parking. At my work, there's no on-site parking, unless you've worked there for a long time which I haven't really. So I always have to find street parking. Usually the best street parking is about a five minute walk away from work. So just being able to go from door to door without having to worry about finding any parking, I can just take my skateboard straight up into the office.
I've found the same thing to be true and I'm just out and about visiting friends or catching up with them at cafes. I can just ride my Electric Skateboard right up, don't worry about flying a park and I can just leave my skateboard next to me in the cafe and it's super easy.
2. Riding a Motorized E-Skateboard to work is much quicker than driving a car, even though I live less than five kilometers from my work. During peak hour, it can take about 30 minutes to get door-to-door from home to work in a car, including parking time and all that kind of thing. But on my skateboard, I can zip straight past the traffic in the bike lane.
I can get from door to door in about 10 minutes, meaning I don't have to leave for work early and I can also be home earlier, which is great. Of course, I have to be extra careful when riding through peak traffic, because there are more cars, so riding in peak hour isn't usually as relaxing as just cruising around, say, a park or during non-peak hours. Because I have to concentrate the whole time, it's still worth it for the time savings.
What Should You Pay Attention to Before Commuting with Eboards?
Pay Attention to the Weather in Advance
It's important to know the time, terrain, and weather conditions you'll be riding so you know if you can get around on an Electric Skate Board, or what accessories you'll need. Preparing for your trip is the best way to make it enjoyable.
While this applies to most areas of life, it's extremely important when looking at equipment for commuting. The vast majority of E-Longboards have splash resistance and some waterproof functions, but they are not absolutely waterproof. So, if it rains the next day, you should choose another way to commute instead of riding a Motorized Skate Board to work in the rain, which will make your skateboard malfunction
Plan Your Commute in Advance
As mentioned earlier, it is important to plan your route to your destination. Preparing the roads on an app like Google Maps is good, and will usually include the fastest routes on major roads or keep Motorized Skateboard trails away from major streets.
Most apps will give you an estimated time frame to arrive at your destination. However, if you've never ridden the route, it will average out the time it takes others to complete the ride.
We recommend riding this route on weekends before your first commute. This gives you an idea of the major landmarks along the way, the terrain you will be riding and how long it will take. We recommend adding 5-10 minutes, as the route may be busy on weekdays and you may need to take a little longer when it is fully loaded.
Prepare the Right Electric Motorized Skateboard
Now that you know your commute like the back of your hand, it's time to prepare your Motorized E-Longboard for your first big commute.
Fenders are highly recommended for anyone who might be riding in the rain. Not only will they protect you from the dreaded skunk tail, but they will also prevent premature wear and tear on your Electric Skateboard. Keeping mud and debris away from your driveline is one of the best forms of preventative maintenance.
As "clumsy" as some riders might consider it, the bell is very useful on congested roads. A good quality loud bell will make every commute safer and faster as people get out of the way. Bells are also a legal requirement in some places, so be sure to check your local laws.
Headlights are not only important for night riding, but also significantly improve visibility when driving during the day. Bright flashing lights help differentiate you from other vehicles on the road. When driving on a busy road between cars, you want to be as noticeable as possible. Both headlights and taillights help the car see you, reducing the chances of a vehicle passing in front of you.
Keeping your Electric Motorized Longboard clean and lubricated will make every ride more enjoyable. Cleaning your E-Skateboard can take less than an hour and can save you a lot of money and headaches down the road. A clean Motorized Longboard is easier to ride and there will be less chance of dirt getting on your clothes.
Prepare Simple Repair Tools
It doesn't matter how hard you try to protect your Electric Longboard from punctures. There's always a chance you'll end up with a set of tools. There's nothing worse than finding yourself stranded on the side of the road on your way to work. Sure, you can take a taxi or walk, but that defeats the purpose of commuting with a Motorized E-Skateboard.
With a few basic tools, you can remove the old tube and install the new in 15 minutes. A side bag or parts belt with tool bag, tire levers and inner tubes is light enough to keep you from being late for work. Or prepare a set of tools and spare batteries in your office, and fix the fault before you go home from get off work, which can prevent you from being unable to ride the Electric Skate Board home and incurring additional taxi fees.
Now that you've routed, are protected from the weather, and your E-Longboard is ready, it's time to commute. Commuting five days a week is hard work and takes a lot of energy. It is recommended to start small and build up the number of times you commute on your Motorized Skate Board each week.
Start by commuting only one day a week, let's say Monday. Once you've committed a few weeks and know the round trip, you can build from there. The Monday and Thursday commutes will allow a few days in between to recover if needed.
Every time you feel comfortable with your commute, add an extra day and before you know it, you'll be commuting every day. Doing this will ensure consistency and you won't burn out on the first race.
The last thing to remember is that commuting is not a race. No matter how much you believe in the commuter trophy, there's no need to try and win it every time you commute. Sometimes going back and forth on a Motorized Skateboard can also be good for your health. There's no better way to wake up than to gently throw yourself into work.
Now go out and commute on your electric skateboard.