Rider Spotlight: Mickey Micklos, NYC
Ever wonder what it’d be like to make it in NYC with your EUC as your main ride?
There are many different flavors of EUC riders out there in the mix. Some of us are out there cruising and exploring like a free spirit, and others are on the sporting side pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on an electric unicycle. Riders in big cities know all too well that you need your skill and confidence level set to max if you want to hit the streets, and New York City is no exception. While drivers and pedestrians alike are generally more aware of their surroundings in this town, there can definitely be a competitive and somewhat aggressive nature when riding alongside other vehicles.
Evolution Towards Electric Unicycles
Life Outside Of EUCs
Mickey’s other big passion in life outside of riding electric unicycles the past few years is color-grading TV commercials and films, and he’s thankful to be able to do it as his day job. But he also says he finds himself “sinking into a Neo-Tokyo EUC-street-rat lifestyle sometimes” - and we can definitely relate to that! You can find Mickey’s post production work currently on Amazon Prime and in various TV commercials.
Favorite EUC: King Song 16X, but may be dethroned by the Nikola+
Current Daily Driver: KS-16X
The Whole Gang: KS-18XL, KS-16X, Gotway Nikola+
Most-Wanted Feature Request: “We need a redundant control board and battery. So if you overdraw power, it trips the backup control board and small battery. This would effectively give you enough computing power to slow you down to a stop. This would prevent cut out in most over-draw situations.”
Favorite Place To Ride: “Man, flying down Broadway at 30+ mph is my favorite place to ride.”