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Old 07-30-2018, 01:57 PM   #11
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:46 PM   #12
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I miss cursing around on my bikes.
Personally i would rather be cruising around with my bike than cursing around with it.
I don't want my mouth washed out with soap. (again)
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:58 PM   #13
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Personally i would rather be cruising around with my bike than cursing around with it.
I don't want my mouth washed out with soap. (again)
I guess it will depend if I pick a good one good catch though, don’t ya just love spell check.
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Old 07-30-2018, 03:52 PM   #14
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I love my Voltbike Mariner folding fat tire electric bike. Pedal or use the twistgip throttle. Great on trails or gravel when camping. Beautifully welded aluminum frame and brand name components. Includes front suspension, fenders, rear carrier, folding pedals and free helmet. $49 shipping anywhere and a great price. If your looking at a Rad bike...check this out before you buy.
Good for any size person.
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Old 07-30-2018, 04:51 PM   #15
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eBikes are a lot of fun! My wife and I each ride a Trek Verve+. They are hybrid style bikes, so they have an upright riding position which are more comfortable to us. We really like the Bosch motors because the are super quiet and efficient. We've only had them about a month, but have put around 120 miles on them. This is coming from not having ridden a bike in about 10 years. Being able to select the assist levels really helps with hills and doesn't wear you out. It really makes it fun again. Our goal with the bikes is to take them with us as we travel so we can see more and also ride the "rails to trails" bike paths we have locally. I've also charged the batteries off our solar/inverter setup on our escape and it works fine, but does draw about 30% of the batteries to charge one from empty to full, so planning is required. I'm hoping adding a portable solar panel will help when we boondock. So far so good, though I do recommend paying attention to the weights as eBikes are heaver and won't fit on all bike racks.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:15 PM   #16
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What average speed do folks with ebikes travel?
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:22 PM   #17
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We average 11-12 mph.
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Old 07-30-2018, 06:44 PM   #18
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As someone who loves riding a bike and enjoys the exercise it gets me, I have to wonder what the draw is to an electric bike. Not only does it feel good to get the exercise, I must admit to actually need it to help stay reasonably in shape.

I know many trails around here are banning electric, or electric assist bikes. It would be a bummer if one could not do some trail riding.
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Some early ebikes could reach 30mph. I'm not sure what the current top speed allowed.
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:01 PM   #20
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Cursing around the BWI bike trail when I lived in Maryland is exactly what I did. I just never could enjoy it, and since then my bike has sat unridden for years. To each his own.
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