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sounds so lame, but bikes are great :D

Motercycles a technically bi-cycles very_evil_smiley.gif

What's with this big electric assist bike craze. I just saw three people all with em. I then checked the price and decided I would rather have a bike like they used in the Olympics for the same cost!

 

 

 

 

I like the concept--anything to get cagers to open up their minds, and get out of their cars. The next step would be something that pedal efficiently....

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That's an amp! Or at least it could be...rolleyes.gif

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That's an amp! Or at least it could be...rolleyes.gif

LOL!

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What's with this big electric assist bike craze. I just saw three people all with em. I then checked the price and decided I would rather have a bike like they used in the Olympics for the same cost!

 

I don't get it either.  As "real" bicycles they are absolutely awful to pedal and as "scooters" they are also terrible.  For the price you could buy a genuinely nice bicycle or a reliable el-cheapo used gas powered scooter that is street legal.

 

Several people I know have them and none of them have ever been ridden more than a few hundred miles.  They just aren't as fun after a few hundred miles as they seem for the first twenty.  Especially when you inevitably hit a hill which the motor can't handle; yet the bicycle weight, gearing, and posture makes pedallng up hills a nightmare.

 

In cities that have their ideal topography, such as Amsterdam, it's so easy to just pedal at a very leisurely pace (and in fact sort of rude to go fast) that they have no benefits over a real bicycle.

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I see people cruise past me on motorbikes when I;m cycling, and I wonder if I'm jealous or not of them, especially when I'm fighting my way up a big hill to get home after leg day at the gym, and then I get home, and lie down, and I just feel amazing. I love that feeling of being exhausted, having accomplished your goal and not wimping out. That's why I love cycling so much, It's a fight of my will and body, and it's one I can focus on and enjoy. having an electric bike or motorbike would ruin the idea of bikes for me at this point in time, I'm seriously disinterested by driving, I do it when needbe, but I cycle whenever possible.

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The first time I saw an assist being ridden was this gal going up a hill that I know. She was going like 19 mph up the hill. Needless to say my jaw dropped open.eek.gif

 

 

Yes, I would rather have another scooter or nice bike. I have two 2013 Honda FI Scooters, both are fast as you would ever want a scooter to go! I actually don't want them to build em any more powerful.

 

 

 

 

Honda 2013 Scoopy PGM-CBS FI 125cc and a Honda 2013 Vario Techno PGM-CBS FI 125cc


Edited by Redcarmoose - 3/24/13 at 7:37am
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Been thinking about a scooter, or maybe a 250 Honda motorcycle or something. In the meantime one of these Salsa's should be delivered sometime tomorrow.

 

 

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What's with this big electric assist bike craze. I just saw three people all with em. I then checked the price and decided I would rather have a bike like they used in the Olympics for the same cost!

i never knew there were electronic assist bikes. I'm guessing that it amplifies the force put in and has the bike go faster? Or does it make the workload easier? 

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Just went for a 10 mile bike ride, it was amazing. I liked going downhill on my road bike, it was sweeeeet!

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Just went for a 10 mile bike ride, it was amazing. I liked going downhill on my road bike, it was sweeeeet!

^downhill rides are amazing man!

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Just went for a 10 mile bike ride, it was amazing. I liked going downhill on my road bike, it was sweeeeet!

^downhill rides are amazing man!

Yep, the route was very scenic alsoredface.gif It was amazing. Wish I took pictures.. I have to look for my next route!

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Yep, the route was very scenic alsoredface.gif It was amazing. Wish I took pictures.. I have to look for my next route!

did you go 10 miles in 1 way? Or was it a lap/multiple laps?Just saw you lived in SF tongue.gif if I remember correctly there''s a lot of scenery near the bay and SF is pretty hilly. That lombard street man! 

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Yep, the route was very scenic alsoredface.gif It was amazing. Wish I took pictures.. I have to look for my next route!

did you go 10 miles in 1 way? Or was it a lap/multiple laps?Just saw you lived in SF tongue.gif if I remember correctly there''s a lot of scenery near the bay and SF is pretty hilly. That lombard street man! 

It was 1 lap. 5 miles out, 5 miles back.

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