Riding an E-Bike Has Changed My Entire Perspective on How We Get Around

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The American Summer was just barely kicking off. My boyfriend was skating ahead of me on his longboard as I trudged behind — slowly — on my bicycle up a hill. No matter how hard I tried, I could not keep up. I was covered in sweat, annoyed, and over our goddamn excursion to the nearby park. Look, I love bikes, but I fucking hate hills and pedalling up them at snail speed, looking like a goddamn weakling.

This is why I am an e-bike stan. Hills? No problem when your bike has a battery boost. Sweat? See ya never. They make riding so much more fun, especially for those of us who are not like my super athletic and fit boo. The first time I stepped on my brolic e-bike, I felt unstoppable. This time, my boyfriend was the one struggling to keep up. The entire time, I was

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Bicycle Bike Cycling Riding Bicycling Tips Tricks FAQ by Jim Langley

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The illustrations for this section are among my favorites, because I love the concept that bicycles make it possible to pedal the earth. But the artist who did such a fine job fitting globes on the bike in the top ad also made an interesting mistake. . . . (more)

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Turbo Bob’s Bicycle Blog | Bicycles, Vintage Bicycles, E-Bicycles, Folding Bicycles, Bicycle Riding, Bicycle Videos

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Scoozy 250 SS E-bike—Sensible Simplicity.

Sleek and smooth, yet brightly colored, this Scoozy 250 SS was a great riding friend.

I considered titling this post “Urban Warrior”, as that is really the inspiration for this bike. It is designed to be a lightweight E-bike to take on the city and some of their tight legal regs for E-bikes. At under 40 lbs., and with great agility and strength, it seems to be the perfect bike for that purpose. It is a true pedelec (no throttle), which helps to further its intended goal for riders in those afflicted areas where E-bikes might not be as welcome as others. Plus it is fairly stealthy too. Maybe off track a bit, yet I think messenger bike with benefits could be envisioned as you ride.

Simple is as simple does. If you have looked around, you know most E-bikes are not this easy going

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Bicycle Safety – Riding Tips

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The Fundamentals – Hand Signals – Hazard Recognition – Tips to Avoid Collisions

Even if you are an experienced cyclist, it’s a good idea to review the fundamentals periodically. You may also want to review them with younger cyclists in your family.

The best guideline is:          Be Alert. Be Wary. Be Seen.

            Be Alert                     Scan ahead, center, left and right.

            Be Wary                    Pay attention to vehicles, pedestrians and others on the road.

            Be Seen                    Use your horn, hand signals and light to be seen by others on the road.

 

 

10 Tips for Safer Cycling

  • Wear your helmet. Follow this simple rule and you reduce your risk of serious injury by as much as 85 percent.
  • Keep your head up and look ahead, not at the ground. You need to see what is coming up so you have time  to react and maneuver.
  • One person per bike. Riding with unsecured
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