Nubo wrote:I've cycled most of my life. I fear that an electric bike would be the beginning of the end. Personally I need the bike as a means to measure myself against the world. That is the best thing about riding and I don't want to give that up, ever. If I begin dottering, sit me on a trike or quadricycle with super-low gears and let me grind away at a snail's pace if that's what it takes to get me outside moving under my own, and only my own, power.
I'll report back after this weekend's test runs, but so far, from the short uphill rides that I've done, the e-bike has had the opposite effect on my aging and vulnerable 64 year-old psyche. Far from feeling geriatric, I felt like a kid again riding those things. To each his own, but for me, this looks like a road (or a trail ) back into fitness and outdoor enjoyment.