LeftieBiker wrote: ↑
Tue Aug 27, 2019 8:57 pm
Classic troll stuff
I mean, anyone here want to give up both gas and induction ranges as well as fires, and rely on Solar ovens exclusively for cooking? After all...
. I'm afraid I skimmed the rest of it - as with much of what you post. Thousands of words reposted a day doesn't increase the Sube's MPG.
No, it's an example of an extreme which most people won't find acceptable. I increase my Subaru's mpg by taking someone else with me as often as possible when I do drive it, and as my sig says, using more efficient forms of transport as much as possible. I mean, you ride an electric bike. I ride a human-powered one. Dozens of words doesn't improve your e-bike's efficiency. Should I accuse you of passive-aggressive attempts to impede a transition to the most efficient land transportation yet invented?
You ride one presumably because of health issues, but someone else may say they just don't want to provide all the power themselves, so it has to be an e-bike, and none of the available ones currently meet their requirements. Should we accuse them as above? Why are you or I better at drawing that line for them than they are?
Or should we rather realize that their priorities and situation may not match ours, and given that they're willing to ride an e-bike that meets their requirements (which is certainly better environmentally than using a car for the same trip, however powered), let's provide them with one, rather than trying to convince them that only a human-powered bike is acceptably pure - they've already said that's not a way they're willing to go.