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E-Bikes

Bumps in Bike to Work Week: It’s a conspiracy, I tell you!

The oil companies and the auto industry control the weather! Wake up people! That’s how I felt yesterday afternoon, riding into what felt like a relentless spray of icy buckshot. The day started out just a bit chilly and drizzly, but that didn’t keep more than 100 dedicated bike commuters from visiting a “Bike to […]

Is There Bike After e-Bike?

Steve Benning has been using an Ohm XS 750 e-bike for four weeks leading up to Bike to Work Week. And he’ll use it during Bike to Work Week too. But then what? What will happen after he has to give back the e-bike? I’m very satisfied with Steve’s willingness to try this experiment, and […]

Commuter ‘White Knuckle Moments’

Three weeks into life as a bike commuter, Steve Benning has encountered some of the challenges that even the most committed among us face from time to time. Unpleasant weather is one of the triggers for excuses to use the car. We had that kind of weather last week in the form of 40 to […]

Les and Maury: The Downside of e-Bikes as Equalizers

E-bikes have been touted for their equalizing effect in a couple of ways. First, a weaker rider can keep up with stronger riders on an e-bike. Secondly, an e-bike helps the rider do his/her commute and errands faster than on a non-powered bike–in some contexts, equaling toward the speed of errands and commuting by car. […]

Take It Easy: Jackson Browne Trivia and a Dead E-Bike Battery

I succeeded in running down the battery the Hebb ElectroCruiser 700 until it wouldn’t go anymore. I was right in front of The Route 66 Dog Haus. The three-LED power indicator went permanently red after 20.4 miles on a single charge. The last five or more miles were no picnic. And given the hills, headwinds, […]

‘Gearing Up’ for Bike to Work Week (Get it?)

I was interviewed along with Josh Lipton and Anthony Quintile about the upcoming Bike to Work Week.