Steve Benning has been bike commuting for two weeks, and shows no sign of waning enthusiasm. We sat down and talked about dealing with drivers, motorcycle baggage, and family planning. Wait. That didn’t come out right. I’ve been using this as my second car, because we only have one car in our family. So I’ve [...]
Am just using a lot of power, or am I about to be stranded going up this hill with a dead battery and a 60 pound bike?
Steve Benning comes close to being the perfect Guinea Pig for a new bike commuter. (Sigh… If only he had high-maintenance hair.)
After two days of using that boat to get around, I can truly say, I really like riding a bike.
The folks who make e-bikes aren’t stupid. They aren’t targeting solely serious cyclists as their market. They’re targeting folks who may not remember what it’s like to pedal a bike. More cynically, and some of them targeting the consumer who doesn’t know junk from quality.
This morning I became convinced that e-bikes may keep fair-weather bike commuters on their bikes–and out of their cars–when conditions are less than ideal.