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E-Bikes

The e-Bike Guinea Pig Talks Traffic

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 [...]

Running on Empty: Power Anxiety and e-Bikes

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?

e-Bike Commuter Guinea Pig After One Week

Steve Benning comes close to being the perfect Guinea Pig for a new bike commuter. (Sigh… If only he had high-maintenance hair.)

Back on the horse that throwed me

After two days of using that boat to get around, I can truly say, I really like riding a bike.

E-Bikes vs. Toys

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.

My Winter Commute + an OHM XS 750 E-Bike

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.