Discussion in 'The Back Porch' started by Marsha Cassada, Sep 16, 2019.
Planning to get an electric bike. Anyone have experience with them?
I don't have experience but have thought they looked really neat. I hope someone can give some information. And when you get one I hope you show photos and tell us all about it.
Are you thinking of having some baskets on it so you can carry some smaller items?
Probably just use a back pack. There are so many brands now, it's hard to decide.
After research and test riding I decided on a Trek. looking foward to enjoying it.
Did you get your bicycle or is it on order? Would love to see a picture!
I got the bike. We went to Albuquerque to visit friends. Couldn't get into the hotel right away so we stopped at a couple of bike shops. I ran around with a girl friend the next day and Jim visited more bike shops and learned about them. Then he took me to try out the ones rated the best. Had a hard time deciding between Specialized and Trek. The Trek has a more comfortable seat and the computer was easier for me to use, and it had headlight and taillight. Otherwise it was a hard choice between them. Also wanted the red one as I think it would be more visible on my country roads. Specialized didn't have bright colors.
So, I've ridden it twice so far. Today there was a pretty stiff wind combined with a pretty steep hill. I used the Turbo (most assist) and averaged 10 mph with easy pedaling. I'm hoping to ride it to town sometimes--it's 11 miles to town. All you passionate cyclers may laugh at that goal, but it's a big deal for me!
That is really neat. I cannot imagine using one where I am. But I love the idea of it. You will have to tell us more about your adventures. Please.
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