Saturday, August 27, 2011

Electric Bikes

I know it defeats the purpose of riding a bike, but I always want to try one of these electric assisted bikes. I bet it'll be easier and faster going uphill. The downside of this is they are more expensive than many normal bikes.


  1. You would also have to deal with the looks of shocks and horror on the faces of other cyclists!

    To be honest - the thought of carrying all that extra weight on a bike just for the benefit of makeing the occasional hill easier doesn't seem like a viable reward to me - there again as I have never ridden one - who am I to say!

  2. lol, yeah I know. I expect that kind of reactions from cyclists. I just want to check out the difference and the feel in riding one.

  3. I've been reading about someone who is currently bike touring around N. America, and she had to get an electric assist recently for her bike do to an injury. She wanted to keep on touring, but give her injury time to heal.

    So it has it's uses.. I think it might be good for older people with injured knees, etc... I think that it's still better then a car!

  4. Hi Carolyn, yup it has it's uses. i wonder if it can help in a steep uphill