Thursday, August 27, 2009
Have you ever wanted to reduce your carbon footprint, but didn’t want to give up the fun and comfort of personal transportation?
I found a way the other day to do both … without gasoline.
There are several electric bikes on the market that are fun to ride, recharge with standard household current, or by pedaling more than you use (which was great on the downhills!). The model I tried was made by EPlus Electric Bikes and was a blast to ride.
It can be as much or little of a workout as you want.
The cheap thrill was by getting the bike up to 20+ mph by pedaling, then being able to maintain this speed using the electric motor. This was especially gratifying as the cars that passed were probably wondering how I was going this speed with no visible effort (you should have seen the expression on their faces!). The bike was well balanced, requires minimal maintenance, and offers a great alternative mode of transportation.
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