ot. electric bicycles.

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Submitted by scaredyclassic on June 24, 2015 - 7:00am

My kid bought one a while back which he ditched when he got his d/l. I've been commuting on it and this thing is a blast. If you're bored and looking for something to make u smile ebikes have come a long way. The batteries and motors assist the pedalin g and cruising at 20 mph is very very low,effort. Really fun thing for summertime.

Bought our bike at the ebikes dealer in San marcos.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on June 24, 2015 - 4:41pm.

Isn't it dangerous to bike with all the SUVs zooming by on the wide Temecula streets?

Your wife actually allows you to ride?

Submitted by scaredyclassic on June 24, 2015 - 6:52pm.

I'm very bikey.

Submitted by svelte on June 26, 2015 - 6:08am.

I've actually been considering this. My wife and I take walks now, but used to bike in norcal in a city that was very flat. The hills around here have kept us from biking....I figure if I could get a motorized bike we could pedal on the flat stretches and kick in the motor for uphill...I think that would be fun!

When we first moved to SM I bought an old 1960s green Schwinn at a garage sale with the intent of getting wifey and I back into biking. The hills killed that idea. We had a garage sale one day and at the back of the garage was that old green Schwinn. A guy in the driveway spotted it and offered me an enormous sum for it. Off it went in the back of his truck. Odd the way life works out sometimes.

Submitted by fun4vnay2 on June 26, 2015 - 1:49pm.

My friends consider me crazy as my car is worth $2K and my new bike was $4K. I love riding on hills...

Submitted by scaredyclassic on June 26, 2015 - 5:30pm.

rockingtime wrote:
My friends consider me crazy as my car is worth $2K and my new bike was $4K. I love riding on hills...

Absolutely reasonable

Submitted by scaredyclassic on June 26, 2015 - 6:03pm.

svelte wrote:
I've actually been considering this. My wife and I take walks now, but used to bike in norcal in a city that was very flat. The hills around here have kept us from biking....I figure if I could get a motorized bike we could pedal on the flat stretches and kick in the motor for uphill...I think that would be fun!

When we first moved to SM I bought an old 1960s green Schwinn at a garage sale with the intent of getting wifey and I back into biking. The hills killed that idea. We had a garage sale one day and at the back of the garage was that old green Schwinn. A guy in the driveway spotted it and offered me an enormous sum for it. Off it went in the back of his truck. Odd the way life works out sometimes.

Try a rental. You will be amused. It's like a magic carpet

Submitted by FlyerInHi on July 5, 2015 - 4:06pm.

I watched the Tour de France from Utrecht.
It's so nice that everyone in Holland rides bicycles.

With batteries improvements, electric bicycles just make sense.

Submitted by FlyerInHi on July 3, 2019 - 9:49pm.

For you scaredy. This is what it’s like where biking is normal. Very lovely.
https://youtu.be/rz20rAJ7oIg
https://youtu.be/vyrTx9SXkVI

Submitted by scaredyclassic on July 4, 2019 - 8:31am.

no helmets, yet less accidents than usa.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on July 4, 2019 - 8:34am.

i have been carfree for a couple months now .... temeculas actually has some nice side routes, paths, dirt roads here and there.

google maps suggestions for bikes do not work. there s fencing in some spots.

ebiking could change retirement budget. frees up about 700/month.

Submitted by flu on July 4, 2019 - 10:01am.

You inspired me to be more green. After I finish with helping with a bunch of housing tasks, I figured out the next project I want to do to my old Miata that rarely gets driveN now....

Electric Miata.
https://youtu.be/lQkdMw4TVjY

The conversions is only $20k

9.25 sec 1/4mile runs is just insane...

autocross vehicle might be good too

https://youtu.be/xpIt84wYW-8

I don't think I can add more power using ICB engines except a V8 which would cost more.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on July 4, 2019 - 12:53pm.

was riding this a.m. w the wife and we were thinking set up an ebike wine country tour biz. theres competirion but we could do something more personalized and familyish. accomodate kids...

Submitted by gzz on July 5, 2019 - 3:52pm.

I didn’t like the Uber Jump electric bike even though i like the e scooters.

It is heavy to lift up curbs and doesn’t feel as natural as a regular bike.

Submitted by Hobie on July 5, 2019 - 7:37pm.

Flu: Maybe I'm just old. Drag races *need* to be loud. Quiet electric, albeit fast, just doesn't do it for me. Part of the full tactile experience.

Submitted by scaredyclassic on July 7, 2019 - 4:18pm.

gzz wrote:
I didn’t like the Uber Jump electric bike even though i like the e scooters.

It is heavy to lift up curbs and doesn’t feel as natural as a regular bike.

the Bosch mid drive system feels 100 % natural.

Submitted by barnaby33 on July 9, 2019 - 12:52pm.

I just took delivery of an Onyx and other than a few minor complaints it's awesome. It makes very little pretense of being a bike though. It says 75 mile range, but it also will do 50+.

Submitted by The-Shoveler on July 9, 2019 - 3:22pm.

yea I think you are going to need a class CM1 license and register with the DMV.

Could be wrong, but that seems more a motor driven cycle than bicycle.

Submitted by barnaby33 on July 9, 2019 - 6:32pm.

It's easier to ask forgiveness than get permission!

Submitted by FlyerInHi on July 10, 2019 - 5:41pm.

OMG. These cities are so bike friendly. I am in love.

https://youtu.be/fv38J7SKH_g

https://youtu.be/Boi0XEm9-4E

Submitted by spdrun on July 12, 2019 - 9:32am.

Hobie: quiet, fast, cars are awesome -- they don't attract neighbors' or cops' ire as much.

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