• I love my electric bike, and maybe you're thinking about getting one yourself. I mean, gasoline is outrageously expensive and American soldiers are dying to defend your oil. We're almost at peak oil as it is! On top of that the exhaust from your car is killing the environment and possibly causing a climate crisis! Don't you think you could do something to offset the damage you're doing to the world, or just lower your fuel bills? Yes. You might be able to get an electric bike! It's here now. It's efficient, inexpensive, and healthy. Anyone can ride one, and you can store them in your house or apartment, unlike a gasoline-powered scooter or motorcycle. So let us see what kind of person you are. We'll be measuring your environmentalism, intelligence, commuting needs, and other factors to find out if you should get an electric bike, or if you're a lost cause.

    But what's it like riding one? Well, it's like riding a regular bike, except that it's easier. The electric power assists your pedaling so it's not as much of a strain. You still get some exercise, but you can keep riding longer because you're not putting all your effort into keeping the bike moving. Alternately, some bikes allow you to stop pedaling completely and ride like it's a moped. You'll drain the battery a little faster, but you won't break a sweat, either! It's really nice for commuting when you want to show up fresh, without being tired or sweaty.

    A good electric bike is real transportation. You'll average about 16 miles per hour, and you'll probably get where you're going in about the same time as if you were driving because you won't have to sit in traffic, won't have to stick to the roads, and will have pedestrian crosswalks that give you preference over cars. It will last you years, and can go with you when you commute by bus or even train (some bikes, like the EZ-GO actually fold into luggage-sized bundles!)

    Best of all, you're outside, getting in shape, feeling the wind on your face. Since I started riding my electric bike, I've lost 25 pounds of winter weight (hey, it was a harsh winter!) and I feel better than I have in years.

    If you'd like more information, please ask me. I'd love to help you into the world of electric biking.

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    Do you commute less than thirty miles to work?

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    Do you believe you spend too much for gasoline?

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    Do you carry a lot of cargo on EVERY trip you make?

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    Do you like the feel of wind on your face?

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    Do you like being outside in the rain?