I’ve had my ebike for almost 2 years now and am still recommending them to friends. Mine is a ‘class one’, pedal-assist ebike – which gives you a nice boost as you go – but not an all-out throttled bike.
Unboosted bike riding had started to lose its appeal for me. I had only ridden my pedal bike a total of 65 miles in the three years previous to getting this one. Now, I’m up to 550 miles in the last 23 months.
In that way, having an ebike certainly isn’t ‘cheating’ my fitness in anyway. I’m using the bike 12.5x as much as I was unboosted. And, the ebike requires a good deal of effort despite the boost. My wife and I bike the neighborhood lakes, my buddies and I bike with my buddies for beers, and I even biked to fireworks on the 4th of July.
What has been your experience with ebikes? Tried one yet?
Image: Recent ‘Pedals & Pubs’ Route