The Benifit of eBikes for Commuters in Hilly Terrain

20
Aug
2014

I’ve written many times about the hills here in Grenada, and I’ve seen some of the climbs you all have in your area as well.  For any of us who cycle regularly, the majority of them are manageable….even if they do kick our butts.  But what about people who want to commute by bike, but don’t do it because of the hill intimidation?  I feel that electric bikes are the answer.

I feel like I’m a strong cyclist and quite good on climbs, but with that said, I still do dread going up a few of them around here.  I often imagine what things would be like if I lived at the top of one of those hills and had to battle my way home every time I rode.  I know there would be several days where I might think twice about the ride.  I imagine further how a new cyclist would feel about it.

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I bet there are a whole bunch of people out there that feel this way, and it’s because of the hill intimidation.  If it wasn’t for those one or two hills along the way, they would totally start riding their bike instead of drive.

Get them an ebike.  Yeah, I know some cyclists might not “get” electric bikes but I’m convinced that they will help create more cyclists and less cars….and that is always a good thing.  An ebike like that from Scooteretti lets the cyclist pedal their way until the hill, and then get assistance on the way up.  Plus they look like a regular commuter bike with benefits such as disk brakes, light weight, and removable battery.  The perfect hill intimidation solution if you ask me.

I’m really excited about the progress made with today’s ebikes.  I’m certain that if people were educated on all the benefits they provide to people dreading a bike commute, there would be a lot more cyclists on the road.

 

Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: The Message Spreads

19
Aug
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: The Message Spreads

Just like the world influencers before him, Rob Greenfield is grabbing a lot of attention for all the good things he’s doing.  Yes, my “Ghandi on a Bicycle” friend...
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My Ideal Commuter

19
Aug
2014
My Ideal Commuter

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Some Little Known Tour de France Statistics

18
Aug
2014
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Life’s Little Instructions

18
Aug
2014
Life’s Little Instructions

When I was younger, my Mom bought me a couple wall hangings called “Life’s Little Instructions”.  They were full of great little sayings and were created by a Dad...
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The School Run — Preparing Your Child To Cycle To School (and Get Fit!)

16
Aug
2014
The School Run — Preparing Your Child To Cycle To School (and Get Fit!)

Childhood obesity has more than doubled in the past 30 years, and in 2012 more than one third of children were overweight in the States. This is a staggering...
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Long Bike Back

15
Aug
2014
Long Bike Back

Over a year ago, I posted about the journey of two guys cycling across the United States to promote the Share the Road message.  Like all cyclists I know,...
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Fit, Fun and Fab! – 4 Great Reasons to Try out Mountain-biking in Egypt

15
Aug
2014
Fit, Fun and Fab! – 4 Great Reasons to Try out Mountain-biking in Egypt

Whether you haven’t been on a bike of any sort since you were a kid or fancy yourself as a budding Tour de France champ, a mountain biking holiday...
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Loving the BITE: 5 Real Foods For Every Cyclist’s Pantry

14
Aug
2014
Loving the BITE: 5 Real Foods For Every Cyclist’s Pantry

The world is full of great foods for cyclists.  Foods that energize, foods that heal, and foods that reduce risk of illness.  As a bonus, many of these same...
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Robin Williams: Laughter, Cycling, Depression

13
Aug
2014
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Robin Williams: Laughter, Cycling, Depression

I’ll never forget the first time I saw him, February 28, 1978…it was a Tuesday evening, and even for an imaginative ten year-old boy he was bazaar and seemed...
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Loving the Bike TV: #AskLovingtheBike

13
Aug
2014

I don’t claim to be an expert on anything, but if I had to pick one subject to claim some knowledge on it’s living life outside the norm.  Yeah,...
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Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Dumpster Diving

12
Aug
2014
Goodfluence Bicycle Tour: Dumpster Diving

I know Rob Greenfield well enough to know that he’s not some sort of radical freak…..but by looking at some of the things he does, I’m sure people feel...
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