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Old 06-26-08, 10:16 PM   #1
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Hi (new here)

Hi all,

I'm new here. By bicycling standards, I'm pretty wimpy. I don't do the big long group rides or go mountain biking, etc.. However, I have enjoyed commuting about 5 miles on my beach crusier for years. It's a great stress relief and keeps me in semi-decent shape.

My trouble is that I recently moved, so now I am 10-15 miles from work. Because I'm pretty wimpy, I am unable to make that long of a ride on my beach cruiser. I have tried it a couple of times, and basically my butt is totally sore and I'm a physical wreck by the time I get home. In the meantime, I hate taking my car. I also am just too tired and stressed out after driving home (city commute ) to hop up on my bike for exercise. So I have been very sad and frustrated since I moved.

Because of this, I have begun to research electric recumbents. I think that this will meet my commuting needs. If I can get to work with minimal pedaling, I think I can get home (mostly) with the motor turned off.

I came to this forum to seek information about electric motor systems and recumbents. (I've already posted some of my questions, and then one of the administrators reminded me to post an intro, so here it is.)
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Old 06-27-08, 06:08 AM   #2
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Hi recumelectric, I hope you've managed to get your questions answered? I don't know anything about e-bikes, be they traditional or 'bents, but I do know that I enjoy riding just for the fun of it, and I am very happy I can commute on my bike as well.

Welcome to BF, and feel free to PM me with any questions !

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Old 06-28-08, 04:48 AM   #3
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I am so digging this forum. Before I stumbled upon this, I had no idea that bicyclists posted their thoughts on things all over the place. I've been really liking the commuters section, because that's what I mainly do and have done with my bike.

Not to mention the fact that my bike has been my good friend through a couple of break-ups. When the guy doesn't work out, the trail is still good. I finally am finding people who truly undestand the joy and pleasure that goes with riding a bicycle, even if it's not the joy of doing a "century" or "half-century."

I am so happy to have found this place.
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