It's easy being green.
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: in the desert
Bikes: Trek Beach Cruiser, Sun X-2 AX (bent)
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Hi (new here)
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.)