I'm glad to be among bike friends. I've recently tried to ride my electric bike to work , about 7 miles of busy 4 lane traffic. Quite exciting! The best part about having the electric motor is the quick boost through the intersections. Wow! Plus, I got the option of pedaling and a work out and when I pooped out I could still get home. So if you love to ride far but you are not sure you can make it home an electric bike might work for you. We also added a basket and rear rack for those quick rides to the grocery store. i'm feeling all healthy and GREEN!!!