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Driving I allow 1 hour, biking I allow 2, but electric?

Old 05-25-20, 07:56 AM
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Driving I allow 1 hour, biking I allow 2, but electric?

taking highways the car takes a certain amount of time but the distance is far greater due to using highways. when biking I go a much more direct route, but it takes way longer. kinda dawned on me yesterday, with an electric bike going twice? as fast as me pedaling a reg. bike, I might be able to do the commute in the same amount of time as the longer drive in the car!
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That would depend on how much "assist" the motor puts out... On my system , 350watts max, with a cut out at 32Km/Hr. I can pedal at 20Km/Hr average on level 1, and when I use the assist on my bike on level 4, it goes up to 30Km/Hr on average... Only a 50% gain in speed, but I am only 1/2 as tired, and only getting 1/2 the workout as the motor does the rest...

EDIT; Oh, I forgot to mention,on level 1 assist, I can get 120 Kms on a charge but on level 4 assist, I only get about 40Kms...

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Old 05-25-20, 01:45 PM
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Google map the route and half whatever they claim the time will be should be an easy result. I usually manage to finish a 20 mile ride in close to half the time and can't typically pace an electric bike.
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it’s 22 miles google says 2 hrs 6 min I do it in 1 hr 45 min w a quick pit stop 1/2 way. Going home it takes 2 hrs flat
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No, you won't go twice as fast, but it might make taking the bike every day worthwhile.
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Well Commuting for over a year on my ebike. My commute 1 way is about 12 miles. I went from 90-100 mins to 45-55 mins depending on the level assist that I use. I switched to an ebike to eliminate the variation in time commuting.

I tend to use level 2-3/5 (500W Hub Drive) on my current bike. Level 2/4 (350W Mid Drive) on my old ebike. I use google maps, they calculate speed at around 10 mph. I've never used level 4 or 5 exclusively. I use Level 4-5 sometimes when I'm on the road trying to get home faster. The last two weeks, I haven't been commuting because I got an ingrown toenail removed and am trying to heal. I hope that this helps.
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