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Old 06-07-22, 12:57 AM
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Food requirements for ebike vs acoustic bike when touring

Would weekend touring with an electric bike using torque sensor require less food to carry since there is additional power source and reduced max heart rate or no? For some reason when I was touring longer (120-150km, 3% slope(~5-7km)) and less hilly routes on acoustic bike I had to eat slightly less than now when touring on half shorter and hillier routes (80km, 10% slope (2-5km)). Weirdly enough couldn't find anyone else talking about the same thing.

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Old 06-09-22, 08:12 AM
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Touring on an acoustic bike, I couldn't eat much while I was riding -- I was exerting too much to have an appetite. Once I was off the bike and resting, then I got hungry.

I haven't exerted myself enough on an ebike for it to alter my hunger level.
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What the hell is an "acoustic bike ?".
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In comparison to an analog/dinosaur/no electric bike I find that I eat more food than at home but less than on the regular bike trip. The problem is I tend to carry to much food so I save nothing on weight. I have even carried ice.
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Because I can go longer on an Bike, I'm not working so hard that my appetite is affected. I will usually feel hungry sooner.
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What the hell is an "acoustic bike ?".
I had to look it up. It is just a regular non ebike. Think electric vs acoustic guitar.
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So.....an electric bike doesn't eat, needs no food, just electricity. Bikes don't produce sound, it doesn't matter if one is electric and one is not.
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Re. acoustic bike

Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post
What the hell is an "acoustic bike ?".
I had to google it. Think electric guitar vs. acoustic guitar.
If one bike is electric, then a non-electric must be acoustic.
I think it's kinda dumb. I prefer "mechanical bike", but maybe my sense of humor is just lacking.
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