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Electric bikes taking over my city!!!

Old 02-21-21, 04:56 PM
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Electric bikes taking over my city!!!

I live in Newport Beach and it seems like everyone is riding an electric bike these days.
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Old 02-21-21, 04:58 PM
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I live in Newport Beach and it seems like everyone is riding an electric bike these days.
so when are you buying yours?
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Old 02-21-21, 05:05 PM
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Electric scooter is way better and faster. You might want to look in to high powered scooters... You can haul stuff by connecting the trailer to it
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Old 02-21-21, 05:07 PM
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Originally Posted by fooferdoggie View Post
so when are you buying yours?
Stimulus checks are coming you didn't know?😳
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Old 02-21-21, 05:11 PM
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Stimulus checks are coming you didn't know?😳
thats how we got our e tandem. best investment my wife is blind we don't want to use public transportation so we ride everywhere.
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Old 02-21-21, 05:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Cheez View Post
Electric scooter is way better and faster. You might want to look in to high powered scooters... You can haul stuff by connecting the trailer to it
no they are not most you have to stand and they are not designed to wait anything. hard to put panniers on them. Plus they are not as table or as safe or as comfortable and you get no exercise. Yes I own two.
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Old 02-21-21, 05:13 PM
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are you shocked? Amazon might have some lightening deals for you.
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Aren't the e-bike communities the upper middle class communities with a green social ethic?

Better than living in the poverty communities, where the family shares a single speed beater. And there are no bike trails.
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Here's your happy place for ebike talk. https://www.bikeforums.net/electric-bikes/
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Old 02-21-21, 06:06 PM
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Since the rentals disappeared you have to get your own now
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More people on bikes, less car use = Good
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people ride them on the bike path, motorized vehicles are prohibited, but nobody cares, cops don't seem to care, people don't care or notice the difference, only way to drop them is ride 100 miles and wait for a battery change,
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people ride them on the bike path, motorized vehicles are prohibited, but nobody cares, cops don't seem to care, people don't care or notice the difference, only way to drop them is ride 100 miles and wait for a battery change,
Yet, if you dare ride 15mph on your bicycle down the bike path, you get bottles thrown at you, spit at, cops called on you, & dogs sicced.
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Old 02-21-21, 07:27 PM
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There's always someone faster.

If you're jealous of their speed.. train harder or buy a e-bike.

It seem all the people that I now that ride recreational at speeds 10mph and under have no problem with e-bikes. Only the the self proclaimed "elite" cyclists seem to complain about e-bikes.

I've thought of getting an electric scooter that's street legal for running errands that I don''t want to pedal and don't need the car. I figure I can cut my fuel consumption by 30%. But i'm afraid the Harley guys making fun of me at a red light..... NOT.
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Originally Posted by JayKay3000 View Post
More people on bikes, less car use = Good
Youíre assuming people on electric bikes are substituting their rides for car use, which isnít always correct. In fact, I know some people who make extra car trips to go to places to ride their e-bikes.
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Old 02-21-21, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
I know some people who make extra car trips to go to places to ride their e-bikes.
You ever pick one of those up?

Most people i see on e-bikes can't lift 50# and put it on a hitch rack.
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Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
You ever pick one of those up?

Most people i see on e-bikes can't lift 50# and put it on a hitch rack.
Iíve seen plenty of people at one trailhead do that. Maybe itís not a thing where you have ridden.
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the jeep wrangler drivers use a winch to pull it up onto the stowNgo rack.
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Originally Posted by indyfabz View Post
Iíve seen plenty of people at one trailhead do that. Maybe itís not a thing where you have ridden.
Possibly, the local MUP runs through on a greenbelt trail that has houses adjacent on both sides.

I'm more concerned about the people on quads on the MUP. But honestly, I usually avoid it since it can be crowded and i'm safer on the streets.

Bottom line is there will always be people that are inconsiderate and people that like to complain.

I'm more annoyed by walkers that will stop in the middle of the path to talk rather then step off. The dog walkers that have those 20' extended leashes or no leash. The people that walk 4 across and block the entire pavement. People with loud radios, that litter, that feed the geese....

That's why I ride the rode, most drivers don't want to be delayed by the police after they run you over so they give you some room
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I tried to order popcorn but it was delivered by e-bi^H^H^Hmotorcycle

Originally Posted by GlennR View Post
You ever pick one of those up?

Most people i see on e-bikes can't lift 50# and put it on a hitch rack.
I've seen threads where people discuss strategies for solving exactly that problem
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I've seen threads where people discuss strategies for solving exactly that problem
Bring a friend along so there's 2 of you.

My bike weighs 6.48kg so I can be a weakling.
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my bicycle with its shtuff is around 11.21 grains of pulp. add me on the butt cushion, oooofphhh.
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Originally Posted by Cheez View Post
Electric scooter is way better and faster. You might want to look in to high powered scooters... You can haul stuff by connecting the trailer to it
I would not want one unless it made the sound of George Jettson's flying car.
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