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Drafting Ebikes

Old 05-09-21, 09:37 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis
Wow, you must be one of those celebrity butt sniffers! If it were anybody else out there strava segment hunting, most would agree with me. But because the dude is a has been racer celebrity, you put him on a pedestal, wow ha ha ha! I'm just a rec rider that has made fools out of mouths on the forum. Sorry if that is popping off to you. To me, the truth is the truth and my competitions are one on one. Not like Phil racing other guys who are riding 10-12 times more than he is. Wow, what a butt kisser! Pfft, you can't even tighten a bolt without thrashing your frame, your opinion means zippo to me!

Obviously
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Old 05-10-21, 04:43 AM
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Not much drafting of e-bikes here in the Netherlands. Over here e-bikes are either restricted to 17 mph or they are of the speedpedelec type that can do 30 mph. So they are either too slow or too fast to stay behind.
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Ebikes are cute.
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so much of this thread.
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Originally Posted by mstateglfr

I don't get it.
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Old 05-10-21, 08:37 AM
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Originally Posted by KPREN
Odd place you live. Around here e bikers fall into three groups. The commuters (about 20%). The over 50 crowd (About 60%) and the mountain e bikers (about 20%). Overpowered e motor cycles are as rare on the bike paths as gasoline dirt bikes and 4 wheel ATV,s
Greenway goes through our backyard separated by a creek. Usually once a day working from home I hear a dirtbike rip down it. The local police have gone on it on their motorcycle once to try to catch a dirtbike guy.

So yeah, when you live off the trails.......you see stuff.
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Originally Posted by burnthesheep
Greenway goes through our backyard separated by a creek. Usually once a day working from home I hear a dirtbike rip down it. The local police have gone on it on their motorcycle once to try to catch a dirtbike guy.

So yeah, when you live off the trails.......you see stuff.
Last year there were a couple of instances of a guy on a Harley riding a very popular, paved trail in my area. I witnessed one of those instances on a Saturday when the trail was quite crowded. To make matters worse, the sitting between the guy's legs was a young child who, based on her apparent age, looked like she could be his granddaughter.
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Old 05-10-21, 11:13 AM
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I love catching a tow, ebike or not. It's just fun.

When I raced motorcycles, getting a tow at 140 mph was an incredible rush. If you got it just right, it was like 15 free horsepower.
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Old 05-12-21, 04:23 PM
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Originally Posted by UCantTouchThis
Get a tandem wife. Then you get to visit all the local shops at her suggestion. Buy cool stuff on the net, stash bike supplies no questions asked, matter of fact, at her suggestion!
Or a unicorn. Unicorns are nearly as scarce but easier to ride double with.
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Old 05-12-21, 04:51 PM
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On our local MUP a few days ago I came upon two ebike riders that were drafting a group of road bikers. They were coming at me at a very good clip and there was a curve in the MUP, the two ebikes for some reason could not make this curve without swinging out into my side of the MUP. The road bikers stayed on their side. I almost decided to hold my ground but at the last second I moved off into the grass. I am glad I did as they had no clue on slowing down or taking any kind of evasive action to avoid a crash into me. They sped on by me wide eyed.
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