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Old 02-06-21, 05:15 PM
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,,,passing a e-bike. Took a couple of them yesterday, and loved it. But God, there are a lot of them here in Naples FL.
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Old 02-06-21, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by dmanthree View Post
,,,passing a e-bike. Took a couple of them yesterday, and loved it. But God, there are a lot of them here in Naples FL.
Lots more showing up here in Englewood, BUTT just lets them go.
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Old 02-07-21, 04:08 PM
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e-bikes in FL? Just buy a motorscooter.
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Old 02-07-21, 05:28 PM
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Last summer I was on an MUP and 2 e-bikes passed me, so I jumped on their wheel. They hit the throttle so I picked up my pace. We were doing 25mph and I hung on for 2 miles when they took a left and i was continuing forward. They were pissed that they couldn't drop me.

I guess they didn't realize that 2 big guys on large bikes create a nice draft
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Old 02-07-21, 07:51 PM
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Set your bar higher.
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Old 02-07-21, 08:23 PM
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Seeing lots of them here in PA, hate it when they pass me on the hills....
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Old 02-07-21, 08:43 PM
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I don't care so much, it is more people on bikes. That is always the way to go. People who worry so much about bikes passing them really need something else in their lives. Unless of course you are actually in a real competition but a casual road ride is never a competition.

It is not a bad thing to step it up a little but worrying that someone is passing you is nothing to worry about. Bikes are fun people should ride them, if they ride them faster than you cool, if they are slower than you cool.
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I've passed so many e-bikes, it's no big deal.
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Commuted everyday (30km round trip) for a few years in an ebike, to my job running one of the largest bike shops in Auckland... got so much **** from “core” cyclists on that commute, some in good jest, some, pretty nasty for whatever reason. I was always keen to chat about it with them, kinda my job and all. Think I converted a few to at least acceptance of the idea, even if they would never try one.

the more people not driving cars, and spending money in the bike industry, the better I reckon
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hate it when they pass me on the hills....
Why?
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Old 02-08-21, 09:20 AM
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I'd say the ratio around here of "commuter" to "out to bash around like a dirt bike" is probably about 25% commuter 75% basher.

The routes the bashers and commuters take is usually a lot different than what I ride, so it doesn't bother me.

Now..........the gadgets that drive me nuts is seeing able bodied children being lazy and rolling around the neighborhood on electric scooters or those hover wheel things. Not setting up for a lifetime of health. Just as a parent........I have to shake my head.
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Happiness...is a warm kitten.

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MUPS=E-bikes
Hills=0 E-bikes
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Old 02-08-21, 12:27 PM
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true happiness it finally pulling out a stuck seat post......makes me smile just thinking about it
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Happiness...is a warm kitten gun
bang bang, shoot shoot
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Old 02-08-21, 02:24 PM
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true happiness it finally pulling out a stuck seat post......makes me smile just thinking about it
Even truer happiness is finding a bike in rough shape but the seatpost still comes out without much fuss.
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I've passed so many e-bikes, it's no big deal.
Going in the other direction doesn't count.
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Going in the other direction doesn't count.

Ha ha ha! No, there are some that aren't going 30 MPH.

I have a friend who captured it an encounter with a couple on e-bikes. He and his wife are pretty fast on their tandem. They had just pulled out from a park onto a trail. As they were ramping up their speed and warming up, a couple went by on e-bikes. As the woman rolled by, she shouted, "you should have gotten one of these!".

About a mile down the road, she faded. The tandem rolled by her and my buddy shouted, "you should have gotten one that had a longer lasting battery!".
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Seeing lots of them here in PA, hate it when they pass me on the hills....
No big deal. Just overtake them again on the descent. Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes top out at 20 mph.

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No big deal. Just overtake them again on the descent. Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes top out at 20 mph.

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True enough, I get around them all the time on the flats.
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