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    Ebikes aren't cheap; Cheaper than monthly Rx's and Gym Membership

    Not only is it good exercise, it helps with balance, timing, reflexes, depth of field, coordination, bike laws, attention, etc. It gets you outside. Stimulates the brain, a sense of accomplishment. A gym keeps you inside breathing fake air unless, you bike there. Read how to lock a bike or...
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    Tern elink D7i

    The Tern GSD Cargo Hold rack bag is 5.7 lbs. The Tern foldup single side saddlebag is much lighter and compact when folded.
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    Tern Dry Goods Bag?

    Youre right it is pricey at about $100+. There is a cheaper Tern foldable hard side saddle bag, depending on need. I bought just one side. Check it out in person. It is very high quality.
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    Tern elink D7i

    My D7i lost power two times. Two connectors separated at separate times and one had to be soldered. I suggest checking the wires occasionally.
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    Mounting and dismounting

    From time to time check all wires by following each wire from beginning to end. You might find a loose connector as two were found on mine, disabling the bike two separate times.
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    Ebikes aren't cheap; Cheaper than monthly Rx's and Gym Membership

    My Tern D7i, a cheap ebike, has a zero power setting that supplies slow speed power. Yet at zero power, it is still too much for my mixed age group's speed. The reason is the leader likes to pedal fast at slow speed. Strange, eh? He is still too slow for my zero power setting. So, now I'll...
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    Ebikes aren't cheap; Cheaper than monthly Rx's and Gym Membership

    The gym and off bike exercises like walking or power walking add to ability to navigate on a bike. Off bike physical activities positively affect reflexes, ligaments, muscles and thought processes. Riding a bike with aplomb is the culmination of off bike physical fitness and on bike trained...
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    Mounting and dismounting

    How funny you are. I never heard that kind humor before. I'm 73, 74 in Feb. The men in my family died in their 70's so, I'm not hopeful I'll live long enough to get rusty or use a walker. The procedures I've outlined are spotty leaving gaps to fill in by resourceful riders as well as those...
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    Ebikes aren't cheap; Cheaper than monthly Rx's and Gym Membership

    Try to find the rare health oriented M.D. They take another year of natural health education consisting of vitamin and mineral knowledge. They tend to prescribe them before drugs.
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    Ebikes aren't cheap; Cheaper than monthly Rx's and Gym Membership

    Why did he ride, if hes so closed minded? Did he apologize and give you an accessory or lunch? I dont care that people dont know what they are missing. To me thats backpedaling. I go forward. My bike doesnt go backwards.
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    Tern elink D7i

    I'm 210lbs. and my D7i goes up steep hills, too. I'm losing weight on the Keto diet. Its basically 20-50 grams max. per day. I try for 20 gr. per day by knowledge and reading labels before buying and eating meat. I avoid red meat 6 days a week. I have a throttle for cruising when tired...
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    Mounting and dismounting

    I dont understand the question, Im lost in the details. I think, step thru or not, swinging your leg, you could put both hands on handlebar, standing on ground, weight on straight left leg, LEAN OVER HANDLEBAR, LEFT FOOT FACING FOREWARD, raise right leg backward swinging leg in one motion over...
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    Ebikes aren't cheap; Cheaper than monthly Rx's and Gym Membership

    Its necessary to mentally budget the cost amortized over maybe a three or five year period. You might want to consider selling a bike sometime to sweeten your deal. The next thing is to think how much a bike of this calibre will bring to your table meaning, the benefit to your fitness regime...
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    Ebikes aren't cheap; Cheaper than monthly Rx's and Gym Membership

    I ride in a group Saturday mornings, some days during the week and stationery bike and leg machines almost everyday at 24Hr Fitness, no senior health issues. I think people with heart issues have to know their fallibility to know how far to venture from home or people who can help. Or...
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    Locks and Security Solutions for Electric Bikes

    Thats why most drive and dont mess with bikes. Theres a learning curve from zero knowledge to 100% as well as security. Zero knowledge on cars means to take it to a dealer or shop and stick to the maintenance schedule just as on bikes. On bikes its called a "tuneup" involving the total bike...