Stromer commuters

Ravi Kempaiah

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#4
I thought this was very impressive. This dude has clocked 10,000 miles in 10 months on an ST2-S.

LA traffic is perhaps the worst in the nation. This guy must be really enjoying his E-bike commute. I feel empathy for those stuck in their cars during LA rush hour :)



Kevin has now racked up over 24,000 miles. That is a really high mileage for an E-bike.

Great to see people using these bikes to the fullest.


 

Dunbar

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#5
I think I used to see him commuting along the beach path every day (Marina Del Ray/Westchester/Playa Del Ray area). He used to have a Specialized Turbo X before the ST2 if it’s the same guy I’m thinking of. I’m sure he’s still at it but I haven’t been riding in that area for a while.
 
#6
I have my Stromer ST2 now for 6 months. I have driven 9100 km (5600 miles) with it, mainly commute. I do 110 km (68 mi) every day (except those days that I need to work abroad, can't use my Stromer for 600 km + travel trips I frequently do, or when the weather is to bad (storm)
Average speed according to the Omni is 39,2 km/h, that's well above 24 miles per hour. Target is to acquire 15000 km on the bike before it turns 1 year old.
 

Ravi Kempaiah

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#7
I have my Stromer ST2 now for 6 months. I have driven 9100 km (5600 miles) with it, mainly commute. I do 110 km (68 mi) every day (except those days that I need to work abroad, can't use my Stromer for 600 km + travel trips I frequently do, or when the weather is to bad (storm)
Average speed according to the Omni is 39,2 km/h, that's well above 24 miles per hour. Target is to acquire 15000 km on the bike before it turns 1 year old.
That is very impressive. 68 miles everyday is a tall order even for the most dedicated cyclists.
Do you live in Switzerland? commuting 68 miles everyday on an E-bike in the US must take lot of luck and dedication. Cycling infrastructure here in the US is not as good as you would find in Netherlands or Germany.
 
#8
No I live in Belgium.
Infrastructure is OK over here, but you don't cant drive everywhere at 28 mph on a cycle lane.
It takes a bit less then 3 hours a day.
 
#9
#10
I live on Vancouver island where we are lucky to have many dedicated bike roads. Many are old, converted railway lines that have very gradual grades and great hard-packed surfaces. This allows the cyclist the option to travel up and down the island without using major road ways for the most part. Even if it is slightly more time consuming than traveling by car, it is MUCH more enjoyable and much less stressful.

In Victoria, I can cut down my commute time by around 30% compared to driving my car, using dedicated bike lanes.

This is indeed the future of transportation in my opinion.
 

DDBB

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#11
I live in Northern Michigan and there are no bike paths close to our house. We have to ride a short distance on a pretty busy state road to get to lightly travelled secondary roads. Tolerance for bikes isn't great.. Rednecks in pickups will honk their horns and yell stuff as they pass us. I guess they think we are liberals so we're fair game.
 
#12
I just purchased a Stromer ST2 two days ago. I have been using a standard road bike for my 35 mile RT commute but my 50 year-old knees finally had enough of climbing the hills in Portland, OR. I have about a 1,200 ft elevation gain each direction. Was able to get a year end deal on the ST2 with the 984 Wh battery so I never have a range issue.

I generally put about 5,000 miles on a bike in a year. Excited for this next adventure. The last two days have been a blast.

Eric
 
#13
Welcome to the club Eric! Bought my ST2 almost 2 years ago. Changed my world! Rarely drive my car any more... I feel like a 12-year old every morning when I ride my bike into work up here on Vancouver Island. You're right it is a blast! The feeling doesn't wear off I assure you!