76. That seem like middle age here.
What have you done nutrition wise?68 next month. Recovering from cancer and taking boatloads of prescriptions. In the past I was a devoted long distance club rider who has done well over 100 centuries and a few doubles. These days I ride my ebike roughly 10 miles every morning. Currently cancer free. It’s insanely hot right now so there is a limited window of time to ride.
Good for you, ya ole' geezer! (I won't be 72 until mid November.) Even though I reside in Ohio's snowbelt, I plan on riding my e-bike this winter. I am going to bring the battery inside our home when I'm not riding.72 … and the T shirt I often wear when riding reads "EBIKES … RIDE LIKE A KID AGAIN!"
The only people I know that can afford ebikes (aside from myself) are older people. My guess is this is the biggest factor behind the age distribution.Normally, when it comes to technology, old folks lag behind the younger generation but going by the replies here, e-bike use and ownership seems to be an exception.
The younger generation sees it, but the vast majority are just nowhere even remotely close to being able to afford ebikes. For most, simply paying for food & rent exceeds 100% of their total income.Considering the options (not able to ride with bikes collecting dust vs. a hill leveling, wind canceling e-bike enabling me to ride vs. not), it was pretty easy for me to make that required leap of faith for my first bike. I think even the younger generations would be able to see that.
I think they're getting a lot of people up off their butts and enjoying the outdoors again.
I may be heading to Montana later this month. Can you provide areas to ride for visitors? I will be stopping in Butte and Bozeman to visit relatives.81, wife 75, enjoying the mountains and beauty of Montana. Bought bikes 2 months ago. Accumulated 280 miles thus far and enjoying the liberated feeling one gets riding this technology.
As generations go, the Millennials and Gen-Z'ers are definitely ahead of us Boomers and even the Gen-X'ers in tech savvy, but forums like this one tend to appeal to us "old farts" who still prefer a computer and search engines instead of a smart phone and social media for information. I know that is a generalization, but I participate in several forums for varying interest groups, and they are all dominated by older folks.Normally, when it comes to technology, old folks lag behind the younger generation but going by the replies here, e-bike use and ownership seems to be an exception.