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  1. M

    Most ebikers are retired or near retiring age where age has taken a tool on muscle strenght and endurance.

    If I were to buy a mid-drive, I would have a problem with Bosch. I hate having spyware on a purchase and Bosch spies on dongle use. Certainly not considering a dongle, but such spyware is intolerable.
  2. M

    New ebike rider looking for a pair of bikes for wife and I

    Several years ago Court did a video about his riding in Cabo. As I recall some of the sandy dunes were hilly and most of the fat tire bikes were hub drives. The key was reducing tire pressure.
  3. M

    Math quiz; Who is right?

    Given the "normal" order of calculations, they were BOTH right. 120 = 5! My apologies to anyone who is unfamiliar with factorials.
  4. M

    Math quiz; Who is right?

    PhD from UNLV in probability and gambling theory.
  5. M

    Math quiz; Who is right?

    Weather is a little cold here, so I'll stick to high-low poker for now. [hint]
  6. M

    Math quiz; Who is right?

    Harvard PhD candidate wanted to know where the PhD was from.
  7. M

    Math quiz; Who is right?

    Who is right? 230 - 220 ÷ 2 = I say it is 120 A math PhD says it is 5!
  8. M

    Any interest in a Bosch based Ultimate Commuter Pro ?

    Agree, I believe the liability issue will merely mitigate and delay the trend towards consolidation.
  9. M

    Any interest in a Bosch based Ultimate Commuter Pro ?

    My thoughts on the Chris's video and Mike's post. Mike and others consider Bosch to be price gouging on batteries. Chris compares the ebike business to air conditioners years ago after which there was a large consolidation of manufacturers. Although very unlikely, there is a chance for a...
  10. M

    Ebikes green?

    Ebikes are touted as environmentally friendly, since commuting, errands, etc. Without a car reduces carbon emissions and alleviates urban congestion. As a recreational rider, perhaps not so green compared to walking, riding an analogue bike slower or alternative forms of exercise. Ebiking...
  11. M

    My Thoughts on Mid Drive..Hub Drive and Throttle

    My preference is for a throttle with a quick removal/reinstall feature in case I encounter a trail limited to Class 1.
  12. M

    Yet another "help me decide" post.

    You might look at the BH city bike currently on clearance at Crazy Lenney's for $1,380.
  13. M

    Brooks saddles sale on Amazon

    https://slickdeals.net/f/13715357-brooks-bike-saddles-sale-73?src=frontpage In the $70+ range
  14. M

    More e-bike inconsistencies in NYC

    From the article I heard yesterday, NYC seems to be encouraging small electric delivery vehicles (ebikes) below 60th St in Midtown Manhattan. The plan includes designation 1000 parking spots for such vehicles. This may be indication an attitude change in NYC as they try to deal with congestion...
  15. M

    Friends and Family Sale (liquidation?)

    FRIENDSFAMILY2019 or FRIENDSFAMILY2019-S code, Cortland or Porteur $1,9996, S models $1,399.
  16. M

    Citibike set to relaunch eBikes in NYC

    I am also concerned about even decent ebikes being rented in the wrong areas. Having grown up in NYC and a frequent visitor, I admire the skill of bike messengers and delivers in Midtown. I wouldn't last long; and even at their skill level these are dangerous occupations. It might be better...
  17. M

    Citibike set to relaunch eBikes in NYC

    IMO, a major reason for small aircraft stuck in old technology has to with as serious a bugaboo as govt. regulation, out of control tort and product liability costs. GARA (General Aviation Revitalization Act) provided there is generally no product liability on small planes 18+ years old...
  18. M

    How long did you research e-bikes before buying your first one?

    I bought first ebike on impulse after seeing a Prdego ad. A year or so before my daughter persuaded me to ride in a 30 mile tour that turned out to be 40. I haden't ridden in several years and suffered on my old hybrid. A cop pulled me over and ordered me to cool off in his cruiser! After a...
  19. M

    Las Vegas E-bike ride at Red Rock

    Attached is a link from a gambling guru showing LV area trails. I usually bike to the west, but the Boulder City loop has been strongly recomended. According to Nevada law (last I looked) ebikes are allowed in any trails where there was federal funding involved. https://wizardofvegas.com/trails/
  20. M

    US National Park Service Announces Policy for Electric Bicycle Use in National Parks

    Great news! However from the news and chatter, the forces of reaction and entitlement are mobilizing for public hearings to reverse this policy. Therefore, I propose the following: Mass emails in support to the Secretary; First ebike person of the year award, which if won by the Secretary...