- Mesa, Arizona
Hello from Arizona!
I am thrilled to have found my new-to-me used 2017 Gazelle NL C7 bike! I am braving the 100-116 F degree weather to get the ergometrics and baskets etc worked out to really try to replace my car as much as possible!
I am an older (63) former endurance triathlete, worked in bike stores and raced for many years. I spent many years trying to keep my bikes as LIGHT as possible …my road bike is like 17 lbs!?
so this 60 lb behemoth , upright posture is like another universe and takes getting used to.
I have been in denial my wonderful road bike (Specialized carbon Roubaix) is uncomfortable for me. I have neck issues and no matter what I do it hurts. So here I am.
I can not believe the feeling of pedaling easily and yet going FAST! It kind of reminds me of ice skating compared to running! A little effort has you speeding away!
I read an interesting article about how , contrary to common sense, that people generally burn MORE calories on ebikes because it feels so easy…and so they ride more often and longer.
I can see why now, I doubt I would even attempt to ride much here in the summer where it can still be over 90 in the early AM.
I am going to now go over to ask some specific questions but so glad to be here!