Larry Pizzi on Ebike Regs

Mike Smith

Active Member
25 through parkland and 30 along roads.

Agree. Very reasonable. But 30mph, wow, are you Ironman or just have a big motor, lol. I feel comfortable at 20mph, and 28mph downhills sometimes, as trees are a bitch at that speed if you go off road for some reason...lots of trees and twisty windy roads here in Maryland, lol.
 

J.R.

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USA
Agree. Very reasonable. But 30mph, wow, are you Ironman or just have a big motor, lol. I feel comfortable at 20mph, and 28mph downhills sometimes, as trees are a bitch at that speed if you go off road for some reason...lots of trees and twisty windy roads here in Maryland, lol.
I need a good hill to hit 30o_O. No matter which bike I ride, I'm under 22 or so. As far as Bike On's question goes, we are talking about dedicated cycle only paths of which I never see, but I can't see I would ever have the need to go over 30mph on a bicycle of any kind. If I need more speed than that, I'll travel by other means. Most of my travel is on country roads with no shoulder or bike lane or rural multi use paths/trails and 15 to 25 gets me where I need to go when I need to be there. I think if you do the math, 2 or 3 MPH faster doesn't save very much time for the average commute. But I'm reasonable... We should keep bicycles at bicycle speeds and the peds will have fewer problems with us:)
 

Bike_On

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25 through parkland and 30 along roads.
These speeds sound like bike LANE speeds.

JR is correct, dedicated bike paths are not normal in the EAST anyways, so we share them with joggers and headphone. That changes the equation.

I saw Ravi's post with a Pedego video, and the bike path in that looked awesome, like one could use it to cover some ground.
 

J.R.

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USA
On our local multi-use-trail we have these signs and they work for the vast majority of the time. Everyone knows the pecking order because they are posted everywhere. Full disclosure; it's not an urban area.

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