I was wondering what techniques or style you use when riding. I bought my first bike in Apr. It is a Rad Rover ST and I've put about 1300 miles on it so far. My rides are on paved and dirt roads and sometimes on a groomed gravel bike/hiking trails. I experimented a lot and have pretty much settled into a particular riding method. I'm 71 with a mild heart condition (Afib) and in pretty good shape for my age. Battery is not a concern as my rides are in the 20 mile +- range. Most of the time I'm in PAS 3 and use gears 3-7. I boost the PAS to 4 or 5 on certain hills. After my ride I have 2-3 bars left usually depending on how fast I ride. I only use the throttle to get going when I have to come to a stop and am in a high gear.