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    Yesterday, 05:29 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Yeah, at present even Class 1 pedelec riders need to sometimes fly under the radar so why some companies are pretty blatant about selling products...
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    Yesterday, 04:15 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    That is true for legit Class 2 and 3 ebikes, if it has a throttle it's supposed to cut out at 20mph then on Class 3 ebikes the rider has to use pedal...
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    Yesterday, 11:51 AM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Legal Class 3 ebikes are sometimes called speed pedelecs, but concerns apply equally (more so) to unrestricted ebikes. Nice bike! I think...
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    11-15-2017, 05:15 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Correct, under the California classification system Class 1 ebikes are true pedelecs, no throttle. Class 2 have a throttle and may or may not have...
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    11-15-2017, 11:06 AM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Last week David Alpert reported the ebikeshare company "JUMP would like to see DC amend its rules to allow at least "class 1" e-bikes on trails,...
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    11-13-2017, 05:01 PM
    Can you also ask about the status of evidence from camera recordings, telemetry data from phone apps other than Strava, from fitness devices, from...
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    11-13-2017, 04:03 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Also now in Pittsburgh
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    11-12-2017, 08:39 AM
    What a pain in the proverbial. AU and NIH have implemented it and I had gotten consideration on the agenda of the next budget meeting of our HR...
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    11-10-2017, 08:34 AM
    Sigh, giving cyclists a bad name. Bad form mooning drivers and pedestrians alike.
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    11-09-2017, 10:17 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    WABA’s Greg Billing took some photos at tonight’s JUMP ebikeshare launch.
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    11-09-2017, 08:55 AM
    ebikeshare Jump are holding a launch party tonight 11/9/17 at 6:30pm at 641 S St NW, RSVP.
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    11-09-2017, 07:53 AM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Wash cycle blog reported ebikeshare Jump are holding a launch party tonight at 6:30pm at 641 S St NW, RSVP Linkie. I can’t go as my wife is doing...
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    11-08-2017, 04:00 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Indeed, or anywhere not private land, note the mention of a 20mph speed limiter for "legal road use" but it cannot be registered at the DMV so it is...
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    11-08-2017, 03:48 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Yes, I did a quick Ctrl-F search for "speed" and saw the proposed city-wide limit. Speed cameras in Old Town put me in mind of the mirrors some women...
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    11-08-2017, 03:02 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    I see signs indicating the City of Falls Church uses cameras to enforce their 25mph speed limit and for the most part it does make me keep an eye on...
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    11-08-2017, 02:43 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses :-) And I too would like to see more data, observational studies of rider behavior,...
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    11-08-2017, 09:52 AM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Thanks Lordy for your summary of the VBF’s legislative agenda, sensible incremental improvements are achievable, I hope delegates will continue...
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    11-08-2017, 08:09 AM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    After yesterday’s election results it’s likely the Democrats will take the Virginia state House in November 2018, maybe WABA can help VA House...
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    11-06-2017, 04:01 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Has rider behavior changed on paved bike paths in California in the two years since the classification system was put in place with the passage of...
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    11-06-2017, 01:29 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Not trying to play down your concerns but one of the DC ebike shops lists a service charge of just $25 to check/change motor controller settings....
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    11-06-2017, 12:19 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    I agree a classification system on its own is toothless and open to abuse without an easy way for LE to verify an ebike is appropriately power/speed...
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    11-06-2017, 10:26 AM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    This is being tried on the streets of New York City where the NYPD periodically impound ebikes, unsure if they make a distinction with legal Class 1...
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    11-06-2017, 08:55 AM
    Post article.
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    11-03-2017, 11:00 AM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    I suspect many people who ride electric motorcycles or Class 3 pedelecs would be amenable, a lot of the DIY crowd on Endless Sphere use home built...
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    11-02-2017, 04:02 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    No, not the entire point for many (most) ebike cyclists. A 250w Class 1 pedelec motor helps me climb hills I cannot pedal up otherwise, helps me get...
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    11-02-2017, 01:52 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    No, according to the FAQ page on the website of the Potomac RiverBoat Company. For people wanting to ride to Mt Vernon they recommend a one-way bike...
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    11-01-2017, 08:27 AM
    Much obliged to you for the video, I'd come to the same conclusion, looking closer at the Google streetview photos for that road all the cyclists...
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    11-01-2017, 08:18 AM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    I'd like for that to happen, and for all the bike advocacy groups to get behind such a change. I would note the California language requires legal...
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    10-30-2017, 12:43 PM
    Dewey replied to a thread e-Bikes - Let's talk in Commuters
    Interesting looking vehicle. A promotional video video (with groovetastic soundtrack) lists the trailer as 4 feet wide and shows it being ridden on a...
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    10-30-2017, 09:45 AM
    Yeah, I looked at the parallel Redland Road on streetview but found it very narrow with no sidewalks and blind corners in places, no thanks. I'd...
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