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  1. Congressional Research Service ? Catholic Relief...

    Congressional Research Service ? Catholic Relief Services? Other Stuff I Can't Remember? #ThreeLetterAcronymCrisis #TLACrisis
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    200 watt hours is only 174 calories, but humans...

    200 watt hours is only 174 calories, but humans are at best only 25% efficient at converting food calories to useable energy.
    This means it would take at least 700 calories from food to travel 30...
  3. Doesn't everyone realize the rims are supposed to...

    Doesn't everyone realize the rims are supposed to match the frame?
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    Great. I would love to see what he responds to my...

    Great. I would love to see what he responds to my thoughts.
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    https://ebikemarketplace.com/collections/48v-batte...

    https://ebikemarketplace.com/collections/48v-batteries

    Looks like there is already a market for replacement/rebuild batteries. I can't judge the details (how long are those rebuilds really good...
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    So, like, last night the City Manager of...

    So, like, last night the City Manager of Alexandria presented the City Budget - I watched on Facebook live (yeah, I know). They said to comment, show you are listening. My comment was brief "Fund...
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    Compared to what? Pretty sure the Lithium Ion...

    Compared to what? Pretty sure the Lithium Ion batteries generated by someone riding an ebike for 10 years, compared to someone driving a plug in electric SUV (or even a sedan) are a lot less. And...
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    I will not respond to the rest, as I would rather...

    I will not respond to the rest, as I would rather not discuss ebike operation until I have actually ridden an ebike in traffic and up a hill (I learned a lot riding ebikes in Hains Point, but not...
  9. Actually a native Illinoisan of course, adding to...

    Actually a native Illinoisan of course, adding to the NY-Illinois connection.
  10. I still like Team of Rivals - though I would...

    I still like Team of Rivals - though I would expand it to include more of Lincoln's cabinet mainly because Montgomery Blair, who did not run for POTUS in 1860, but was still one of the bigger...
  11. William Seward was from the State of New York,...

    William Seward was from the State of New York, but sadly not from NYC. He was an upstate "conscience Whig".

    Hmm, maybe a "Team of Rivals" ride?
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    Because pushing some people from bikes into cars...

    Because pushing some people from bikes into cars (by, say, not allowing Class 3 ebikes on the Key Bridge side path) might be a needed tradeoff for the comfort of walkers on the Key Bridge. Whose...
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    My bike is usable as a transportation option. I...

    My bike is usable as a transportation option. I commuted to the office on it this morning. Last week I used it get groceries. But given my abilities, my comfort in traffic, the existing...
  14. You mean Alexandria BPAC? Why pray tell? East...

    You mean Alexandria BPAC? Why pray tell? East of Rte 7 that is Arlington, and west of Rte 7 it is Fairfax County (Mason District - the City limit is along Lucky Run there, I think) I am sure this...
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    I am gonna have FUN with that Jump bike code then...

    I am gonna have FUN with that Jump bike code then ;)
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    Er, wait, what?

    Er, wait, what?
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    As far as I know all current laws that ban or...

    As far as I know all current laws that ban or allow certain classes of ebikes, or ebikes in general, apply to MUTs and MUPs and "sidewalks" indiscriminately (where biking of any kind is allowed on...
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    It wouldn't force a detour on Class 1 ebike...

    It wouldn't force a detour on Class 1 ebike riders. Nor on Class 3 ebike riders who are willing ride the general travel lanes (unless you mean that detouring from 14th Street bridge to memorial...
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    I have ridden ebikes on the flat, around Hains...

    I have ridden ebikes on the flat, around Hains Point, but I feel to really evaluate them better, I need to ride up some hills. AFAIK Jump bikes are not supposed to be taken out of the District. Can...
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    Pardon, I misremembered an earlier discussion way...

    Pardon, I misremembered an earlier discussion way upthread. Both Key Bridge and Memorial Bridge general travel lanes are legal for ebike users. And probably not that uncomfortable for class 3...
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    I don't see any way to stop people from doing...

    I don't see any way to stop people from doing this DIY or black market. I was addressing the earlier comment, which was about a setting being sold at a retail store. I assume most ebikes will end...
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    Enforcement of a ban on those settings would be...

    Enforcement of a ban on those settings would be at the retailer level, not on the trails.
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    I am not sure I agree. I used to be in the "lets...

    I am not sure I agree. I used to be in the "lets not touch this issue, it will stir needless controversy" camp (see above). But I have begun to shift. A. Current laws limit ebikes in ways that are...
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    Couldn't those settings be banned on bikes sold...

    Couldn't those settings be banned on bikes sold as of particular classes?
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    The other day, as I was walking across M Street ...

    The other day, as I was walking across M Street SE at 4th to get my LimeBike, some dude on a JumpBike was heading northbound, and ran up the curb cut and scooted (really scooted - not the fastest a...
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