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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarBikeCar View Post
    It isn't fair to post a video in youtube with false information (e.g. that the ELF's top speed is 35mph when it is actual 20-25mph)...
    The website for the Elf says,
    The ELF can achieve 20 MPH with electric assist, and 30 MPH with pedaling.
    So it seems like the answer is actually somewhere in between what VikingMariner said and what you said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    The website for the Elf says,
    The ELF can achieve 20 MPH with electric assist, and 30 MPH with pedaling.
    What happens at 30 MPH? Do the brakes kick in? Does it deploy a drag chute? Does it disintegrate?

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    It pulls over until the owner reads aloud EVERY SINGLE POST about it on this forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarBikeCar View Post
    It isn't fair to post a video in youtube with false information (e.g. that the ELF's top speed is 35mph when it is actual 20-25mph) and when corrective information is pointed out in the comments the author deletes the comments section but does not correct the video.

    The answer to the question: "Is it allowed" is yes! It is specifically allowed by VA code because it meets the definition of an electric assist bicycle and electric assist bicycles are regulated the same as "normal" bicycles on MUP in Virginia.

    This vehicle has been safely operating on the trail since 2015 for literally many thousands of miles. At times the operator uses the adjacent path to compensate for cyclists who pass in an unsafe manner or ride side-by-side on each side of the yellow line or weave across both lanes of the path. A vehicle that enables the rider to drive defensively by avoiding asserting right of way in the face of other's dangerous behavior is an odd reason for n18 to want it banned from the trail and replaced with a vehicle more to his liking.

    Sorry consularrider that this extends this thread but VikingMariner appear to be purposefully trolling and a limited response is necessary to correct the bad information.
    I've witnessed you well over the center line trying to pass people. On top of that, you're practically impossible to get around when moving slower. Seriously- you don't belong on the trail with that thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolarBikeCar View Post
    At times the operator uses the adjacent path to compensate for cyclists who pass in an unsafe manner or ride side-by-side on each side of the yellow line or weave across both lanes of the path.
    Not only do you drive your car on the trail, but you’re one of those people who is so pretentious as to refer to yourself in third person! I’m with Consular: just stop. Really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrenaut View Post
    It pulls over until the owner reads aloud EVERY SINGLE POST about it on this forum.

    Aloud. In Shakespearean fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cvcalhoun View Post
    The website for the Elf says, So it seems like the answer is actually somewhere in between what VikingMariner said and what you said.
    He modified his to go faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    He modified his to go faster.
    Which of course, means it is no longer a "bicycle" for purposes of MUPs. Federal definition of a bicycle, which is what he relies on, is "A two- or three-wheeled vehicle with fully operable pedals and an electric motor of less than 750 watts (1 h.p.), whose maximum speed on a paved level surface, when powered solely by such a motor while ridden by an operator who weighs 170 pounds, is less than 20 mph.” So if it can go faster than 20 mph without pedaling, it's no longer a bicycle.

    YMMV, this is not legal advice, etc., etc.

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    Stay off the trails, bozo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subby View Post
    Stay off the trails, bozo.
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