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    Default Alexa-enabled e-bike coming to the UK this summer

    I guess it was only a matter of time...

    https://ebiketips.road.cc/content/ne...es-this-summer

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    Quote Originally Posted by LhasaCM View Post
    I guess it was only a matter of time...

    https://ebiketips.road.cc/content/ne...es-this-summer
    Uh Alexa, cheat at Freezing Saddles for me!

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    Alexa, play "Danger Zone" while I flex my calves

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    I will say, being able to turn on the outside lights and open the garage door as I pull up with a spoken command would be lovely.

    I have a garage door opener in my purse, which I can get to kinda easily, but not always. My husband has one mounted under his seat, so he looks like he's grabbing his crotch every time he comes or goes. I chuckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    My husband has one mounted under his seat
    Can you tell me more about this? I have been trying to figure out a way to have a garage door opener mounted on my bike in a fashion that it would be weather proof. Having to stop and use the keypad is kind of a pain, especially when it is raining.

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    You people with your fancy carholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    I will say, being able to turn on the outside lights and open the garage door as I pull up with a spoken command would be lovely.

    I have a garage door opener in my purse, which I can get to kinda easily, but not always. My husband has one mounted under his seat, so he looks like he's grabbing his crotch every time he comes or goes. I chuckle.
    I have a Chamberlain MyQ retrofit kit for our garage door that allows us to open the garage door with an app on the phone. Where this comes in handy with the bike is there's also a Garmin iQ app that someone developed (one time $4.99 fee) that allows me to open or close the door from a Garmin unit (provided it's paired with the phone or after I wait a little bit for the Garmin to pick up the WiFi). That's been a real timesaver and convenience in "less than ideal" weather. The only downside is that I'm now using a Garmin...

    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    You people with your fancy carholes.
    Yes, I am quite spoiled with having the fancy carhole to store our bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    Can you tell me more about this? I have been trying to figure out a way to have a garage door opener mounted on my bike in a fashion that it would be weather proof. Having to stop and use the keypad is kind of a pain, especially when it is raining.
    We bought a couple "keychain" garage door openers. I believe he attached his under his saddle with zip ties. Originally, I think he used a plastic baggie for extra water protection. I think he gave up on the baggie when he moved to a new saddle, since it didn't seem like much water got up there. The opener only cost about $10, so if it dies, nbd. We've been doing this for about 2 years without issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    Can you tell me more about this? I have been trying to figure out a way to have a garage door opener mounted on my bike in a fashion that it would be weather proof. Having to stop and use the keypad is kind of a pain, especially when it is raining.
    Maybe a weatherproof cellphone case with bike mount would work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by baiskeli View Post
    Maybe a weatherproof cellphone case with bike mount would work?
    Not sure that would allow me to use the buttons on the remote without removing the case.
    I think I will just get one of the cheap keychain ones and see how that works. If it dies due to water, $10 is not terribly expensive to replace.

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