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    One step down out of rec room. One step up into secure storage and changing room at work.

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    Thirteen up from the basement unloaded; load panniers (still inside) than down 4, a walkway, and then down 4 more to street. Once at work it's about 8 up. Last year had 20 more up at work. Could have taken the elevator, but at that point, why?

    A steel frame with two loaded panniers is a little hard to handle, but the fully loaded ride is so smooth, it makes it all worth it.

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    2 in/out of the storage shed at home. Ramps at work.

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    In Holland, the answer is almost universally ZERO stairs. Building codes are so stringent that nearly everyone has ground floor storage rooms 6'x9' or larger. Everyone thinks the Dutch bike so much because they have the cycle paths, etc, but there's much more to it than that.

    Also, nearly all Dutch bikes weigh 50 pounds. This is one of the reasons that ground level bike parking is ubiquitous. Without ground level bike storage I doubt you'd see all the small children and elderly biking in Holland.

    Check it out:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yDFp0msbMw

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    They have also outlawed hills in Holland as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    They have also outlawed hills in Holland as well.
    You have a point. However, I know Amsterdam in particular is known for some vicious winds. Here in the DC metro region where it's a bit more hilly I see E-Bikes making a presence over time to help deal with hills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ColumbiaHeights View Post
    Here in the DC metro region where it's a bit more hilly I see E-Bikes making a presence over time to help deal with hills.
    Rule #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by DismalScientist View Post
    Rule #5
    My understanding is that the Dutch have outlawed rule #5.

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