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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    Utter bilge, pish, tosh, nonsense, splutter etc. Evidence. You'll be telling me next riding an ebike involves no biomechnical effort or count as active transportation.
    Rule 5 is a very high standard. I am in violation on 2 counts: having a triple crank, and a large cog > 23T.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunyata View Post
    Hmm. Now that you mention it, I am not sure I saw a single e-bike last week. I did see the normal amount of them yesterday and this morning though.

    I have also noticed that since I moved and my commute is pretty much just on the Custis, the e-bikes I encounter are MUCH more courteous than the ones I would see on the W&OD or MVT. I wonder why that is...
    I rode, and saw about the same proportion of ebikes as usual. On Sunday I saw a nice collection of ebikes, all set up to carry kids. The owners had gathered to let others try them out, so that more families can bike more.

    But, you know, carry on with your sarcasm.

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    I'm sure there must be merits to them, at least for some people, but there's no way using an ebike has anything to do with HTFUing.

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    I saw at least one jump bike on the DCBR, not in flames.

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    Now, these flames of which ye speak, they are an asset, correct? Because I would totes film one of those moving down the trail in the dark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    Now, these flames of which ye speak, they are an asset, correct? Because I would totes film one of those moving down the trail in the dark.
    You may scoff but an advantage of an ebike battery and usb port in the display is you can plug in Christmas lights, run a longer lasting standlight, and front and rear lights running off the battery, on my DIY lash up I use rechargeable battery lights and in winter I'm charging them every 3 days so one far off day when I have the money to buy a pre-built ebike with such a feature it would be a helpful upgrade. I like the German pedelec ebike lights Peter White sells but most of the lower power 6v ones I would want require wiring in some sort of step down power converter and I am wary of touching the solder job I did on the battery connectors, plus I don't know the way to Tosche station.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    You may scoff but an advantage of an ebike battery and usb port in the display is you can plug in Christmas lights, run a longer lasting standlight, and front and rear lights running off the battery, on my DIY lash up I use rechargeable battery lights and in winter I'm charging them every 3 days so one far off day when I have the money to buy a pre-built ebike with such a feature it would be a helpful upgrade. I like the German pedelec ebike lights Peter White sells but most of the lower power 6v ones I would want require wiring in some sort of step down power converter and I am wary of touching the solder job I did on the battery connectors, plus I don't know the way to Tosche station.
    Hey, I'm all for colorful lights on bikes. That post, as least, wasn't scoffage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    I'm sure there must be merits to them, at least for some people, but there's no way using an ebike has anything to do with HTFUing.

    https://www.strava.com/activities/1435947038


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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    I rode, and saw about the same proportion of ebikes as usual. On Sunday I saw a nice collection of ebikes, all set up to carry kids. The owners had gathered to let others try them out, so that more families can bike more.

    But, you know, carry on with your sarcasm.
    I was not being sarcastic at all. And I am honestly not sure why you thought I was being sarcastic or why you were offended by what I said. I am not against e-bikes at all on paved/gravel multi-use trails, so long as they (like everyone should be) are courteous and safe. I just made an observation that during the rainy week last week, I was not sure I saw an e-bike out and about (perhaps I should have noted that I saw less conventional bikes too, but this is not a conversation about conventional bikes). I normally notice them because I tend to pay attention to other's bikes because I am curious what other folks are riding. I am not saying there is anything wrong with e-cyclists (or folks on conventional cycles) that are fair weather cyclists. Not everyone wants to get out and ride in the rain, I get that.

    As for the observation that the e-cyclists on the Custis are more courteous than those that I encountered on the W&OD or MVT on my previous commute, I have no idea why that is, but it is an observation that I have made. My apologies for inadvertently offending you. And kudos to the group that set up the demo, that is pretty cool!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    You may scoff but an advantage of an ebike battery and usb port in the display is you can plug in Christmas lights, run a longer lasting standlight, and front and rear lights running off the battery, on my DIY lash up I use rechargeable battery lights and in winter I'm charging them every 3 days so one far off day when I have the money to buy a pre-built ebike with such a feature it would be a helpful upgrade. I like the German pedelec ebike lights Peter White sells but most of the lower power 6v ones I would want require wiring in some sort of step down power converter and I am wary of touching the solder job I did on the battery connectors, plus I don't know the way to Tosche station.
    I feel like ebikes should come standard with a dynamo front hub.

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