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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    But in the spirit of the thread, can we ban meat eaters from the trails?
    Them's fighting words!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    If we're banning things from trails, can we talk about dogs? They definitely are capable of going too fast, doing dangerous things and are not experienced enough to handle their abilities in a careful manner.

    Insert 50 page argument on whether it's the dog or the dog operator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    If *all* the electricity comes from coal, electric vehicles aren't appreciably greener than their ICE counterparts. Not an issue in the DC area, but the Midwest is extremely coal heavy.
    Unless you're from the Great State of Illinois, where nearly half of electricity comes from nuclear.

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontl...-from-nuclear/

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    Quote Originally Posted by hozn View Post
    I think distinguishing between good motors and bad motors is far more tenuous than motor and no motor when it comes to what should be allowed on the trail. I don't see any practical difference between low-power mopeds and e-bikes.
    I guarantee the pushback from homeowners adjacent to trails will be a lot higher for mopeds than e-bikes. Those things are annoyingly loud.

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    Actually, I can't stand e-bikes. Well, I can't stand any other trail users.

    But really, I'm really just waiting for an e-bike that will cause me to involuntarily wet myself under full throttle.

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    This thread just keeps on going.

    So, 70 miles on the Virginia Capital Trail yesterday, and the only person who passed me was on a big eBike. I was going in the low 20s at the time, and he flew by me with no warning. Based on the 100% rate (sample size? what sample size?) and my confirmation bias, I'm now leaning the other way on the fence toward the "do not like" category, though as said before, there's no stopping them so whatevs.

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