I had some questions about ebikes yesterday so I did a Google search so I could share some information. If you want to read a good article about electric bikes … read this.
We bought my first pedal assist bike about 10 years ago and while I still have it, it’s heavy and we were having issues with the battery. For me, I want to ride as much as possible without using the assist and that means a lighter more maneuverable bike is important as is having the assist when I need it and that’s what Keith bought me yesterday. My bike is NOT like a scooter … it will not go if I don’t pedal and it’s also important to me to be able to turn the assist off. I only want to use it when I need it.
Today we went out on a 15 mile ride and a good part of the ride was done without any assist. We rode over to Davis Island and stopped for a few minutes to enjoy the view and watch the sailing class.
Then we rode back across the bay and down to Ballast Point to have lunch.
I love the view of downtown from here and having lunch on the water.
After lunch we rode the 3 miles home along the bay. That’s Keith out in front of me and the bike is so easy to control that I was able to grab my phone out of my pocket and snap a photo of him while I was riding.
The bike we bought is a Townie Go bike and clicking this link will take you to that website. For me, the advantages of having a pedal assist are that I can ride a much longer time, go further distances than I could on my own, keep up with Keith who has long legs and is a very active guy, and it allows me to go out riding without worrying if I’ll have enough stamina to get home!