sabrewalt wrote:I have two questions to ask of Ebike users. (People who use Ebikes for SOME sort of car replacement. Store, work, Post Office, etc. No one in my town uses one but me so I ask here. Feel free not to answer.
1) Are you fat.
2) Can you easily afford to drive a car if you wanted to.
My answers - 1) Yes, 40 lbs overweight. 2) Yes, I own 4 cars. (College Kids)
1) Yes. 130Kg, 1.96metres. Lifelong back trouble means that conventional cycling is not an option. Otherwise reasonably fit, however, I'll quite happily go for a 20km walk averaging 5 - 6km/hour up and downhill, through the woods.
2) Yes, easily - even at $7-50 per US gallon!
I commute to work daily by e-bike and most of my other local travel as well. Drive no more than 2,000 km per year - cycle more than that.
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