[POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Get the forum community involved in polls and surveys.
Post Reply

What do you mostly use your e-bike for?

Utilitarian transportation (commuting, groceries, errands)
34
64%
Work-related (deliveries, paper route, meeting clients)
1
2%
Pleasure riding (cruising, off-roading)
13
25%
Exercise
1
2%
Pissing off cyclists
0
No votes
Other (explain below)
4
8%
 
Total votes: 53

User avatar
mlt34
100 kW
100 kW
Posts: 1448
Joined: Jan 19, 2011 12:23 pm
Location: Florida/Tel Aviv
Contact:

[POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by mlt34 » May 31, 2014 8:25 am

We all probably do a lot of these, so pick the one that the majority (or plurality) of your time on your ebike is spent doing. I'm using this poll for an article about ebike usage that I'm working on.
Are you planning your first electric bicycle conversion? I wrote a book that teaches beginners everything they need to know about building their own ebike.
Then I wrote the book (literally) on building custom lithium batteries.
I also write for EbikeSchool.com, a site that does mainly how-to style articles and other informational write-ups. Check out our youtube channel for great how-to battery building videos.
Lastly, I run www.Vruzend.com, which sells solderless 18650 battery kits, 18650 cells, li-ion chargers, BMSs and more!

User avatar
zener
1 kW
1 kW
Posts: 367
Joined: Jan 16, 2014 5:48 pm

Re: [POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by zener » May 31, 2014 8:39 am

All with exeption of the ''pissing off cyclist''.

User avatar
mlt34
100 kW
100 kW
Posts: 1448
Joined: Jan 19, 2011 12:23 pm
Location: Florida/Tel Aviv
Contact:

Re: [POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by mlt34 » May 31, 2014 8:42 am

zener wrote:All with exeption of the ''pissing off cyclist''.
Is there one category that you use more than the others, or does your usage break down into pretty much exactly 25% of your time spent in each category?
Are you planning your first electric bicycle conversion? I wrote a book that teaches beginners everything they need to know about building their own ebike.
Then I wrote the book (literally) on building custom lithium batteries.
I also write for EbikeSchool.com, a site that does mainly how-to style articles and other informational write-ups. Check out our youtube channel for great how-to battery building videos.
Lastly, I run www.Vruzend.com, which sells solderless 18650 battery kits, 18650 cells, li-ion chargers, BMSs and more!

User avatar
zener
1 kW
1 kW
Posts: 367
Joined: Jan 16, 2014 5:48 pm

Re: [POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by zener » Jun 09, 2014 5:22 pm

mlt34 wrote:
zener wrote:All with exeption of the ''pissing off cyclist''.
Is there one category that you use more than the others, or does your usage break down into pretty much exactly 25% of your time spent in each category?
No, its variable. I have selled my car and use only ebike but have access to carsharing. :P

User avatar
Kingfish
10 GW
10 GW
Posts: 4275
Joined: Feb 03, 2010 11:23 am
Location: Redmond, WA-USA, Earth, Sol, Orion–Cygnus Arm, Milky Way. Age: > yesterday < tomorrow
Contact:

Re: [POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by Kingfish » Jul 03, 2014 7:58 am

I selected “Other” to indicate inclusively all possible forms – other than pissing on people, a perhaps poor choice of words.

MIA: Proof-of-concept demonstration, engineering/research, resume example, and touring ← uses which I have applied in the past and present.

Onward through the fog, KF
* My 2WD Garden Wall
* Kinaye MotorSports
* Primary ride: 2WD Disc 9C 2806-equiv / Dual Lyen 12FET / 20S7P LiPo.
* Epics: Going to California: 2011 8)
* 50-mph, 101, 10k-Club. 12,527 miles-to-date, 7037 as 2WD.

It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.
It is by the beans of Java that thoughts acquire speed.
The hands acquire shakes, the shakes become a warning.
It is by caffeine alone I set my mind in motion.

User avatar
Ykick
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 5944
Joined: Nov 26, 2009 6:10 pm
Location: San Diego, California

Re: [POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by Ykick » Jul 03, 2014 8:10 am

Strange poll question(s) IMO.

I use eBike for 2 things - commute work and riding for pleasure/errands. WTF else is there, other?

Well, I guess 3 things if you include enjoyment/hobby from building wheels, chassis setup, fussing with controllers, motors, components, chatting on discussion boards, etc.
Talent must not be wasted.... Those who have talent must hug it, embrace it, nurture it and share it lest it be taken away from you as fast as it was loaned to you.

- Frank Sinatra

User avatar
mlt34
100 kW
100 kW
Posts: 1448
Joined: Jan 19, 2011 12:23 pm
Location: Florida/Tel Aviv
Contact:

Re: [POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by mlt34 » Jul 03, 2014 12:28 pm

I think KF made a good point about WTF other reasons people might use ebikes.

And the pissing off cyclists was probably a poor word choice, yes. I meant it as a joke, as in how inevitable the spandex-wearing, uber-cyclists riding bicycles that cost more than some cars seem to always hate us just for doing what we do, riding an ebike. You know, the people who look at ebikes as 'cheating' instead of as one less car on the road.
Are you planning your first electric bicycle conversion? I wrote a book that teaches beginners everything they need to know about building their own ebike.
Then I wrote the book (literally) on building custom lithium batteries.
I also write for EbikeSchool.com, a site that does mainly how-to style articles and other informational write-ups. Check out our youtube channel for great how-to battery building videos.
Lastly, I run www.Vruzend.com, which sells solderless 18650 battery kits, 18650 cells, li-ion chargers, BMSs and more!

999zip999
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 8140
Joined: Jan 10, 2010 1:40 pm
Location: Dana Point So. Cal

Re: [POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by 999zip999 » Jul 15, 2014 11:32 pm

I guess I'm the only spandex wearing ebiker, how can that be ?

User avatar
teslanv
100 MW
100 MW
Posts: 2813
Joined: Nov 03, 2013 8:42 pm
Location: Bellevue, WA - USA
Contact:

Re: [POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by teslanv » Jul 16, 2014 12:44 am

Commuting 70%
Pleasure 20%
Errands 10%
I build custom ebikes.
http://www.westcoastelectrics.com
West Coast Electric Cycles
Bellevue, WA
USA

John in CR
100 GW
100 GW
Posts: 13760
Joined: May 20, 2008 12:58 am
Location: Paradise

Re: [POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by John in CR » Aug 01, 2014 12:22 pm

Other. I use my ebikes for all of the above except pissing off cyclists.

Electric Junk
10 W
10 W
Posts: 94
Joined: May 13, 2013 5:20 pm
Location: NJ

Re: [POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by Electric Junk » Aug 02, 2014 11:46 pm

I thought of giving some roadies a pull, but it would probably be hard to stay steady and they probably wouldn't want you messing with their ride

User avatar
mlt34
100 kW
100 kW
Posts: 1448
Joined: Jan 19, 2011 12:23 pm
Location: Florida/Tel Aviv
Contact:

Re: [POLL] How do you use your ebike?

Post by mlt34 » Aug 03, 2014 7:47 am

Yea, the pissing off cyclists thing was meant as a joke. I'd remove it now if I could. Seems it sounded much funnier in my head... :?
Are you planning your first electric bicycle conversion? I wrote a book that teaches beginners everything they need to know about building their own ebike.
Then I wrote the book (literally) on building custom lithium batteries.
I also write for EbikeSchool.com, a site that does mainly how-to style articles and other informational write-ups. Check out our youtube channel for great how-to battery building videos.
Lastly, I run www.Vruzend.com, which sells solderless 18650 battery kits, 18650 cells, li-ion chargers, BMSs and more!

Post Reply