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by kauaicycler
May 25 2019 2:41pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

I don't recall if I saw this mentioned yet, but have you considered a trailer pulled behind the bike? A simple Burley trailer can be found cheap, and carries plenty of stuff in place of the two small children. I had one for a while that I used for all sorts of in town hauling. People use them for b...
by kauaicycler
May 25 2019 1:23pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

It takes 5-7 months to through hike the 2200 mile Appalachian trail. The average person loses about 30lbs during that trek. I always thought that would be fun to do, but I have a family and a mortgage and couldn't take the time away from work. It is mostly young people who take on this challenge. H...
by kauaicycler
May 25 2019 1:19pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

Sounds like a good idea but I've never ridden or owned a motorcycle. They are a lot more complex and expensive to own You will in fact be riding a really slow, massively overloaded hybrid motorcycle that leaves you vulnerable to oblivious and occasionally angry motorists. It would be better and in ...
by kauaicycler
May 25 2019 12:54pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

I've taken road trips across the country a few times by car and I have some great memories every time we stopped. I think the slower pace of a bicycle might give me more memories. For me it's all about the memories. The portability of the ebike is also a plus for going to Hawaii and Costa Rica. I'v...
by kauaicycler
May 25 2019 12:27pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

The main downside I see is it might attract too much attention. The attention I get has not been a problem, most vociferously from boys about 8 years old who generally seem to think it's pretty awesome. I should say, though, having really only hinted at it, with a motor, a recumbent really benefits...
by kauaicycler
May 25 2019 11:34am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

The main downside I see is it might attract too much attention. The attention I get has not been a problem, most vociferously from boys about 8 years old who generally seem to think it's pretty awesome. I should say, though, having really only hinted at it, with a motor, a recumbent really benefits...
by kauaicycler
May 25 2019 11:28am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

I'm a poor single retiree, and now live year-around in my "34' rolling upstairs apartment", with no other income than my meager SS retirement benefits. I DO NOT travel much as my RV consumes about a gal of gas for every 6mi traveled!!! AND, this is an upgrade from my previous retirement home,.... a...
by kauaicycler
May 25 2019 11:08am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

I would agree, 100% A motorcycle/scooter would be much better, excellent on gas, cheap insurance. But do be careful! I will add this, you can buy motorcycle trailers, and buy yourself a fold up bicycle, like the Montague Paratrooper. That would be an amazing setup! This would be a little too large,...
by kauaicycler
May 25 2019 10:58am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

I think you would be significantly better off with a motorcycle, but if you really want to pedal then you're on the right track. You can easily get plenty of exercise and lose weight on the motorcycle. Just walk around and do work at your campsite for an hour a day and eat a good diet with fewer ca...
by kauaicycler
May 25 2019 10:52am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

You have all the time in the world. Maybe ride it down to Costa Rica? That would be a blast. Maybe something to keep in mind once you've ridden across the US and are very comfortable with touring. That would be a real adventure! I'm concerned with safety though and given what's happening politicall...
by kauaicycler
May 25 2019 9:45am
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

Sounds like you've put plenty of thought into it. I guess I'd consider the possibility that you may feel a need to acquire and carry more batteries, at some point during the trip, for better long distance range. As it happens I spoke to someone day before yesterday, with a Shimano Rohloff-alike hub...
by kauaicycler
May 24 2019 3:14pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Re: Poor Man's RV

Looks like you chose a good route. Do you have a goal or constraint with respect to the number of miles you want to cover per day? http://www.heywhatsthat.com/profiler.html I checked a few points on your route with this elevation profile tool and it looks like you only encounter a couple of mountai...
by kauaicycler
May 24 2019 12:15pm
Forum: E-Bike General Discussion
Topic: Poor Man's RV
Replies: 178
Views: 8545

Poor Man's RV

Hi Everyone, I'm new to the ebike world and I'm looking for advice and recommendations. Before I get to that let me introduce myself and give you a little background. I currently live in Florida and I'm 5'11" and I weigh 245lbs. I've had a desk job for the last 25 years and I'm completely out of sha...