Cross-Canada by Ebike

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Kilowatt Hour Ride

Post by justin_le » Oct 20 2008 3:16am

Zoot Katz wrote:
Johnbear wrote:A bunch of the Vancouver gang met up with Justin last night at the Foundation restaurant here in Vancouver, Justin has a lot of stories - :D We were there till around 11 and got through about 1/4 of the trip across Canada!
Yeah, we owe Alison a big "Thank You" for arranging and coordinating it. That was a good evening.
Sixteen people showed up. There were nine ebikes parked in front. None of them were stock bikes.
I'm looking forward to a good turn out on Friday's Kilowatt Hour Ride.
OK, so to all those who missed out on the Kilowatt Hour ride last Friday, I've produced this little time lapse video so you can experience the whole thing from the vantage point of my 2nd handlebar (thanks CBC for the soundtrack):

The resolution above is pretty crumby. To see it in youtube higher quality format, click here:
or download the attached wmv file.

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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by beef_wellington » Oct 21 2008 4:29pm

justin_le wrote:thank-you packages with free CycleAnalysts and bike lights inside :wink:
Hmm... I don't like that little wink at the end.
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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by rgody » Oct 21 2008 9:25pm

Endless-sphere members who gave the gift to Justin:

You are a real ebike family!

Justin :

It seems you have encouraged to other guy to ride his ebike around the world :

Unfortunately he will not come to my country :cry:

Regards and continue teaching your ebike love to the world!

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(PD: sorry for bad english! We speak spanish here)

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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by philf » Oct 25 2008 6:13am

Well, the trip is over, and the activity in this thread has reached a logical conclusion... It's sad to watch it slowly fall off the screen. Owing to its unusual content and historical value, we should ask fechter to move this thing somewhere and put a sticky on it.

Wot think?

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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by Ypedal » Oct 25 2008 6:43am

I've been wanting to move it to the ebike general and stickie it but i'm afraid to mess up all the other links to this thread from other sites etc... ?! anyone know if the url will follow if the thread is moved to another section ? :lol:
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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by TylerDurden » Oct 25 2008 8:13am

Copy the thread to general, lock this version...

Leave a note on the front-door of this one that says the party has moved. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by RevDon » Oct 25 2008 9:07pm

PUBLISH THIS THREAD, PICTURES AND ALL :!: Justin could write a wraparound, members involved could add their perspective, and with on-demand publishing, the built in audience, a best seller is virtually assured, and a movie deal to follow :D I can't think of anyone more deserving than Justin for enjoying the success deserved for a truly historc undertaking. I actually teared up when I read about the ES members buying him a new bike 8)

Good on ya'll :mrgreen:

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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by Reid Welch » Nov 13 2008 11:06am

wowsir! I have much reading to catch up on here at ES.

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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by nutsandvolts » Dec 29 2008 4:16pm

It was an honor just to meet and listen to Justin ...
A a real joy to ride around with him ...
Now I get this stocking stuffer today ...
I'm almost speechless!
Many thanks!

It's the only gift I got that wasn't edible.
But it too tastes very fine :mrgreen:


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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by RatoN » Feb 10 2009 12:04am

Congratulation on your amazing achievement Justin!

Just spent the last 2hr reading this thread… wow, I hope you take the time to write a book someday. What an adventure. I’ve always pictured you in your shop not having enough time to ride your bike, being too busy fabricating and shipping out parts in order for us to ride our bikes. It’s really nice to see YOU ride :wink:

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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by Lessss » Feb 11 2009 2:14am

I got a title for ya
My Cross Canada Ebike Trip & How the Press Ignored Me.

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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by RatoN » Feb 11 2009 11:35am

oh, you mean that ppl still watch tv and read 'news' papers? I keep forgeting about that. Scary notion ain't it :?

If there was any main stream coverage of the trip, i could of wached it on youtube anyways, but I just don't like the spin these assholes put on things. A good idea is contageous. You should see how many e-bikes there is in Montreal now, compared to 3 years ago. It's an epidemic.

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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by CoffeeLuke » Feb 26 2009 2:54pm

Justin is the topic of next months VEVA meeting

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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by paultrafalgar » Feb 27 2009 3:45am

Could you video it and put it on Youtube? Google Tech Talks?
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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by Toshi » Mar 02 2009 11:05pm

here's a platform that seems designed just for justin's next cross-country trip... (from the coverage of the north american handmade bike show: )


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Re: Cross-Canada by Ebike

Post by knightmb » Mar 12 2009 2:24am

Wish I could have been around more when this happened, this was a great read and yes I'm going to make sure this doesn't go anywhere.

I'll lock the topic and copy it for eternal prosperity reasons. :mrgreen: