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Post by LockH » Jun 13, 2017 9:36 pm

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Does Air Pollution Reduce Cycling’s Health Benefits?:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016 ... niversity/

Watt starts:
Columbia University scientists use innovative tools to investigate how vehicle exhaust impacts cyclists.
Continues:
Most cyclists have been there: peacefully pedaling one minute and sucking bus exhaust the next. In the moment, all you can do is keep riding and shrug off the blast of smoke. But now a growing body of research suggests breathing this pollution can have both short-term and long-term health consequences.
... and the article doesn't actually mention electric assist EVen once... but notes:

Research has shown that long-term exposure to these pollutants increases the risk of heart and lung disease, and short-term exposure can trigger heart attacks.

The problem is amplified by exercise. During workouts, respiration increases and more air enters the lungs. Jogging, for example, can increase the volume of air by three to four times, and strenuous exercise can push the volume even higher. All this extra air also brings more pollutants into the body.
So. Yes folks, by helping riders to use "less exercise", electrics do actually save lives. :mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » Jun 14, 2017 11:44 am

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Value up, volume down, shows latest UK import data :
https://cyclingindustry.news/value-up-v ... port-data/

Starts:
New import and export data released to Bicycle Association members this week has shown a continuation of the trend for value increase in imports, with volumes steadily decreasing.

Attributed largely to increasing values of electric bikes landing on UK shores it appears that the UK’s average sale price is climbing from a long-established sub £300 price point.

Tallying with soon to be published research by CI.N that places some 68% of retailer’s average sale prices between £400 to £1,000, the BA data primarily points to electric bikes as the most likely cause for the average unit value increases.
:mrgreen:
The volume of non e-bike imports in Q1 of 2017 declined by 16% like-for-like...
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Maison du Velo turns to customer consultancy to combat trade lost online :
https://cyclingindustry.news/maison-du- ... st-online/

Starts:
Independent retailer Maison du Velo has taken an alternate approached to capturing the online shopper’s business having launched a consultancy service in store.

Suggested by CyclingIndustry.News at the tail end of 2016, the Reigate and Cranleigh retailer has dubbed the idea the “Size and Source” service and will charge customers a flat fee of £49.
Maison du Velo? Here:
https://www.maisonduvelo.cc/

Featuring LOTS of "bikes"... and exactly ONE ebike... billed as "new":
https://www.maisonduvelo.cc/collections/e-bikes

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(Scott right now lists forty different styles of ebikes:
https://www.scott-sports.com/za/en/prod ... ikes-ebike :wink:
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ESB "Search found 18 matches: +Trek +Super +Commuter". Again:

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An E-Bike That’ll Convert E-Bike Skeptics
("Jason Gay didn’t think much of electric bikes—until he rode Trek’s Super Commuter+ 8S"):
https://www.wsj.com/articles/an-e-bike- ... 1497458963

Starts:Confession: I thought “e-bikes”—with their electric motors to give riders a boost while pedaling—were for weenies. How hard is it to ride a bicycle? But after a weekend with Trek’s Super Commuter+ 8S, I’m seeing the future.

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Autoweek is an American fortnightly automotive enthusiast publication based in Detroit, Michigan. It was first published in 1958 and in 1977 the publication was purchased by Crain Communications Inc, its current parent company. The magazine covers ebikes, auto racing, auto shows, vehicle trends, reviews and automotive lifestyle stories. It is also available via autoweek.com and on the iPad.
2017 Toyota Prius Prime Advanced: Race Organizer Review
("In which your Race Organizer gets amazing fuel economy, with the help of some kilowatt-hours.")
:
http://autoweek.com/article/car-reviews ... zer-review

Starts:
While the 24 Hours of Lemons race series, which employs me as Chief Justice of the Lemons Supreme Court, visits Sonoma Raceway aka Sears Point twice each year, I hadn't done a Race Organizer Review there since I drove a 2016 Scion FR-S for the 2016 Sears Pointless race. Since I stay 44 miles from the track when I work at Sonoma Raceway, on the Island That Rust Forgot, the 25-mile pure-EV range of the Toyota Prius Prime seemed like a good match. Here's how three days of racing (plus a few junkyard-photography visits) went.
... and includes a pic w/caption:
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Because the Prius Prime had to be plugged into 120VAC wall-outlet power while I was working, I needed the electric bicycle for paddock transportation.
:mrgreen:

... and article notes:
Fortunately, I had the use of an even greener vehicle: a Vintage Electric bicycle.
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NY Sports Day is an independent site that covers all the major New York sports teams, and ebikes, owned by Sportsday Publishing, LLC. It was originally known as Mets Online, which was owned and operated by Bryan Hoch, until Major League Baseball forced him to shut down in July, 2002. (Click here for the history of Mets Online.) The Fan Forum (The MOFO) remained open, but Bryan stepped down in February, 2003 and, subsequently, transferred ownership to Joe McDonald.

Later that year, the site was re-opened as MOFO Sports and grew to become a credentialed news service. In December, 2004, NY Sports Day was born.

We cover all nine local teams (Mets and Yankees, Giants and Jets, Knicks and Nets and the Devils, Islanders and Rangers), as well as their minor league affiliates. Additionally, as we expand, we hope to have beat writers throughout the independent Atlantic League.
Sportsday’s 2017 Father’s Day Gift Guide:
https://www.nysportsday.com/2017/06/14/ ... ift-guide/

Starts:
It is impossible to truly thank the person who most shaped your life but Father’s Day is certainly an occasion to express appreciation for dad.
... includes:
Another great summer exercise is riding a bicycle. If dad is an accomplished rider, he’ll enjoy a sleek Cannondale. Motor bikes that go up to 20 mph are now commonplace but if your father is ecologically conscious (probably not) he’ll want to ride an electric bike. Pedego is the leader in this area (pedegoelectricbikes.com) has a wide selection of easy-to-handle bikes. Novice or occasional bicycle riders who are smart enough not to have Lance Armstrong fantasies should check out Tuesday Cycles.
And ANOTHER WIN for ebikes on Fathers Day... maybe.
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I officially launched RV Daily Report April 1, 2009, after spending nine years as the editor-in-chief of two monthly business-to-business magazines serving the RV industry. A group of investors and I felt an independent source of news and information was desperately needed for people who are employed in the RV industry, as well as for people who enjoy using recreation vehicles and ebikes.
Airstream debuts two-wheeled Pedego bikes:
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SOURCE: Airstream press release
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VivaTech 2017: Startups to Showcase New AI-based Solutions Built with IBM Watson:
http://www.yourohiovalley.com/story/356 ... ibm-watson

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PARIS, June 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) is introducing several innovative partner startups at VivaTech 2017, the international tech event dedicated to developing collaboration between startups and global businesses, taking place in Paris on June 15-17. During the event, nine startups will showcase the solutions they have built with IBM Watson to deliver value in various industries.
... includes:
IBM has introduced several initiatives in France to help business partners enable their technologies and capture business opportunities with Watson services:

- Since 2016, the IBM Bluemix Garage, established in the European Business Innovation Center of Nice Metropole, has helped dozens of clients, startups and enterprises each month accelerate the development and design of next-generation apps using the IBM Cloud, like Advansolar, a green tech startup, who quickly introduced a new electric bicycle rental service to his customers leveraging Watson IoT services and others from the Bluemix catalog.
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Automotive drivetrain giant partners Magura and others for electric bike venture:
https://cyclingindustry.news/automotive ... e-venture/

Starts:
Magura has forged links with one of the automotive world’s largest drive manufactures ZF of Germany, as well as BrakeForceOne and Unicorn, a partnership that will focus on development of electric bike drive systems.
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Includes:
With a stake of 48 percent, ZF is the largest shareholder of the Tübingen-based joint venture. The areas of expertise for the other partners includes two-wheeler component technology and services (Magura, BrakeForceOne) and battery technology (Unicorn Energy).
http://unicornllc.com/
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ESB "Search found 2 matches: +Wayscral"... Neither about the new BMW Wayscral...

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FIRST RIDE: Michelin Wayscral E-Drive Bicycle:
http://www.bmwblog.com/2017/06/15/first ... e-bicycle/

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Includes:
This E-Drive unit is an electric motor and battery pack built into one simple unit that only weighs 3kg (6.6 lbs) and can be installed in just 3 seconds. It just slides in and clicks into place.

The electric motor that sticks down from the E-Drive unit has little teeth that connect with teeth that line one side of the special rear tire made by Michelin for this system.
:shock: 8)
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DutchNews.nl is the leading provider of quality Dutch news in English for an international audience.
Dutch cycling centre stage at Velocity 2017 conference:
http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2 ... onference/

Includes:
The Netherlands is known for having some of the best cycling infrastructure in the world, but the Dutch attitude to bikes – think no helmets, for example – can raise a few eyebrows. So here’s some key facts about the Dutch and their bikes. How many bikes do we have? According to Fietsersbond, there are 22.3 million bikes in the Netherlands, which is more than one per head of the population. We bought 928,000 new bikes, with total value of €1bn in 2016. The average price? A whopping great €1,000. We are also buying more of those sneaky electric bikes – almost 60% of the total bike bill last year is due to the sale of e-bikes.
Hehe... Darned sneaky ebikers... :lol:

... and:
But a quarter of traffic fatalities are cyclists – that was a whopping 184 people in 2015. Cyclists also account for 40% of all traffic accident-related hospital visits – some 9,000 people a year. The older you are, the more likely you are to be killed. The over-80s only account for 3.5% of all cyclists, but accounted for 30% of 2011’s fatalities. By the way, it you thought it was okay to leap aboard your bike after a night at the pub you’d be wrong. Cycling under the influence of alcohol is an offence – the official limit is a blood alcohol level of 0.5 – just the same as for driving a car.
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Winston Churchill once memorably uttered: “My tastes are simple — I am easily satisfied with the best.” To you, this very likely rings true.

Championing authentic luxury, discernment, culture, philanthropy, fancy ebikes and social conscience, with a truly global outlook, Billionaire.com will expose the reader to the best the world has to offer, and ways to shape a better world, providing dependable insights and advice from an international team of highly respected journalists.
Electric Bike King: Paolo Pininfarina:
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Among its most recent launches have been: a bicycle; albeit a 2017 European Design Award-winning carbon-fibre electric bicycle...
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Elko County is a county in the northeastern corner of the U.S. state of Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 48,818. Its county seat is Elko.
Police log June 14, 2017:
http://elkodaily.com/news/local/crime-a ... 324e6.html

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Jerry D. Latour, 33, of Elko was arrested on Third and Commercial street for failure to do a required action of operator of bicycle or electric bicycle when turning, bicycle rider failure to ride on right side of road, failure to yield right of way at intersection, failure to obey traffic control device, and, attempt to resist a public officer. Bail: $1,920
:roll: Amusing to note at least, that local laws lump electrics in with "bicycles". :)
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Guess folks from China keeping an eye on 2017 Velo-City in the Netherlands. :)

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Xinhuanet.com consists of the Beijing head network, 32 local channels throughout China and 10 subsidiary websites of the Xinhua News Agency. With sophisticated technology and equipment, and a safe and reliable system, Xinhuanet.com ranks first in China in the network platform and is known as an "aircraft carrier" for Chinese websites.
Feature: High-tech bike sharing in spotlight at cyclists' summit in Holland:
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017- ... 369009.htm

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Rapid growth in private fleet-based bicycle systems, as well as innovation within traditional public bicycle share schemes and electric bicycle share, support the urgent need for an intra-industry forum and stakeholder platform.

In Europe more than 550 cities have bike sharing systems. Many big operators are eyeing foreign markets. U.S. operators Bycicles/SoBi and Motivate for example also started looking at the European market.
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Australians aren’t buying electric cars: Three charts illustrate why:
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Watt doesn't mention electric bikes EVen ONCE. [grumble grumble]

... but then the [C]omments kick in... Hehe ("bike" mentioned 14 times).
And everyone FAT should travel by bike instead. Win win.
(Think he's tapping about vintage/antique poop-mobiles...)
Nah, I'm having too much fun on my electric bike to rack up the kms in a car.
My "fun" car sits in the shed gathering dust much of the time.
:mrgreen:
I'm having too much fun on my pedalled bike. Prevents my arse and guts broadening.
:lol:
Ah yes, there is a common misconception that electric assistance detracts from the physical benefits of cycling.
There is a very good reason e-bikes are the fastest growing transport sector. They are fun. I can only assume most buyers are like me. Getting on a bit but not ready to hang up the padded shorts.
In my case, hip pain was keeping me off the bike so my bits were expanding.
My motor has nine settings and most of my trip is on the lowest, giving about 100 Watts of assistance.
I can still pedal as normal adding about 250 Watts, therefore getting some exercise but saving the power for the hills and when the hip gives me grief.
One problem though. Both of my very nice, lightweight, "normal" bikes are gathering dust because the e-bike is so addictive.
8) :mrgreen:
Misconception? Hmmmm. It's more the consumption that turns me off anyhow.
Rod are the framesets of your "normal" bikes carbon?
Alteration to saddle, stem and bars may cure your woes.
If you're in Adl I could help out.
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ROD! I have an electric bike too... a Wallerang! I love it. I'll tell you what I often do with it. I chuck it in the back of my LEAF and drive down to Goolwa (a coastal town 90kms away) I pop the car on the public charger and then ride the bike to Victor Harbor and back, about 65kms. By the time I get back it's all charged up ready for the drive home. Not a bad way to spend the day :)
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Brilliant, we have a guy in Adelaide (MiCycles) who does mid drive Bafang conversions. They look brilliant, we've often talked about them. My Wallerang is pretty heavy at 21KG so it is bloody awkward getting it in the back of the car, especially with the flat bars. It is doable however, so worth the effort. Yes torque and cadence sensing. I've been a cyclist all my life but just as an electric car has put all the fun back in driving the electric bike has put all the fun back in riding. Mine is good for 93 odd km on the gauge but in reality I've ridden over 140km on a single charge and still had juice in the tank because much of my riding is done over 25kph and it's my legs doing ALL the work. Anyway, we could ramble on forever, it seems like we're on the same page. Cheers David
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Yes, way off topic so my last ramble.
I went to Mick or is it Mic to get a quote to fit a motor I had imported. He got a bit snippy about not supporting local etc. so I ended up installing it myself.
I went with the BBSHD and love it. I also sourced a programming cable and software to tweak the controller to feel more like a normal bicycle.
Like you, I'm a lifelong cyclist (commuting mainly) and the e-bike has put the fun back into cycling. I also prefer to do MOST of the work myself and leave the motor for when I tire or the climb home.
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Yep! Mic is an interesting guy for sure, he doesn't hold back. And you're right about the bike. I find that because it enables me to get as little or as much exercise as I like, it means I do more riding. Love it.
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So much happiness provided by the electric cars and bikes. Buy more and cease worrying about the warming.
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The magazine's editorial content focuses on big issues concerning the state's major industries: tourism, construction, agriculture, real estate and ebikes.
Welcome to the Real World
("Hawaii educators know student assessments need to change. Standardized tests are easy to administer, but they don’t prepare children for jobs and lives in which critical thinking, innovation and problem-solving are essential."):
http://www.hawaiibusiness.com/welcome-t ... eal-world/

Watt mentions electric bikes 2-3 times...

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Welcome to the Daily Echo. For over 125 years we have brought local news, sport, entertainment and ebikes to Southampton and Hampshire, in southern England.
Southampton celebrates first clean air day in pollution battle:
http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/1535181 ... n_air_day/

Ends:
Jonathan Bingham, chairman of Southampton City Cycling, said it was vital to show people the alternatives available.

He said: “Pubic transport isn’t as good as it can be, but people need to realise what you can do with a bicycle. I’d love more people to cycle, and today is all about showing what they can do, and what we can do.

My electric bike is a huge part of everything I do, and cars need to be less relied upon. Ultimately, less people on the roads would make Southampton a nicer place to work and live.”
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Tech in Asia (YC W15) is a media, events, and jobs platform on a mission to build and serve Asia’s tech and startup community. We’re on this mission to help the tech and startup community move forward.
8)

This Singaporean startup goes beyond bikes, lets people share electric scooters:
https://www.techinasia.com/neuron-mobility-profile

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Includes:
Local startup Neuron Mobility has a slightly different plan: what if dockless bikes but also, docked electric scooters? The startup provides both bicycles that work similarly to other companies’ but its killer feature is a scooter that’s parked at a dedicated grounded dock. Users book both of them through the same mobile app.
http://www.neuron.sg/

8) (My first "ebike" was a stand-up kick scooter.) :mrgreen:
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The Monterey County Herald, sometimes referred to as the Monterey Herald, is a daily newspaper published in Monterey, California that serves Monterey County.
... and:
Monterey County is a county located on the Pacific coast of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 415,057. The county seat and largest city is Salinas.
Karen Kefauver, Spin City: Celebrating 200 years of the bicycle:
http://www.montereyherald.com/sports/20 ... he-bicycle

(Hehe... W/URL filed under "Sports"...)

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... w/pic captioned "Decades after Karl Drais launched his primitive bicycle, the penny-farthing — also known as the high wheeler — it became a symbol of the late Victorian era. Its popularity in the 1870s also coincided with the birth of cycling as a sport. (Courtesy of Wikimedia Common)"

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Traffic Police to conduct month-long operations to clamp down on errant heavy vehicle drivers:
http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/t ... vy-vehicle

Starts w/a brief YT vid:


... and:
SINGAPORE - To clamp down on heavy vehicle drivers who flout traffic rules, the Traffic Police announced on Friday (June 16) that they are running month-long enforcement operations against such errant drivers.

The operations come on the back of two fatal accidents involving heavy vehicles this week, bringing the number to three for June so far.
HEY! Sorta like local police/politicians... Enough deaths and they might actually DO something. [Sigh]
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With independent, daily reporting from around Europe, The Local is a window on life in other cultures.

Daily news is the glue of society, defining the issues we care about as a community. We capture the essence of nations by finding the stories that tell us who we are and who those other people over there are, breaking down barriers and bringing us closer together. Our entertaining blend of daily news, business and features has made The Local the largest English-language news network in Europe with five million readers every month.
... and they have a correspondent in Switzerland.

SBB pilots new rail pass including use of an e-bike:
https://www.thelocal.ch/20170616/sbb-pi ... -an-e-bike

In part/Starts:
Swiss federal railways (SBB) is to pilot a new eco transport pass that includes use of an electric bike for a year.
The ‘Green Class SBB E-Bike’ annual pass combines an AG/GA rail pass with use of a Stromer electric bike, plus a dedicated spot to put it in your choice of bicycle parking station and six day passes enabling you to take the bike on a train.


It also includes a year’s membership of car-share scheme Mobility.

But all this doesn’t come cheap. The new pass will cost 8,980 francs in first class or 6,750 francs in second class.

That compares with a regular AG/GA at 6,300 francs in first class and 3,860 francs in second.
So far, have been able to figure out:
8980 Swiss Francs equals 9222 US Dollars
6300 Swiss Francs equals 6467 US Dollars

ie $2,755 US per year for unlimited use of one Stromer ebike.

... and
A "GA" pass (General Abonnement) - The GA is often referred to as an AG, which refers to the French term abonnement général.
ie $2,755 US per year for unlimited use of one Stromer ebike for one year including riding on pubic transit (sp?).

Currently, NYCE Wheels in NYC will sell you one Stromer (ST1 Elite model) for $3,800 US.

... BUT, when I look up a Canadian price from the one source I am aware of... Amego in downtown Toronto:

https://www.amegoev.com/buy-electric-bi ... -216.html­

I see a "Usual" price at $4,690 Cdn. and now on sale for $2,450 Cdn.

... I haven't found yet which Stromer the Swiss transport system is bundling with their annual transit pass... but guessing the least expensive Stromer... this current price from Amego appears something of a "give away".

Just FYI for anybuddy "in the market" currently and looking for a "Swiss-quality" ebike. I can't figure out how the Swiss transit system can figure some folks might just bring their own bikes... I guess/assume there is some extra cost to bringing your own bike on their buses and trains (their system also includes funiculars and ski lifts).

At least, here I am trying to compare things with the "cheapest" Stromer I see (their V1 Elite w/ST1 system).

Much of this stuff written for a Canadian audience!

Any thoughts/comment?
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The Gazette is a daily newspaper based in Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States. It has the second largest circulation in Colorado, behind the Denver Post.
As e-bikes gain popularity in Colorado Springs, questions of access, 'cheating' :
http://gazette.com/as-e-bikes-gain-popu ... le/1605288

[GAG]

Starts:
With the sun high and the air crisp, it's time for a ride.

David McNeil, 72, unplugs the bicycle that some - "the purists," as McNeil knows other riders - would not call a bicycle. Only on an electric motor-powered bike, or e-bike, would a green light flicker on a handlebar.
... w/a pic:
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Includes:
In Colorado Springs, e-bikes that meet the state's Class 1 standard - pedal-assist with a max speed of 20 mph - are allowed on the city's Tier 1 and 2 trails. Those are concrete paths, such as the Pikes Peak Greenway. Gravel or dirt trails popular among hikers and mountain bikers are off limits.

"We would not allow them in open spaces and regional parks," says Sarah Bryarly with city Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. "A lot of it has to do with us not wanting people to have a sense of overconfidence when they're riding an e-bike and potentially getting in positions where they're not comfortable, or where they're making other people uncomfortable. We want to make sure they're used in a safe environment."
[More gagging here]

Continues:
While Jefferson County is exploring the idea of e-bikes in its open spaces by conducting on-site surveys, Colorado Springs' stance is firm, Bryarly says. "Really, we've heard more people asking us to keep excluding them from open spaces and regional parks than we have to allow them," she says.
In Jefferson County, fear and ignorance rules!

Goes on:
Medicine Wheel, the advocacy group of mountain bikers sustaining local singletrack, prefers e-bikes be kept out of the high country. Along with user conflicts, the organization thinks the bikes could damage trails with their uphill torque.

Says board member Harry Hammill: "If you're gonna be an idiot" on a mountain bike, "you can be an idiot on downhills. On an e-bike, you can be an idiot all the time.

"We're not haters," he adds. "We just think they should be managed responsibly."
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An e-bike meet up group takes the Santa Fe Trail to Palmer Lake on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Sneaky buggers. Photo by Jerilee Bennett, The Gazette
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The Local is an English-language digital news publisher with local editions in Sweden, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Austria and Italy. Each site, while alike in appearance, has separate editorial teams, each focused on its respective market.
OPINION: Denmark should do more for environmentally-friendly electric transport:
https://www.thelocal.dk/20170616/opinio ... -transport

Starts:
Denmark, a country committed to sustainable energy, lacks legislative commitment to CO2-free transport, argues our guest columnist Kristian Gosvig.

Denmark is known to be on the forefront of technology in a lot of different aspects. The country produces more renewable energy than it uses, yet in some aspects the legislation for the country does not at all seem to favour a future with less CO2.

For several years, Denmark has subsidised electric cars, thereby promoting the shift towards more CO2-neutral transport.

In 2015, the government announced that these subsidies would be phased out over the next couple of years. As a result, sales of electric cars for the first quarter of 2017 dropped to just 25 percent of sales for the same period the year before.
... includes:
A lot of electric bikes have been made illegal, in a country that is otherwise known for its bicycle-friendly culture.

Now let's be real about it, people will ride their bikes in Denmark whatever happens. But electric innovations such as segboards and hoverboards have been made illegal completely regardless of their specifications.
(Some "bikes" appear hard to pedal...)

... and:
A country like Spain, that has huge potential to use solar energy, yet no real desire to make the shift swiftly, has made the above-mentioned vehicles completely legal.
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... and ends:
Yet it seems that on some very fundamental areas Denmark is lacking behind countries that it normally would be embarrassed to compare itself with - at least when it comes to taking initiative for a greener tomorrow.

Kristian Gosvig writes on behalf of Rull.dk.
"Rull.dk" appears to be an electric "bike" seller. (Giggle Translate chokes on their cookied pages.)

Ladcykel EvoBike Cargo, 250W anybuddy?
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... how `bout a Elbil Ferrari LaFerrari 12V - Rød:

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Volt offers chance to win a Pulse Hybrid in new competition:
http://www.bikebiz.com/news/read/volt-o ... ion/021417

Starts:
The Energizer brand is offering customers across the U.K. the chance to win a VOLT Pulse Hybrid e-Bike worth around £1,500.

The promotion will run for three months with five VOLT e-bikes to be won each month. The versatile Pulse model is one of the most popular electric hybrid bicycles currently available from the Volt brand.
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BMW’s e-mobility drive upped with five Electric Bike Expo appearances:
https://cyclingindustry.news/bmws-e-mob ... pearances/

Starts:
Car giant BMW has signed up to participate in the final five stops of America’s Electric Bike Expo.

Set to promote the brand’s in-house made electric bike portfolio, in particular its new Cruise model, the automotive label has been working on its e-mobility offering for some time and is now on course to ship the bikes to more than 340 U.S. showrooms.
Includes:
BMW will be the lead partner of the show’s Education Pavilion, designed to help familiarize both consumers and bike retailers alike with electric bikes (eBikes). Bosch is the expo Title Sponsor, Trek Bicycles the Track Sponsor, Tempo Bicycles the Charity Sponsor, and Cannondale the Terrain Trail Sponsor.

The remaining stops on the Expo’s tour are Lincolnwood, IL (June 23-25), Burnsville, MN (mid-July), Portland, OR (mid–August), Miami, FL (mid–October) and Philadelphia in early November.
Ladies and Lads... Start yer engines! (Errrrr... or wattEVer an ebiker does.)

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