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Post by LockH » May 09 2018 7:09am

News re that Ford B2V group getting bigger...

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Ford, bike makers unveil bike-to-vehicle (B2V) interactive road safety A.I.
("Ford has joined Trek, Shimano, Specialized, and eight other bike-industry giants to develop A.I. for bike-to-vehicle (B2V) communications, with the goal of improved safety. Cars, bikes, trucks, bike lanes, and roadway infrastructure would connect using the cross-industry B2V standard."):
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Post by LockH » May 09 2018 10:57am

Hehe... News of that cowboy from Belgium hits Latin America. :lol:

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Cowboy hopes to rope in new e-bike riders:
http://www.infosurhoy.com/cocoon/saii/x ... ke-riders/

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Commuting to work by bicycle is a great way to save money otherwise spent on fuel costs and inner city congestion charges, and be kinder to the environment while you’re at it. But you don’t really want to arrive at the office all out of breath and sweating, so two-wheelers that offer some form of motor assist will get you where you want to be without tiring you out. But they can be expensive. Belgian startup Cowboy decided to tackle that with an affordable commuter e-bike that provides electric assist when it’s needed, and allows the rider to pump away at the pedals when not.
So, PUMP THOSE PEDALS (or not...) :lol:
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Wellness
The ebike trade-off seems to be less exercise, more enjoyment. And fewer showers.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyl ... story.html

Possibly laughing and grinning fall under "enjoyment"? :lol:
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Includes:
Watt we’re reading

Electric bikes are the next big thing in cycling, but they tend to be misunderstood by newbies. Grid Philly’s excellent explainer dives into how they could change Philly transportation.
... and links to another local site:

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Sales of electric bicycles are up, but regulation remains an obstacle
("The future of bike travel will be... motorized?"):
http://www.gridphilly.com/grid-magazine ... n-obstacle

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Brian Powell likes to say electric bicycles just sort of happened to him.

“I was at the beach. I was riding [my bicycle] from Cape May to Ocean City, I was out on a Saturday and it was beautiful,” the Chestnut Hill resident says. “And I was humping along and some big old guy came flying past me on an e-bike.”
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Bicycle Police in Greece Get 64 Electric Bikes:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/05 ... ric-bikes/

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The Hellenic Police (ELAS) on Wednesday introduced 64 new electric bikes as part of a project to have greater presence in Greek cities, according to the Athens News Agency.

The new electric bicycles will be distributed to 10 cities and towns. Police officers on bicycles first appeared in Greece two and a half years ago and the reception has been very good so far, especially from foreign visitors.

The 64 bicycles were acquired by the Ministry of Citizen Protection after requests from certain municipalities. The project will expand to other cities and towns, especially during summer season.
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To Bike or Not to Bike: Is That Even a Question?: :mrgreen:
https://www.creators.com/read/marilynn- ... a-question

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Let's celebrate! May 18 is National Bike to Work Day, which is part of Bike to Work Week, which happens to coincide with National Bike to Work Month.

It's all part of the healthy-lifestyle revolution, of which I am a tireless spokesperson.

From 2000 to 2013, the number of bike commuters in the U.S. grew by more than 62 percent. Bike-sharing programs are up and rolling in more than 80 U.S. cities, and bike sales are up, too, especially electric bicycles, which give you a little power boost when your legs get tired and you start inhaling the road gravel.
8) ... "especially electric bicycles"... :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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LockH wrote:
May 09 2018 2:26pm

Bicycle Police in Greece Get 64 Electric Bikes:
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/05 ... ric-bikes/
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^^ HAHA... :lol:

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Austin rental bike, scooter rules debut to mixed reaction by companies:
https://www.mystatesman.com/news/transp ... UtM6pS4eN/

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The city of Austin put out emergency rules for dockless scooters and bikes late Tuesday, approving lengthy regulations that immediately received an emphatic thumbs-down from some of the dozen or more companies waiting to roll out the vehicles here.

The 10 pages of rules and six pages of licensing requirements, crafted by the Austin Transportation Department in the nearly two weeks since the Austin City Council passed an ordinance allowing the new types of rental vehicles, include some elements that fall outside the typical operations of dockless bikes and scooters.
:cry: :roll:

... and w/a pic of resident Diana Carey w/the standard newb ebiker idiot grin...
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Officers on electric bikes: Federal Way leading the trend
http://q13fox.com/2018/05/09/officers-o ... the-trend/

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FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- You've probably seen or heard of police officers on bicycles and motorcycles, but the Federal Way Police Department is trying something in the middle: electric bikes.

The department believes they’re the first in the region to try this. They’ve had a bicycle unit for eight years, what they call their “Special Operations Unit.”

Last year, a member of the unit, Officer Ben Tseng had an idea. Tseng personally owns e-bikes. When the department needed new bikes, he suggested the department try out something different and the department agreed. Tseng says the department has been using e-bikes since November 2017, but they’ve already proved their worth.
8)

"On the second day of the pilot program, an officer on an e-bike helped catch a naughty Vietnamese lady fleeing from a patrol car."

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SHERIFF’S BLOTTER
https://www.theacorn.com/articles/sheriffs-blotter-551/

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A thief stole an electric bicycle, a pair of sunglasses, gloves and a balaclava from a garage on Skyview Way on April 12. The owner said he parked his car in the garage and saw his electric bike parked in front of the car. When he returned in the morning the bike and a bag attached to it were gone. The owner believes the thief gained access to the communal garage through a neighbor’s open door. The stolen property was worth over $4,000.
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Vintage e-bike gets black-out looks and adventure-ready performance:
https://newatlas.com/vintage-scrambler-s-bike/54537/

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If you're sick of cookie-cutter e-bikes built solely for puttering around city centers, Vintage Electric might be the antidote you need. A couple months ago, the California e-bike maker took to cruising the coastline with the surfy Signature Cruz special edition, and now it's veering toward twisting pavement and dusty high desert with the Scrambler S. The retro-inspired adventure e-bike becomes its most capable yet, inviting those that prefer "fire roads to freeways" to head for the road less traveled.
:lol: "Surfy"...
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MPs call on DfT to extend electric vehicle purchase grants to bicycles:
https://www.bikebiz.com/news/mps-plug-ebikes

Starts:
Electric bikes celebrated in first ever e-bike-only parliamentary debate
... and:
MPs from all parties have called on the government to offer grants for purchasing electric bicycles. Those purchasing electric cars and vans are subsidised to do so through grants provided by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles but, oddly, neither bicycles or e-bikes are deemed to be "low emission vehicles".

Yesterday in parliament the co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group Andrew Selous secured a debate on this anomaly. He also praised e-bikes in general as did many other MPs, including the transport minister Jesse Norman, a long-time e-bike user, who chided his fellow parliamentarians for being late converts.
:mrgreen:

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"Journeys by e-bike are longer, with an average of 5.9 miles compared with 3.9 miles. Importantly, 18 percent of disabled cyclists own a bike with electric assistance. It is fantastic to get more disabled people cycling, too.

"In 2017, we had 63,000 sales, but Spain sold 66,000, Switzerland sold 87,000, Austria sold 120,000, Italy sold 155,000, Belgium sold 245,000, France sold 255,000, the Netherlands sold 294,000 and Germany sold a whopping 720,000 in 2017. That is more than 11 times the number in the United Kingdom, so we have a little catching up to do."
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(News getting bigger...)
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Bicycle Association welcomes calls from MPs for e-bike purchase grant
("An e-bike subsidy would only be fair, argues BAGB, considering e-cars and e-vans are subsidised"):
https://www.bikebiz.com/news/bagb-welcomes-ebike-debate

Starts:
The Bicycle Association has welcomed yesterday's debate in parliament about e-bikes.

BAGB's operations director Steve Garidis said: “We encourage the Government to recognise the strategic urgency of supporting e-bikes by extending the current OLEV subsidy for electric vehicles."

He added: "The Bicycle Association believes that e-bikes and e-cargo bikes will play a central role in the way people and goods move around in future.
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Post by LockH » May 10 2018 9:15am

OH! They used "The O Word" (in the current flood of market research reports...)

Electric Bicycle Motors Market to Witness an Outstanding Growth by 2025:
https://www.latestmarketreports.com/201 ... h-by-2025/

Outstanding! ... then they use a stock image to illustrate their report:
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... and bigger...

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Call for government to subsidise e-bikes to drive mass uptake:
http://road.cc/content/news/241606-call ... ass-uptake

Stand by for... amusing comments there. [cough cough] Maybe "best" so far:
Whilst I'm not going to knock anything that encourages cycling (I've long campaigned at work for a cargo delivery bike, electric assisted, or not) surely the sub title should read '...falling behind Europe when it comes to a cycling infrastructure......'?
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E-bike trial weakens car use habit: :mrgreen:
http://environmentalresearchweb.org/cws ... news/71501

Starts:
E-bikes – pedal cycles fitted with an electric motor and rechargeable battery pack – could play a significant role in shifting our transport choice from cars to more environmentally-friendly alternatives. Analysis by researchers in Switzerland showed that a two-week e-bike trial induced long-term changes in the mode of transport that came to mind when participants considered nine scenarios, including "visiting a friend in the closest city", "commuting to work", "going shopping" and "visiting the mountains with friends for a day".

In the 2015 Bike4Car programme, car owners in 32 Swiss cities received free use of an e-bike for 14 days in exchange for their car keys. Participants’ views were surveyed immediately after they signed up to the trial. One year later, the same group completed a follow-up questionnaire.
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Here's why biking to work sucks (and also why biking to work is awesome):
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BIKING TO WORK SUCKS WHEN: An electric bike whizzes past you on the hill
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... and just got a little happier... :)

The Under the Hammer column with Thompsons Auctioneers:
https://www.harrogateadvertiser.co.uk/n ... -1-9154364

Starts:
Well what a Bank Holiday Weekend we’ve had – the hottest one for many a year. Our Bank Holiday started with a visit from BBC’s “Antiques Road Trip” with experts David Harper and Angus Ashworth.
Includes:
Here are just a few of our lots that have sold over the last couple of weeks:

... includes: E Ride Sports electric bicycle – £360
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Oh Oh... :lol:

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Simple Ethereum Vending Machines with NodeMCU:
https://hackaday.com/2018/05/10/simple- ... h-nodemcu/

Starts:
Recently, we covered how to use the Etherscan API to query data (a wallet balance) from the Ethereum blockchain with NodeMCU. It’s a very useful method for retrieving information from a blockchain on embedded systems where storage and memory are an issue.
Includes:
You could also set a timer where the length depends on the amount of Eth received. This would allow for things like public advertisements that go away for a while if someone pays a fee. (Please don’t do this!) Maybe a conference room for rent with the power controlled this way? Hackerspace membership payment? An electric bicycle that charges you for power used?
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » May 10 2018 3:42pm

Anybuddy wanna sell electric bikes in Costa Rica?

Costa Rica's New President Leads The Way With Fossil Fuel Ban:
https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/ ... -0030.html

Wiki:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Renewable ... Costa_Rica
Renewable energy in Costa Rica supplied about 98.1 percent of its electrical energy in 2016. In 2014, 99% of its electrical energy was derived from renewable energy sources, about 80 percent of which from hydroelectric power. For the first 75 days of 2015, 100 percent of its electrical energy was derived from renewable energy sources and in mid 2016 that feat was accomplished for 110 consecutive days despite suboptimal weather conditions.
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Post by LockH » May 10 2018 6:23pm

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The Seattle Post-Intelligencer (popularly known as the Seattle P-I, the Post-Intelligencer, or simply the P-I) is an online newspaper and former print newspaper based in Seattle, Washington, United States.

The newspaper was founded in 1863 as the weekly Seattle Gazette, and was later published daily in broadsheet format. It was long one of the city's two daily newspapers, along with The Seattle Times, until it became an online-only publication on March 18, 2009.
Why try an eBike? You might just like it
("Take it from a (regular) bike commuter who just tried one"):
https://www.seattlepi.com/local/transpo ... 902283.php

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Ends:
And, increasingly, so do many in Seattle. According to a new study by GenZe, an electric vehicle manufacturer, Seattle ranks second among the top 10 major cities in the U.S. for people commuting via electric bicycle.

The hills, traffic, and increasing number of bike trails are making the city a hotspot for the $64.9 million industry. That market share has tripled in the past three years, according to GenZe, which makes sense, since eBikes can provide such an easy solution to some of the bike commuting's greatest pitfalls.

For now though, as a millennial bike commuter who likes the exercise, I don't trust myself with all that motorized fun. With turbo power comes turbo responsibility, as they say.
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » May 10 2018 6:37pm

Hehe... ESB "Search found 30 matches: Trek Super Commuter". Again:

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2018 Trek Super Commuter+ 8S Test Ride And Review: Electric Bicycle Wet Dreams: :lol:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonfogel ... d0035c10cb

Starts:
I recently moved to a suburb of Detroit in western Wayne County, an area that is dominated by automobiles. But at some point, bicyclists had their say. A web of safe, well-maintained bike trails enmesh my town, allowing for travel and exploration. After a winter of inactivity, I got the chance to live with the 2018 Trek Super Commuter+ 8S electric bicycle for a few weeks, and it proved to be the perfect introduction to spring riding.
Ends:
The 2018 Trek Super Commuter+ 8S carries a suggested retail price of $5,199. The high quality and premium level of equipment and accessories included certainly justify the price but riding around on five grand worth of bicycle might scare me off of a purchase. I’d certainly invest in multiple locking and security systems if I had to park it outdoors while I shopped or worked, because this gorgeous Viper Red bike is bound to be a theft target.
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » May 11 2018 4:32am

Hehe... As noted in ES Newz earlier...:
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=57933&p=1377459#p1377459

new bikes for police in Traverse City, Michigan news getting bigger, now on TV...

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An affiliate of CBS, 9&10 News is located in northern Michigan, and is part of the 118th television market (DMA). There are 25 counties that comprise the Traverse City – Cadillac DMA, however 9&10 News has a total viewing area of 41 counties in Michigan along with portions of Ontario, Canada.
Traverse City Police Department Receives Electric Assist Bikes for Patrol Officers:
http://www.9and10news.com/2018/05/10/tr ... -officers/

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The Islander is a weekly newspaper published in Kingscote, South Australia, first founded in, and published continuously since, 1967.
... and:
Kangaroo Island is Australia's third-largest island, after Tasmania and Melville Island. It lies in the state of South Australia 112 km (70 mi) southwest of Adelaide. Its closest point to the mainland is Snapper Point in Backstairs Passage which is 13.5 km (8.4 mi) from the Fleurieu Peninsula.
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KI Bicycle Users Group goes door to door:
https://www.theislanderonline.com.au/st ... r-to-door/

Starts:
A small, but enthusiastic group of riders from the Kangaroo Island Bicycle Users Group gathered at Dudley Wines’ cellar door on recent fine, sunny Sunday morning.
Includes:
It was a very casual, chatty ride, conversation only ceasing on the few short, steep undulations. More breathing, less talking.

Paul, on his electric bike, seemed unaware of these variations.
It may be there are still folks living in caves in the Antarctic watt haven't heard about electric bikes yet... :wink:
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Re: More E-bikes found in NON-ebike media

Post by LockH » May 11 2018 5:29am

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The Star Tribune is the largest newspaper in Minnesota.
The Bike Guy column: Arrival of e-bikes should spur discussion about speed on paths
("Arrival of e-bikes has made the topic even more urgent in Minneapolis."):
http://www.startribune.com/the-bike-guy ... 482354351/

:roll:

Starts:
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board in April began reviewing the archaic and lamebrained ordinances still on its books. One of the board’s proposed topics for the year ahead: Increasing the speed limit on the city’s bike paths.

This idea, according to the board, emerged from frustrated constituents who say the 10-mph limit is meaningless — both too low and largely ignored. The board will be asking itself: Is the city better off with higher speed limits that acknowledge actual biking speeds? Or — since apparently no one in the history of the city has ever been ticketed for speeding on a bike path — is actual enforcement the answer? And: Does the city even have a significant reckless biking problem on its bike paths?

These questions coincide nicely with what could be a summer of reckoning on the region’s bike paths — the summer when the lumbering, whizzing electric bikes arrive, in droves.
"lumbering, whizzing"... Watt, like those big guys wearing Spandex (TM)? :lol:
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