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Post by LockH » Jun 24 2018 12:33am

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The New Zealand Herald is a daily newspaper published in Auckland, New Zealand, owned by New Zealand Media and Entertainment. It has the largest newspaper circulation of all newspapers in New Zealand, peaking at over 200,000 copies in 2006, although circulation of the daily Herald had declined to 115,213 copies on average by December 2017. Its main circulation area is the Auckland region. It is also delivered to much of the north of the North Island including Northland, Waikato and King Country.
Diana Clement: How to go cold turkey on spending:
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/personal-fin ... d=12073488

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Owning stuff doesn't make you happier.
Going cold turkey on spending, quite often does.
The money you save gives you more freedom in life and will let you do things that actually make your life better.
Here are some ideas of what you could go cold turkey on:
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A second or third car

Cars chew through money. I was involved in a discussion about how a local family was buying a second car now that the teenager had increased the number of drivers to three using one car.

Stuff the teenager. If the family could cope with one car and two drivers then the third driver should just fit in and use feet, cycle and public transport the same way she always has.

Public transport, peer-to-peer car hire, and the occasional taxi is still cheaper than the ownership and running of a second car, WOF, registration and so on.

An electric bicycle really is the answer for a growing number of Kiwis who use them for sweat-free commuting.
Hehe... Author Diana Clement looks like a "hottie"...:
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As someone who has spent near half their like "on vacation" ("working" one-two days a week, otherwise going sailing), getting rid of automobiles was "Job Number One". :mrgreen:
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Post by LockH » Jun 24 2018 2:11am

Hehe... News re VanMoof getting bigger and bigger...

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Dezeen is the world's most popular and influential architecture and design magazine, and the winner of numerous awards for journalism and publishing.
This week, Dezeen spoke to Björk and the Glasgow School of Art burnt down:
https://www.dezeen.com/2018/06/23/this- ... -art-fire/

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In a technological first, Dutch bike company VanMoof launched a high-security electric bicycle that claims to be impossible to steal.
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Hehe... Bosch in the news again...

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Bosch to hit the road with electric bikes at key public shows:
https://cyclingindustry.news/bosch-to-h ... lic-shows/

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Bosch plans to introduce new customers to the electric bike, having revealed that it will take a number of demo units along as part of its nationwide ‘Smart Living Tour’.

The tour has already begun introducing visitors to some of the UK’s biggest public and county shows to electric bikes and will continue to do so through September. Stop offs include showings at the ‘Bristol Balloon Fiesta’ (9-12 August) and ‘Carfest South’ (24-26 August), among many others found here.
Watt? NOT around North America (yet)??? [Grumble Grumble] Hehe...
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Hehe... Guess the "theft-proof" claim is the big attraction...

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VanMoof Electrified S2: ‘One of the smartest bikes you’ll ever ride’
("With its next-gen technology this sleek city bike is on a mission to outsmart thieves"):
https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyl ... ike-review

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In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

Since 1994, the quarterly magazine has focused on telling stories about the region’s communities, environment, arts, food, leisure and more, establishing it as a cultural cornerstone for everyone who cherishes these hills as home – or hopes to one day.

In The Hills is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.
E-Bikes: The Skeptic and the Fan
("Are e-bikes cheating or are they the perfect solution for our hills? Two very different local cyclists take their e-bikes out for a spin, and weigh in on the experience."):
Starts:
E-bike sales hit 35 million units worldwide in 2016 according to Electric Bikes Worldwide Reports. Places like Europe, where cycling is a way of life, lead this boom. Still, domestic sellers are claiming from 100 to 500 per cent growth in the past year alone, according to a 2017 CBC report. Some say it’s the best invention, well, since the bicycle. But not everyone is as thrilled. Some say e-biking is cheating. Some say it’s watering down the sport. Here we offer two very different perspectives on a trend that is underway on Headwaters’ rural roads and trails. You decide!
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Barb’s new e-biking slogan I think sums it up best: “Get up, keep up and look up. Get up off the couch and get up any hill. Keep up with any group. And finally, look up and enjoy every beautiful moment on your e-bike.” Cheating-schmeating. E-bikes are awesome.
:mrgreen:

... and notes:
Want to try an e-bike?

Come to the Tour de Headwaters bicycle ride on Saturday, September 15 and test ride a current-model Cube e-bike.
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The Taipei Times is the only printed daily English-language newspaper in Taiwan and the third to be established in the nation.
Bicycle exports up 16% by value
("ELECTRIC: Shipments of Taiwan-made electric bicycles this year have risen 38.86 percent to 110,548 units, figures from the Taiwan Bicycle Association showed"):
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/arc ... 2003695483

The total value of the nation’s bicycle exports increased 16.3 percent year-on-year to US$545.9 million during the first five months of this year, as rising average product prices offset declining overseas shipments, the Taiwan Bicycle Association reported on its Web site, citing the latest Ministry of Finance statistics.

The data also showed that although demand has been rising in Indonesia, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Estonia and Ukraine, markets such as the US, Canada, the EU, Japan, Australia, China and South Korea remain the main destinations for Taiwanese bicycles, accounting for nearly 90 percent of total exports.

Association showed that the combined value of bicycle exports from January to last month grew 41.99 percent year-on-year in Japan, followed by growth of 36.82 percent in China, 31.95 percent in the three countries of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and 22.46 percent in Australia, but declined 34.22 percent in Thailand and 31.04 percent in Malaysia.

The 28 EU nations were still the biggest export market in the first five months of the year, as the bloc bought US$214.31 million — or 39.26 percent — of the nation’s exports, with the combined export value increasing 8.29 percent from the same period last year, the data showed.

Among the major EU markets, sales to the Netherlands surged 54.51 percent from last year and shipments to Spain jumped 43.38 percent, while exports to the UK declined 6.93 percent and those to Belgium dropped 9.7 percent, the data showed.

In the face of rising competition from makers of low-priced bicycles in China and other emerging markets, local makers such as Giant Manufacturing Co (巨大機械), Merida Industry Co (美利達) and Ideal Bike Corp (愛地雅) have continued to focus on mid-priced and high-end models, as well as developing their own brands and targeting electric bicycles, the association said.

The companies’ efforts have paid off, helping to drive up the average selling price of Taiwan-made products 29.54 percent to US$603.78 per bicycle in the first five months of the year, from US$466.09 last year, it said.

Higher average prices helped Taiwanese bicycle makers buck continued downward pressure on their overseas shipments, which fell 10.22 percent annually to 904,140 units, the data showed.

The association attributed the rising selling prices partly to strong growth momentum in the electric bicycle market, which saw average selling prices grow 10.97 percent to US$1,394.25 per bicycle.

Shipments of Taiwan-made electric bicycles during the five-month period increased 38.86 percent to 110,548 units, with the total export value rising 54.1 percent to US$154.13 million from a year earlier, the data showed.

The EU remained the largest market for locally produced electric bicycles, ordering 71,979 units in the first five months, followed by 25,231 units ordered by NAFTA members.

However, shipment growth to the EU might decelerate significantly because European importers have built up inventories to hedge against an anti-dumping tariff that might be imposed by the European Commission on electric bicycles exported from China, where many Taiwanese makers have set up factories, Deutsche Bank AG said in a client note last month.

Electric bicycles made in China need to be registered when imported into the EU and they are subject to a potential anti-dumping duty, a public document released by the European Commission on May 3 said.

A preliminary ruling expected to come out sometime next month could subject Chinese electric bicycles to an anti-dumping tariff of between 80 and 170 percent, the Chinese-language Commercial Times reported on Thursday.
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The Otago Daily Times (ODT) is a newspaper published by Allied Press Ltd in Dunedin, New Zealand.
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Dunedin is the second-largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and the principal city of the Otago region. Its name comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. Population (June 2017) • Territorial 128,800
Celebrating cycleway success:
https://www.odt.co.nz/opinion/editorial ... ay-success

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What a relief some common sense has entered the matter of KiwiRail and cycle paths.

KiwiRail’s 5m rule threatened to derail — if not stop in its tracks — the cycle route through the Chain Hills tunnel between Wingatui and Abbotsford, a crucial link between Dunedin and places further west, including eventually into Central Otago.

The 5m stipulation between the centre of the track and the cycleway — rather than 3m — came after the Dunedin Tunnels Trail Trust had already worked with KiwiRail on plans for its track, bought land, started construction and raised money.

The compromise is that at pinch points where the 5m cannot be achieved a stronger and higher fence must be built.This still seems over the top, but at least it means the track can go ahead.

Recreational cycling has boomed, as has mountain biking as a sport.
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Given Dunedin’s topography, it could well be that electric bikes are an important slice of any progress to a cycling culture.
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Post by LockH » Jun 24 2018 2:42pm

Hehe... ESB "Search found 24 matches: craze" (in this thread...) ... again. News from the USA via Taiwan.: :lol:

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Flood of electric scooters unnerves US city officials:
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/biz/arc ... 2003695485

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How fast is the US electric scooter-sharing craze growing?

Fast enough for the vehicles to be declared a nuisance and kicked off the streets of San Francisco and a handful of others cities to allow local officials to mull regulations — and fast enough to draw big investments to allow nimble start-ups to reach billion-dollar valuations.

In Washington, the electric scooters have become a fixture on city bike paths, zipping along at speeds of up to 25km per hour, sometimes veering onto sidewalks despite warnings to the contrary.
Suspect Stupid Human Tricks involved. :lol:
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Trump's tariffs may kill the e-bike revolution:
https://www.treehugger.com/bikes/trumps ... ution.html

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Just when the market for e-bikes was exploding, it gets blown up.

The President of the United States is unhappy with the nation's balance of trade with other countries. Fortunately, he has an easy solution.
... and quotes Mr. President: “When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!”

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Some bike brands say a 25 percent tariff on import cost would be multiplied roughly three times, in dollars, at retail price. So an e-bike valued at $1,000 at Customs would be slapped with a $250 tariff, resulting in a $750 increase on the sales floor...Not all e-bikes come from China, of course. But Trek, Giant, Accell, Pedego and some smaller brands all manufacture at least some e-bikes there.
:roll: The DIY and conversion kits companies about to "make a killing"... :mrgreen:
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Zero Motorcycles Orange County Grand Opening:
https://cleantechnica.com/2018/06/24/ze ... d-opening/

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The Zero Motorcycles dealership that is not owned by Zero, but styled by Zero, had a lovely grand opening party. The weather was perfect for a day of test rides, as it always is in Southern California. Even when it’s too hot to be out riding ICE motorcycles, Zero Motorcycles keep their cool. On the test ride, we idled at a stop sign in front of a busy outdoor cafe. A handful of the patrons looked at us with idle curiosity. None gave us looks of disgust and hatred they reserve for 10 gas-powered motorcycles idling at a four-way stop while they try to enjoy their brunch.
:mrgreen:

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The dealership is technically owned by the DiCostanzo brothers John and David. They’re motorcyclists with a long history in the business of selling motor vehicles. If Zero had actually opened a proprietary dealership, their existing dealers may have all fled. Yes, the press release read as if that’s what they’d done, and yes, that press release was approved before we received it. No need to panic, they’re not choosing 2018 to suddenly flip and sell direct-to-consumer. You may recognize the DiCostanzo name because of John & David’s brother Don. Don is the co-founder of Pedego, the electric bicycle maker.
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Post by LockH » Jun 25 2018 3:45am

Hehe... News about the AM1 bike from Analog Motion getting bigger...

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Acquire. Launched in 2006 by Bernard Antolin, Acquire is a men's publication with a great and broad appreciation for everything from Saville Row tailoring to ebikes and a great pair of sneakers. You'll get an immediate sense of that in Their coverage and though They cover the latest and greatest, They tend to keep Their editorial focus on items with great product stories, beautiful design, heritage, and heaps of watts. So whether you're Tony Stark, a streetwear aficionado, or a electronhead, They're pretty damn certain They've got you covered.
Analog Motion shows us that electric bikes don't have to weigh a million pounds
("The new AM1 helps solve a big e-bike issue: weight."):
https://www.acquiremag.com/sports/analo ... ic-bicycle

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There are plenty of amazing, high-tech e-bike options on the market, but most of them are forgetting one thing: being a bicycle. What we mean by that is that the market is filled with tech-heavy options and physically heavy options due to all the technology.

What Analog Motion offers is a nice balance of both. Their AM1 is everything you would want in a modern bicycle. At 30 lbs, it's just slightly heavier than a standard bicycle while delivering the convenience of pedal assist and you can always turn it off when you don't need it.
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Hehe... "when you don't need it"... :lol:
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Post by LockH » Jun 25 2018 6:03am

Hehe... ESB "Search found 32 matches: Ampler"... again:

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EU-Startups.com is one of the leading startup blogs in Europe and was founded in October of 2010.

We write about internet and tech startups out of Europe and provide our readers with data-driven analysis, interviews and startup-related news. In addition to our focus on young technology companies, we also publish other kinds of news out of the tech-space that has a commercial or cultural impact on startups in Europe.
10 Baltic startups to watch in 2018:
http://www.eu-startups.com/2018/06/10-b ... r-in-2018/

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Last year, the World Economic Forum mentioned the Baltic countries among the most entrepreneurial regions in Europe. Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia count 6 million people combined – with an enormous innovation potential. Lithuania’s startup visa initiative, Estonia’s e-residency system and Latvia’s Techchill are just some of the initiatives that position the region as an emerging entrepreneurial hub.
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Ampler Bikes are providing a fast, affordable and stylish solution to the urban commuting challenge with their smart electric bikes Curt, Stout, and Stellar. Handmade in Tallinn with an estimated range of 70 km on a single charge, Ampler Bikes successfully ended their Indiegogo campaign in 2016 and has since then, shipped more than 800 smart bikes to 21 countries. Starting at 14 kg, Ampler is light as a normal bicycle and 35% lighter than the average electric bike.
https://amplerbikes.com/

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The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally. It was founded by Arthur B. Sleigh in 1855 as Daily Telegraph & Courier.

The Telegraph is widely regarded as a national "newspaper of record" and it maintains an international reputation for quality, having been described by the BBC as being "one of the world's great titles".
Sport Cycling E-bike revolution
Bust the hills with a hybrid bike:
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/cycling/e-b ... brid-bike/

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Can an electric power boost help a cycling dad keep pace with his speedy son?

I can remember teaching Eddie to ride when he was five years old and recall every scraped knee (his) and temper tantrum (mine) that came along with it.

I also remember the feeling when it all finally fell into place and he was two-wheeling on his own and we began venturing further and further afield on our bikes.

Fast forward five years and we were heading out for two-day bikepacking jaunts on Dartmoor, where we would ride the trails of the national park and camp overnight before heading home the next day.

However, another five years and things were beginning to change in our cycling dynamic as Eddie came into his own as a competent, powerful cyclist with an engine that just seemed to run and run and legs that never seemed to quit.

I, on the other hand, needed increasingly regular breaks – disguised as minor roadside adjustments to my bike, of course. And I soon realised that even this wasn’t enough if I was going to keep pace with Eddie and keep our adventures going.

The last time we were out together I think he heard, “Eddie! Wait up”, more times than his patience could bear and he began to go out more and more with his mates, while my bike gathered dust in the garage.

Thankfully, Halfords’ Carrera Crossfire-E Mens electric hybrid has changed all that with a battery that powers 60 miles of pedalling on a single charge – more than enough to resurrect our two-wheeled trips.
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What shall we call the non-electrified bicycle?:
https://www.bikebiz.com/news/m-bike-or-acoustic

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And is it a dodo in waiting?

The term for an electric bike is now firmly "e-bike". But what about bicycles powered by cornflakes alone, what should they be called? Some in the industry favour "acoustic cycle" – this is a nod to the difference between an acoustic and an electric guitar.

Or should it be m-bike, for mechanical or manual bicycle? Either way, will they go the way of the manual typewriter? Museum pieces, ridden by re-enactors but far from the mainstream?
:mrgreen:

Hehe... In the world of sailing boats, having stumbled on using two or three hulled craft ("catamarans" or "trimarans") decades ago - often disparaged by others as "cheater" boats watt "go too fast" (sound familiar?), us catamaran sailors used to joking refer to the great unwashed as "monomaran"sailors. I've already been kidding on the `Sphere about "classic" and "antique" and "retro" "Poop-Mobile"-style pedal-only Huff-and-Puff bikes...

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Pedal Fest Coming to Oakland, California:
http://bicycletimesmag.com/pedal-fest-c ... alifornia/

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PedalFest, a one-day outdoor festival of all things cycling, is coming to Jack London Square in Oakland, CA on July 28th. And it’s free!

People from all walks of life make Pedalfest great. People who are totally new to cycling walk in off the street and we bike nuts share the love with them. More butts on bikes!

Where else can you see Pee Wee Herman?
Includes:
Electric Bike Test Track

Curious about electric bikes? Visit our E-Bike Test Track, presented by Trek Bicycles of Berkeley, and take a spin! Visit with manufacturers’ reps, see the latest in bike tech and ride a variety of e-bikes, including electric cargo bikes. Find the E-Bike Test Track at the corner of Broadway and Embarcadero. Riders must be 18 years of age.
GO Cali! Hehe... Will Pee Wee ride electric? :lol:
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The Daily Journal is published six days a week, Monday through Friday plus a combo Weekend edition. The newspaper is distributed throughout San Mateo County and northern Santa Clara County, and all over the world through smdailyjournal.com

It is the mission of the Daily Journal to be the most accurate, fair and relevant local news source for those who live, work or play on the San Francisco Peninsula.
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The San Francisco Peninsula is a peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area that separates San Francisco Bay from the Pacific Ocean. On its northern tip is the City and County of San Francisco. Its southern base is in northern Santa Clara County, including the cities of Palo Alto, Mountain View and Los Altos. Most of the Peninsula is occupied by San Mateo County, between San Francisco and Santa Clara counties...
Get off the sidewalk!:
https://www.smdailyjournal.com/opinion/ ... f5b74.html

Starts:
Editor,

As a pedestrian, I do not share the editor’s enthusiasm about the electric bicycle and scooter programs coming to Burlingame and San Mateo (Jon Mays’ column of Friday, June 22).
Includes:
It is too dangerous to ride electric bicycles and scooters on the traffic-congested streets in these cities; therefore, riders will use the sidewalks for their own safety.
... and:
During commute hours, traffic is heavily congested. That forces bicycle and scooter riders to use the sidewalk (where I walk). Before any city grants a permit to companies like LimeBike, each company needs to provide mandatory liability insurance for its riders. If there is a pedestrian and rider collision on a sidewalk, I want to know that I would be adequately compensated for my injuries. This, of course, is in addition to the compensation I would seek against the city that approved this highly unrealistic and dangerous program.
[Signed]
Emitt Wallace
San Mateo
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Fatherly is the leading digital media brand for dads. Our mission is to empower men to raise great kids and lead more fulfilling adult lives. From original video series and deep dive reports to podcasts and events, Fatherly offers original reporting, expert parenting advice, and hard-won insights into a challenging, but profoundly rewarding stage of life.
This Kid-Hauling Cycle Changed My Mind About Electric Bikes
("Farewell, sweaty exhausting journeys. Hello, cruisin'!"):
https://www.fatherly.com/gear/yuba-boda ... ke-review/

Starts:
Like many New Yorkers, and specifically New York City bicyclists, I have a deep-seated hatred of electric bikes. Not only do they seem to go against everything a bicycle stands for — that is, man’s ability to move through space by his own force — but they are zooming menaces whose riders rarely follow established bicyclist etiquette, let alone traffic laws.

But recently my opinion has changed. For the last three years, weather permitting, I pile my two kids onto the back of my decade-old Yuba Mundo when we have to go to school, or want to scope out a playground or even want to take a turn on the Deno’s Wonder Wheel in Coney Island. And, as I’ve gotten older and the kids bigger, I frequently find myself out of puff by the time we arrive. A few weekends ago, I tried to take the kids to dim sum in Manhattan’s Chinatown. By the time we made it, I was a quivering sweaty mess. What had started as a great adventure had turned into yet another instance of Dad being in a foul mood. It was time to revisit my bias.

The reevaluation couldn’t have come at a better time. This month, Yuba introduced its Electric Boda Boda, a slightly more compact model frame than the Yuba Mundo but one still capable of carrying two little guys on the back. (The Mundo is 6’9″ to the Boda Boda’s 6’1″). The Boda Boda frame isn’t new but its electrical componentry is. This version comes with an sleek e6000 Shimano Steps electric kit, which nestles onto the frame like a lamprey eel does a shark. It’s both fetching and repulsive to me. The first time I saw it I was both turned on and abashed, like when you realize you’ve gotten yourself into a compromising situation at a company trivia night. It’s thrilling but also cheating.

Would I become a cheater? As soon as I clambered onto the bike, plopping my kids on the back, my questions were answered. Yes, I could go for this.
:mrgreen:

Thank Goodness. Author Joshua David Stein story originally "The Yuba Mundo Boda Boda made me Cream my Jeans" quickly got modified. [Phew]
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Post by LockH » Jun 25 2018 2:52pm

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Cool Material is your daily source for better gear, insightful articles, and insider info on all the stuff guys want.

Born out of our passion for exciting products, the site has grown from the small hobby blog it started as in 2009. Today, not only do we bring you a daily selection of carefully curated items we think you’ll love, but we take you inside workshops and stores, share stories about innovative brands and craftsmen, and supply you with entertaining and informative reads we think you’ll enjoy. While we’ve grown, we’ve kept quality, uniqueness, and that inherent cool at the heart of everything we post.
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AM1 Electric Bike:
http://coolmaterial.com/rides/am1-electric-bicycle/

Starts:
Electric bikes are a lot like smartwatches. While they can do things their predecessors couldn’t, they often don’t look so good doing them. Analog Motion’s AM1 is an e-bike that isn’t a clunky eyesore.
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Count the exhibitors watt do NOT have something to do with electrics:
https://www.eurobike-show.com/eb-en/ind ... 7367129048

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DEMO AREA
("New bike products – Hands-on, non-stop testing"):
http://www.eurobike-show.com/eb-en/euro ... o-area.php
Sometimes more really is more! At the EUROBIKE Demo Area the exhibitors will be presenting their latest bike models and offering the chance of hands-on testing. Here on wide-ranging test tracks, that offers various levels of demands both of the cyclist and the bike, the Show visitors can try out all types of bikes. Whether it’s a mountain bike or e-bike, or the latest pedelec, racer or cargo bike – it’s all go here.
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Streetsblog is a daily news source connecting people to information about sustainable transportation and livable communities.

Since 2006, Streetsblog has covered the movement to transform our cities by reducing dependence on private automobiles and improving conditions for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit riders. Our reporters have broken important stories about transit funding, pedestrian safety, and bicycle policy from day one. And our writing makes arcane topics like parking prices and induced traffic accessible to a broad audience.

Today, hundreds of thousands of readers rely on Streetsblog, and our online community is the connective fiber for people all over the country working to make their streets safer and more sustainable. Streetsblog New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, USA, and the national Streetsblog Network connect local, grassroots transportation reform advocates with one another and to a national movement for reform.
This Week: Bicycle Advisory Committee, Geary Rapid Drop-In, Women Bike Happy Hour:
https://sf.streetsblog.org/2018/06/25/t ... appy-hour/

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Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar:
Includes:
Thursday: Intro to Urban Cycling with Jump Bikes.
Come learn the basics of biking in San Francisco at the Bicycle Coalition’s ‘Intro to Urban Bicycling Workshop.’ In partnership with JUMP Bikes, they are offering a new 90-minute course covering bicycling for everyday riding in SF, the rules of the road, route planning, how to use the JUMP Bikes system, and what you need to know about riding electric-assist bicycles. Thursday, June 28, 6-7:30 p.m., San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, 1720 Market St., S.F.
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KTVN is a CBS-affiliated television station licensed to Reno, Nevada, United States.
... and:
Reno is a city in the U.S. state of Nevada, located in the western part of the state, approximately 22 miles (35 km) from Lake Tahoe. Known as "The Biggest Little City in the World", Reno is famous for its hotels and casinos and as the birthplace of Harrah's Entertainment (now known as Caesars Entertainment Corporation). It is the county seat of Washoe County, in the northwestern part of the state. The city sits in a high desert at the foot of the Sierra Nevada and its downtown area (along with Sparks) occupies a valley informally known as the Truckee Meadows. It is named after slain Union general Jesse L. Reno.

Reno is the most populous city in the state outside the Las Vegas Valley, with an estimated population of 241,445 in 2015. Reno is part of the Reno–Sparks metropolitan area, which consists of all of both Washoe and Storey counties and has a 2016 estimated population of 457,420.
Reno E-bikes Give Riders, and Business a Boost:
http://www.ktvn.com/story/38504448/reno ... ss-a-boost

Starts:
They look and function like any bike, but have an electric motor so you don't work as hard. Step on the pedals, and you're cruising along with all the joy of two wheels but none of the drawbacks. You know…things like hard exertion and sweat. Michael Miller of Reno’s Motovelo describes it this way: "Imagine somebody kind of pushing you from behind. Like when you were a kid and the first time you got on a bike you got that push!"

Already huge in Europe, E-bikes are taking hold here. Sales in the U.S. last year went up 91% from the year before, and more than 8-fold since 2014. Reno now has Motovelo, an electric bike store where every single bike is electric. As Michael told us, "Every bike here's an electric bike. We only do electric bikes."

And E-bikes are suddenly taking up more space in Reno's traditional shops. Owner Randy Collins has them on two floors at Reno’s College Cyclery, where they now account for close to 20% of his business. As he told me, "They sell themselves, John. Basically, if you get on and ride one you can see the benefit right away." They're all pedal-assist.
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Post by LockH » Jun 25 2018 6:40pm

Hehe... ESB "Search found 7 matches: Kalk". Again:

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Outside is an American magazine focused on the outdoors. The first issue of Outside was published in September 1977. Its mission statement is "to inspire active participation in the world outside through award-winning coverage of the sports, people, places, adventure, discoveries like ebikes, health and fitness, gear and apparel, trends and events that make up an active lifestyle."
You're Going to Want the Cake Kalk E-Dirt Bike
("We rode the ultralight machine designed by the founder of POC"):
https://www.outsideonline.com/2321181/c ... -dirt-bike

Starts:
The founder of Sweden’s high-end snow and cycling protection brand POC is branching out and building a new generation of electric dirt bikes. Light, fun, silent, friendly, and clean, the Cake Kalk is nothing like the motorcycles of the past and may even be the machine that gets you riding.
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The Pioneer group, owned and led by our editor-in-chief Dr Chandan Mitra (CMYK Printech Limited), has inherited a rich tradition of journalism and is carrying on the same pursuit of excellence for today’s times.The Pioneer is one of the oldest national papers in the country, a heritage that we are proud to have been entrusted with and one we are synchronising with modern readership. At a time when information and knowledge are a flood on digital platforms, The Pioneer stands apart, offering views rather than news, generating diverse opinions, encouraging analysis, making sense of the noise and fostering independent thoughts and implementable solutions for the great Indian conundrum.

The newspaper (which now has eight English editions and four Hindi editions) has been the first national paper to introduce colour editions, revolutionise layouts, conceptualise a separate Sunday edition and develop its news website with live updates. Over the years, the paper diversified into other media platforms and opened a magazine and book division. Over the next five years, the group hopes to be in 25 states, tapping into the potential of Tier II cities and bringing them up to speed with the national discourse. The paper has further envisaged a digital expansion which will be more immersive and holistic about the Indian experience and connect with the global Indian. In short, The Pioneer is emerging as a thinkpad for the next quarter of the century.
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Bhadrak District is an administrative district of Odisha state in eastern India.
... and:
The district has an area of 2,505 km². Bhadrak town is situated at a distance of 125 km from the state capital, Bhubaneswar. Population (2011) • Total 1,506,522
Bhadrak engineer makes solar bicycle:
http://www.dailypioneer.com/state-editi ... cycle.html

Starts:
In view of increase in oil prices and environment pollution, a young engineer in Bhadrak district developed a bicycle that runs on solar up to 30 km per hour.

Rakesh Nayak, a native of Kulana village in Tesinga panchayat under Bhandaripokhari block in Bhadrak district, made his village proud by developing a solar-powered bicycle.

The youth, the son of Subash Nayak, who is a music teacher and farmer, and mother Pramila Nayak, has completed his diploma in electrical engineering from Barapada School of Engineering and Technology in Bhadrak district.

He made research and developed a solar-powered bicycle after his father could not afford to bear fuel expenses for his bike. He explored several ways to complete his mission and finally he developed the bicycle just in two months using his technical skills.

Rakesh used a solar panel, four 12-volt batteries and a switch connected with 24-volt DC motor and electric accelerator for start and off in the cycle. It also features horn and light switches. The cycle can also run through pedal.
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The Times is a British daily (Monday to Saturday) national newspaper based in London, England. It began in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register, adopting its current name on 1 January 1788.
... and:
In 1959, the historian of journalism Allan Nevins analysed the importance of The Times in shaping the views of events of London's elite:

For much more than a century The Times has been an integral and important part of the political structure of Great Britain.
Watt my mamil mates think about my ebike
("Celebs like Miley Cyrus and Leonardo DiCaprio rode them first. Now middle-aged men are buying electric bicycles — but are they cheating?"):
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/what ... -m98jsk2d8

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As a cyclist I’ve always been noted for my tentative road style. I only use my bike to go to the railway station and if, say, I see a “crocodile” of primary-school children cycling in fluorescent tabards, I’ll happily join at the back, hoping that my threadbare endurance won’t fail me. Even ascending a speed bump, I can sound like Darth Vader battling a windpipe obstruction. So I never dreamt that I’d experience the pariah status of a cyclist who suddenly and unaccountably smashes all personal performance metrics, like a Tour de France competitor after a pharmacist has pepped up his breakfast smoothie. Then I got an electric bike.
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Hehe... :roll:

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Technological change, increased regulatory requirements and escalating cost pressures are combining to reshape transportation and shipping at a pace not seen in a century. This will lead to new ways of thinking and revolutionary breakthroughs in the industry. Trucks.com will chronicle this change, reporting on developments and providing insights from widely recognized leaders in the trucking world. We plan to fuel your mind for the exciting road ahead.
Racks on the Rise as Truck Sales Soar:
https://www.trucks.com/2018/06/26/racks ... ales-soar/

Starts:
Booming sales of pickup trucks and SUVs are having a ripple effect for Thule, Yakima and other companies that make racks and accessories for the big vehicles.

They are selling to customers such as Taylor Roppolo, a 28-year-old professional beach volleyball player from Weeki Wachee, Fla., who doesn’t feel his vehicle is complete until it has a roof rack.
Includes:
Grabenstein and Ritchie both said their companies have noticed a sharp uptick in fishing, kayaking and electric-powered biking as popular outdoor activities that are affecting sales.

Bike trends, in particular, have reshaped the industry. As vehicles have grown in size, adventurers no longer want to mount their bicycles to the roof and retrieve them so high off the ground.

“Putting a full-size bicycle on top of a car is a bit of a dance,” Grabenstein said.

He also noted that bicycles themselves are growing. More customers are transporting large “fat bikes” designed for snow and sand. Bike manufacturers are also adding electric motors to mountain bikes and beach cruisers.
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