Kepler wrote:Excellent Ariderslife, thanks for dropping by.
So give us your thoughts on your riding style versus the hoon responsibly and under the radar discussion.
First off i want to point out that i was wearing and always do wear my DOT Approved Motocross helmet when i ride the bomber.
I would consider my riding style as confident and controlled.
Why do i consider my style Confident and controlled? Well, Several factors.
i grew up riding motocross bikes/ racing downhill / racing bmx.
I have a full motorcycle license,
Ive done courses in first aid and listed as OD.
while comparing my motorbike background to e bikes is night and day, ALOT transfers over and almost makes the Ebike feel like a total toy to me.
i wouldn't go as far as to say the E-bike is but i have no issue or regret in saying i am not no normal ebike rider, not claiming im pro or anything.. just stating how i see it.
As for people saying riding those 80kph Speeds on that Footpath at the start of the video is within my control
You have to remember the GoPros field of view doesnt show peoples facial expressions from a distance, mannerisms etc.
many of the people i passed seen me coming along time before i got near them.
I am merely showing the world how these 5,000watt + ebikes perform in the Real World in the hands of a rider who can control the bike, not some 14yo with no road
experience or comprehension of how Cars react to bikes in traffic.
Lurkin called this idiocy,
What i call idiocy is ANYONE who smokes cigarettes.
Now as for the Hoon aspect of it, Yes i guess you can say wheelies are hoon related but did you notice what was different about mine..
I had control of the wheelie from the moment the front tyre came up to the moment i put it back down again.
Learning to use the rear brake in harmony with the throttle will give you smooth controlled wheelies.
Hoon Behaviour to me would riding around doing burnouts on the ebike at traffic lights and ripping up peoples lawns.
Hooning would be doing 80 in a 60zone on the ebike,
granted a few times i may have dabbled a tad over the speed limit but all within safe boundaries. and exit routes.
Now for the Police thing.
Police know who i am, and have for years they have my number and on occasion the NSW Motorcycle committees have called me asking for any suitable footage for police demonstration's
such as drivers using the phone, acceleration on the E-bike, how fast they stop etc. i donate footage wilingly. If they wanted to see examples of how fast Ebikes can Stop then i will go out
and find somewhere away from harming others and practise, get some good response times then go find a suitable "real world" street and show them the reaction times, the feedback from
people who see how fast these bombers can stop has always intrigued alot of people. THEY do stop alot faster then someones home made single pot braking setup.
As for the ABC article,
They had dubbed the audio, taken words out of context and sped up parts of the video. SEVERAL people did notice this and pointed it out, ABC removed the (video) from facebook the following day.
ABC never asked me for an interview and i would have accepted that and gone on camera to debate to logiistics of Ebike laws and my opinion..
So for those that want to know my opinion on Ebike laws.
What i want to see is this..
Increase the Legal limit to 1,000watt, ( add a minimum age, 16 - this is debateable )
- Sub 1,000 watt e-bikes limited to 45kph.
1,000watt+ e-bikes are to carry a Green Plate aka (E- plate)
- An E-Plate would be a small metal plate that sits of the back of the seat post, this Plate and Plate number confirm the rider has
- A: A Valid Motorbike licence
- B: DOT - CE Certified Helmet required.
- C: front and rear blinking lights + bell
- D: The Speeds the 1,000watt+ ebikes can do will be debated, i personally would be happy to have a 80kph speed limit but 60 kph seems more realistic.
- 1000watt + Ebikes are to be tested and Verified by Selected Mountain Stores who can confirm that bikes are in running order.
- this inspection is to be done Once a year, the Fee would be $120 to 200 ( again debatable ) - This Fee includes the E-Plate
- The Service Fee / E- Plate Fee does not include what may need to be fixed
- Essentially it would be Creating revenue for the government but also allowing MORE people to ride Ebikes and backyard tinkers who want 5,000 / 10,000 watt bikes road legal.
* id like to have those scooters with the Seats on them Banned, i've seen some nasty crashes on those things
* as for those elec scooters, Again Debatable, i dont want kids flying down the footpath at 45kph on a 400,watt scooter
** im sure there is other things i cant think of at the moment..