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08-02-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 275
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Posted By 350htrr

You can ride an E-Assist bike and pedal it as...

You can ride an E-Assist bike and pedal it as hard as you can... Nothing to visualize,, nothing to wonder at, even ride it with the motor off, and not fall prey to the usual "it has a motor"...
08-02-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

You can ride an E-Assist bike and pedal it as...

You can ride an E-Assist bike and pedal it as hard as you can... Nothing to visualize,, nothing to wonder at, even ride it with the motor off, and not fall prey to the usual "it has a motor"...
07-31-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Exactly: 100% of what you said is true,...

Exactly: 100% of what you said is true, accurate... :thumb:

The down side of the whole thing is when a certain momentum is reached, and mainstream people realize that this is happening, the Law...
07-30-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Yes, for the tenth time or more, if it has a...

Yes, for the tenth time or more, if it has a motor it is NOT a bicycle... :rolleyes: But, Legally, there IS a differentiation, ... ;), What, do you not understand about that differentiation :foo:......
07-30-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

The EU Laws do a MUCH better job at...

The EU Laws do a MUCH better job at differentiating between a moped/or motorized bicycle... :thumb:, :thumb:, :thumb:, :50: Here in the N American continent, companies seem to have won the...
07-29-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

While I can see your conundrum, My POINT is, and...

While I can see your conundrum, My POINT is, and always has been, Keeping a bicycle a bicycle... Even tho, I ride an "Assisted" bicycle... at what point does "assist" become" a motorized bicycle,...
07-28-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Sounds like small watt numbers of assist, at...

Sounds like small watt numbers of assist, at first glance... But, on my average rides when I ride 100Km+ I use 420 watts/100Km= 4.2 watts per Km, 7 watts /mile. Those numbers should tell you...
07-25-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Nobody said they were the same...Human power is...

Nobody said they were the same...Human power is human power, electric motors are electric ,motors... TOTALY, different.:thumb:

I am talking about the effects, The advantages of each... ;)
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07-25-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Please explain what part on my statement is...

Please explain what part on my statement is Incorrect... I agree it is not the same thing, using a motor compared to using gears... But the "results" have the "same effects". IMO ;)

EDIT; and I am...
07-25-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

It's NOT the same, but id does/can, have the same...

It's NOT the same, but id does/can, have the same "effect"... One is mechanical advantage the other is motorized advantage, Both "allow/assist" a rider that let's say can't/couldn't make it up a...
07-24-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

I guess it depends on who is driving... :innocent:

I guess it depends on who is driving... :innocent:
07-24-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Sounds good in theory, but guess what, real life...

Sounds good in theory, but guess what, real life interferes and guess what,, a 250/350watt E-Assist bike works wonders, like it did for me, for the last 10 years, I have gotten to ride my E-Assist...
07-24-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Because, I like riding with the wind at my back...

Because, I like riding with the wind at my back all the time feeling... :thumb: and going up hills that feel 1/2 as steep... ;) and going 25Km/Hr instead of 20Km/Hr... :love: Yes to make my battery...
07-23-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Not if it fits into the legal definition of an...

Not if it fits into the legal definition of an E-Bike... :p
07-23-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Exactly; BUT,, because of the amount of power,...

Exactly; BUT,, because of the amount of power, 750 Watts+ and people who override/modify the restrictions the manufacturer's set, these "legally" E-Bikes become E-Motorbikes, some manufacturer's...
07-23-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

NO I am not, what I am proposing is to keep...

NO I am not, what I am proposing is to keep E-bikes as an 'assist" for riders that are not as fit as they could be...

Not the way I see it. I read that the pressure sensor will actually reduce...
07-23-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

The EU mind set is to keep a bicycle a bicycle......

The EU mind set is to keep a bicycle a bicycle... :thumb: With a "little" bit of assistance from an Electric motor to assist/allow more people to ride bicycles who, without that little bit of...
07-23-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

For me, the 350 watt assist is just right, it...

For me, the 350 watt assist is just right, it MAKES me pedal as it's not enough power to make it up without pedaling at anything more than lets say a 4% hill...I rode a 500 watt bike and it totally...
07-22-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Really, 6,000 miles to get used to it... It took...

Really, 6,000 miles to get used to it... It took me 1 Km to get used to my E-Assist bicycle with a torque sensor... Why...??? You might ask. Because it was exactly the same riding my E-Assist bike...
07-22-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

The answer is what ever the laws say where you...

The answer is what ever the laws say where you live, THAT is the definition of an E-Bike...

I just do not agree, with the laws here in N America, totally stupid to legislate a motorized vehicle...
07-21-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Yes, it does/would feel great, I am sure... But...

Yes, it does/would feel great, I am sure... But you are not riding a bicycle anymore. IMO.
07-21-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

That IS true, Unfortunately, it ends up being the...

That IS true, Unfortunately, it ends up being the same thing, your USA laws for E-bikes prove it,... The EU laws are sensible, they "allow" a little assistance, and no throttle, and a pedal pressure...
07-21-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Some people who "actually" ride E-bikes with...

Some people who "actually" ride E-bikes with pressure sensors compared to throttles, compared to rotation/cadence sensors, seem to "understand the "difference"... ;) and... people like you do NOT......
07-21-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Power IS power added, and a motor IS a motor, but...

Power IS power added, and a motor IS a motor, but saying/not caring how it's applied/controlled because it makes no difference is not correct...

A pressure sensing system adds a certain % of power...
Forum: Touring
07-08-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,299
Posted By 350htrr

I have had my phone battery last for 3 days and...

I have had my phone battery last for 3 days and still have it on for the GPS for navigation and monitoring my ride with ride with GPS app... You just need to put the phone in airplane mode... ;) and...
Forum: Touring
07-07-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,299
Posted By 350htrr

What a bunch of B S , most of the answers are......

What a bunch of B S , most of the answers are... JMO... If you have a phone, the solution is in your hands... ;) If not, then a map and compass is/should be in your hands... :rolleyes: It is that...
07-03-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Exactly... ;) Most people seem to not realize...

Exactly... ;) Most people seem to not realize that... :50: Now, having said that, most people are people and will take the easy way out almost every time... :innocent:
06-27-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 5,896
Posted By 350htrr

Or, You may need to change some setting to...

Or, You may need to change some setting to "limit" the assistance to a ratio of power she puts in, like some :real" E-Assist bikes have a power meter sensor, those are a true E-Assist bike, :thumb: ...
Forum: Touring
06-22-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,299
Posted By 350htrr

You have a phone...??? You do not need anything...

You have a phone...??? You do not need anything else... IMO ;) So, yes, carrying a paper map and compass is superfluous... IMO. :innocent:
06-18-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,683
Posted By 350htrr

[QUOTE=mcours2006;22107483]Legal ebikes are fine...

[QUOTE=mcours2006;22107483]Legal ebikes are fine for most riders. I deem the cap of 32 kph quite safe as one could easily attain this speed going on a slight decline. My 13 y/o could hit this speed...
Forum: Touring
06-08-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 763
Posted By 350htrr

I think your biggest "problem" would be finding...

I think your biggest "problem" would be finding places for charging the battery every day... I "solved" that problem by charging my, and my wife's E-Assist bike batteries from my camper's solar...
Forum: Touring
05-10-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,425
Posted By 350htrr

Headwinds are actually worse than going up...

Headwinds are actually worse than going up hills... IMO Mentally speaking, going up some big hills you know it's going to take more effort more time, going on the flats and into a 30Km+ headwind is...
05-02-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,964
Posted By 350htrr

I just use my bear spray... 2 times in the last...

I just use my bear spray... 2 times in the last 20 years... worked fantastic... The other thing that also seems to work fantastic/ pretty good,, is yelling NO. NO, No, go home.... Most dogs seem to...
04-30-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By 350htrr

OK, maybe I should clear up what I said/meant to...

OK, maybe I should clear up what I said/meant to say...

I was just saying there seems to be an over abundance of stop signs, and yield signs should also work just as well. did not mean one should...
04-30-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By 350htrr

Yes, stop signs mean stop... But guess what, I...

Yes, stop signs mean stop... But guess what, I think yield signs can be just as effective, but again lowest common denominator means, everyone must stop, because there are some drivers out there...
04-29-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By 350htrr

Yes, it does seem that, I do have a problem with...

Yes, it does seem that, I do have a problem with limits... Why,? probably because most, if not all, limits are set up for the lowest common denominator... Just because the speed limit on a corner...
04-28-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By 350htrr

Really...??? Do you have a veteran license...

Really...??? Do you have a veteran license plate...??? Every time I see a vehicle with a veteran license plate, I change lanes... Cause I have learned that they drive like there was a cop car beside...
04-27-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,245
Posted By 350htrr

Maybe it's more like, the earth isn't going to...

Maybe it's more like, the earth isn't going to return, to the state it was before the industrial revolution... If people don't embrace a less damaging lifestyle to the earth... You know, we all...
04-13-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,911
Posted By 350htrr

1 bicycle, 2 motorbikes, (dirt) 20...

1 bicycle,
2 motorbikes, (dirt)
20 cars/trucks...
Forum: Touring
03-19-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,140
Posted By 350htrr

Really... I have seen it argued all the time on...

Really... I have seen it argued all the time on this forum... :foo:
Forum: Touring
02-16-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,747
Posted By 350htrr

When I tour, my support vehicle (truck & camper)...

When I tour, my support vehicle (truck & camper) driver (wife) waits 20 to 30 minutes, then follows at normal road speed, I wave, meaning as she passes me that everything is OK... The driver keeps...
Forum: Touring
02-12-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,717
Posted By 350htrr

Every spring when I take my bike off the hook...

Every spring when I take my bike off the hook after hanging with the front down I have had the same "issue"... And it is indeed caused by the fluid reservoir being turned upside down and any air in...
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,717
Posted By 350htrr

How are they “superior in every way”? I have rim...

How are they “superior in every way”? I have rim brakes and disc brakes. I even have a bike with rim brakes and disc. At no point in 40+ years of riding mountains, mountain bikes in mountains, riding...
Forum: Touring
02-10-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,717
Posted By 350htrr

I too still hold the same opinion as 11+ years...

I too still hold the same opinion as 11+ years ago... Discs are "superior in every way" to rim brakes, I can think of no parameter that rims are better than discs for sure, the only thing they are...
01-27-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,817
Posted By 350htrr

I lent out my E-Bike once... Never again... I can...

I lent out my E-Bike once... Never again... I can usually get over 100Km out of it before the battery is dead/close to dead...(1 bar left) I got it back after 25Km of this dude riding it like a...
01-27-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,666
Posted By 350htrr

Yes, the sharp cut off kind of sucks... BUT,...

Yes, the sharp cut off kind of sucks... BUT, there are, E-Assist bikes out there that start to lower the assist the faster you go, so I would not be against an E Assist going 25 miles/Hr, with lets...
01-25-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,666
Posted By 350htrr

But there IS an in-between, IMO... IF... One...

But there IS an in-between, IMO... IF... One ride's the E-Assist bike as it was meant to be ridden, as an assist...

I ride it about 10% no assist, 80% level 1 assist at 30%, and 10% level 2, 3, at...
01-25-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,666
Posted By 350htrr

There can be, and is, a place for an E-Bike that...

There can be, and is, a place for an E-Bike that a bicyclists can use and still not be riding a moped.... IMO

1; It should be less than 500 watts.
2; It should have to be pedaled to go anywhere,...
01-21-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,683
Posted By 350htrr

Why Electric bikes can be more dangerous than...

Why Electric bikes can be more dangerous than motor bikes.... That, I would go along with... ;)
01-11-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,363
Posted By 350htrr

On an average winter around here, snow falls...

On an average winter around here, snow falls almost every second day... 2" or 4" or even 6" sometimes twice in one day... So snow shoveling, is part of winter exersise, like bike riding almost every...
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