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06-17-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,829
Posted By tn_roadie

About 25 states have passed the model law pushed...

About 25 states have passed the model law pushed by People for Bikes, which represents the bike industry. Here's the info on each state.

E-bike laws...
05-22-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,829
Posted By tn_roadie

E-Bikes on Greenways?

I asked this question on the e-bike forum and thought I would put it over here since advocates may have a different view point.

How does your city handle e-bikes on greenways? My local park...
05-18-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,165
Posted By tn_roadie

E-Bikes on Greenways?

How does your city handle e-bikes on greenways? My local park commission thinks they have banned them but I've been riding for 5 years and have never been stopped. Tennessee passed the People for...
04-29-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 849
Views: 952,633
Posted By tn_roadie

Linus + Swytch

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10-15-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,890
Posted By tn_roadie

The current class 1,2,3 system that exists in...

The current class 1,2,3 system that exists in many states was created by a model bill pushed by the bicycle manufacturers through People for Bikes. I think it passed in about 20 states including...
09-25-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,890
Posted By tn_roadie

I think most bike share programs are rentals but...

I think most bike share programs are rentals but they're operated by government or a quasi-governmental agency. The short term rates are higher on the premise they will be used for short trips. The...
09-25-19, 09:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,890
Posted By tn_roadie

I hope you're right because the debate here has...

I hope you're right because the debate here has made both pro- and anti- scooter politicians admit the infrastructure sucks. We'll see if they do anything about it.
09-18-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,890
Posted By tn_roadie

Are the e-bikes in Colorado Springs in a public...

Are the e-bikes in Colorado Springs in a public program or from the companies like Lime and Lyft?
09-16-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,890
Posted By tn_roadie

Shared Scooters and E-bikes

Is anyone in a city where the scooter companies are also renting e-bikes? I live in a city where they have only placed scooters and I'm wondering if the e-bikes make them less money? There's a cap...
09-16-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,349
Posted By tn_roadie

Ask here. FB Forum TN ebike...

Ask here.

FB Forum TN ebike (https://www.facebook.com/groups/310665859489019/)
03-16-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,964
Posted By tn_roadie

I'm not opposed to the way it treats "electric...

I'm not opposed to the way it treats "electric foot scooters". Their bill amends existing bike law rather than creating a new statute purely for their industry. I am opposed to using bicycle law...
03-09-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,964
Posted By tn_roadie

If You're in Tennessee....

A bill in the legislature - Senate Bill 1107 (Dickerson) and House Bill 1220 (Potts) is being pushed by the scooter companies, Spin, Bird, Lime, etc.

The bill amends current bicycle law to insure...
12-27-18, 03:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,262
Posted By tn_roadie

20 is Plenty Campaign

Anyone here from Portland or Seattle that can explain the campaign for 20 MPH limits on residential streets? I believe both cities dropped the limit to 20 this year. Did it make a difference? Do...
11-19-18, 07:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,375
Posted By tn_roadie

People for Bikes is going around the country...

People for Bikes is going around the country passing uniform laws on e-bikes. It's passed in Tennessee and I think it passed in Arkansas. It allows Class 1 and Class 2 e-bikes on greenways and trails...
08-11-18, 10:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,070
Posted By tn_roadie

I've had one for two years and think it's great....

I've had one for two years and think it's great. It's a heavy bike but the mid-drive system is the only way to go in my opinion. You don't need anything above the eco level until you come to a hill. ...
08-11-18, 10:48 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,238
Posted By tn_roadie

The model legislation has already passed in over...

The model legislation has already passed in over ten states including California and Tennessee which is about as different as you can get. I am opposed to any restrictions on greenways beyond what is...
08-03-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,238
Posted By tn_roadie

People for Bikes, which is an industry funded...

People for Bikes, which is an industry funded group, is pushing model legislation across the U.S. It defines three classes of e-bikes. Class 1 is a pedal assist up to 20 MPH, Class 2 is throttle up...
08-01-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,658
Posted By tn_roadie

Dockless Bike Share Stories

Is anyone in a city with dockless bike share or the electric scooters like Lime or Bird or Ofo? I'm interested in finding out about the experience and impact. Bird came to our city and dumped a...
02-27-18, 11:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,777
Posted By tn_roadie

Do you mean most mid-drive kits have throttle? I...

Do you mean most mid-drive kits have throttle? I don't think OEM bikes do. I have a Trek with Bosch, a Raleigh with Shimano Steps and friend with a Giant Yamaha mid-drive and none of them have...
02-19-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,615
Posted By tn_roadie

1. My tax dollars paid for those bike lanes. Why...

1. My tax dollars paid for those bike lanes. Why should I provide free parking for car drivers?
2. It could create a dangerous situation depending on the situation and the rider's experience.
3. I...
02-19-18, 08:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,615
Posted By tn_roadie

I like this ad.

I like this ad.
02-17-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,615
Posted By tn_roadie

Parking in Bike Lanes

Nashville Tennessee has a considerable amount of illegal parking in unprotected (and most are) bike lanes. It happens quite a bit in the downtown and other areas that have a lot of construction,...
01-09-18, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,188
Posted By tn_roadie

Any Experience With Large Transit Projects?

I'm in Nashville Tennessee which is currently considering a public vote on a $5.4 billion transit project. It will create 5 light rail lines (the first) and 4 rapid bus corridors. The plan is done...
11-02-17, 09:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,332
Posted By tn_roadie

Yeah but I consider that throttle control not...

Yeah but I consider that throttle control not pedal assist. If you quit pedaling on a PAS bike you get no assist. Not so on the Urbanext.
11-02-17, 07:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 20,332
Posted By tn_roadie

I've had mine for about a month and used it about...

I've had mine for about a month and used it about 10 times. It fit pretty well on a cheap Fuji hybrid after I filed a tab down that interfered with the battery. It seems pretty well made and the...
05-04-17, 08:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,791
Posted By tn_roadie

Steppenwolf Brand

Does anyone have experience with a Steppenwolf e-bike? There's one for sale at an outlet store nearby for $1,250 and they claim it's over $3k retail. It's a Steppenwolf Men's Haller E1 model.

I...
06-30-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,721
Posted By tn_roadie

Felt Shimano vs Bosch?

I'm considering buying a Felt E-95. One model is a hybrid type with the Shimano Steps and the other is a flat bar bike with the Bosch. Both are 350W motors. Does anyone have experience with Felt...
02-15-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,893
Posted By tn_roadie

I agree with this. Unless you want to look like a...

I agree with this. Unless you want to look like a racer all you need a good set of MKS or similar pedals.
02-14-16, 11:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,541
Posted By tn_roadie

E-bike Legislation in Tennessee

I haven't read every post in the thread so SIAP. The push in California, and now in Tennessee, is from People for Bikes and the Bicycle Products Suppliers Association.
They have some very useful...
Forum: Southeast
04-15-14, 06:52 PM
Replies: 448
Views: 55,077
Posted By tn_roadie

Tour de Nash and Tennessee Bike Summit

If you're visiting the capitol city or live in the area here are a couple of events.

The Tour de Nash is an urban ride around the bike lanes and trails of Nashville Tennessee on May 17. Join a...
04-15-14, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 706
Posted By tn_roadie

Tennessee Bike Summit in Nashville May 14-16

The Tennessee Bike Summit will be held in Nashville on May 14-16 and will include speakers such as Kim Wiley-Schwartz of the New York City Department of Transportation and Jim Sayer of Adventure...
04-15-14, 02:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 900
Posted By tn_roadie

Tour de Nash and Tennessee Bike Summit in Nashville

The Tour de Nash is an urban ride around the bike lanes and trails of Nashville Tennessee on May 17. Join a 1,000 other riders to see the Music City.

Tour de Nash | Walk/Bike Nashville...
Forum: Southeast
04-30-13, 09:21 AM
Replies: 448
Views: 55,077
Posted By tn_roadie

If you're in the Nashville area check out the...

If you're in the Nashville area check out the calendar for Bike Month

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2181754

and consider riding the Tour de Nash the only urban ride in Middle Tennessee.
...
Forum: Southeast
04-30-13, 08:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 821
Posted By tn_roadie

Move closer to Nashville! Seriously, see if this...

Move closer to Nashville! Seriously, see if this helps. It loads real slowly.

http://ridewithgps.com/routes/2181754
04-09-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By tn_roadie

Tennessee Bike Summit - May 22-24 in Memphis

If you're in Tennessee or the Mid-South area join Bike Walk Tennessee (http://www.bikewalktn.org/) at the 2013 Bike Summit. (http://www.tnbikesummit.org/)

Advocates from across the state will...
03-29-13, 08:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,076
Posted By tn_roadie

You might try to find a cycling Meetup group...

You might try to find a cycling Meetup group (http://www.meetup.com/) in your area. If you can't find one start it yourself.
03-29-13, 07:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,347
Posted By tn_roadie

You're right. Unless you're racing it doesn't...

You're right. Unless you're racing it doesn't matter. I'm riding platform pedals with no straps and every revolution is a perfect circle. If I don't get to where I'm going it ain't because of my...
01-29-13, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,362
Posted By tn_roadie

Any advice from locals on tickets, parking,...

Any advice from locals on tickets, parking, access to course, etc.? I'm thinking about driving up and back from Nashville on Sunday for the pros.
08-09-11, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 682
Posted By tn_roadie

Group Ride Definitions?

I've started riding with a small group of folks, all younger than I, though a meetup group. We've described it as "intermediate speed". Sometimes we ride 20 miles on a greenway with a 15 mph limit....
06-20-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By tn_roadie

Latest on a Tennessee "Accident"

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20110610/WILLIAMSON01/306100012/THP-citation-follows-complaint-by-cyclist-s-group

A bill passed this year should make it easier to prosecute distracted driving...
06-16-11, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By tn_roadie

Podcasts of the Tour?

Is anyone aware of any audio podcasts during the tour? Cycling News had one last year that was a wrap up of each stage and was very informative. I can't find any information in iTunes. I think...
06-16-11, 10:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By tn_roadie

It's a great little town. Check out the market if...

It's a great little town. Check out the market if you have time. We stayed there in 2008 and watched on the main street where all the towns people gather to watch. The Tourmalet broke up the Peloton...
03-31-11, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,739
Posted By tn_roadie

Dyno Crestline for $200

I'm looking for a reasonably priced tandem to find out if my wife will really ride with me like she says. I found this bike on Craig's List and I'm going to check it out in a couple of days. I know...
Forum: Southeast
04-16-10, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 588
Posted By tn_roadie

I reported parking in bike lanes on Riverside...

I reported parking in bike lanes on Riverside Drive. I'm glad you complained about Davidson, the trucks keep it constantly dirty. They did fix the railroad crossings last year.
03-31-10, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 548
Posted By tn_roadie

Garmin and RS in TdF

Why are Garmin and Radio Shack considered "wild card" entries? I thought they were both Pro Tour teams?
03-19-10, 07:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,728
Posted By tn_roadie

If you want to live in the real Nashville move to...

If you want to live in the real Nashville move to East Nashville or Inglewood. Beautiful neighborhoods and you'll be minutes from the Shelby Park greenway that will you take you north to Metro Center...
06-25-09, 06:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,364
Posted By tn_roadie

Good job...

It's always on topic. I had one at 49 and I wouldn't be here if I waited until I was fifty. After 2 major surgeries, several minor ones and two rounds of chemo I rode 25 miles yesterday and will do...
03-26-08, 01:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,395
Posted By tn_roadie

Take the bikesdirect.com ad to a LBS and see if...

Take the bikesdirect.com ad to a LBS and see if they'll match the price for one of their bikes. Every major manufacturer, Trek, Giant, etc. will have a similar bike. I do that for car tires with Tire...
03-18-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By tn_roadie

Lourdes Hotels?

I'm told there are a lot of hotels in Lourdes. This is close to several of the stages in the Pyrenees. Is this a good place to stay for several days to see the mountain stages? Any advice on how and...
03-09-08, 10:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 679
Posted By tn_roadie

Perfect analogy. Now George has one racing series...

Perfect analogy. Now George has one racing series but it ain't worth much (see OW drivers in NASCAR) and the Indy 500 draws half the fans it did ten years ago. If the ASO thinks fans will always...
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