22 Feb An Electric Bicycle! What's That?
Bicycles are just plain heaps of fun! And now you can easily double or triple your fun with an electric bike while still retaining the full pedal power option. Battery powered electric motors on bikes are the latest thrilling trend in the world of bicycling. No sweats, no heart pounding work, not even any pedaling if that is your choice, while enjoying all the benefits of a bike ride. And how lucky we are today with all our nice smooth, hard-surfaced streets, roads and bike paths.
Electric bikes come in a wide variety of models to choose from. Some are pedal assisted, with motor power kicking in with every pedal pump, according to your particular setting. Others have a power off or power on feature. In other words, just pedal as normal, or switch on the power mode and go with a twist grip throttle.
Bicycling has been a means for commuting for a long time, and the electric bike is making it even more attractive. The average or typical e-bike will move along about 20 mph and travel around 25 miles on a charge. Now you can arrive without being all sweated or dead tired from those hills, head winds and long trips.
A relatively new trend in electric bikes are those sleek and beautiful sit down models that more resemblance a moped scooter than a bicycle. However, these are legal bikes and fall under the road rules for bicycles. No licensing is required as long as the pedals are not removed. This might be just the commuter vehicle you are looking for!
For fitness maintenance or health recovery issues, cycling is fantastic, and electric bikes fill an important niche here. They are excellent tools to build up looseness and strength gradually without overexerting or harming oneself. You work as little or as much as desired while getting the needed exercise. And what better place than the outdoors for a workout! Fresh air, sunshine and the passing scenery can not be beat.
A seldom talked about sensitive issue for some older men is the enlarged prostate problem. For the cyclist with an enlarged prostate, the electric bike is like a gift from heaven. They can provide relief from pain or discomfort when needed without having to stop moving. Just stop pedaling! In fact e-bikes are providing a means for cycling and outdoor fun for many with a cripple problem or other health restrictions, who would otherwise declare the opportunity.
The modern electric bicycle is now providing all the fun, practicality and benefits of standard bikes without many of the drawbacks. Or should we just say the hard work part?