Thursday, October 15, 2009
I was in good shape on a light road bike and the fellow in front of me looked to be carrying quite a bit more weight on his person and he was riding on a mountain bike of some sort. It also looked like he was only able to pedal strong with one leg (kind of like he was limping while pedaling...if that makes any sense). I figured I could catch him in no time.
After about 2 miles, my legs were on fire but I was finally getting close to catching him. I couldn't believe how fast this man was riding. As I finally passed him, I noticed something unique about his front wheel. The hub was HUGE. It also looked like there were wires running from his front fork back to his saddlebag. That's when I realized I was trying to catch somebody on an e-bike.
Since then I've often considered getting an e-bike to use when I need to cover a large distance quickly but without showing up at my destination in need of a shower and change of cloths.
CNN posted an interesting article about e-bikes today. Take a look. Maybe an e-bike is what you need to get started in the world of biking.