Its a cold, dreary day here in southern Oregon – not a day that engenders much thought about bicycling in the minds of the general populace. Undeterred by the weather, Nicholas my lead mechanic and I both rode into work today on our electric bikes. We’re passionate about what we do and we ‘ride the talk’ almost without fail everyday. Even the snowiest, stormiest days give us the exciting opportunity to test rugged knobby and even steel studded snow tires. Its a lifestyle choice and we love it.
On a regular basis, even now as I begin my ninth year of providing electric bike sales and service to southern Oregon/northern California and beyond, I still get questions about the purpose of electric bikes, why someone would choose an ebike over a regular bike, and, the most lively of questions; isn’t riding an electric bike cheating? Rather than presenting yet another variation of my own answers to these questions, I offer links to articles from both a seasoned serious cyclist and from a study conducted by Portland State University.
I hope you enjoy the reads, and if they pique your curiosity enough to want to explore ebikes on your own, know that we’re here and happy to help Tues-Sat from 11:00-5:00, rain, snow or shine!