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Dec. 16, 2016, 10:25 a.m. -  Tehllama42

#!markdown To me, advocacy is THE only issue with eBikes. They'll be awesome, and great fun, and there are OHV trails where I live that they'd be the perfect tool… but if the result is that a motorized bike ends up dooming trail access for pedal bikes in tenuous areas because they look so similar, then I'm not okay with that. Electric motos are going to be coming along as power density improves, and the same battery/motor tech will bleed over (Basically a youth E-Moto with some pedal assist bits) making 1KW pedelec's a very real thing, so the manufacturers and advocacy needs to be ahead of that eventuality. I'd still be fine with pedelec access for anybody sporting a handicap placard on current trails, but that's still the exception.

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