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I get that there some instances where an ebike would make sense. For me, it
would be for commuting. Having the ability to be 'in' traffic and react to it
while having the maneuverability of a bicycle seems like a winner to me.
I can sort of understand utilizing an ebike for accessing the backcountry or
using them on trails that dirtbike riders are also allowed to use. How one
would want to use an ebike over a real motorbike is beyond me, though. I spent
a lot of time riding and racing a 50hp gas powered dirtbike off
road. Its nothing short of exhilarating. You can go anywhere, up and
down, at great speeds, and cover huge distances. Hell, you don't even need a
trail a lot of the time. An ebike would be a
huge step down in this regard.
However, I like what a bicycle offers, and that's pure human power. I like
that bicycles are not motorbikes, yet I still like motorbikes. I enjoy and
respect the differences between bicycles and dirtbikes at far ends of the
spectrum. I don't feel the need to use some sort of hybrid to accomplish the
same goals. Bicycles are different enough from real motorbikes that I would
not want to bridge the gap between them.
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