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Jan. 10, 2017, 9:35 a.m. -  Cam McRae

#!markdown I'm curious about why you think that interview is worth a read? To begin with, Jimmy asked to be interviewed which is unusual. Then his premises for quitting are very strange. He suggests the bikes aren't made for the electric motor and added weight? This was disproven then and continues to lose credence. I see his point about the marketing of e-bikes and companies trying to suggest it's a grey area, but they can be ridden where motorcycles and ATVs are ridden right now - and that is clear. The other point is that he was leaving a publication with (IMHO) little integrity. MBA and his other titles were used by Roland Heinz to fund his real passion which was (and possibly still is) Spanish language Christian radio. I was told this by an employee of MBA. As far as hands off, he often picks the cover. And he doesn't allow his writers to put their names on articles - aside from editorial by Jimmy and Richard Cunningham when he was there, apparently because once Zap got a name for himself he left. How can you have any integrity when none of your bike tests have a writer's name attached? It's a bit like leaving Fox News because you don't like the suit they make you wear, while having no trouble with the BS spewed by Hannity, O'Reilly and the rest of that crew.

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