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ebikes on the Shore

June 24, 2019, 12:58 p.m.
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Posted by: tashi

From that review:

“The one other thing I’d like to see on this bike is a hand throttle for the 2,000 W model. At that point, you’d basically have a light electric dirt bike.”

But no, these things will stay in their tidy regulated categories, no one is going to want to hack them. 

Everything will be fine.

But think about how much FUN it would be. You just haven't tried one yet!

June 24, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
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Saw some guy riding his emoped up to dales the other day. He went up the same speed he went down and there was a rooster tail behind him all the way up! oh no, these things don't tear up trails. It had to be at least 70lbs. I hope Mountain bikers smarten up and call a spade a spade. Emopeds are not bikes and should be categorized as motorized vehicles. They should not have unbridled access to all our hard earned mountain bike networks.

June 24, 2019, 10:22 p.m.
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Add e-bikes to these....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=33&v=lzLYpH_ZI80

Mountain bikers are viewed more favorably than say motorized recreationists, though with the growing popularity and speed of electric mountain bikes that distinction may soon be reduced.

No shit, eh?

https://www.counterpunch.org/2019/06/24/how-mountain-bikes-threaten-wilderness/

“New mountain bike [trail] construction will likely result in permanent habitat fragmentation. Habitat fragmentation impedes the movement of wildlife across landscapes. Looped trails may create islands of habitat that may be avoided entirely by wildlife.”


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June 25, 2019, 10:27 a.m.
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Posted by: RAHrider

Saw some guy riding his emoped up to dales the other day. He went up the same speed he went down and there was a rooster tail behind him all the way up! oh no, these things don't tear up trails. It had to be at least 70lbs. I hope Mountain bikers smarten up and call a spade a spade. Emopeds are not bikes and should be categorized as motorized vehicles. They should not have unbridled access to all our hard earned mountain bike networks.

But but... that's not a class 1 ebike! They will be regulated by the government so you'll never see modded/throttle emopeds on mountain bike trails! This is just alarmism and besides have you tried one? They are FUN!

Kinda funny how pre-ebike you never really saw dirtbikes abusing non-motorized trails on the shore (besides the odd kid on Mountain Highway) and yet here we are.

June 25, 2019, 2:21 p.m.
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I got into mountain biking as a form of freedom.  The feeling of joy I get hiking or biking to a destination under my own power. I like to earn my view at the top of the mountain. Still this is my personal experience of what gives me joy. 

From the humble beginnings in California this was the goal. To get to the top of a mountain using your own power. The only sound you hear is nature and perhaps your own heavy breathing.  

Mountain biking evolved into something  different. A money hungry monster.

June 25, 2019, 7:07 p.m.
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Posted by: Shoreloamer

Mountain biking evolved into something  different. A money hungry monster.

yep

July 11, 2019, 1:01 p.m.
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Cooter punch link 😂

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/drive/mobility/article-whats-the-point-of-e-bikes/

July 15, 2019, 10:20 a.m.
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Im seeing ebikes in the lift line at WBP now!!!! is the pedal from the top of Fitz chair to BLine really that bad???

July 15, 2019, 1:37 p.m.
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Poaching TOTW ?

July 15, 2019, 4:18 p.m.
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I guess maybe but I havent seen anyone riding up anywhere - and that would be a violation....

Aside, Dark Crystal - whats the best (easiest) way to get to it?

July 15, 2019, 4:46 p.m.
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Posted by: Ddean

Im seeing ebikes in the lift line at WBP now!!!! is the pedal from the top of Fitz chair to BLine really that bad???

it could just be they only have that one bike

July 15, 2019, 6:24 p.m.
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Posted by: syncro

Posted by: Ddean

Im seeing ebikes in the lift line at WBP now!!!! is the pedal from the top of Fitz chair to BLine really that bad???

it could just be they only have that one bike

Nope, definitely fat and lazy.🐷😴

July 15, 2019, 6:44 p.m.
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They must’ve heard about C.Porter strapping lead weights to DH racers bikes.

July 15, 2019, 8:54 p.m.
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Posted by: Ddean

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Aside, Dark Crystal - whats the best (easiest) way to get to it?

Obviously a lift assisted ebike...

July 16, 2019, 12:25 p.m.
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Posted by: Ddean

Im seeing ebikes in the lift line at WBP now!!!! is the pedal from the top of Fitz chair to BLine really that bad???

Yes, it's hard work to say the least! Who knew? Gotta make sure minimal effort is the rule of thumb at all times.

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