Posted by: Brocklanders
Your version of motorbike and mine are different I guess. The guy riding up the Hyannis climb from Fishermans yesterday on Divinci ebike was absolutely ripping uphill. Just because it has a crankset instead of pegs doesn't mean it's not a motorbike.
For sure we don't 100% agree and there's probably no point getting into an argument on the semantics on that. However the article that Craw linked to is nowhere in the same realm as a pedal assist ebike. To try and cloud the issue with that sort of misinformation and establish some sort of equivalency is disingenuous. Like I said, put the same spin on different topic and a lot of people here would be howling in protest about it being a bad article.
By the way, was the guy riding uphill being a dick? Was he buzzing other riders, not giving enough space when passing or not announcing his passing? If so I would have yelled at him to check his behaviour. If not and he was respecting other users and the trails then what's the issue?