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ebikes on the Shore

Dec. 18, 2019, 10:30 a.m.
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Joined: April 26, 2004

OK

I could go for an e-cargo bike to transport my Real Bike and dogs to the trails

and 2500 watts and a throttle with electric warmer grips, and no chain or fully enclosed drivetrain


 Last edited by: taprider on Dec. 18, 2019, 3:09 p.m., edited 1 time in total.
Dec. 18, 2019, 10:49 a.m.
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ebikes for commuting is a no brainer...  just makes sense.

Jan. 7, 2020, 11:22 a.m.
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Joined: April 23, 2008

Posted by: trumpstinyhands

No. I'd potentially be tempted to get one if I was building a trail that was 'out there', to speed up proceedings, but even then I'd probably get something completely different like an E-assist fat bike. I've got no interest in getting the same style bike but with a motor when I have 'sort of...' working legs. And the whole 'you can get more laps in', will be the death of many trails.

This. I'm surprised more companies, specifically in Canada haven't marketed them as a trailbuilding tool to try and get over a lot of the negative public perception. I'm very biased though as I'm currently contacting a bunch of companies to try and get a hook up on an ebike for a massive project I have in for approval. It seems like a no-brainer considering that I could potentially ask the ministry in my section 57 application that I'd like to ban ebikes from said trail, but I guess this is all still a grey area under recreation management guidelines.

Jan. 8, 2020, 7:48 a.m.
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Im guessing that nobody is going to give you a free bike if that threat is included in your solicitation letters.

Jan. 8, 2020, 8:25 a.m.
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Posted by: tashi

Im guessing that nobody is going to give you a free bike if that threat is included in your solicitation letters.

I guess that could be interpreted as more of a threat then I intended it to be. I'm definitely pro e-bikes for opening up new/further/less dense areas regardless of whether or not I get one. I'm just surprised there isn't more of a marketing effort for ebikes towards the trail maintenance aspect when they're only seeming to aggravate trail associations about the increased use.

Jan. 9, 2020, 6:01 a.m.
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Posted by: taprider

OK

I could go for an e-cargo bike to transport my Real Bike and dogs to the trails

and 2500 watts and a throttle with electric warmer grips, and no chain or fully enclosed drivetrain

thats a great idea , economic and comfortable.do you have anyone in mind for purchase?

April 16, 2020, 11:14 p.m.
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https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/16/just-say-no-to-ebikes-on-public-lands/

April 17, 2020, 4:14 a.m.
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Fake news, yawn 🥱


 Last edited by: FLATCH on April 17, 2020, 4:16 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
April 17, 2020, 9:11 a.m.
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Oh are we still talking about ebikes?

April 18, 2020, 10:55 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

https://www.counterpunch.org/2020/04/16/just-say-no-to-ebikes-on-public-lands/

Not the "silver bullet" I was hoping I would find clicking on the link.

Besides, aren't house cats the cause of the declining bird population?

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