Posted by: D-man
Posted by: Brocklanders
Posted by: syncro
Posted by: Sethimus
if you all bitch about ebikes already, what are you gonna do when these things pop up on the shore?
if it's not pedal assist but throttle control then it can fuck off from the trails. despite what the video claims - that's a motorcycle.
And so we circle back to once again, who is going to regulate which electric bikes are permitted? Yes.. I know they classified into different classes, but you think anyone is going to give a shit? This is why COTA, BLM, and other Assns in the States have said piss off to all. Self regulation won't work, its so obvious. But Ya doesn't that bike look like fun? You can buy a pedal upgrade too, makes it a bike right?
love this thread
Same could be said then for riders shredding down climbing trails, skidding through corners, giving right of way to climbers....
Self regulating does work but keep looking for reasons to hate.
This comment wins first prize for " Whataboutism "
I have been riding pretty much every day for the last few weeks in the Howe sound Corridor being on work hiatus. Only seen a few emtbmopeds here and there, very few...I don't hate them, I just know that a large percentage of the population is lazy and the line between bicycle and motorsport is being smeared pretty bad. You wanna ride an electric bike, go for it. The ebikers have their reasons/excuses why the ride one, that's ok.... I'm really looking forward to how over the next few years the full on motorbike is going to evolve out of the pretend electric mtbs. I have seen them at the bike shows, and this is only the beginning of a major issue for trail access when these things show up. I personally will do nothing, except watch it unfold and feel bad for those who volly their time in the trail assns having to deal with the headache. I for one don't wanna have to self regulate which motorbikes are allowed and those who are not. What a shit way to spoil a good day on the trails telling someone they cant ride there because their bike a is throttle powered pretend mountainbike. Maybe we should ask the etmb riders to wear a "self regulator badge" and they can deal with it. Gunna stand at the gate of into the Mystic in shifts and stop ebikes from riding up? I doubt it.
-Brocklanders the Hater