Posted by: skooks
Posted by: blackfly
As I have always contended, if you cannot do the up, you cannot do the down. The down is no more easy, strenuous or requiring any less physical demand or tone. Moreover, if the ebike allows one to further, but not faster, what happens if there is a "mechanical" (or now, "electrical") far in the middle of nowhere? Hope you have the legs and lungs to pedal or push it out.......
Don't try passing me on the uphill, EVER.
I am super curious about your last sentence. If someone was coming up fast behind you on a (pedal) bike, would you let them pass? Why would it be different if they were on a moped? I would much rather have them pass me than have to listen to the motor all the way up the hill.
Well, if someone is on a pedal bike and going to pass me on No Quarter or GSM on the up, bravo. Obviously better cardio and legs than I, and this is from hard work on the up. I find the idea of an E bike on a up climbing trail the epitome of what is wrong with the concept.
Posted by: FLATCH
Posted by: blackfly
I ride Fromme regularly and see at least one or two zip up the road when I get out of D'yer Maker. I think since most new initiates that would buy them are likely to find the sticker shock too much to handle it would be for a limited few, but of the ones I have seen on Fromme: either older types that would be inclined to buy one; a noob with no idea (or whom zips up only to ride the road back down........seen this twice) or riders that motor up as fast as possible to avoid any heckling as they know acceptance is not common. Eagle, for example, allows motos there......have at it. But not Cypress, Fromme, Seymour, Burke or the Woodlot.
I ride mine at Burke and the Woodlot regularly. I ride a red Commencal, introduce yourself sometime.
Oh, and feel free to heckle, I find it laughable.
I ride Burke regularly myself. I would of thought the sign at the gun club/yellow gate clearly showing no motorized vehicles would of been clear enough. Guess not.