Long time lurker, first time poster. But I’m choosing to use my first post to call you out - you’re a bit of a nob.

Sorry if you’re bitter that your niche sport is becoming ever so slightly less niche as new technology allows new people to enter the sport. God forbid they should be able to engage in the same fun that you have!

A pedal-assist e-bike is as close to a motorbike as a lawnmower is to a Ferrari F40. They amplify the power of the average Joe to that of an Olympic athlete. Do you really think this is enough to do serious damage to trails? No.

Are there assholes with terrible trail etiquette riding e-bikes? You betcha. But there are plenty of assholes riding normal bikes too. You come across as one of these, and at least trail etiquette can be taught, whereas bigotry and jealousy are hard to overcome.

I’m due to take delivery of an e-bike soon. It won’t replace my normal bike, but you bet your ass I will have a laugh riot riding it. Sorry you’ll be missing out.