"Technology is a good thing as it keeps us riding for more years than what we thought when we got into this game."
Really? How old are you? Been riding for close to 40 years ,coming up on my 67th birthday and have not felt the need for a moped. Most of my rides are 3-4 hours and 4-6 thousand feet of climbing. I see a lot of young guys with e-bikes, personally, I'd feel like a slacker.