Well, I took my new electric bike out for a spin.
I thought I’d just run it around by my house… and I did… but there are plenty of ruts and rocks… so I headed out to the highway. I hadn’t grabbed a helmet since I was staying right here, but I did have the foresight to lock Bravo up to his dismay.
My house sits below the highway so when I turned up that direction, I was thrilled to have the ebike help me along. On the pavement, I flew! Well, flew is maybe not the word, but I cruised right along, keeping an average of 10 mph. I’d go to the stackyard entrance. I reached it with minimal fuss. Maybe a bit more to the neighbor’s turnoff?
Boy, that was EASY. On the other side is Crooked Creek and a definite drop to the creek bottom. Oh, well, no time like the present… I started up the other side and took it up a notch. The bike performed perfectly and I kept going. Another large dip and the beginnings of The Big Hill. I’d attempt the bottom third and stop at Daniel’s mailbox for sure.
I’d just ridden three miles and I wasn’t gasping for breath.
Absolutely NO traffic, minimal wind, and gorgeous evening. I felt like I could have continued for many more miles, but I decided not to overdue it, so I turned around and headed the three miles back home.
It was fun! I picked my own level of workout while feeling like I accomplished something. Next time with a helmet and water bottle, I’ll attempt to make it four miles instead of just three even if it includes a big giant hill! The rest of the highway towards town is minimally broken with creeks, dips, and draws and most likely won’t pose a problem. I’m not brave enough to ride 20 miles yet!
Perhaps this hasn’t been that easy to understand, so I will work on my video skills and take you along on a video bike ride. First impressions are good, though.Find me here!
9 thoughts on “Lectric Bike First Impressions”
I just got mine too, but use in town so far. I’m still getting use to it’s 45 pounds, but gaining confidence. I think my thing will be to find a different seat since I’ll be riding further….things kind of “fall asleep ” with the current seat
Have fun…be safe. What an interesting bike!
Sounds like fun, but never again without a helmet. (I know you said, but I’m underlining). I’m also wondering if you gain charge when you peddle and is there a gauge to tell remaining charge?
Well done Carol. Keep it up, well until your WY snow arrives. You look like you are enjoying the ride. Enjoy the views along the way.
I wonder how far your electric bike will run on a single charge, give the power output going uphills will require. Is there a gauge to let you know how much charge you have available when you are cruising? You will get a good workout when no electric assistance is needed, and riding a bike will be fun for you, and I’m sure the grandkids will love it, too.
You look so happy! 🙂
Fun! I’ve thought of getting one too. You can rent them here, so I thought I’d start with that. hopefully before the snow flies….
That sounds like fun! We need pictures of the bike too!
That is great! You go girl!!