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« on: June 09, 2022, 06:48:02 AM »

I'm pushing toward 60, overweight and unfit!

Work is around 6 miles E/W, so I've just forked out £2k on an ebike, and figure I'll get my money back in the 1st yr!

.......AND shed a few lbs!

Win win!

The bike I've bought has a "throttle only" option, so in the early days, when I'm struggling, That'll save me!

Fuel prices aren't going to recover for a LONG time!

Bet bike sales are rising at the same rate as fuel costs!
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« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2022, 09:49:21 AM »

Be a nice fad. Be selling by xmas for half price
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« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2022, 09:54:08 AM »

Good for you going green!  :bc:

Walking is a really good way to lose weight and your mobile should have a pedometer on it or if it doesn’t get a more up to date one  mcl you can always combine walking with a few stops at the local pubs
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« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2022, 10:34:11 AM »

Thanks for the inspiration to keep going kippers!  mcl
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« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2022, 10:35:59 AM »

I was at the showroom the other day after an EV.

Not exactly a cheaper option when all these are considered.
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« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2022, 10:48:07 AM »

BIG chunk of a price difference between an EV and an EB!
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2022, 10:48:30 AM »

Thanks for the inspiration to keep going kippers!  mcl
I commute on a bike when I can.
See plenty of older ppl on e bikes , great things
Also see plenty on hilly rides which kill me. See old fat blokes zipping up 20% banks. Think I'll be going for one next year . Have fun.
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« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2022, 12:15:19 PM »

Thanks for the inspiration to keep going kippers!  mcl
I commute on a bike when I can.
See plenty of older ppl on e bikes , great things
Also see plenty on hilly rides which kill me. See old fat blokes zipping up 20% banks. Think I'll be going for one next year . Have fun.

Ventnor, IOW on the very day of Ben Stokes heroics at Headingley…

I literally got off and walked up the rest of the hill leading away from the coast. Then a pensioner on an ebike cruised past me and beyond.

It’s cheating!
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« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2022, 07:16:47 PM »

Thanks for the inspiration to keep going kippers!  mcl
I commute on a bike when I can.
See plenty of older ppl on e bikes , great things
Also see plenty on hilly rides which kill me. See old fat blokes zipping up 20% banks. Think I'll be going for one next year . Have fun.

Ventnor, IOW on the very day of Ben Stokes heroics at Headingley…

I literally got off and walked up the rest of the hill leading away from the coast. Then a pensioner on an ebike cruised past me and beyond.

It’s cheating!
They're class. Get the older and less fit out and about.
Was at clay bank hill climb last year, Ingleby Greenhow side,  halfway through 2 fat blokes tapped up on very decent e mtbs laughing, Covered in mud, they had been all over. Without the e help they looked like they'd have been sat at home.
Also seen ppl in their 60s who looked unfit commuting early on morning,
I fancy a ribble e gravel bike. You can't tell they have a battery 👍🏽
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« Reply #9 on: June 09, 2022, 07:38:20 PM »

I fancy this one once I get my knee replacement sorted

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/electric-bikes/electric-road-bikes/endurace-on/
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« Reply #10 on: June 09, 2022, 10:17:56 PM »

I fancy this one once I get my knee replacement sorted

https://www.canyon.com/en-gb/electric-bikes/electric-road-bikes/endurace-on/

Nice., I've got a canyon ultimate, only used it once this year unfortunately,  bad hip. 2 weeks I'll be back on it, lovely bikes.
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« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2022, 10:41:05 PM »

Sold my Giant TCR import last summer . Broke my bloody heart but I’m lame and it became an expensive ornament.
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« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2022, 11:14:31 PM »

Sold my Giant TCR import last summer . Broke my bloody heart but I’m lame and it became an expensive ornament.
I've thought of selling my 3 bikes and just getting a decent e bike, but selling thr canyon would be tough. Its as new still and is lovely
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« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2022, 03:11:40 PM »

If I didn't live in London I'd consider it. Up until round about the first lockdown I was still in pretty good nick for a 50 something after 40 odd years of chucking scenery and flight cases around. I'm unsure of the timeline but I ended up spending a year in Hospital after being brought in on another planet and weighing about 8 stone. I've been out for about 3 months now and am building my strength back up, which is going well for my top half, but my legs ain't getting the message. If I still lived where I grew up I would've already done it  by now!
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« Reply #14 on: June 14, 2022, 08:37:00 AM »

Hope your recovering well SWB.

Try getting a bike with round wheels though yeah?
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« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2022, 11:17:42 AM »

Very happy with my Cube E MTB, get out a lot more as the steep banks are no longer leaving me blowing out my arse.
Battery lasted for 102 miles over two rides but obviously dependant on how much effort im putting in, done two 75 mile rides and battery was low but ok when i got home, Cube dont claim that mileage so different for us all.
Cheating who cares when it gets you out more,
Havent done long rides offroad yet so been mainly on quiet roads
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« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2022, 05:43:14 PM »

Hope your recovering well SWB.

Try getting a bike with round wheels though yeah?

Cheers Kippers, I look into it, not sure about this new fangled technology, but I'll give it a go!
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