I just want to tell all of you about some of us who may have e-bikes so that you will not be prejudiced against us!
I'm a 60 year-old small woman who tries desperately to stay in shape. I'm working on becoming a personal trainer and I teach some exercise classes at the local senior center (those seniors are tough and it's a tough workout!) I am also teaching swimming classes and bicycle whenever I can - mostly to do errands. Anyway, I tell you this because I'm doing all I can.....I just got an e-bike kit that I added to my bicycle and although some of you may feel this is cheating, let me tell you, I am loving it -as we live in a hilly area and now I finally can keep up with my dh or my teenage kids AND I am actually riding MORE now that I have it. I DO work out and my last trip was 71 miles and I'd guess this was the equivalent to about a 40 or 45 mile trip because I carried a heavy load and did pedal the whole time.. I always pedal, but get assistance up really big hills and have passed up a few macho men too!
I hope to have time to do some small trips in the next couple years. I've hosted others, but have never been hosted before and I
just hope that when I do, no one will be prejudiced against me. I love my e-bike and wanted to tell all of you to please not snub me or others like me when I do! Thanks for reading!