Electric bicycles are not cheating health!

pedal-assist bike

Commuting on a pedal-assist iZip Peak gives the same exercise as a standard bike for the veggie biker, but in half the travel time and very little sweat.

“Riding an electric bicycle is like cheating. You can’t possibly get the same level of exercise as you would on a regular, manually-pedaled bicycle. It just makes sense intuitively, but new research just now being published by the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Exercise Physiology Department torpedoes that notion once and for all.”

QUIKBYKE reports, “After collecting, tabulating and analyzing the data, Master’s Candidate Taylor La Salle reached three key conclusions:

“(1) The actual amount of energy expended by the riders was nearly identical for both modes: electric-assist and manual.

“(2) The biggest difference was in the time it took to complete the circuit; on average riding the eBike took around 1 minute less than in the non-electric mode.

“(3) Significantly, all the riders rated their perceived exertion (RPE) using the ACSM’s scale as being easier using electric mode made. If riding the bike in manual mode was rated 15, riding it in pedal-assist mode was a 10. That’s a huge difference in rider perception between the two modes.”

Read More: http://epedaler.com/blog.cfm?blogid=188

Dutch build freeways for e-bikes

Intercity bicycle motorways dedicated to 30 mph e-bikes could soon get the green light in Holland, reads a press release from the Environmental Transportation Association, a British non-profit insurance company. 

Bikes with the speed of a 50cc moped are popular in Holland and the e-bike freeway would allow commuters to move without frequent stops between four cities.

Germany and Switzerland have established a separate class for higher power electric bicycles. These bikes can travel at speeds of 30mph and face less stringent requirements than mopeds.

Read More

https://www.eta.co.uk/2015/03/10/30-mph-bicycle-motorways-e-bike-commuters/

Hebb Electric bicycle for sale

Hebb 500 watt motor 14 amp battery

2009 Hebb Electroglide 500 Diamond frameIMG_0075.JPG. 500 watt motor, 14 amp battery. Use throttle control while pedaling at 20 mph for over 20 miles. Use as dependable, clean 8-cent-a-day commuter bike or as RV transportation. Always under dealer’s care. Crank assembly and rear cogs and gears completely replaced in January. Battery replaced two years ago and should last a recreational rider a life time. Motor replaced three years ago under warranty.
https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bik/4933289128.html 

Veggie Biking’s back, & Ruskis are gone

IMG_0099.JPGVeggiebiking got hacked by the Russians. It took a while to evict them. And I have a new iPhone 6 that allows spontaneous posts as I find stories. Things are better.

I learned one big lesson–Use Secure Passwords. Don’t use a password you can find in the dictionary. I learned of this problem reading “The Cookoo’s Egg,” the story of how they caught the first known Russian hacker spy in1986. Even then, someone had digitized the alphabet through an encryption software so hackers can bypass your password and read the encryption word. There’s a reason your IT guru concocts those unrememorable strings of letters & numbers & punctuation.

You can save them to an email draft like Gen. Petreaus did his love letters.