Why Didn’t I Think of Getting an E-Bike Sooner?

I have to say that I have been enjoying my Ness Icon electric bike and I now actually look forward to riding along the scenic bike path near my neighborhood.  Before, on my human-only-powered bike I pretty much dreaded the experience and opted to walk instead.

Those hills. That long distance.  Those hills.  That feeling of possibly needing to call someone with a pickup truck to haul me and my bike back home because my middle-aged body pooped out.  And… did I mention those hills?

Before you start thinking I’m being lazy, I do still ride to get a nice workout.  Most electric bikes have pedal assist options, with the lowest one just helping you out a bit with its’ motor but you’re still doing most of the work.  Then of course, once in a while I go retro and pedal without any assistance at all.

Then there are those times that I go all out and use the throttle and ride it like a Harley-Davidson.  Albeit, a slightly under-powered version but on a folding bike with 20-inch wheels I feel like I’m going 80 mph when I’m actually going 20.

It’s just so nice to be able to ride longer, enjoy the scenery, still get a nice workout, and not feel like I’m going to die somewhere along that trail with only the company of squirrels and mosquitoes.

The only thing that bothers me about e-bikes is that I wish I had heard about them so much sooner.  I just wish I lived in a town that had bike-friendly commuting so I can take it more places.

And so far it’s living up to its’ claim of a 30-mile range with pedal assist.  Look for the full review in another couple weeks.  I want to put plenty of miles on it to give it a proper review.

15 miles and still 50% battery left

Read More About Electric Bikes:

My First Impressions of the Ness Icon Electric Bike

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