Welcome to Life and Random Thinking, Part Two of “Stuck Inside or Who’s Cheating” post.
I enjoy riding my ebike.
I have had one for a few years now and it still amazes me when someone says to me (and usually when I am pedalling up a steep hill) – “that’s cheating you know”
I have never, never ever, waived a passing car down when I am walking; then when it comes to a stop beside me – Hey you know that’s cheating“
It’s still exercise – I am pedaling ♥, not a motorcycle.
At least half the bikes out there have 18 gears,
no one seemed to think that was cheating, or the bikes the expensive bikes that are made helium and titanium.
Haven’t bikes always been just an improvement on walking?
It seems to me that the huge increase of e-bikes means a number of positive things. Cars are being replaced by bikes, and hills that used to be an obstacle are now eliminated!
Transportation is all about moving, and cyclists look happier than the people I see bumper to bumper. Just sayin’
A dozen bikes can be parked in one car spot! Plus the health benefits !
In my Opinion
I think Cities would be wise to act now to motivate riders by providing bike lanes and safe bike parking.
Bikes and cycling are a solution.
From DC to Chicago to Portland, the story is the same: people go out of their
way to use protected bike lanes.
By creating clear delineation between auto and bike traffic, protected bike lanes get more people in the saddle — burning calories, clearing minds, and strengthening hearts and lungs.
As companies scramble to lower health care costs, employees who benefit from the gentle exercise of pedaling to work help boost overall
hourly productivity and cut bills.
How 21st Century Transportation Networks Help New Urban Economies Boom++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Afew days ago I rode a bit longer and farther than I usually do. It was almost 48 kilometre ride. Wow, and it was beautiful.
This little youtube shows the location, the Little Tunnel in Naramata. I chose this video because it is short and of course, the view. -it’s 1:40 in length.
I will add some pictures below in case you don’t like youtube. ♥ – David
I rode from home in Penticton up to the little tunnel in Naramata; about 25 km each way. It is on the old Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) line which is now a walking/cycling path.
What was so cool to me that ride was to see all the people with big smiles on their faces. Some walking, but most on bikes. I was one of those people, a beatific smile on my grizzled features – looking down on Okanagan lake from a view like an airplane.
♥ I saw this wonderful “seasoned in life” lady with a huge grin on her ebike on that ride – she clearly loved “cheating!”
She was loving her day, the wide-open skies and the long uphill ride to the tunnel was clearly not an obstacle to her. ♥
Thank you for showing an interest in my post today, your comments are welcome, suggestions also😊 . – Take care my friends. – David.
Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash
As we fell into the sun,
And the first one said to the second one there
I hope you're having fun.