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PostThu Oct 10, 2019 5:22 pm 
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On another forum, a person wrote that she felt safer on her ebike.  She didn't have to hurtle down hills at speeds she was not comfortable with in order to make it up an oncoming hill.  With an ebike, you can ride down at a speed you feel safe with and then get up the other side with the assist.

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PostFri Oct 11, 2019 8:36 pm 
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Electric Bikes are the Future of Transportation
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PostFri Oct 11, 2019 8:40 pm 
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treeswarper wrote:
On another forum, a person wrote that she felt safer on her ebike.  She didn't have to hurtle down hills at speeds she was not comfortable with in order to make it up an oncoming hill.  With an ebike, you can ride down at a speed you feel safe with and then get up the other side with the assist.

There have been times I wished I could ride my "acoustical" bike up the pass and not have to ride it back down, due to traffic or washboard road surfaces.
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PostSat Oct 12, 2019 6:52 am 
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I've walked my ebike many times down hills.  Going up is OK, down not so much.  Plus, the cable on the Rad is constantly slipping or stretching and needs frequent adjustments.  When the rear brake pad totally went out, I happened to be riding on a fairly flat road so made it back OK.   

The Gazelle has some other kind of hydraulic brakes on it.  I'll have to study up, but I don't expect to experience the same problems as on the Rad. 

Heavier bikes and brakes.  What could go wrong?   smile.gif

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PostSun Oct 13, 2019 2:09 pm 
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There she is.


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PostSun Oct 13, 2019 4:01 pm 
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Almost thought it was RX on the bike!
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PostSun Oct 13, 2019 4:08 pm 
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Looks good. I'd go riding with you tomorrow if a nail hadn't taken out my tire yesterday.
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PostMon Oct 14, 2019 1:20 pm 
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How pathetic am I?  The dang wheels came with maybe 5lbs of air in the tires, and I don't have a air pump that fits that valve steam!  LOL.  Cant go riding until my air pump arrives!!! doh.gif

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PostTue Oct 15, 2019 3:53 pm 
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Looks like a Presta valve most bike shops have adapter to Schrader valves. You can also het a head that accepts both and place it on the hose.

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PostTue Oct 15, 2019 5:49 pm 
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So yer bike weighs 10 lb just for the air? Sounds heavy!
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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 11:45 am 
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Here is my bike on a sandy gravel road.  It does just fine on this stuff.


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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 12:03 pm 
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We should set up some nwhikers group rides in the spring.
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PostThu Oct 17, 2019 12:16 pm 
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I plan to ride the Similkameen area around Nighthawk.  Maybe this year if the weather is exceptionally warmish.  Right now it is Deer Season.

I drove around there from Oroville to Loomis and met one vehicle and had one motorcycle pass me.  There are some camping spots along the river on BLM land.

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PostSun Oct 20, 2019 10:20 am 
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Compact Swytch Kit converts any bike to an e-bike for sustainable transport

Human muscle power isn't environmentally sustainable.
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PostSun Oct 20, 2019 10:25 am 
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treeswarper wrote:
I plan to ride the Similkameen area around Nighthawk.  Maybe this year if the weather is exceptionally warmish.  Right now it is Deer Season.

I drove around there from Oroville to Loomis and met one vehicle and had one motorcycle pass me.  There are some camping spots along the river on BLM land.

I want to do some rides in that area in the spring.  Loomis to the Iron Gate TH seems like it would be a lot of fun.  Not far from there, Tonasket to Wauconda Pass.  Sinlahekin.  Further east, Republic down to the Columbia, and Kettle Falls to Sherman Pass.  I'd welcome company on any of these.
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