Last week I bought an e-bike and so far I have been very pleased with this purchase.
The model I went with was the Ecotric Peace Dove, which was very affordable ($699) and so far has performed well. I had fairly low expectations for this bike (since it was 25% of the price of a higher end e-bike I test rode recently) but these expectations have been far exceeded. Battery life is good and it is very fast.
I am frankly convinced that e-bikes will be the primary transportation mode for young adults in the future — because in the sub-$1k range, a person is lucky to find a beater car and maybe pay for the tag on it, but with an e-bike you can buy a NEW ride. And then of course there’s the cost of insurance (none required for the e-bike) and fuel (no gas for the e-bike… I will have to see how much it affects our electric bill, but I don’t think it will be bad).
Just for fun, here’s my riding log so far:
|Date||Mileage……||Time of day/Notes|
|2021-09-08||2.2||Evening – first ride, but prior to installing front and back racks|
|2021-09-08||5.71||Night – riding in neighborhood|
|2021-09-08||6.47||Late Night – rode bike to What-a-burger drive through (Memorial and Macarthur) and back|
|2021-09-09||9.48||Morning – Riding in neighborhood, stopped at Sonic along the way, played pokemon|
|2021-09-09||10.05||Late night – Rode to Memorial and Macarthur area for pokemon|
|2021-09-10||6.35||Late night – Rode in neighborhood and in neighborhoods to the east of Macarthur Blvd|
|2021-09-11||3.31||Late night – Short ride in neighborhood|
|2021-09-12||13.22||Morning – Rode from home to Temple B’nai Israel to meet up with family, very nice route along east side of Lake Hefner|
|2021-09-14||11.5||Late morning – Rode from home to post office, drug store and then back.|