DH brought home two electric bikes for the weekend, so we could test ride them. And what a pleasure that was! It's been over 13 years since I rode a bike. I didn't think I could still ride a bike, but I could, and I did. It was so much fun, I can hardly describe it. (sadly I can't even think of a time I had so much fun either).
I like the look of vintage-style bikes, like this one:
I rode this one. It was totally awesome, except soon my behind hurt like that time, when I fell of a horse and cracked my tailbone, well maybe not as much but close.
I've had problems with my knees since I was seven years old. Riding a regular bike hurt so much, that I could hardly walk afterwards. With this little electric motor the BionX bike helps out with power-assist, whenever I want or need it. The motor is on the back wheel, then there's this little battery in the middle, and a computerized console on the handle. As always I learned by doing, because as soon as someone tries to explain something like that to me, my head feels like a big vacuum. (push this button, then wait, switch that on/off, push that one, peddle ....)
I admit the throttle was my favorite switch to press. This power-assist got me up to 29 kph, without peddling that is, I might have squealed "Wheeeee" a few times, and I was too fast to see the look on peoples faces (and they WERE starring). I did not care. I stopped squealing though, right after a bug hit my throat. Did NOT want to swallow any critters! Since I wear glasses anyway, I did not get any in my eyes either, like DH did. I did enjoy my rides quietly from then on.
Maybe my old, unused bike can get transformed into an BionX bike, DH will have a look, whether it's possible. That would be so cool!