From: rootsradicals@ yahoogroups. com
on behalf of akyramoto
Sent: Thu 10/04/2008 08:49
To: rootsradicals@ yahoogroups. com
Subject: [rootsradicals] Re: morphing
how well does your bike ride without the Stokemonkey on?
I'm very curious about this fact.
I ordered a kit - installed it last night, tried it out & unistalled
it. It made my bike feel too heavy and suddenly my bike wasn't my
bike anymore - which really disturbed me! lol So I'm sending this kit
back. I know theres alot of other types out there, but I think this
experience has calmed my curiosity as to whether or not it was right
for me. So at this point in time an e assist is not right for me.
Maybe I'll wait til the stokemonkey is available or they make
something lighter & with less resistance.
--- In rootsradicals@ yahoogroups. com
, Cara Lin Bridgman <cara.lin@...>
> Morgan wrote:
> > interested in electric bikes because they *want* the exercise
> > of biking, but don't want to grunt up the hills at 3 miles
> > per hour, so they don't often bike (if at all). An example
> > was a colleague of mine who had her big accomplishment of
> > "biking into work one day per year". She wanted to do it
> > more, but just didn't feel up to it physically (she has a big
> > hill to climb). The electric bike is a great solution for
> > such folks.
> Right there is my biggest reason for getting the stokemonkey (and the
> fact that when I did grunt up our hill during the noon-day sun of Mad
> Dog and Englishmen proportions, I had enough heat exhaustion that I
> invariably started a fight with my husband). SOOoooo, for the sake of
> our marriage...
> With the stokemonkey, I have no worries about getting home! I can get
> down the hill and all the way across the city of Taichung and all the
> way back across the city of Taichung. It was the thought of climbing
> the hill home (280 m or 920 feet in <3 km or <2 miles) that kept me off
> the bicycle and on the motorbike. Now, I WANT to take my
> xtracycle-stokemonk ey because 1) I know I can get home, 2) I don't have
> to buy a parking permit for each college so I can park it inside each
> campus, 3) I can ride it onto the campus (at one campus, we can drive
> cars and bicycles, but have to walk motorbikes), and 4) it hauls a
> lot more a whole lot better than the motorbike.
> I call my bike a TRUCK!
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