reohn2 wrote:Phil Fouracre wrote:I do love these ebike threads, I just can’t get my head around how, otherwise, hopefully, intelligent people, can talk so much utter rubbish about ebikes!! but, please carry on
I'm afraid it's all due to prejudice,such people simply see e-bikes as "cheating",that's at the bottom of all of it.
They'll wrap it up in rape of the planet,that they're dangerous,that they cause accidents,etc,etc,or any number of other unfounded and plainly ridiculous excuses to hide that prejudice either from peoples they're spouting off to or even themselves,in some instances it's just downright jealousy.
Jealousy? More likely just a regurgitation of the shock-horror stories of The Daily Frightener.
Perhaps we should set up a group willing to lend our e-bike to the sceptics so that they can at least speak from experience - assuming they have the breath left after realising they have to pedal quite hard to get the e-bike to work. And that they can't go 'round the circuit of 25 miles in ten minutes; or even two hours for those more feeble i' the quad&glute.
Why do folk feel they have to have an opinion about everything, especially things they know nowt about?