Oldjohnw wrote:arnsider wrote:I turned seventy this March, but I bought my e Bike last September.
I'd been diagnosed with polymyalgia and was frightened at the prospect of not being able to ride.
I remember the last ride I did before the diagnosis. It was with a couple of mates and a mere thirty mile round trip over mostly flat terrain.
I rode my Kinesis T2 which is pretty light and easy to ride. Well, I ached so bad and I had difficulty getting on and off.
I had an E mail from him recently vdescribing a 62 mile ride he'd done in the Wye Valley invoving around 6000 feet of ascent.
They are a win win win!!
Great to hear and not a million miles different to my own experience. I retrofitted a motor and do week long camping tours three times a year as well as utility cycling an local leisure purposes.
At nearly 71 and only taking up cycling again after 30 years 3 years ago (I used to hill walk and back pack but illness stopped that) I would be stuck without it. A technique is required balancing power input and gears but once acquired is easy.
Interesting about speed and gears.
I am regularly overtaken by someone on an e-bike and his cadence seems very low compared to his speed. Is the assist dependant on cadence ?
(he isn't very communicative - doesn't speak when passing either way )