horizon wrote:OldGeezer wrote:
This thing not only enables me to adjust the level of exercise I want to adopt,
Well this is a going to be obtuse again, but in one sense the bicycle is more obdurate and a hard task master - it doesn't let you adjust the level of exercise (albeit within reason, as you can have gears or get off and walk or take the train, like I do). So it provides a discipline that you don't thank it for at the time but you do when you get to 70 (or at least that is the idea).
I'm not sure what you're saying. If the bike is so hard you get the train how's that helping?
Pre conversion I did 6 miles a day on my bike, post 42. I peddle just as hard but get there quicker.
42 miles was just too much so I got the train and used the bike to and from the station. Post conversion it made it easy enough to use it all the time. 20 mins moderate exercise vs 2 hours moderate exercise.
My 70 year old future self congratulates me on increasing the amount of exercise by moving to electric!