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Old 12-01-2007, 11:10 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Dropped by the parents' this evening and mom was out again "practicing". She's really being very sensible about it, for not having ridden for 25 years.

She says: "I want to practice riding slowly because it helps me re-learn my balance. It's easy to ride quickly."

Unfortunately, since she had expressed no interest in using the e-assist up to now, I hadn't yet shown her how to turn it on or use the throttle, and she said she would have tried it today on a little hill she encountered. But she knows how it works now.

My dad on the other hand just treats it like a scooter. No point in pedalling it if he can just twist the throttle. Sorta like my 9 year-old nephew!
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