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Old 09-05-2015, 04:00 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Location: Coastal Southern California
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Black and Green - '98 Honda Civic DX Coupe
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90 day: 64.33 mpg (US)

Black and Red - '00 Nashbar Custom built eBike
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I hadn't seen that. His story is a lot like mine... I was a skeptic and came along, realizing how much it could enhance my riding range, replace a car, and prevent the "need" for an infernal gym membership... Like he says: "But for another large group, they [ebikes] could be just the thing. The lawyer who lives in a hot, humid climate and is currently afraid to bike the 4 miles to the office for fear of arriving sweaty." I am not a lawyer and I face 12 hilly miles, not 4, but the point is the same: I cannot arrive sweaty.

Love this thing! And I am learning about electric motors, controllers, and batteries, which is very cool too.


See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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