Author Topic: My 2016 e-bike commute challenge.  (Read 1883 times)

mwulff

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My 2016 e-bike commute challenge.
« on: April 21, 2016, 12:21:59 AM »
Ok, in another thread I mentioned that I had bought an e-bike to do my daily commute.

So I'm going to throw down the gauntlet and commit to riding 5000 km in 2016 on my e-bike. I would like for others to join me. Let's see if we can reduce our number of clown-car miles.

If you'd like to join just post your target kms below and come back with a weekly status update or two. :)

Current status: Week 16: 660 km's so far.

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Re: My 2016 e-bike commute challenge.
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2016, 07:54:50 AM »
Posting to follow :)

I don't own an e-bike but I am starting to ride my bike to work now that summer has come around.  It's a 28 mile round trip commute that I am hoping to do 3 times a week. 

I am thinking about purchasing an electric fatbike for the winter months when there is snow.   I think the only way I could do my commute in the winter is with an e-bike.  28 miles in snow with no assist would kill me.

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mwulff

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Re: My 2016 e-bike commute challenge.
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2016, 08:44:39 AM »
Alright, it's been a while. But the big wheels have kept on turning and now I have driven 820 kilometers so far.

Seems I may have set my sights a little low.

Other than that nothing to report, the bike is fast, fun and a joy to ride. :)

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Re: My 2016 e-bike commute challenge.
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2016, 01:27:23 PM »
Just got my e-bike built!  First commute on it was this morning and it handled it like a champ!

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Re: My 2016 e-bike commute challenge.
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2016, 08:00:10 AM »
Would either if you guys mind posting some pictures of your ebikes :D? 

I'm currently commuting on the bike I hope to convert in 6mo after I'm done budgeting for the battery/motor combo.  I'd love to see what your bikes look like to tide me over!

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Re: My 2016 e-bike commute challenge.
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2016, 02:17:28 PM »
Here is mine :)

I still need to work out a couple issues,  mostly securing the motor to the bottom bracket better.

It's going to be an amazing commuter bike though.

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Re: My 2016 e-bike commute challenge.
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2016, 11:02:03 PM »
Got my fenders installed and my rain gear.   Did several commutes this week in the rain.

My e-bike now has 325 miles on it and it's going strong.   Really been enjoying the power, cruising into work at 28mph :)

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Re: My 2016 e-bike commute challenge.
« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2016, 12:35:07 AM »
Just a small update. I spent most of august working at home so didn't put too many km's on the bike. But now I am back in the saddle and have just crossed 1700 km's.

Here is a picture of the bike. It's a BH-bikes Evo Cross Pro.