Re: A commuting question
I started riding a motorcycle while recovering from a rear ender on my
bicycle. i built a tadpole trike a year later but didn't use it much until I
got an electric assist. For the following year i only put on about 500
clicks on my BMW motorcycle. The electric assist enabled me to cycle my 30
km commute with ease.
I couldn't justify keeping the motorcycle but I needed something for longer
trips. The bus or train services are o/k but I have trouble walking once I
get to my destinations. So I built a folding recumbent bike. Now I use the
human powered recumbent bike most of the time and sold the motorcycle. I
only use the electric assisted trike when its bad weather , when I'm sick,
tired or in a rush. It's really just a frickin car ! A micro 200 to 400 watt
car, but still a car.
Anything other then human power is a compromise. The less energy that it
uses, the better it is. I do not like any vehicle that does not have the
human power input option. Only buy vehicles that have pedals or hand cranks.
>Hi, everyone! First I want to say how wonderful this group hasbeen; I have
found it very supportive and I don't feel so alone inthis world since I
don't have a car and actually don't like drivingmuch.Even if I did like
driving and managed to overcome my anxieties and pass the road test ,
however, there is no way that I couldafford a car at this point. I have
been looking at other ways toget around. The dilemma I have is this: do any
of you haveexperience with those electric mini-scooters (like the Zappy