Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kevin R. Stone in the San Francisco Examiner has written a piece praising the wonders of electric bikes.
Opening with the slightly off-putting phrase ‘augmented bicycling’ (thankfully we’re not making larger bikes or virtual reality rides), Dr Stone soon gets on to more common themes such as small motors, increased range, and good example of how what was once a gruelling, three-hour ride through a mountain range with five steep hills can now be done in an hour, with the fun factor increased dramatically, and the whole family can set up their bikes to ride together.
The joy of an electric commute is covered (no sweat) and Dr Stone sums up very succinctly:
‘What if that commute was fun, as athletic as you want it to be, free of gas, tolls and parking, and made you feel like you were helping the planet? What if your individualistic sport of cycling suddenly became as social as we imagine it could be? Now that is an idea worth sharing.’