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Tom Babin has penned a great piece over at the LA Times highlighting a few of the huge reasons why electric bikes are just so flaming great! He remarks on the no-sweat work commute reason ‘Studies have shown the prospect of arriving at work sweaty is one of the biggest impediments to getting would-be bike commuters out of their cars.’ Another is the ‘outdated attitude that sees bikes only as a recreational athletic opportunity rather than a practical transportation option’ Babin states that 152,000 e-bikes were sold last year in the US, a figure that would be more than 5...

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There's a great bit of publicity for electric bikes up at the LA Times. Numerous Los Angelino's are quoted on their great experiences. Pete Compton, a 79-year-old retiree, thinks nothing of 60-mile round trips. Christiana Crabbe, a 22-year-old barista, commutes 15 miles each way to her job, saving money and getting fitter. Lori Harris Kilker, 48, a family law mediator uses it most days to get to work, run errands and go shopping. ‘I found that it changes your state of mind. I get places quicker, people always want talk to me about it, and it gets me up the...

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