Faster than a speeding car

From go-karts and bicycles to electric eskies and kids scooters.
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Post by Richo » Thu, 25 Apr 2013, 22:22

http://the-riotact.com/faster-than-a-sp ... car/101665

Seems a motorist is green with envy over an electric mountain bike going faster than his car up a hill.   Image Image

I'm sure he would have preferred being stuck behind a gaggle of cyclists 5 deep going slower than the speed limit. Image
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Post by jonescg » Fri, 26 Apr 2013, 01:21

Belco Way is a sh*t of a road. It backs up from arsehole to breakfast at 7.30 am and stays that way for hours. So any power assisted bike, which obeys the road rules, is a welcome addition in my mind Image

Oh, and some of the comments are obviously coming from envious car drivers... How else could you reserve such disdain for such a good idea?
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Post by Simon » Fri, 26 Apr 2013, 06:32

Hehe! Need to up the voltage on my magic pie soon.. is still plenty of fun on stock 48V though!

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Post by Richo » Fri, 26 Apr 2013, 21:04

Probably if he hadn't worn the hi viz vest and the dirt cycle helmet he would have gone un-noticed.

Mind you he prob wore that helmet to muffle the laughter and hide the eV grin Image
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Post by woody » Sat, 27 Apr 2013, 01:50

"If you want an electric motorbike, get an electric motorbike."

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Post by Simon » Sat, 27 Apr 2013, 02:50

Well for me a high powered ebike is more versatile than an electric motorbike. With an ebike you can cruise the bike paths and pedal as hard or as little as you want.

Then you can go offroad on trails that motorbikes are not allowed on. Though you could get away with riding an electric motorbike in these areas too because nobody would even know you were there.

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Post by jonescg » Sat, 27 Apr 2013, 16:44

"Electric bikes? Doesn’t this defeat the objective of cycling (to keep fit)?"

What, and getting places isn't why you ride a bike? Morons.
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Post by Richo » Mon, 29 Apr 2013, 21:03

As a coincidence I saw an e-bike rider this morning doing 65kph in a 60 zone.
I could clearly see the large hub motor on the back.
But on closer inspection there is also a small hub motor on the front too.

Damn that cyclist going faster than me and taking shortcuts! Image
I bet he was getting fitter than me sitting in my car Image

An electric motorbike would be ok if you needed to travel on hwy/freeway.
But on local roads and e-bike would suffice.
Electric motorbike is likely to be 5x - 10x the price of an e-bike so not much help if your intent was to save a bit of money.
Then you also have to get a motorbike licence.

An intermediary option would be to get an electric scooter.
Most of those don't come out of the factory able to do 60kph.
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Post by glenn_aircooled » Sun, 26 May 2013, 01:11

What caught my eye was     in this 25km/h zone , the car reporting this horrible crime was travelling a little over 60 km/h.
I mean how terrible for a quiet non polluting vehicle to be doing the exact same thing that this car was doing........
They posted the particulars of where this horrible offence took place , with a mug shot of the CRIMINAL , what they didnt include was the the particulars of the the reporting motorist - you know , just so he could share in the PUNISHMENT.
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