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Waiting for the Bus

Waiting for the Bus. This is a opinion piece I wrote for the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition (SDCBC) Newsletter last year. Unlike some other articles I’ve written for that publication, this one never saw print. A new Facebook page … Continue reading

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Introduction to Electric Bicycles—May 15th, 2014—San Diego

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IZIP E3 Path+—Like It? I Love It!

IZIP E3 Path+—Like It? I Love It! As the years go by I have been looking for the perfect E-bike. My needs and wants may different from the norm (if there is such a thing), yet in all the time … Continue reading

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Electric Bikes in Santa Barbara—A Look at this Town’s Options

Electric Bikes in Santa Barbara—A Look at this Town’s Options.     For many years now we make the trek to this sea-side wonder for our Annual Santa Barbara Bicycle Tour. Normally it is us, two bikes and our gear … Continue reading

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Virtue Encore 5M & 5F—Touring with a Time Machine

Virtue Encore 5M & 5F—Touring with a Time Machine. Looking very much turn-of-the-century, but riding with all the modern touches seem to be what Virtue is all about. We got this pair of Virtue Encore 5-speeds to ride and felt … Continue reading

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e-Joe EPIK SE and EPIK Lite—Paired Convenience

e-Joe EPIK SE and EPIK Lite—Paired Convenience. You’ve seen the e-Joe EPIK Lite on my pages before.   This single speed lightweight folding electric bike was included in a post on how folding E-bikes can help your lifestyle.   That bike was … Continue reading

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LightMeUp Safety Lights—Low-Buck Fun with Benefits

LightMeUp Safety Lights—Low-Buck Fun with Benefits. If a picture is worth a thousand words, then how does that relate to a video?   Still with these photos and a couple video links at the bottom of this post, I think I’ll … Continue reading

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Electric Bike Club of San Diego—Meet-up Excitement

Electric Bike Club of San Diego—Meet-up Excitement. If you have been looking for a fun way to enjoy your E-bike, this is it.   Even if you don’t own one yet, on most rides there is a way to rent one … Continue reading

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Stromer ST1 Platinum—Just Wow!

Stromer ST1 Platinum—Just Wow! I’ve put off this review for a few different reasons, but now is the time to tell you about this awesome E-bike.   Sent to me from the crew at NYCeWheels, I’ve had it for more than … Continue reading

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Dahon Formula S18—Still on the Hot List

Dahon Formula S18—Still on the Hot List. As the Dahon Formula S18 production run comes to a close, they still have the modern feel you look for in a folding bike.   Light, racy and smooth, it oozes technology not always … Continue reading

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