I'm 58 years old, slightly overweight and only moderately fit, but I find riding an E-Bike very easy and rewarding. I save fuel, there is one less car on the road, and I'm getting some activity in each day and that helps me feel better. I've done 600km since I got it two months ago and I love it!
I have always enjoyed cycling ever since I was a kid growing up in Canberra. There was no such thing as getting dropped to school by Mum everyday, we either had to walk or ride a bike. Same for everywhere we wanted to go, swimming, part time job, sports, you get the picture. Riding a bike was not just fun, it was essential and gave us freedom too.
I have continued to ride throughout my life and although never a 'serious' cyclist I have had many bikes over the journey.
I live only about 12 km from where I work and in years gone by I used to ride to work, but for all sorts of good reasons that stopped a few years back.
The place I work now doesn't have a convenient place to take a shower, so riding to work and getting all sweaty was not really a viable option for me.
I started to look at various alternatives to driving, including electric scooters, motorcycles etc. When I started to look at electric bicycles it started to make sense, I could ride to work without as much physical exertion and arrive at work without needing to shower again.
When I began looking at what bike to buy, there was a huge range to choose from at all sorts of prices and types. The one that caught my attention initially was the Dyson Folding bike. I thought it would be convenient and I could store it easily, and carry it upstairs etc. A chance meeting with a Dyson E Bike owner settled it for me though. He had the Dyson RTC and he was really pleased with it.
Once I had saved the requisite funds and done more research online, I decided to drop into Electric Bikes Brisbane for a test ride. I went for a short ride around the block and that was that, done deal! I was excited to place the order to secure my bike.
Since I picked up my Dyson Hard Tail Evo RTC in October I have done over 600kms on it in just two months. Mostly commuting to work with a few leisure rides as well.
I love it! I can ride to work in under 30mins and arrive without being all covered in perspiration.
I just change into my work clothes and get to work. I get some moderate exercise each morning and again each afternoon and how much effort I put in is up to me. I can take it real easy and the bike will help me a lot, or I can push harder and the bike just helps when required up a hill or into a head wind.
I plan on tackling some of the rail trails around Brisbane sometime soon (when the bush fires are gone) and I expect the bike will be just brilliant for that.
I'm 58 years old, slightly overweight and only moderately fit, but I find riding an E-Bike very easy and rewarding. I save fuel, there is one less car on the road, and I'm getting some activity in each day and that helps me feel better.
If you are looking for an easy way to get around, and you can push the pedals a bit then it's worth checking out an E-Bike.
The folks at Electric Bikes Brisbane have been great to deal with, and they have looked after me very well. If you do get an E-Bike then I recommend joining their social riding group and meeting up with some like-minded people for an easy, fun ride every now and then.
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