just another commuter

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by aname1000, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. aname1000

    aname1000 New Member

    Hi All,

    I'm looking to bike to work. Have maybe ten km each way. Am thinking I'll try electric but gasoline offers more power at a cheaper price so, I'm in the learning phase. am looking forward to communicating with you all.


  2. professor

    professor Active Member

    Hi Aname, first see what is legal in your state, there is a section on that here.
    If gas was legal here, in no way would I consider elect.- my 2cents.
  3. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. I prefer gas also, but a 10k commute is certainly well within the capabilities of an ebike.
    The ebike is preferable if you want to park it indoors at the home or office.
  4. seanhan

    seanhan Member

    Also take into consideration

    The terain is it flat or hily ???
    and do you have a place at work to keep the bike out of the weather ??
    And 110V to plug in a ebike ?
    Whats the weather there like most of the time ???
    And also perhaps most important is your route to work, Is it safe and easy to do every day ??
    Good Luck ...
  5. Hawaii_Ed

    Hawaii_Ed Member

    Welcome! I like my gas, but the reliability of an Electric is hard to beat...I am thinking of building one.
  6. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    Welcome to this place!