High Wattage Wheels

“Environmentalists and 8-year-olds everywhere agree: Bike riding is awesome. But unless you’re super fit, pedaling to your destination often isn’t a viable option, whether because of killer hills, creaky knees or your need to arrive at your destination without looking like you ran a marathon.  Thankfully, electric bikes, which have a battery-powered motor, hit the sweek spot between a standard bike and a car.

“They’re easy to park… and make riding accessible to all, including those of us who are older, have ailments or are just plain lazy.  And while earlier iterations looked like something Mad Max cobbled together to get around Thunderdome, the newest models are svelte, easy to maintain and a blast to ride.”

(The Wall Street Journal, “High-Wattage Wheels”, July 21, 2012)