I think the whole idea was to compare North America to Europe. Bogotá is an amazing place to ride. It’s 3km straight up in the Andes. The drivers are insane though, so it’s not for the faint of heart. Bike rentals are booming there. This was outside my hotel in Bogotá last week.
That seems like a lot of leg work for a little bike ride on a lazy day. Even so, Jason could have chosen any number of comparable European countries to test his ridiculous theory on.
Nice looking bikes, Reg. I’m not sure what you need a ham radio for but I did notice you still have those useless mirrors attached. I think you should keep them. What’s behind you may be more dangerous than what’s in front of you.
Well, that’s evolving. I’m going to dump the two top mirrors. The round handlebar mirror on the left actually works really well and I have ordered another for the right side. It should arrive tomorrow.
Been there, done that, as the saying goes. I have owned motorcycles. They never gave me as much joy as my modest little bicycle gives me. I could see adding an electric bike someday. Not instead of my pedal-powered bike but in addition to it, just because I would probably ride more. This Rad Rover appeals to me, for instance.
My engineering skills would amount to buying a conversion kit. They are readily available. But no, I like having a pedal-powered bike. I just might add an electric for those occasions where I want to go further than I can comfortably ride, or where I don’t want to arrive sweaty.
For example, tomorrow morning (in about 7 hours), I’m going to go to breakfast with one of my radio clubs and I’m not going to ride my pedal bike there because it’s about 10k straight uphill. Going home would be easy but getting there would be torture and even if I made it (which itself is not certain), I would be totally sweaty when I got there. If I had an electric, there would be no question about taking the car. We would ride our bikes and arrive relaxed.
Well, I did it. I have two handlebar mirrors sticking out the sides and the top mirrors are gone. Isa says it looks better. I’m less sure. I rather liked the busy handlebars look before. lol. I should’ve taken a photo but didn’t. I’ll try to remember to tomorrow.
PS: Still stuck at 10k for the morning ride. Every time I reach the end, I think “I could easily ride 5 or 10 km more” and then I think “but I am too lazy” and go home.