So, I live at location A, 14.5 miles from work. I ride there and back, for the four days a week that I work, on a conventional pedal cycle. I could do a few more miles, but not many as I like to walk my dogs before work and after work and generally still have a bit of energy left over. Plus I like to ride off-road at the weekend so I don’t want to
I would prefer to live at location B. This is 24 miles from work and includes some hills. Now, don’t curl your lips up and sneer, I know 24 miles isn’t much but, as I say, I have the dogs to walk and I don’t want to be exhausted all the time. I do ride it sometimes on my Spesh in summer when the weather is nice, but it’s a grim old slog on a dark, wet, winter’s evening.
The other day I had a Eureka Moment. Why not buy an electrically-assisted bike? Surely it would increase my range?
Here are my questions:
1. Would it go to work and back on one charge? (I can’t imagine my work place allowing me to charge it there, they would trump up all sorts of Health & Safety BS reasons not to).
2. I will still get a workout, won’t I? I don’t want to miss out on my daily exercise, I love it for all sorts of reasons.
3. I think they must be heavier, so is the extra oomph you get outweighed by the extra heaviness?