Electric biking is great fun, especially compared to simply walking to get around. When it comes to fun exercises that anyone can do, walking is frequently cited because it doesn’t carry with it the same ill health effects that running can. Running puts undue strain on your joints, such as your knees and ankles. But walking is only a little bit better for you than running. There is still the impact shock of moving your legs up and down and taking each step, where each contact with the ground or pavement drives home the fact that you are placing strain on your joints. Biking, by contrast, is low impact, so there is much less strain.
Biking, therefore, is the way to get the benefits of walking without the liabilities. When you bike with your electric cycle, you can enjoy the weather, and if you live in a temperate climate, that means almost all year around you can be enjoying the outside world while getting around. Walking is fine for limited transportation, but there will be times when you need to move faster. Any bicycle will move you faster than you can get on your feet alone, and because the wheels allow you to coast part of the time, it takes less energy to bike somewhere than it would to walk or run there. You get to your destination much faster and less fatigued… and this is all the more so when you have an electric motor to help take up some of the effort.
Riding an electric bike is great for congested cities… and the numbers bear this out. In the worst urban congestion, it’s not uncommon for a vehicle to move at an average of 7 to 10 miles per hour. The average person walks at only 3 miles per hour. That means when you are trapped in traffic, you are only moving twice as fast as a person can walk when you are in a vehicle in city congestion. Now compare that to how fast you can move when you are traveling on an electric bike, especially with pedal assist. The highest speeds from an electric bike can be achieved by pedaling while the electric motor makes it easier for you to pedal. Not all models permit this, and some models allow you to glide along with the motor doing all the work. Regardless, biking is much faster than walking or even driving a car in heavily congested urban areas.
The upside to all this is that e bikes also produce no pollution. They’re completely green vehicles, which combine human pedal power with the electric motor. Now it’s true that electricity isn’t always an environmentally “green” option (a hybrid or electric car could be considered a coal-powered car), but it’s much better for the immediate environment not to be spewing pollutants as a car or bus might. You can ride an electric bike in style and comfort without worrying about the environment. You’re contributing to the preservation of your immediate area rather than its pollution, and that’s a comforting thought.
Introduce an electric bike into your life today. You will be very glad you did. Electric bikes are great for you and for the environment. They’re fast, they’re fun, and they’re sustainable… and that makes all the difference in the world.
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