Yesterday I put my e-bike in medium assist mode (“sport”) and was able to ride 45 miles on 60% of the battery, which would work out to 80 miles on a full battery. On lighter assist (“eco”) it could probably go about a third further, over 100 miles.
Active Transportation Here We Come
This is great for recreation if I want to go on long rides in the country, but it is even better news for active transportation. I already walk or bike for errands in Morgan Hill, where everything is within a few miles. But sometimes I need to get to the neighboring towns of Gilroy or San Jose, which is possible on a conventional bike but I must admit to not always doing it. With electric assist, it is much more feasible, and there’s almost nothing I need that is not within an 80-mile round trip. The furthest I can think of offhand is my cardiologist who is 21 miles away (and I only need to go there twice a year). Now it’s just a question of mapping out safe routes to everywhere I need to go.
Highlights of Yesterday’s Ride: