I bought a new toy. I love it. It’s an e-bike…a power assisted bicycle.
What is a power-assisted bicycle?
- A power-assisted bicycle is also known as an “electric bicycle” or “e-bike.”
- An e-bike is a bicycle with an added battery powered electric motor that does not exceed 500 watts and can assist the cyclist up to a speed of 32 km/h.
- It can also be driven like a bicycle without any power assist.
- The addition of the power assist enables the rider to pedal with less effort, to achieve a greater distance, to climb hills and ride against the wind more easily. In its size, weight, speed and the driving skills required, the e-bike is similar to the conventional bicycle.
I bought it from Daymak in Toronto.
Environmentally friendly and lots of fun. I grew up in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada, which had a bit of a mod population in the 80s, so I’m getting back to my roots.