History of Electric Mountain Bikes
I bought my first electric mountain bike in 1999. How else could I keep up with my athletic ten-year-old son?
At the time a silly debate was raging between pedestrians and bicyclists over who should be allowed on the Boulder, Colorado, multi-use paths. Astonished by the ignorance and rhetoric of the anti-bicycle crowd I wrote an editorial for the local newspaper, the Boulder Daily Camera: “Give ‘electric-assist’ bicycles a chance”, published December 8, 2001, Daily Camera (Boulder, CO)
Eventually I bought a second USProDrive bike so I would have spare parts. But, eventually both those tanks were retired. Weighing in at around seventy pounds with a range of a twelve miles (on a good day) they were handy for trips to the bank or grocery store. Both were donated to Boulder’s Community Cycles.
Thanks to Graham Hill for selling me my first e-bike:
Thanks to Dooby’s for set-up and maintenance: (alas, this fine bike shop is no longer in business)
Thanks to University Bikes for the second (gray) bike and periodic maintenance:
Thanks to Freedom Cycles for great bicycle wisdom:
Focus Thron: The Bike for the Colorado Trail Adventure
Here is a review of the bike I purchased: