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“Doug, I’ve been using my bike for a couple of months now and thought perhaps I’d pass along my thoughts:
1) The system is fantastic for my purposes! My objective was to have some additional augment for my bike to and from work so I didn’t arrive sweaty (we don’t have a shower at the office). I’ve cycled on fairly warm (not hot – it is Seattle after all) days and it performed as desired. 2) The basic sense I have is that it turns steep hills into modest ones, modest hills into flats, and makes me lazy on the flats (but in a good way). It also allows me to carry copious amounts in my saddle bags as the additional weight is effectively irrelevant.
3). For a Seattle commuter it’s awesome. Bikes are free on the ferry (well, one dollar one way) as compared to 5 or 6 bucks for a motorcycle or 12-14 for a car. The system will pay for itself in my particular circumstance within a year.
It’s quite funny when I get off the ferry – there are usually 3-4 bikes, maybe two road bikes and two mountain style. I have the electric rig on a mountain style and when I’m going off I actually slow down a bit so I don’t outpace the really fit competitive cyclists on their road bikes just because I’m embarassed that its so easy for me 😉 Anyway, thanks for the great product and I look forward to hearing from you!”
Adam – Seattle, WA