Oh yes, of course, we also recognize those moments when we side-eyed everyone passing by on an electric bike. ‘Slacker!’ we’d comment, thinking they didn’t have to make any effort. They’d arrive at their destination rested and smiling, while we only counted if we were tired, out of breath, and exhausted.
Cynical and reserved, we ourselves tried an electric bike for the first time. A real surprise! No, an electric bike is not a motorbike; it doesn’t do anything on its own unless we pedal. Only when the cyclist turns the pedals, the smart electric motor adds its power. So, if the cyclist doesn’t put in any effort, the bike won’t provide anything either, not even on an incline. Even on an incline, you’ll need to pedal vigorously if you want the bike to contribute its power. Only then will you realize that an electric bike is pure poetry.
Some cycle to train, while others cycle to venture farther, higher, faster on an outing. And instead of taking a car, they set out on their journey with an electric bike.