- Dec 5, 2017
My husband (58) is very fit, loves cycling and hiking, and is not the least bit a competitive ahole. Here in Michigan, he does long bike rides (60+ miles) when he has time, and he likes hilly roads when he can get to them. But it's still Michigan, altitude usually less than 1000. We recently were in Colorado visiting our son who is constantly biking up crazy steep roads. They were excited to ride together, and my son arranged an ebike rental so my husband could join him on some favorite routes. Without the ebike, it wouldn't have happened, even though my husband is in great shape. The ebike doubled his effort, and he was still pushing quite hard. I'm sure some ebike riders act like jerks (just like some regular ones do, too), but maybe this situation will make you feel a tiny bit less negative about the benefits of ebikes, at least for some people!