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 Ride Stats
Distance: 16.67 miles Time: 00:52:21 Max Speed: 27.47 mph
Avg Speed: 19.11 mph Temp: Avg: 81
Category: general: commute - solo
Route: Hybrid Work Commute Weight: 240 Altitude Gain: 497 ft
Avg Power: 0 W Terrain: Road: Flat Bike: EG Zurich 350 IX Electric
Club: Commuter Cycling Century
Weather Conditions: Mostly sunny, 9 mph SSW wind; Humidity 51%
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 Biking Electric
I have been duly ribbed for acquiring an electric bike. Let's get one fact straight here. I did not go electric to stop pedaling! I went electric to go faster.

After two rides the my 58 pound Zurich 350 IX bike, there is much effort necessary to propel it down the road a 20 mph average speed. Substantial effort and greater speed, that is exactly what I expected! My thoughts to this point are that I made a smart buy for work commutes, and for rides where my wife can use it to do rides with me, while I try to keep up with a non-electric bike.

Today's commute was a little bit faster at 19.11 mph average, and I used less battery energy.
  • 14.5 "bike commute" days YTD
  • total commuter miles YTD: 248.35 +/-

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