This will not end well...
Can confirm I'm like that. It doesn't feel weird or anything, just shocking when I see the numbers on my HR tracker. It's just walking! My HR goes only slightly higher if I hammer my bike up a steep climb (with my square taper bottom bracket and FSA crankset complaining) with over 50 pounds of luggage bolted to the rear.Also for the record, the majority of people will raise their heart rate to 80% max by walking up a 3% grade for a few minutes. Source: Harvard.
All exercise is good. Not everyone needs to "hammer" all the time to see health benefits. In fact, steady low intensity efforts do quite a lot for overall cardio health.Getting one's heartrate up does not equal good exercise!
That I fully agree with. I just think cardio is far from the only type of exercise one needs.All exercise is good. Not everyone needs to "hammer" all the time to see health benefits. In fact, steady low intensity efforts do quite a lot for overall cardio health.
That said, this article...worthless.
Agreed and Seattle is a fairly bike oriented town so I see tons of every day folks riding ebikes around here. There is a company from here that is well known for making utilitarian ebikes that are cheap and well made. I see tons on the road and Mixed user paths here. (Rad Power bikes). It is easy for companies to make an expensive ebike just like car companies can make an expensive car but if you want cheap alternate fueled vehicles bikes are where it is at currently. I wonder if any car manufacturer builds a Rad bikes style car if a lot of folks that might migrate to the ebikes might make the jump to car instead.You know, after some more thought. If improving e-bike infrastructure benefits cyclists in any way, I say why not? Where I live, you're expected to do everything in cars. When I search up public transportation routes. Google tells me to DRIVE to XXX station instead of, you know, take another bus there or walk there.
I can bring my bikes on buses, trains, and the like, but there isn't enough safe roads and parking spaces for bikes for me to ride to those bus/train stations.
One other very good thing is that e-bikes opens up "cycling" to a much wider audience. That means I can go riding with some of my friends that just do not want to hammer away in a bike saddle. I'm just concerned that manufacturers will once again find a way to make e-bikes so overpriced and overcomplicated that they're useless for the masses.
Ohh, if someone made a small electric car that is basically an enclosed recumbent with assist I'd ride the absolute **** out of that!I wonder if any car manufacturer builds a Rad bikes style car if a lot of folks that might migrate to the ebikes might make the jump to car instead.
I'd get one of these: RadWagon 4
price is insanely good for what you get.
Let me google that for you:Ohh, if someone made a small electric car that is basically an enclosed recumbent with assist I'd ride the absolute **** out of that!
This. When every city/town/etc is laid out for cars only and the mass transit is lacking to say the least, getting people to ride (e-bikes/bikes/etc) will always be a struggle. I'm glad some cities are making efforts to change, but it's still not nearly enough.That said this is a pretty clickbaity article, especially coming from electrek and the actual study being of european countries where bike commuting and errand riding is a lot more normal than the US where bikes are still considered toys by a large percentage of the population and bike related infrastructure is a secondary or even tertiary consideration in a lot of municipalities vs ensure that single occupant vehicles can get to and from starbucks the most efficiently.
Yup, something like that. I was thinking about the Raht Racer velomobile from a while back, but toned down to be more friendly to cyclists.Let me google that for you: