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Fat lady on an electric bike

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by Helenbells, 25 May 2016.

  1. Helenbells

    Helenbells Active Member

    Well, that is me to a T.
    Today we loaded up the car with our two lifecycle electric bikes and sallied forth on National Route 2, near Bridport and West Bay, Dorset.
    My husband is not a natural cyclist by any means and I used to cycle to work many years ago, 32 miles a day, until illness ME struck.
    Had the Lifecycle sport for a year now and have done very local rides (about 8 miles).
    Today we found this route whilst staying in Beaminster and had a jolly afternoon. Off road path, uphill, gravel, narrow but very enjoyable indeed. Met several dogs and owners so slowed to pass them. Enjoyed the hedgerow wildlife. Could easily have stayed out longer but the car park ticket expired!
    Then we cycled along the promenade at West Bay, without power as it was flat and sea air was bracing.
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  2. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    West Sussex
    Good on you. Both. Two more cyclists making the world a better place.
  3. A good reason why people should stop knocking electric bikes. They are hugely popular in Denmark.
  4. steve50

    steve50 Disenchanted Member

    West Yorkshire
    Good for you both, enjoy your bikes
  5. Mireystock

    Mireystock SIip-slidin' down Big Pig...

    Sounds good, enjoy !
  6. Helenbells

    Helenbells Active Member

    image.jpeg image.jpeg Rather than go on the road, we went on a bridle way. Beaminster to Netherbury. Glad it was dry. Still muddy in places and loads of brick fill. Bumpy bots! Hilly too. Plenty of gates to open and shut. So more fun than progress. At Netherbury church a chap and his dog chatted and commented on the bikes. His bike days had long gone, he said. Couldn't get his leg over any more!! Cycled back on the road. YES. it was hilly, but Dorset is. No way could I have walked what we cycled. Glad of the oomph, could not have managed without it.
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  7. Helenbells

    Helenbells Active Member

    Fat lady hasn't been on her electric bike recently.
    When said Fat Lady and Electric Bike were in one location so too was the torrential rain.!

    Fat Ladies don't shrink in the rain, unfortunately.
  8. derrick

    derrick The Glue that binds us together.

    Electric bikes are great, come the day my legs don't get me up them hills, i shall be getting one.:okay:
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  9. numbnuts

    numbnuts Guru

    North Baddesley
    Well done enjoy :okay:
  10. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry More gruff than grumpy

    West Sussex
    I dislike being overtaken by electric cargo bikes when climbing the cycle snake on my singlespeed. ;)
  11. AnneW

    AnneW Über Member

    Helenbells, I too am a fat lady on an electric bike. Only picked mine up on Saturday and I am already in love.

    GrumpyGregry overtaking my OH on a hill yesterday was pure joy :hyper:
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  12. Smithbat

    Smithbat Getting there, one ride at a time.

    I am a fat lady on a normal bike not an electric ones, but I am glad us larger ladies are reclaiming two wheels!
  13. cyberknight

    cyberknight Guru

    South Derbyshire
    If it gets people to ride then im all for them, until they try to overtake me on a hill!

    There is a fancy electric bike in the work bike shed, not sure who it belongs to though.
  14. Phaeton

    Phaeton Veteran

    Oop North (ish)
    May I ask what type of bike you have, I'm trying to convince my rather rotund wife to consider a e-bike but she believes she is too large for one.
  15. Helenbells

    Helenbells Active Member

    We have "Lifecycle Electric Sport" as in my avatar.
    I wanted a bike that was bike looking as I used to ride a racer.
    I am 17 stone and 5' 6" so qualify as a fat lady

    However age has caught up and at 66 it is more difficult to "get my leg over"........ The cross bar, that is
    I just make sure I am near a kerb, problem solved
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