Training - ebike and a non ebike

Discussion in 'Electric Bikes' started by jann71, 26 Feb 2019.

  1. jann71

    jann71 Über Member

    Location:
    West of Scotland
    I've entered a sportive to ride with one of my friends, unfortunately ebikes are not allowed.

    Which is a shame as I'd be doing 66 miles with a smile on my face all the way round.

    Since buying my ebike early last year it's the only bike I've ridden. Still have others.

    I'm currently riding to work and back (10 miles round trip X 4 or 5 days a week) + 30 mile ride at weekend, all on my ebike.

    Does anyone here ride an ebike and a road bike?
    Do you feel any benefit on road bike after doing miles on ebike?
     
  2. Pat "5mph"

    Pat "5mph" A kilogrammicaly challenged woman Moderator

    Location:
    Glasgow
    What sportive is this?
    Strange ruling, a sportive is not a race, I don't see why an ebike should not be allowed.
     
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  3. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    10 miles round trip commuting, I'd give my right arm for that, I'd be doing it regularly on my roadbike and loving it. It's just the right distance.
    For me, 14 miles each way is too much, time wise and arriving at work sweaty if on a roadbike. Once the light is right and the cold has cleared, I'll hopefully be doing it regularly on my crossfire e, time is about the same but to arrive fresh and not sweaty is marvelous.
    So I have both types, road and e. Truth is, it's so easy to just jump on the e, I don't have to get changed particually and of course it's easier...and I need that in the winter, I hate winter and generally hibernate so the ebike given me the opportunity to get out more than I would have on the roadbike...so maintained some level of fitness.
    But as the warmer weather approaches, the roadbike will get more non commuting rides.
     
  4. OP
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    jann71

    jann71 Über Member

    Location:
    West of Scotland
    Etape Loch Ness.
    If I hadn't read the FAQs I wouldn't have noticed.
     
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  5. YukonBoy

    YukonBoy Extra solar

    Location:
    Ultima Thule
    Try a similar distance Audax, e bikes are allowed.
     
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  6. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    My commute is 15 each way.....all done on my ebike now. Sod the pedlar, causes me too much pain when climbing

    Epowah all the way for me now
     
  7. Slick

    Slick Veteran

    I'm surprised that's an Etape rule and a bit disappointed if I'm honest.

    A silly rule which highlights they are just behind the times. I would just do it anyway. :okay:
     
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  8. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    Sorry for going off topic but does the Cube cope okay with 30 miles round trip a day?
     
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    jann71

    jann71 Über Member

    Location:
    West of Scotland
    Me too, expensive event to enter ☺️

    I've dropped them an email asking why.
     
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  10. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    Ive done 57 miles on it and still had 2 bars of battery left.........
     
  11. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    The 500 or the 400, £200 difference to buy, seems a lot
     
  12. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    i have both batteries.....as have 2 x cube's

    the 500wh battery is the one i did the 57mile ride on, but today i am riding on the 400wh battery for todays commute ( forgot to recharge 500 after yesterdays commute).....so far after 15 miles, with a 3mile 350ft climb at the start of the commute, i still have the full 5 bars showing available and will report back when i get home this evening how many bars were left once i take the 15 mile return trip with 1200ft of climbing
     
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    jann71

    jann71 Über Member

    Location:
    West of Scotland
    Thank you for your email. We are looking at the possibility of allowing e-bikes at future events, but unfortunately, they are not allowed in the 2019 event.

    :angry:
     
  14. jowwy

    jowwy The bearded Powerhouse

    how would they know? what ebike you got?

    id ride the route anyway, nothing they can do about it, as its a public road and not a closed road event
     
    Last edited: 27 Feb 2019
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  15. Phaeton

    Phaeton Guru

    Location:
    Oop North (ish)
    I really do not see what difference it makes, clearly somebody has got a 'cheating' attitude on the commitee
     
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