Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on June 13th, 2010 at 7:29 pm
The eBike Ride
Saturday, June 12, 2010
We assembled between noon and 12:30 at The eBike Store, chatted a bit about route and other considerations, and headed out. With as diverse a mix of participants as ebikes, we found a large vacant lot, and played musical ebikes, getting to try out as many as we liked. I like the tandem recumbent, with the highest number of freewheels per rider as I think I’ve ever seen.
We left the tests, and headed into the Pearl via the Broadway Bridge. Traffic was light as the parade had already ended. We managed to stay fairly well together, and arrived at our next stop, Kalkhoff USA. Water and gummy bears enjoyed by all, we waved goodbye to a portion of our recumbent riders, and headed downtown.
I’d heard there was going to be a Steel Bridge lift; unfortunately we were just in time for it. Rather than waiting, we opted for a slow meander down the west bank foot path, and returned to find the bridge down and traffic clear.
Had a minor technical of an overheated motor controller; while futzing with a cold pack from the first aid kit, the controller cooled itself. We ducked into Sol Pops on Williams and purchased $15 worth of pops (our economic contribution), and eventually returned to The eBike Store.