Keeping up with Your Cycling Partners
People often perceive ebikes as being machines for speeding past slower cyclists or walkers, but there are many advantages of ebikes and ebike conversion kits. Over and over again we hear stories about how hard it is for a group of cyclists to keep the pace and stamina of their rides. When riders are not ability or strength-matched, they have trouble keeping up with cycling partners. For example, a husband wants to ride along with his wife, but just can’t pedal hard enough to pedal with her, or the vise versa.
Struggling to keep up sometimes comes from a simple reason like recovery from a surgery or other physical differences that can slow the rider’s pace. Also, physical limitations like arthritis or back pain can make it difficult for a riders to keep-up with their riding partners.
Rediscover Cycling Together
Sue tells her story about how, early in their relationship, she and her husband spent their free time riding bikes. On long weekend trips they would sometimes camp along the way. Then they had kids, life got a little busier, and they both lost motivation to ride together. This changed when they discovered the power of an electric assist bike! The couple bought a pair of electric bikes and this enabled the two of them to take longer rides again. Now, being on her bike makes her feel like a kid again, and rekindles feelings of romance in their relationship.
No riders should be left behind simply because they can’t keep up. There are so many options to finding an e-bike that can help you.
Keep the Bike or Trike You Have
Our favorite option is to keep the bike you already have, and simply add an electric-assist trailer. The Ridekick power trailer can add the as much boost as you need. The trailer attaches to nearly any bike or trike you already own and has a storage space, in addition to the battery and motor.
Keeping up with your riding partner or group is one of many advantages of ebikes and ebike conversion kits. Other advantages include arriving to work without sweat, going farther on your ride, getting to your destination faster, and getting more exercise.
Give it a try and get back on the road together again! Maybe you’ll help push your riding partner even farther!