My daughter and her significant other are bicycling enthusiasts. In fact, to say they are avid cyclists would be an understatement. Aside from their respective jobs, bicycling is their life. They belong to bicycling clubs in both San Francisco and the East Bay and their bikes are high end touring bikes. And needless to say, like most who are really into cycling, they are both in great shape.
They were in the East Bay today and rode their bikes over to our place. They invited me to go on a bike ride with them, so I fired up my ebike and the three of us hit the road.
We rode for about two hours and approximately 20 miles over hill and dale. We hit both surface streets and parts of the 32 mile Iron Horse Trail for hiking and biking.
Thanks to my ebike’s pedal assist electric motor and, when needed on the steeper grades, my electric throttle, this old septuagenarian was able to keep up with those youngsters.
In fact, it was gratifying to pass them by on some of the more challenging hills while they were working hard to reach the summit. A big win for the old fart baby boomer on his ebike over those cocky millennials. Booyah!
I had a great time. And I love my ebike!