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Random ebike meetings

So rode down to Fremantle today to see my accountant. Had planned to ride back via a supplier on the south side of the river and visit a friend but the accountant took so long I ran out of time.

Nearing Fremantle I rode past not one, but two, petrol powered bikes, they had stickers on them and I got the impression they may have been hired, but I was in a hurry so didn’t stop to ask. I got to Fremantle in about 4.5 AH, and in about 40 minutes from the CBD [20km distance= average speed 30kph, which means I must have been cruising at around 35 to account for traffic lights & other stops/slowdowns]. Not bad eh! 🙂

On the way home I managed to run into a guy on the corner of Barrack St waiting for the lights to change who had an old currie chain drive [I think?] on his rear wheel. Hi random ebiker if you are reading! [I gave my blog details ;)]

Not only that, but who should ride into view just as we were chatting? Chris! He had a replacement charger for me too, so it was a most fortuitous and exciting meeting – there are so few ebikers in Perth still, and it’s truly exciting meeting any others randomly. I complained about the petrol powered bikes, and lamented the difficulty of getting friends to even borrow a bike to see what they’re like. But we are agreed that electric bikes are aaaaaalmost at that critical point of becoming adopted widely in western countries 🙂 We just have to get people to try them!


5 Comments so far

  1. Chris May 22nd, 2007 7:26 pm

    It was an odd circumstance 🙂 I see what you mean about the annoying habit of lithium packs suddenly dying (when empty) – I knew I was close, and perhaps wanted to see what would happen. Yep, they just shut off. So I rode home half the way unassisted. This was ok – I was kinda expecting it. 39km isn’t bad though.

    I keep thinking you should be selling ebikes, you’re a great promoter of them 🙂


  2. Paul May 23rd, 2007 11:03 am

    Hi, Just wanted to say Hi. I rode with you on Suitable Transport on Day 1. Been reading your blog for sometime now & wanted to say g’day.

    Catch ya.



  3. Cass May 25th, 2007 11:24 am

    Chris, I don’t wanna sell ebikes, I have enough on my plate, all I want is to see people using them! I also am not technically minded enough, I’d find that side of an ebike business daunting as hell.


  4. Cass May 25th, 2007 11:25 am

    Hi Paul! Great to know people are reading out there, can you remind me who you are? You a Golder dude perhaps? My memory is awful! 😉


  5. Paul May 28th, 2007 10:32 am

    Hi Cass, yes i am from Golder, I rode day 1. Wearing the cycling clothing.


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