Electric Bicycle

In 2009 I cycled ~1000 miles to work and back, 1500 in 2010. I hope to increase that number by using a little electric assistance in 2011. This is a Specialized Tri-Cross bike with a 500w pancake motor in the rear wheel and a 12Ah LiFePo (rechargeable) battery. On the flat it gets about 28mph without me pedaling. And on a single charge I can make the 16 mile trip to work in almost the same time it takes in the car – without any traffic. In heavy traffic this bike beats the car!

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