I have a dumb question for you: Do any of you have any experience with an electric bike?
For some time now, I've been using my 21-speed bicycle as a means for local locomotion while out photographing. I've found a bicycle to be an ideal means of transportation from which I can easily dismount for a photograph without having to find a place to park a car. Its slow speed allows me more time to look and take in the scene — at least compared to driving by in a car. In small towns, urban environments, and even some park settings, my bicycle has been ideal.
The only limitation I've discovered is the bicyclists bane — elevation and distance. My knees can handle a 10 mile radius, and perhaps double that if the terrain is reasonably flat. Add a little elevation, however, and I am quickly overwhelmed. (This aging crap is not for sissies.)
I recently discovered the world of electric bikes and have been wondering if this might be an alternative for my recalcitrant joints. Anybody have any comments based on experience?