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    • I took Toni for a ride into the mountains yesterday where we parked it and went for a hike. She lit up when it arrived because she loved the idea of it being silent and maintenance free. Her current ride won’t start and her lame husband hasn’t figured out why.

      She has lost her mind over this bike because it’s so smooth and comfortable. There is not the slightest hint of driveline herky jerky, to use the technical term. We could talk freely to each other at 35 mph or less without needing radio thingies (I know all the terms). It’s so nice not to disturb the peace in our neighborhood.

      The luggage is nice. Her helmet went in the top case, our jackets in the sides. Hiking poles via tie-downs on the side cases. Going to Home Depot this a.m. and loading up on drip irrigation parts. Luggage will be nice for that.

    • Chris have you noticed any motorists not being aware of you, due to the quiet nature of the bike?

      I’m not a “loud pipes saves lives” type of person, but electric bikes being so stealthy is a concern to me.

    • Haters have been dancing on Harley's grave for 100 years. It's great clickbait for the gawdy Goretex set over on your other enterprise.

      I have no doubt they will become leaner/smaller at the end of all this, there will be pain, but to paraphrase your Mr Rodgers, "Reports of their death are greatly exaggerated".

    • Rodgers was himself paraphrasing Samuel Clemens.

      In 1897, Samuel Clemens wrote a note refuting a false news report which had stated that he was dead.

      "I can understand perfectly how the report of my illness got about, I
      have even heard on good authority that I was dead. James Ross Clemens, a
      cousin of mine, was seriously ill two or three weeks ago in London, but
      is well now. The report of my illness grew out of his illness.

      The report of my death was an exaggeration"