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Slightly off topic, but since we have bike users here: What is a good bike (non-electric) for a retirement age 6'2" person who weighs around 240 pounds and lives on rural (unpaved) hilly roads??
I know, it's called a CAR, right? But seriously, what's a good choice? And are there eelctric assisted bikes for that person as well?
Like Lake Wobegon, but without the lake.
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tesla33 wrote:It isn't as simple as them being illegal here. I've never been bothered while riding sanely in NY, and NYC has a large E-bike dealer. They are also legal for federally funded trail systems.
Bottom line: it depends on whether or not the police where you want to ride it are Jerks or not. Think of riding one of these on the street in New York State as "Jay Riding."
Here's a New York Times article from 2009 on the e-bike ban and how little it is enforced http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/20/despite-ban-electric-bikes-gain-favor-on-city-streets/?scp=2&sq=electric%20bicycle&st=cse
The article also mentions an amendment that might be passed to allow e-bikes on streets that have a top speed of 20 mph and < 1000 watts. It looks like this bill keeps coming up and dying in the senate. Maybe someone else has more info for the New Yorkers?
Is this it? what am i supposed to do here?