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I don't ride my bike to work because its quicker than a car, or because it's cheaper. I do it because it's a way I can make a long trip under human power and derive satisfaction from doing so. On days I commute by bike, the high point is usually when I first see my work location appear as I crest the last ridge.
Electric bikes are being pitched as a way to make commutes easier than traditional bikes. I've looked at them, but, I think, I've got a bit of John Henry in me. I've not bought a motorcycle because I've never found a trip I'd want to take by motorcyle that I wouldn't also enjoy under my own power on a bike.
Thanks, but I'll stick with Buddy, and yeah, Buddy goes Point-to-Point, I'll take on one of those infernal machines, whether Segway or electric bike - and if it beats me, I'll take it on again. I'll get stronger and its battery will fade...