Followers of this blog may know that most of our Real People episodes are filmed in downtown Santa Barbara, where ebike riders are easy to find. With its hilly Riviera and flat bike paths along the beach, Santa Barbara is one of the best places to go for a bike ride, whether on a conventional bike or an electric bike.
In this episode, however, we venture south to the coastal town of Ventura, where we ran into two couples on an RV trip - and all of them had an electric bike.
One of the benefits of an ebike is that you don’t have to pedal if you don’t want to. With a throttle control, all you have to do is push a thumb lever or twist the throttle, and the ebike zips along on its own power. The best ebikes come with pedal assist and a throttle, so you can decide how best to engage the electric motor.
As our friends say in the video, ebikes are easy to operate, easy to ride and you can get places faster without breaking a sweat. And they are just so much fun to ride.
And my favorite quote from this interview: “If she’s happy, I’m happy.”