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snowwcold55 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Mar 26, 2024 at 5:40
Mar 26, 2024
Video: Do Lightweight eMTBs Enhance the Traditional Experience?
@suspended-flesh: lol I hear you there man. And you’re right there are definitely some environmental factors and some genetic factors all at play in the debate.
snowwcold55 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Mar 26, 2024 at 5:37
Mar 26, 2024
Video: Do Lightweight eMTBs Enhance the Traditional Experience?
@suspended-flesh: I hear you - I don’t have an e bike currently btw but I have been able to ride them and do get the appeal. I’d suggest trying one is what I’m getting at, and rather looking at them as agood vs. Evil black and white decision, consider it more of a “different sport”. I do agree the smugness is annoying lol
snowwcold55 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Mar 25, 2024 at 21:25
Mar 25, 2024
Video: Do Lightweight eMTBs Enhance the Traditional Experience?
@suspended-flesh: your initial post insinuates that the “cures” pharma develops are “not real” or “don’t actually work.” The US has approved multiple weight loss drugs (GLP-1s) in combination with a healthy diet and exercise for obese+ people in the hopes that it lowers the # of Americans who need emergency care due to some form of cardiac emergency. trial data suggests that it reduces cardiac event risk by ~20% (don’t quote me on the # but it was around that). Tell me again how that’s somehow “part of the master plan to keep everyone “sick”? There are some scumbags in the pharma industry but I can tell you it’s not the vast majority of folks who work within its network. The insurance companies are a different story based on their business model alone, but even so, everyone (including pharma) benefits from a healthier world because they can then focus their attention on genetic illness, rare diseases, etc., that may impact people regardless of their lifestyle choices.
snowwcold55 pinkbikeoriginals's article
Mar 25, 2024 at 21:06
Mar 25, 2024
Video: Do Lightweight eMTBs Enhance the Traditional Experience?
Here’s the thing - I think a lot of us on this site are sickos who obviously love the downhills, but also love the feeling post ride after a massive climbing/descending day or whatever. It’s more than “earn your turns” bro logic, though. It’s something about conquering and overcoming a major challenge and exhausting the body to a certain point that creates this sense of personal accomplishment which I think we all realize is a really awesome feeling that’s somewhat inherent to mtb, and we’re frightened e-MTBs may take that away from us, whether by all of our riding buddies switching over to e-bikes or myriad other reasons. I think it’s a justified concern because that feeling of accomplishment and raw physical exhaustion is more difficult to come by on an e-bike (possible but let’s be realistic, climbing 3500ft on a normal bike vs even, say, 5k on an e-bike is a whole different experience.) That said, perfect world for me is one where we could all own a normal bike and an e bike and we could overcome our monkey brain forcing us to always take the “easy option”, getting 2 similar but different experiences depending on which option we choose. If you haven’t ridden one, suck it up, go to a place with some elevation and rent one. They’re a blast, in a slightly different way than your normal bike. We should try and figure out how to separate the disciplines accordingly (I’m all for tech climbing trails being anti e-bike, for example!)
Mar 24, 2024 at 13:29
Mar 24, 2024
quotes Afternoon Ride
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