I’ve realized that I have not made a post on my electric bike blog for several weeks (make that months) now. Just to clarify – I still have my electric bike and have not sold it. The reason I have not made a blog post in a while is because not much has happened with my electric bike recently. Yep, my electric bike has remained in the garage covered by a protective tarp.
If you’re thinking something must be wrong, I can confirm there is nothing wrong with me or my electric bike and the reason I have not used it over the winter months is because I don’t ride during the winter months. I know there are many electric bike riders out there who relish riding in cold, dark (and quite often wet - in the UK at least) conditions, but I am not one of them. Riding in the cold, riding in the dark and riding in the rain does not put a smile on this face. I appreciate some cyclists claim to like these conditions, and if you are one of them that’s totally your look out and prerogative. This is not me though.
There are times when an electric bike enhances the cycling experience and makes things easier than riding conventional bikes, such as riding in the wind or hilly terrain, but riding an electric bike doesn’t make it any warmer, any lighter or any drier, so it remains in the garage until the temperature increases a little.
The only thing I have to report in the world of cycling is a change in recording equipment. Over 2017 I used a Go Pro Session camera to record bike rides, and had varying success. Some of the footage turned out very good and some of it was simply shocking. The Go Pro Session is pretty much a “point and shoot” video camera and changing the settings/exposure isn’t an option. During winter 2017 I bought a DJI Osmo camera, complete with gimbal, to record future bike rides. To use this camera for cycling I have had to buy a few accessories and I will put these through their paces, together with the DJI Osmo camera of course, over 2018. If you’re interested make sure you keep an eye on this blog.
I intended this post to be a bit of an update, so thanks for reading and keep pedaling.
A relatively new eBike owner and loving the experience – I really wish I had bought an electric bike before