Almost time. Getting the itch.

For three years now, this has been part of the Spring ritual…

Drag the ebike into the light. Air up the tires and top off the battery.

This has been a very mild winter, and there have been a few times I’ve wanted to ride to town – but it wasn’t so mild I was willing to bounce over 20 miles of dirt going to town and back. Normally I cheat by putting it on the Jeep’s bike rack, but I spent most of the winter with D&L’s Jeep which doesn’t have a trailer hitch. So I haven’t ridden the bike any real distance since October, and that was a muddy mess – though it did lead to my being available for a good deed.

This coming week is supposed to be warm and sunny, and I’m feeling the itch.

One problem being the sad puppy act Tobie puts on whenever I leave the Lair without him, even for so much as a bucket of firewood. But his theatrics are a price I’m willing to pay on a beautiful sunny Spring. Hope we have one.

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11 Responses to Almost time. Getting the itch.

  1. Ben says:

    Not that you did anything a Jeep shouldn’t be able to handle, (and remembering your emergency medic wagon search) but I wonder if there was any connection between your “good deed” and the final demise of your transmission, which must have happened shortly afterwards.

  2. Mike says:

    You’re not the only one with the itch Joel. At the start of December, I love to watch the first big fat fluffy flakes fall. By this time of the year, I can’t wait for the snow to be gone and the sand/salt cleared from the roads so I can drag out the e-bike and go exploring.

  3. Robert says:

    RE firewood bucket: Tobie in harness pulling a firewood cart. Just an idle thought.

  4. Joel says:

    🙂 Everything was fine till the emergency medic wagon search.

  5. Could your ebike handle a small bike trailer? It would reduce your range, but it would allow Toby to ride along.

  6. Joel says:

    It would certainly haul a trailer. I doubt very very much that Tobie would agree to go along with the joke, though.

  7. Robert says:

    Tell Tobie the cart is a small Jeep. He hated the Jeep at first but warmed up to it.

  8. paulb says:

    I got one of those bikes and a new battery but some how it does not want to fire up. Going to have to search the internet to see what I can find out but so far the Chinese are winning on this one.

  9. Tennessee Budd says:

    I have a bike I want to get going, a Suzuki GS550, but when I tried to order carb rebuild kits, they’re backordered, & no telling when they’ll be available.
    I saw an ad for an e-bike, & since I can’t ride a bicycle, took a look. Nice bike, good range, versatile–and $3300! I passed. I can go out & get a decent used motorcycle for that, with no carbs to rebuild. Those bikes do look cool, but without getting a killer deal it won’t be happening.

  10. Joel says:

    Paulb, if it happens to be a radrover I can say very nice things about their customer service. I had issues with mine in 2020 and they were johnny on the spot with diagnostic help and new parts.

  11. paulb says:

    Nah. Mine is a natko cruiser. They make two models. I am wondering if I have the model I think I do. Bought it used which might be part of the problem.

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