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Discussion: Cheating

in: iansmith; iansmith > 2021-03-20

Mar 24, 2021 4:02 AM # 
sgb:
Batteries are cheating, no doubt about that.

But I'd always rather have another cyclist on the road than another car. I guess cars are cheating too.
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Mar 24, 2021 4:10 AM # 
Cristina:
If batteries on a bike is cheating then cars are in their own, special, super over-the-top, 10x Rosie Ruiz level cheater category. But yes, when spontaneously racing Ian batteries in a bike is cheating.

Full disclaimer: I own two bikes with batteries. Neither are throttle-controlled, however.
Mar 24, 2021 4:23 AM # 
jjcote:
It was unclear from Ian's account whether the other person was even aware of Ian. It sounded more like someone on a reasonably green motorcycle making a delivery.
Mar 25, 2021 10:09 AM # 
iansmith:
E-bikes are fantastic devices: a bicycle that is assisted with a motor, rather than a motorcycle augmented with human power. It's remarkable how much a 100-250W boost can enable a casual cyclist.

I think the chap noticed me when I passed him and politely remarked to him that "he was cooking!" Had the lad been riding purely under his own power, I would have been put to shame.

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