Mahalo for the warm MN. welcome ZipTie! Lol. There's no need to be jealous, we've got mosquitos here too, and you've got snow and the big Mall. The sun is overrated and the weathermen in Hawaii have the easiest job in the world. Btw, I'd like to see some pics of the roads you ride on. I'll send you some also. Take care, and thanks for the welcome.Ok welcome to the forum bottomfeeder... but stop rubbing paradise in our cold face's already...
We have 2 seasons here in the arctic...frozen and giant swarms of mosquitos. Take your pick. I am not envious either... I'm plain ole jealous. Have fun in your darn 75 degree light tropical breezes and ocean views but think of us frozen bit up idiots up here sitting alone in the dark cold garage once in awhile you two enjoy your damn palm trees and sun/surf while riding your forsaken MBs LOL
I think one reason why MB's aren't everywhere here is because bicycle riders are afraid to ride in traffic. Besides, if you install any motor on your bicycle, you become a pariah. Most shops won't work with you, so the MB rider has to be able to maintain and repair everything on his bike.I'm surprised MB are not everywhere there. I think an ideal situation is really to have one of each a gas and E bike. Neither one can replace the other one. Kinda cool to be able to go into stealth mode and ride slow and silent on paths and safer and sidewalks also. By no means can either one say its superior.
I started on a fresh new bike and 7 hours later I was riding this E motorized mountain bike. Its my second ebike build. I do front hubs as they are so simple.
Well said SilverBear. We all live in beautiful places and we are all lucky to be Living in the home of the"Free". I imagine it must be breath taking as well to ride and canoe in northeastern Minnesota. Did you know that canoeing is as much of Hawaiian culture as surfing is? They even have canoe surfing contests.Endless summer might be nice and having the ocean at your doorstep is just the thing for some, but for me northern Minnesota is my idea of paradise. Granted there is a long period of hibernation good for bears and readers, but summer is a glory and I'll take fresh water I can drink over saltwater anytime. Minnesota has over 12,500 lakes and that's not counting myriad creeks, potholes, ponds and rivers, most of which are in my part of the state which is called "the Arrowhead"in the northeastern corner. The Boundary Waters Canoe Area is a million acres and is truly lake country and just on the other side of the border with Canada is Quetico Provincial Park a mirror image of the BWCA with it's own world of fresh water. And to the east of us is huge Lake Superior. No, it isn't Hawaii and it isn't for everyone, but as an avid canoeist who grew up in this part of the world it is home and I wouldn't trade places.
Welcome to the forum, by the way. This, too, is a fine place to be.