From the New York Times, 05.06.07:
JEFF BAUM has a breathtaking daily commute. He travels 10 miles each way from his home in Frisco, Colo., to his office in Breckenridge—-up and down winding roads that eventually climb to 9,800 feet in the Rockies--to his job as the executive director of the Breckenridge Music Festival.Sigh. How many of us wish we had a commute this scenic? How many of us would not use an electric bike? This rider misses most of the health benefits of bicycling, but otherwise I can't complain when someone drops the SUV for an electric bike.
For most of his 10 years with the festival, he had driven a standard gasoline-powered sport utility vehicle. Last September, though, he started leaving it at home for something cheaper, quieter and cleaner: an electric bicycle.
It takes him a little longer to get to work, but the bike is more dependable, more nimble, more invigorating and just more fun than the S.U.V., he said. (Read more.)
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