RA -I'm thinking of getting an ebike and live in CNY. This post should probably go in another thread but was reaching out to you on any possible advice. I'd use it for tooling around back and forth to smaller town(s) and also do some light off road, trails, fields (where permitted). It's hilly in places here and wouldn't mind lugging it to ride some dirt road in the daks. What'd ya go with? I talked with some good folks who sell them around here who also seemed quite knowledgeable. Thanks. I've read the e-bike discussions on here a while back too. I'm not a spring chicken.
I bought a mountain bike with my first "bonus" check in the early 80s. A "Diamond back". They were a pretty new thing then. Used to ride it between the rail road tracks sometimes which was kind of crazy. Took it on trails in the daks and also around some local back dirt roads. Stopped riding it after other hobbies took over. Took it in to the bike shop about 5 years ago for a "tune up". They said money would be better spent on a new bike. Then got a deal on a Trek (non Mtn-Non Street hybrid thing) a couple years ago at a silent auction for "The first Tee" fund raiser. Might give that one to my brother and get an e-bike in the mounty style. It should be fun to see what's being made now.
I took my daughter on an overnight camping and trail work mission this weekend. There was some final touches needed on some rock work near the top section we built last fall so I used my free time to get it done.