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eBike crazy #7270734
05/23/21 04:12 PM
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Law Dog Offline OP
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Typed in eBike a place came up in Portland only 9 grand for this one, what the heck?

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Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270745
05/23/21 04:25 PM
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Finally run aground in TN
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Its another 4 grand for the extension chord


I do all my own stunts ..... but never intentionally
Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270769
05/23/21 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Typed in eBike a place came up in Portland only 9 grand for this one, what the heck?

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Most of that cost has very little to do the "E" portion and far more to do with the carbon frame, brake/gear components and the name brand slapped on the side.

Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270776
05/23/21 04:59 PM
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Champaign County, Ohio.
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Many people equate high price with higher quality and long for higher status for themselves, that they hope to get when they show off their expensive purchases.

Keith

Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270785
05/23/21 05:08 PM
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I just want to get my butt down and back on the roads in the forest. LOL


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270789
05/23/21 05:12 PM
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I suppose pedals are extra too?! I've seen a bunch of them in Fla. I spose it makes exercising easier..


I know I'm paranoid......but am I paranoid ENOUGH???
Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270790
05/23/21 05:14 PM
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Yep..Everyhing is fine and dandy until you get one in the mud.


I can catch them here...I can catch them ANYWHERE
Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270794
05/23/21 05:19 PM
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https://trapperman.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/7195764/1

Check out this thread LD. This is what you're probably looking for. They're still expensive but not 9K expensive. Especially check out page 2. Bernie B. has a nice video referring to the electric fat tire bikes.

Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270820
05/23/21 05:46 PM
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The Forest service has roads they close to motorized vehicles but donít consider the eBike as motorized the perfect way to get away from other hunters and side by sides. Nothing sucks more then hiking in a mile to get passed by a side by side. LOL


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270829
05/23/21 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
The Forest service has roads they close to motorized vehicles but donít consider the eBike as motorized the perfect way to get away from other hunters and side by sides. Nothing sucks more then hiking in a mile to get passed by a side by side. LOL


I believe those fat tire bikes aren't considered motorized ( they are eBikes) and allowed on Forest service ground.

Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270844
05/23/21 06:34 PM
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The roads that are gated and locked would be ideal for one just go in 2 miles or more and your on your own most likely. Do a little Google earth checking and make sure itís a long enough road to work for you. Donít trust the paper maps I found roads that were not on the National Forest maps they hand out.


Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270857
05/23/21 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Law Dog
Typed in eBike a place came up in Portland only 9 grand for this one, what the heck?

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Dang and it doesn't even come with pedals!

Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270858
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Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270862
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I don't get the craze personally. Its not very hard to pedal a bike and a heck of a lot cheaper too. Every few years a new gimmick comes out that you must have to kill a deer and this seems to be it.


Re: eBike crazy [Re: Michigander] #7270877
05/23/21 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Michigander
I don't get the craze personally. Its not very hard to pedal a bike and a heck of a lot cheaper too. Every few years a new gimmick comes out that you must have to kill a deer and this seems to be it.



Go hike the Black Hills and get back to me.

Last edited by Law Dog; 05/23/21 07:46 PM.

Was born in a Big City Will die in the Country OK with that!

Jerry Herbst
Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270885
05/23/21 08:01 PM
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seen several on FS and BlM roads and even road one quite impressed but was told on FS you cant use them in the wilderness. The one I road went up grades 10 times faster than I could walk and the guy had double packs on it.

Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270892
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I got my Rad Rover Step-Through just before my turkey season. I got the Step-Through because I have short, stumpy legs and I have a hard time swinging them up and over the conventional bar. It comes with lights and I also ordered a rear rack for it. They cost $1699 with free shipping.

I tell ya, that thing is going to open up a lot of territory for just about everything I do. For someone who is starting to have trouble getting around due to age, broken or replaced parts, or simply not having the gumption anymore, I think they are fantastic. You have to be a little cautious because you can get going pretty fast plus the weight of the thing can make stopping, then standing a little dicey because of the momentum of the bike. I had mine up to 17 mph on the road pulling a cart I made for it our of an old golf bag cart.

Law Dog, I think it would be perfect for you out in the Black Hills. I have hunted out there several times and I know what you are talking about.

This thing is going to revive my ability to get around for hunting and trapping, and I am going to love it.

Moosetrot

Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270909
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I can see where the E-bike could open up a lot of Public land that is a mile or more from the parking area or road

Moosetrot is going to be a mile in at day break and cut some calls then cruise int he direction of the turkey


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Re: eBike crazy [Re: Law Dog] #7270932
05/23/21 08:42 PM
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I prefer a good horse or mule myself. I can go into wilderness areas with them too. Except in Wyoming as a non-resident.

Re: eBike crazy [Re: cwtrapper] #7270940
05/23/21 08:54 PM
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Originally Posted by cwtrapper
I prefer a good horse or mule myself. I can go into wilderness areas with them too. Except in Wyoming as a non-resident.

Agreed!!

I ran into some guys with these this spring and they said they could do 20mi a day through rough country on a charge. My horse can do more but getting a trailer to the trailhead is the biggest downside. Throwing a bike on a rack would be easier. Plus not taking care of it year round.

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