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    Ebikes in Annadel?

    I saw three there yesterday. One dude, on the portly side, was crushing then rough go climb with a full face helmet on. Nino Schurter would have been proud of his pace. Anyways just curious if they allow them up there.
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    Nope
    You're entitled to your own opinion, but you're not entitled to your own facts.

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    Saw a guy yesterday on my way out. My Garmin tried to sync to his bike.

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    I see them all the time.

    Iím pretty neutral about them.
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    Ive seen a few, all players seemed to be playing by the rules, very neutral about them also.

    Edit above statement to read below.

    Ive seen them around.

    Im neutral on them being there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenDobson View Post
    Ive seen a few, all players seemed to be playing by the rules, very neutral about them also.
    Hmmm...

    Riding an ebike at Annadel is the very definition of not playing by the rules. I don't understand your post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endurosquatch View Post
    Hmmm...

    Riding an ebike at Annadel is the very definition of not playing by the rules. I don't understand your post.
    Aren't there considerable miles of unsanctioned trails in Annadel? Do you ride any of them? If so, that would be another definition of not playing by the rules.

    I don't hate ebikes on trails, I just hate that they exist.

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    Why not just go full dirt bike ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Empty_Beer View Post
    Aren't there considerable miles of unsanctioned trails in Annadel? Do you ride any of them? If so, that would be another definition of not playing by the rules.
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    Yes there are. Yes I have.

    I never claimed to play by the rules.

    I think riding unsanctioned trails has a different level of impact and visibility compared to guys poaching trails on ebikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by endurosquatch View Post
    Yes there are. Yes I have.

    I never claimed to play by the rules.

    I think riding unsanctioned trails has a different level of impact and visibility compared to guys poaching trails on ebikes.
    LOL. Thank you for posting that bit of honesty!


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    i'd ride an E-bike more readily than riding a boot-leg trail.

    shit..some of the crazy stuff you all cut out there, i NEED an e-bike.
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    honestly, i never really notice ebikes. i dont make it a habit to see what everyone is riding.

    unless it is a hot chick..then my brain automatically goes into data collection mode.
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    I've seen a number of ebikes at annadel this summer. Most have been elderly (i'm 60 ) or portly except one rider. This guy is young and strong. He climbs at about 20mph+ where strong non ebike climbers are doing 5mph.

    I am concerned that you now get closing speeds with fast descenders that will likely cause collisions.

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    You'll be on an E bike soon Jeff. 😃

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeph View Post
    I've seen a number of ebikes at annadel this summer. Most have been elderly (i'm 60 ) or portly except one rider. This guy is young and strong. He climbs at about 20mph+ where strong non ebike climbers are doing 5mph.

    I am concerned that you now get closing speeds with fast descenders that will likely cause collisions.
    That's a really valid concern.. While I am somewhat of an e-bike opponent, I think that there may be a reasonable place for them - for someone who has become physically handicapped, and can no longer ride a bike to a reasonable capacity - or is older and getting weaker, could be a reason. BUT - the bike should have limited power (150-200w?) and only provide power when the trail tilts up. Flat or downhill? Yer on yer own! If you can't go out for a "MTB ride" without that it might be time to find a new sport or pastime. Edward Abbey always said something about life not being fair, and that the wilderness doesn't have to be accessible to EVERYONE, etc.... Maybe my idea is too much - just stick to a bike with pedals being called a bicycle. If it has a motor, it's a motorcycle. There's places to ride those, and often enough, you aren't supposed to be there on a bicycle...
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    I'm shooting for 75. they should be hover craft by then

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    Just fyi if you're in the South Bay, Santa Clara County Parks legalized ebikes in all their 28 parks that allow biking.

    https://www.sccgov.org/sites/parks/p...arkfinder.aspx

    I've talked to a couple rangers and asked what happened after legalization. Conflict, accidents, issues, rescues. Their answer, "nothing."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DriverB View Post
    Why not just go full dirt bike ?

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    Then it's hella loud and you'll probably get a ticket or your bike impounded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantastic79 View Post
    Then it's hella loud and you'll probably get a ticket or your bike impounded.
    Nah


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