Oh yeah! It has finally arrived! My electric bike was due before X-mas but because of the snow, ice, and funky weather conditions that won't seem to let up Fed Ex became terrified of my road - flat out refusing to drive down it because it was on the "north side of the mountain" (which I am not even sure that is true? ha.) I made a deal to meet the feds by the mailbox and waited in the freezles cold for the bike my mom lovingly gifted me, that will most likely change my life. But not just yet.
The bike came folded up with alot of stuff attached to it with zip ties - even though it was fairly easy to figure out (only cause I had help!) It was kinda confusing since the box didn't come with any specified directions. The tires are purposely flat for shipping and I have to write the company to ask about charging the battery (and how to operate this shindig in general)... even so, I would not have taken it for a test drive in this frigid weather unless someone paid me by the minute to freeze my toodles off out there!
Rockin'! This is the mostly put together Liberty Electric Bike (minus pedals, front reflector, and my wizard of oz style basket)...
I got a set of keys to freedom! It's like being 16 and getting my first car all ova' again. :)
I can't wait to test it out, but will have to wait for the temperature to be higher then 10 degrees (for my own personal comfort), figure out how to work the throttle, um do the keys turn it on, and can the battery be over charged???? So many questions about this thing.
If you wanna read more about electric bikes go here.
PS- What should I name it?!!
PSS- to those peeps with chem sensitivities I think an electric bike is a good alternative to exhaust spewing transportation, but just wanna let you know it came smelling like factory, plastic and tires... it may need to air out a little before being brought inside the house.