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Old 11-18-2023, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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That's just a 20-minute walk for most people. Some foldable electric scooters might have enough power for the hill, and he could carry it on the train or bus.
The grade is on just the last 0.4 mile. He does have a ebike (38#) which does have enough juice for the climb.
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Old 11-18-2023, 01:19 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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The grade is on just the last 0.4 mile. He does have a ebike (38#) which does have enough juice for the climb.
Then why did you say he's looking for something?

Here are examples of hill-climbing scooters:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_2IgS661uY
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Old 11-18-2023, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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^It's often wet in Seattle area
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Old 11-18-2023, 03:42 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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^It's often wet in Seattle area
It's just a mile. He can hoof it.
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Old 11-19-2023, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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What city dwellers want for short trips is something safe, protected from the weather, and inexpensive.
How about Toyota's concept, i-Road?
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Old 11-20-2023, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Sunnybrook Farm
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Same if you're going downhill and don't have brakes.
Don't ride bicycles that don't have brakes.
Glad I could answer that one for you.
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Old 11-20-2023, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Sunnybrook Farm
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^It's often wet in Seattle area
An e-bike ain't gonna make it drier.

I suggest Shank's Mare and one of these. Whole lot cheaper than E bikes and velomobiles.

https://www.amazon.com/Portwest-UH44...SABEgIaCvD_BwE
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Old 11-21-2023, 12:15 PM
 
Location: New Mexico
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If he doesn't like wet, he chose the wrong city.
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Old 12-17-2023, 08:29 PM
 
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Those things are horrible (full disclosure: I ride bikes every day). They're heavy, they're below most people's line of vision when they're driving a vehicle so it's a dangerous thing to "ride", and in the summer you will die from the heat. Other than that.......
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Old 12-18-2023, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Dayton OH
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Those things are horrible (full disclosure: I ride bikes every day). They're heavy, they're below most people's line of vision when they're driving a vehicle so it's a dangerous thing to "ride", and in the summer you will die from the heat. Other than that.......
Your impressions are similar to what I wrote in post #3 of this thread. I am also an almost-daily bike rider of a regular pedal power bike (Surly Troll). People who don't ride bikes much might see a velomobile and think oh, how cool or whatever, without realizing all of the practical limitations. There's a lot more to bike riding than going fast on flat, smooth pavement.
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