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The awesome folks at Currie Technologies are sending me an Izip Trekking Enlightened electric-assisted bike to try out for the next three months. The bike is a stylish re-creation of a classic European commuter and comes with a lithium battery-powered motor that kicks in extra power when you pedal. I should get 20-30 miles of range before I have to plug it in to recharge.
I'm fully embracing my new carless life. I'm a proud bus-pass carrier and ultimate frisbee ride moocher ... er ... I mean carpooler. I've been getting a lot of miles in on my Sector 9 longboard and will be just about set once I get a good bike under me. Having an electric-assisted bike will make getting around hilly Portland, Maine, a lot easier, especially when I'm hauling a trailer with two kids and groceries up from the Whole Foods at the bottom of the peninsula.
You can buy a Trekking Enlightened online here and take advantage of Currie's offer of free shipping.
Want to live greener? Move to a walkable city (Portland, Maine, is great), sell your car, get a good bike and get to know your neighborhood.
I'll post more once my bike gets delivered and I put it through the paces of a car-free, small Maine city lifestyle.
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