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Winter biking on an electric in Bozeman, Montana
If I can bike through a Maine winter and Kreta Chandler can pedal all winter in Montana, what's stopping you from biking year-round?
Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 04:08 PM
This is Kreta Chandler of Bozeman, Montana, posing with two Pedego fold-up electric bikes
at Yellowstone National Park. (Note to Pedego: If you're reading, I'd LOVE to try out a fold-up once warmer weather rolls around).
Kreta wrote me an e-mail after hearing that I was a big fan of electric bikes and winter riding and was kind enough to send pictures of her sweet customized rig.
Kreta's bike is a Pedego Comfort Cruiser
(the same kind I've been riding
) equipped with double-stacked batteries, giving her a range of more than 40 miles. In the winter she switches to studded tires and carries stuff around in quick release Wald front backets and in the towable Dreamer Design Bike Trailer. I love her explaination of the sticker on the battery:
People could never tell how I was going so fast so I made a sign for the battery! I should just keep it my secret and out ride the hard core bikers and let them think I’m just in great condition!
Year-round biking is easy when you have the right gear. Kreta has that part nailed down pat — her bike is a high-performance monster of a rig that eats up winter weather and spits out piles of awesome.
Studded tires for the win!
Are there any other electric bikers who pedal through the winter? I'd love to see and share pictures of your setup — firstname.lastname@example.org
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