Nothing evokes the character and essence of Laos like the cultural capital of Luang Prabang, filled with temples, old and new in a tree-lined street environment of a town. To top it off, colonial buildings here and there further add to its character. Did we mention the laid back atmosphere? Perhaps its location by the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers has something to do with that. Walk down the streets of Luang Prabang and be mesmerized by her offerings!
First of all, if you have an outdoor bench, you want to get a cushion that is water resistant. Look for something in a nylon or plastic material. When you find it in the store, don’t be afraid to sit on it and make sure it is comfortable enough. Also be sure to read and ask questions about the outdoor durability of the cushion.
For those of you who don’t want to pedal all the time, combining an electric motor with a bicycle is an ideal mix of exercise and comfort. The EvoCycle is fast on fairly level surfaces. It is speedy and can go up to 15 MPH, and has a range of roughly 12 miles.
The good thing about having an e-bike is that whenever you feel like some exercise, you just ride it like any other bicycle. Just switch the motor off and peddle to your hearts content. Remember if you run out off your own power just turn the motor back on and you can get to wherever you are going in style.
Well, first of all there’s perhaps the most obvious reason… all the money you can save. Let’s face it motoring costs are significant these days for most people and in my own experience these costs are going up month on month as fuel costs increase, not to mention car insurance, MOT costs, maintenance, parking… it all adds up.
Third, make sure that there is a way to mount the battery and controller box. Most kits mount the battery above the rear wheel on a rack. Where you mount the controller is up to you but often times, it is mounted to the underside of the rack or on the seat post. The rack is not designed to flex and any bicycle that has a flexible frame is not going to be suitable for this use. This type of frame is mostly used in mountain bikes.
O.K. on to the tutorial. This method works better than using other mapping applications because you can choose which streets and or paths, bike trails etc… that you want to take. And choosing back roads or secondary streets rather than busy roads that the other applications usually point you to. This is especially good for electric bikes, but can be used effectively for any electric vehicle.
They do obviously have their positives. However, in this particular case, for this crowd of food service providers, I think this is an unhealthy way to improve working conditions. They’d better hope the restaurant pays for a gym membership or personal trainer NYC because, the slower top bike speeds will slow down their delivery times, lessen the number of deliveries they make daily meaning less tips. It’s a downward spiral.