Bike Notes after 200 miles
I am enjoying my new bike. I didn't get enough to ride during December or January. It is hard to get on my bike to rid while Scooter is at home. If I have spare time I want to give it to my son.
If I rode this bike to work everyday or if I lived someplace more rural I'd spend the money for the extra battery. That boost would be useful. I don't need it here, but it would make me feel better if I was regularly doing 20 mile round trip bikes. My new office is 10 miles away from my home. It would take a full charge on turbo to get to the office and back home.
I like the using the Bosch app on my cell phone as the bike's interface. It is not perfect, but it works pretty well. I do not like that it does not have the battery display on every screen.
The music control features on the Bosch app. It makes listening to music as I ride pretty easy and enjoyable.
I've only used the map and navigation feature on my bike once. It was not a great experience. If I didn't have an idea of where I was going, I might have gotten lost. Often the app was not telling me the name of the road I'd be turning on. I usually don't take my bike anywhere I don't know where I'm going. If I had to depend on this feature I'd be upset.
I like that my bike can charge my phone as I ride. I like not needing to worry about my bike charge while riding.
The speed and power is a step up from my last ebike. It has four speed levels, Eco, Tour, Sport, and Turbo
Turbo is really fast, when moving at high speed I can feel how well built the bike is. I have rode my bike faster than the speed limit on a 25MPH road.
On Sport I can keep up a pace of 25MPH, this is still really fast. It feels really powerful when you ride it.
If I was riding my bike to get around for most of my travel, Tour is what I'd use most of the time.
I should use Eco most of the time, it is still really hard to do.
I have to use Strava now to track my rides. I can automatically update from the Bosch app. It is the only way to really track my miles by month.
I worry about locking up my bike at some Targets. I don't want this bike to get stolen also.
I am half way to my goal of replacing 50 trips with my e-bike. After that my goal will be 100 locations. I know I'm taking more short trips on the bike. I am not sure I will every really be able to measure this.