Okay so you probably didn’t know besides my big white Lincoln I also like green things like for example E-Bikes and E-Bike technology. This weekend I mentioned my Ezip on twitter and someone asked what is that.
That black thing on the back side is a 24 volt SLA (Single Lead Acid – Battery) and it can move at a throttle twist at exactly 18mph give or take with a new battery range of around 12 to 14 miles which decreases over time. Of course my own version has been customized with Stingray handlebars a softer gel seat, strobbing lights and yes, a music player so I can listen to endless tunes while riding.
So riding excursions for me are a true pleasure. Pedaling and when I get tired, just twist the throttle and go. It makes the local bike paths fun and to a certain degree gives me some much needed exercise when I am not writing books and publishing them per se.
Nice hobby you say and I am doing my part for the environment. While both are true it takes place in the greenest state anywhere, California of all places. Now in California they are trying to push green technology everywhere right? I mean we hear this almost daily about the environment this and the environment that so you would think they would embrace the latest green technology and take the quick path to reducing, say an automobile on the road, right? Wrong!
There are newer variants of that EBike above such as the Australian built Stealth Bikes. Now why isn’t California endorsing the Stealth Bikes? Another great question, because California will confiscate your stealth bike, fine you and ticket you and possibly throw you in jail for riding one. Not what you would expect from a state that bills itself as the green capitol of the world aye. And what is a stealth bike and who else can ride one? Also great questions.
If you are a Mexican citizen in Mexico you can own and operate this green technology on all roads without any policing issues. As mentioned, if you are an American citizen in California, the law comes after you big time and makes you a criminal which begs another question. Why does a Mexican citizen in Mexico have more freedoms than an American citizen in America especially when embracing green technology? Because California is a communist police state, that’s why and this proves it. So now, let us explore what is at the heart or crux of the issue here.
This Darth Vaderish appearing bike is an Australian Stealth Bike. Recharge time is approximately 2 hours. It has an 80 mile average level range between charges. Yes you heard me right, 80 miles average. It has a 10,000 watt system and get this, can hit speeds at the top of 55 to 60 mph. That means it could conceivably ride the slow lanes of most freeways with cars.
Silent, lightweight and super fast acceleration it can pace most motorcycles and oh, if you ride one on an American street. Expect to see it confiscated by the authorities and you in jail or at the very least paying a fine. Not the Mexican citizen seen below in the film. So we now know the technology is here, real green technology. Are there “Fast Bike Laws” on the books yet? No! Because the very state of California that prides itself as a green leader also is one of the most hostile and vicious places to own and operate such technology. Watch this Mexican citizen below and then ask yourself why California doesn’t let you own and operate one as transportation.
Okay forgo speed lets shoot for distance. Say you need to go a long drive at 36mph view this below.
Again folks the technology is here for real Green travel, but the government in California and most states in the USA has become so repressive towards their citizens that they punish you instead of embracing laws to allow this technology for actual use as is occurring most elsewhere in the world.
In Colombia, they have more freedom than in California. Why’s that?
Check out the Colombian below riding his Stealth Bike.
If you could ride one in America, here is what it might be like.
Arrested below for riding an Ebike in America…never argue with a cop! They always win 😉