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Posted on February 24, 2015 by Kurt Pearson | 0 Comments

Tom’s Miracle Surgery

 A pastor asked if anyone in the church congregation would like to express praise for answered prayers.

Susie Smith stood and walked to the podium. She said, “Two months ago, my husband, Tom, had a terrible bicycle wreck and his scrotum was completely crushed. The pain was excruciating and the doctors didn't know if they could help him."

You could hear a muffled gasp from the men in the congregation as they imagine the pain that poor Tom must have experienced.

"Tom was unable to hold me or the children," she went on, "and every move caused him terrible pain." We prayed as the doctors performed a delicate operation, and it turned out they were able to piece together the crushed remnants of Tom's scrotum, and wrap wire around it to hold it in place."

Again, the men in the congregation cringed and squirmed uncomfortably as they imagined the horrible surgery performed on Tom.

"Now," she announced in a quivering voice, "thank the Lord, Tom is out of the hospital and the doctors say that with time, his scrotum should recover completely."

All the men sighed with unified relief. The pastor rose and tentatively asked if anyone else had something to say.

A man stood up and walked slowly to the podium. He said, "I'm Tom Smith."

The entire congregation held its collective breath.

"I just wanted to tell my wife………

 

the word is sternum."

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The True Cost of Owning a Car?

Posted on February 16, 2015 by Kurt Pearson | 0 Comments

 

Three years ago I ran across some information that helped me understand the true cost of owning a car, and I was shocked to learn that over the years I have spent anywhere from 15-25% of my income to own and operate a vehicle. According to one website, the yearly cost to operate my car was just over $14,000. However, I suggest calculating your own unique set of metrics, then ask yourself what benefits you might realize if you purchased an electric bike. Try running these calculations yourself on either one of these links: Kelly Blue Book, or the True Cost of Driving to broaden your knowledge base, and remember to always remain open to the possibility of change. 

I love sharing my passion for electric bikes, and I wish you the very best in your own passionate journey.

13 Best Bike Batteries in the Industry

Posted on February 13, 2015 by Kurt Pearson | 0 Comments

Although not listed here, Hi-Power Cycles Panasonic high-density Lithium battery pack ranks right up there with Juiced Riders Samsung high-density 48V - 22Ah battery. These two vendors (Panasonic and Samsung), battery chemistries are considered the very best the industry. Both Hi-Power and Juiced Rider offer larger custom battery packs. I list these two manufacturers, because I also happen to know both owners, and they are the finest people I've ever had the pleasure to know and work with. See all of our offers at http://CargoBikeKing.com

Posted in Batterys, Electric Battery Life, Electric bikes, Hi-Power Cycles, Juiced Rider

Top 10 Reasons to Own an Electric Bicycle

Posted on December 20, 2014 by Kurt Pearson | 0 Comments

By Neal Topper
 
The top ten reasons to own an E-bike are counted down from ten to one. They are in no particular ranking order. You get to decide which is more important than another.

10. Good for the Environment. Since an electric bike uses no gasoline, it does not produce poisonous fumes like an automobile would. The battery is environmentally friendly and takes mere pennies to charge. Also, the lithium in the batteries can be recycled. 

9. Less expensive than cars. When you consider all the costs to own a car, the electric bike is much more reasonable. It is estimated that the total cost of operating an automobile is .93 cents a mile and includes its maintenance, gasoline, oil and upkeep. An electric bike gets the energy equivalent of 2500 mpg. 

8. Useful for hill climbing. Whether it is the summer heat or long distances, climbing hills can be a challenge. With a simple flick of a switch, the hill can soon become a mole hill as you climb with ease.

7. Arrive for work without needing a shower and cool down. For the commuter, an electric bike can mean arriving to work without the exhaustion and perspiration normally found when depending on pedaling alone.

6. Great Exercise. Riding a bicycle can provide good movement for exercising without the stress to knees and legs other forms of exercise give. An electric bike can ease the pain of exercise and make it enjoyable again. For more on this, visit: www.electricbikefitness.com

5. No need for driver’s license, insurance and license plate. Electric bicycles are lawful for use on most roads and the cyclist must obey the traffic laws just as motorists. E-bikes can be insured, but it is not required. There is no requirement for a driver’s license or state license plates. Check with your local, state and federal laws.

4. Faster and less effort involved than a standard bicycle. Even the most seasoned of cyclists can sometimes get tired. When the cyclist has reached the end of the energy level provided by the last meal, turn the motor on for the bicycle and enjoy the rest of the ride.

3. Battery recharges for pennies. The normal charge time for the battery is 4 hours and uses very little power. With a 6Ah charger a 12 amp battery can be charged in less than 2 hours. 

2. Easier to maintain than automobiles. Since parts are sealed, there is no need to lubricate it and fill it up with gas.

1. Many models to choose from. No matter what requirements you are looking for in the perfect electric bike there is an e bike for everyone. 
 

Posted in 10 reasons, Electric bikes, Green Transportation

Electric Bike Culture

Posted on October 19, 2014 by Kurt Pearson | 0 Comments

Electric bike culture is exploding in cities across the world. More people are riding folding bikes to the commuter train, slipping through traffic on streamlined single-speeds, or carrying children and groceries on their electric cargo bikes, electric bicycles are making urban life more dynamic and enjoyable. Whether you own a specialty E-bike, or retrofitted your own bike; it's a good option for cycle commuters who want to fully replace the car with green transportation that works for everyday life. In this excerpt from On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life   (New World Library, 2012), Finley Fagan explains the different kinds of bikes and their benefits.   

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Posted in Bike Culture, Cargo Bikes, Ebikes, Electric bike, Electric bikes, Electric Cargo Bike, Green Transportation, Mother Earth News

Cargo Bikes in Copenhagen

Posted on May 29, 2014 by Kurt Pearson | 0 Comments

When we first began carrying cargo bikes in the store last year we looked to carry a similar style cargo bike. I knew visitors would love to rent or own a similar bike to tour the desert. Denis took his Bullitt cargo bike around Denmark to demonstrate the utilitarian practicality of cargo bikes.

Posted in Cargo Bikes, Denmark

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