Maintain An Electric Bicycle

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!

They said I could find a guy named Alex Gabor, who is working out of a local production studio and scribbled the address on a business card. They said Alex could tell me where he was. A quick stop in a coffee shop and a check of oil at a local gas station landed me directions to Alex’s place of business.

I see that electric bikes are all the rage in Europe. People have been commuting by bike for ages in countries like France and China. A large portion of the Chinese population ride bikes because cars are expensive and with the number of people living in china, the roads are crowded. I read that in Beijing, they passed a law recently to help cut down on air pollution, car license plates ending in low number would be banned from the roads on Mondays. Subsequent numbers would be Tuesday, then Wednesday, etc, etc. So each day there would be only so many cars allowed to be on the road. On those days workers would have to walk or ride bikes. Belgium and Amsterdam also have a lot of bicycle riders.

The X-Treme XB-562 e-bike is equipped with a 500-watt electric motor. You can control the speed using the twist knob. The motor can power the bike to a maximum speed between 17 and 20 miles per hour. It’s also fitted with a speedometer so you can easily tell how fast you’re going.

Many just need to arrive at their workplace fast and don’t like to get sweaty overcoming strong winds, hills or a higher distance. Especially tourists in holiday resorts enjoy the e bike to pedal around fast looking at various sightseeing without getting tired quickly.

I go back to the cat theory. You can’t always believe what you hear. The Penny King is much too elusive to be the makings of one man’s imagination. I figured if he was real, he’d be a great character to prey on for a tell-all biography book.

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.

The X-Treme XB-562 electric bike can achieve a top speed between 17 and 20 mph. It’s three 12-volt batteries can provide enough power to go up to 20 miles. There is also a lockable storage box so you can store your belongings securely while you ride the bike.

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