What's your take on electric bikes? According to a new report, there will be a lot of them on the road: ...... I rode one once. Felt like cheating...sort of a let-down at the end. It's boring to go that slow with a motor. Speed is its own incentive when you're working for it. Also feels out of place riding with all the self-propelled. It's all the hassle of biking without the benefit. I suppose, though, environmentally they are good if folks use them for errands instead of cars; and all the better if that use leads to a real biking habit. I think we all ride for the health benefits to varying degrees and that's not there with the electrics.