I have to get daily exercise because of my health status, but I’m not a morning person since my health trouble and chronic fatigue, so this summer’s heat and humidity is just too much for my regular daily walk. I’ve been researching e bikes for a number of years. I built an electric trike from scratch with an electric hub motor several years ago when I was first recovering from strokes, but it just wasn’t able to climb even small hills. It was a small 350w hub motor conversion. Hub motors don’t have near the power and torque of a mid drive electric motor, plus mid drives take advantage of the bike’s gears to climb hills. There was no way I could afford a decent new mid drive e bike now, which I need due to my size in order to get back home safely and for climbing even small hills. The demand for bikes in general and e bikes in particular has skyrocketed due to recent global concerns. I found an archery shop in Virginia that got into selling hunting e bikes several years ago. They sold well their first year, but the prices on these e bikes rose enormously over the ensuing years to the point their customers couldn’t afford the newer ones, so they got out of the e bikes business altogether. However they had one leftover demo from several years ago, and the owner just wanted to get it out of his shop because it was taking up so much space. He offered it to me at a bargain basement price, way below his original wholesale price. With a little creative financing (i.e., selling motorcycle stuff I no longer use) I was able to pick up this e bike yesterday. The hunting e bikes were geared really low, for off-road use and pulling trailers with game out of the woods. I had to change the front sprocket to a larger 46 tooth one for road use, but otherwise it’s a great fat tire e bike. This bike can go twenty miles without pedaling on a charge, more if I help pedal. I can climb hills now that there is no way I would attempt without the electric motor, and when my body “hits the wall” the electric motor can get me back home. I never know when that will be, but this bike will allow me to get more exercise and ride farther than I ever would have attempted otherwise. And even in the heat, e bikes create their own breeze, so there’s no excuse not to get some daily exercise. Plus there’s what they call “the e bike grin” - they’re just plain fun and everyone who test drives them is left grinning from ear to ear and buys one.