Hello dear one :)
Thank you for being here. Your presence is so precious.
The weather is warming up here in the Southern Hemisphere – time to transition to using the car less and the bike(s) more! Last week I misjudged the battery longevity on my new electric bike and had to pedal the solid red frame up a hill, to meet my friend. At the point of battery fizzlement I also made the decision to have the train assist me to get most of the way back home afterwards!
Here are some of the things I pondered while I pedalled the rather-heavy-when-the-battery-isn’t-helping beast along:
Live Bold List 24: 6 Things I learned about re-charging my batteries by riding my electric bike
- You are totally allowed to take the smoother, less busy path. You can choose which will be easier for you this day :)
- You ARE still moving, even though the meter is no longer showing you your speed (because it, too, is powered by the battery!) Keep going steadily, even if it feels a bit restricted! Left, right. Repeat.
- If you start your day with your battery charged to only 30%, it drops surprisingly quickly to zero.
- You might need to allow extra time after stopping at the lights to get up momentum.
- You can change gears! Pushing the pedals is a lot harder without the luxury and support of battery help – even the battery itself is weighing you down! It’s permitted to change to an easier gear and pedal at a sustainable level.
- Respect and recharge your battery. When you get back home, plug it in to a sunny day (solar powered power point during daylight) and re-charge ready for your next adventure :) Then have a good dinner and an early night!
This was a fascinating way to learn something so nurturing about life, myself, *recharging* and my new bike (which is really my car).
How do you recharge your batteries? Let me know in the comments section below!
Oh, did I mention:
Recharge your batteries,
recharge your batteries,
recharge your batteries.
Meg x o