Trying out my new “legs”
Wow – three months since my last post… I haven’t been dragging my feet. Honest. I have been really busy, looking for, and hopefully finding, a new way to get a bit off road for my photography. What I found was an electric moped.
I won’t belabor you with the path I followed, but it was challenging. Finally, at the end of June, I received the bike and licensed it. It will go 20 mph on the flat, but I wanted to see what it would climb. I headed off to Glass Butte in Oregon to try some hills.
This spot is one that was too rough for my car and too far for last year’s legs, so I have never seen this view. It isn’t spectacular, but it was new to me, a proof of concept, as it were, therefore exciting to me.
I learned that the bike will pull me up a 15% grade briskly, will get me up an 18% grade, but presented with a 22% grade, it said, uh uh, not gonna do it.
I took a very short ride along the road in Idaho at a spot I stopped at for the night.
Right now, I am close to West Yellowstone, in a nice little campground, so I took a tour with my camera.
OK, I COULD have reached these spots with my car, but I would have had to park on the campground road for them, which would have been a concern for anyone passing by. I wouldn’t have walked – too far. So, these are pics, again, that I got with the bike but would not have gotten without it.
I think (I hope) this will work for me.
Looks like fun and some extended mobility. Looking forward to your photos.
July 8, 2016 at 10:17 pm