Here is a wonderful story in the current issue of the Inspired 55+ Lifestyle Magazine by a former Joyriding student - Linda Mills - now happily riding an e-bike at 75.
A couple of excerpts:
"Having cars pass me was scary … until it wasn’t. Turning and starting always meant wobbling all over the road … until it didn’t. Finally I could add the turn signals, finally I could scratch an itch without stopping, finally I could coordinate the gears and assist levels to go all the way up to the top of Beacon Hill itself. THAT was an accomplishment! I liked the feeling of that A LOT!"
"Then riding on real streets with traffic, not the easy back streets of south Fairfield, but Vancouver St almost all the way to Fort. And back. Getting braver. Riding with my bike coach Susanna down Humboldt to the bike lanes on Wharf St, over the Blue Bridge and along Harbour Road to where the Goose, the Galloping Goose Trail, the real thing, turned off! And on the way back, coming up Pandora to Vancouver, over to Fort, down the bike lane to Wharf, over to Humboldt and back to Vancouver and home again. Really riding in the real downtown! Traffic lights and traffic! 8 km! My world expanded again."
It was a joy to work with her. Go Linda go!!