I used to go around everywhere on my bicycle when I was a kid, but these days the car is more convenient, and living in Sydney I find riding a bicycle unsafe given the cars could not care less about you. We are however planning on moving out of the city in a few months time and when I came across a very cool looking electric bike, I thought it could be a nice alternative to taking the car when I am not going too far and the weather is playing along. I imagine it would be for an easier ride and one could get to their destination relatively fast regardless of hills and without being drenched in sweat. Electric bicycles - has anyone here got one? What do you think? Can anyone recommend a good forum to discuss the topic and get some recommendations? I have looked at a few bicycle forums but they seem to be filled with hard core lycra tour de France riders type of guys who are just saying electric bikes are not real bikes and i will NEVER buy one (I don't have anything against the sport, but it would be nice to discuss the subject in a grown up manner). For those of you who are curious, here is the electric bike I came across the other day. I am sure there are plenty of options out there, so keen to hear anyone's thoughts on this.