E bike intolerance

Bus biker55

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Dec 29, 2019
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Hi all,
We needed some essentials today, so I got up bright and early and headed for the local supermarket. As it has been a nice sunny day I decided to use my bike instead of the family car. It was about 8:45 when I arrived and there was sizeable queue outside, so I locked up my bike retrieved my bags from the panniers and walked towards the end of the line to await my turn.

A man in the queue started shouting out that I should not be out on an electric bike as bikes should only be used for exercise, and electric bikes don't give you exercise. I enquired how he thought the pedals went round, perhaps a little pixie did it! I informed this fountain of all knowledge that my bike is my personal transport, to which he stated bikes were not made for transport. I told him that most of Asia would probably disagree with that and perhaps he should do the World a favour and mind his own bloody business.

It just goes to show that even in times of national crisis pig ignorance refuses to die!
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Amoto65

Esteemed Pedelecer
Jul 2, 2017
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I told him that most of Asia would probably disagree with that and perhaps he should do the World a favour and mind his own bloody business.
A very restrained response from a bus driver, sometimes I miss my bus driving days and the encounters with the many fountains of knowledge that travel on public transport.
 
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flecc

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Oct 25, 2006
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Hi all,
We needed some essentials today, so I got up bright and early and headed for the local supermarket. As it has been a nice sunny day I decided to use my bike instead of the family car. It was about 8:45 when I arrived and there was sizeable queue outside, so I locked up my bike retrieved my bags from the panniers and walked towards the end of the line to await my turn.

A man in the queue started shouting out that I should not be out on an electric bike as bikes should only be used for exercise, and electric bikes don't give you exercise. I enquired how he thought the pedals went round, perhaps a little pixie did it! I informed this fountain of all knowledge that my bike is my personal transport, to which he stated bikes were not made for transport. I told him that most of Asia would probably disagree with that and perhaps he should do the World a favour and mind his own bloody business.

It just goes to show that even in times of national crisis pig ignorance refuses to die!
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He was doubly wrong since your listed permitted reason for being out was shopping for food, not exercise, and for that you can use any means to get there.
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Andy-Mat

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Oct 26, 2018
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Hi all,
We needed some essentials today, so I got up bright and early and headed for the local supermarket. As it has been a nice sunny day I decided to use my bike instead of the family car. It was about 8:45 when I arrived and there was sizeable queue outside, so I locked up my bike retrieved my bags from the panniers and walked towards the end of the line to await my turn.

A man in the queue started shouting out that I should not be out on an electric bike as bikes should only be used for exercise, and electric bikes don't give you exercise. I enquired how he thought the pedals went round, perhaps a little pixie did it! I informed this fountain of all knowledge that my bike is my personal transport, to which he stated bikes were not made for transport. I told him that most of Asia would probably disagree with that and perhaps he should do the World a favour and mind his own bloody business.

It just goes to show that even in times of national crisis pig ignorance refuses to die!
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Well done!
I've seen that sort of pig ignorance here and I have found that 5 minutes on my bike shuts them up completely....
regards
Andy
 
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Michael Price

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Sep 7, 2018
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Hi all,
We needed some essentials today, so I got up bright and early and headed for the local supermarket. As it has been a nice sunny day I decided to use my bike instead of the family car. It was about 8:45 when I arrived and there was sizeable queue outside, so I locked up my bike retrieved my bags from the panniers and walked towards the end of the line to await my turn.

A man in the queue started shouting out that I should not be out on an electric bike as bikes should only be used for exercise, and electric bikes don't give you exercise. I enquired how he thought the pedals went round, perhaps a little pixie did it! I informed this fountain of all knowledge that my bike is my personal transport, to which he stated bikes were not made for transport. I told him that most of Asia would probably disagree with that and perhaps he should do the World a favour and mind his own bloody business.

It just goes to show that even in times of national crisis pig ignorance refuses to die!
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presumably if your bike had a Yamaha 750 engine that would have been OK - but a 250w electric engine with no emissions is a problem
or maybe you should have a 2.0l Diesel engine in a Mondeo - like the last person who told be I was cheating

people are weird
 
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Bobajob

Esteemed Pedelecer
Nov 1, 2019
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Cornwall
I’ve had a couple of times that drivers have shouted at me to get home and stay in.
Ive developed a rather interesting phrase noW and if delivered quickly enough I’ve found to work.
 

Michael Price

Pedelecer
Sep 7, 2018
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I’ve had a couple of times that drivers have shouted at me to get home and stay in.
Ive developed a rather interesting phrase noW and if delivered quickly enough I’ve found to work.
Care to share- or it is not suitable for a public forum???
like maybe it ends in off
 

Maleyale

Finding my (electric) wheels
May 15, 2020
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You should have bought him some tissues whole you were in the shop. Then told him to dry his eyes and get a life.
 

Tarka

Pedelecer
Jan 29, 2019
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We all have similar at one time or another.
A chap said to me once that nothing should be allowed that assists with moving along. I asked him if he was going to remove his shoes then.
 

Michael Price

Pedelecer
Sep 7, 2018
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160
If you are not allowed anything that help with moving along then I presume this person was on a bike with no gears??

and naturally they didn't - and never - use a car to get the bike to a nice place to ride