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Friday, 26 March 2010

Testing Prototypes

I have been out testing for the last two days. We have some new prototypes in so I have been out riding. Yesterday morning was quite nice and I have been out on my usual route on the crossbar electric bike. I did 14 miles just to get a feel for how the bike was handling.
There are no geese on the reservoir but I did see lots of gulls. Loads of spring bulbs out in the college gardens too, which makes me feel that summer is only just round the corner. It was quite warm and two of the fields I passed had a distinct cabbage smell. There were lots of brown catkins that had fallen from the trees in several big patches on the bridleway, it looked just like there was a huge caterpillar invasion going on.

In the afternoon I went out on the step-through bike, it has nice curved handlebars and a very comfortable riding position. 24 miles but the weather had turned and most of it was in the rain, actually I quite enjoyed it, it wasn't too cold and there weren't many pedestrians about to get in the way! There were some quite large puddles which I rode through with gay abandon, it was only when I took off my waterproof over trousers that I discovered that the bottom six inches of my jeans were completely drenched!
Today I have been out on the step-through again, another 26 miles :-) the puddles were drying fast and 'marble corner' had changed character again. Yesterday in the wet it seemed quite innocuous but today in the dry the tarmac was quite sandy and the pea sized gravel had come out to play again, I had to slow right down to go round the corner - I didn't want to slide over. The caterpillar invasion was over, the rain had made then all soggy and they just looked like crushed vegetation, what a shame I did like the look of all those caterpillars.

Sunday, 21 March 2010

British Leisure Show

Friday and Saturday were a bit damp as you can see, but it was great to fly one of our new flags in the sunshine on Sunday.

Friday, 5 March 2010

Caravan and Motorhome Show Chepstow

Sunshine all day here at the show at Chepstow Racecourse. Lots of happy faces and positive reports back from past customers.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Sustainable Schools Showcase

We have been to the Sustainable Schools Showcase at the Lincolnshire Showground today. There were lots of exhibitors all demonstrating how to reduce your carbon footprint. Electric Bicycles are a great way to travel to work, you can save on car park fees and fuel. With electric assistance you don't arrive all hot and sweaty either. We were 'caught on camera' by LYJA Lincolnshire Young Journalist Acadamy, we hope to bring you the results soon.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Testing in the Sunshine

This afternoon I have been out test riding on a prototype of a step through that we are developing for launch at the end of the summer. Everything is in the early stages at the moment but I can report that it is a very smooth ride and early indications are that the new power delivery system is working really well.

Me and my shadow!

The sun was shining and it was really lovely, it makes a change to be testing in Lincolnshire, the lanes were lovely, the crocuses were out and there were birds flying in and out of the hedges. Spring is on the way!
An electric bike makes all the difference to a ride in the sunshine.

Boat and Caravan Show Round Up

Arrived back safely from the show yesterday, what a super time we had.
Chatted lots with Andy and the guys from OnBike about all things electric bike, it was great to meet up with them, we will try very hard to get to the rally at Presteigne ttp://www.tourdepresteigne.co.uk/
Lots of interest for the new Micro from the boating magazines which was great. It was nice to see some of our past customers too who came to tell us how well they are getting on with their bikes.
Looking forward to next years show now as we have been promised a special riding arena.