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Old 12-13-2012, 09:52 AM   #41
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Touche, Kevin. But I think most of us will be waiting a while longer.
And that's where 99% of potential consumers are at, and that's fine. Me, too. E-bikes will be a thinly sliced niche market for years to come. But in my 20 years of writing about motorcycles, I've never seen leaps in advancement like I've seen in e-bikes.

Even the naysayers have to admit it's interesting to keep abreast of the rapid changes in technology. And, having sampled several e-bikes, I can attest to their appeal. The main hurdle is packing in more energy density to batteries that will expand range. There is currently (no pun intended) a massive amount of research and money being thrown at battery technology, so I continue to expect more breakthroughs.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:54 AM   #42
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SolarCity shares soar as trading opens

"SolarCity is just the latest company for Musk to bring public. His electric car company, Tesla Motors, on June 28, 2010 raised $226 million by selling 13.3 million shares at $17 a share. Shares of that company now trade for $35.05."
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:00 AM   #43
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SolarCity shares soar as trading opens

"SolarCity is just the latest company for Musk to bring public. His electric car company, Tesla Motors, on June 28, 2010 raised $226 million by selling 13.3 million shares at $17 a share. Shares of that company now trade for $35.05."
Time to jump in Kmo. Start an eTrade account and buy!
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:23 AM   #44
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Time to jump in Kmo. Start an eTrade account and buy!
Way ahead of you Buzz. Hell, I bought cardboard when it was $.19 a pound. It's over $.24 now and I've got over three tons of the stuff. New bike? You do the math.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:09 PM   #45
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What the hell is it going to take to convince you this is a viable technology? I'm reminded of the 100 y/o former slave NBC interviewed at on of the Apollo launches. He was standing there on the bank of the Indian River in Titusville, watching and hearing the Saturn 5 fly into space, and he still maintained the whole thing was a big fake.
I promise you that when you post a photograph of your new e-bike in your garage, I will not claim it is a photoshop.

In the meantime, I will continue my baffling skepticism of a technology whose loudest adherents refuse to embrace.
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