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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 01:34:04 PM »
Interesting.... Ya, not sure how I feel about this either.
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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 01:41:04 PM »
dang, might have to get an e bike now, wasted money on the expensive regular bike.


imagine there'll be a lot of regular used bikes on the market soon. 

they do make e bike kits to convert your bike though

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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2019, 01:45:14 PM »
My dad recently purchased an E bike. I was not for it at all.. used it once and it is handy.. totally not sure how i feel about it at this point.


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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2019, 01:48:28 PM »
Bonus!
I just bought 2 peddle assist bikes. I wonít be using them for hunting, but maybe some backcountry riding.
Sounds like federal land only, as I read it
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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2019, 02:15:52 PM »
Still won't be allowed on most private timberlands I'm betting

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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2019, 03:08:43 PM »
Should be a waiver for us old guys that our azzes & legs canít take a regular bike all day anymore! :chuckle:

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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2019, 03:42:19 PM »
Bonus!
I just bought 2 peddle assist bikes. I wonít be using them for hunting, but maybe some backcountry riding.
Sounds like federal land only, as I read it


Yes, and federal land makes up 28.5% of Washington state.
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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2019, 03:51:46 PM »
I am opposed to this. They have a motor and should be classified as a motorized vehicle. In the article they mention how the roads are too crowded, well give it 5-10 years and now the trails will be too crowded with every Tom Dick & Harry cruising ebikes. The amount of places you can go to get away from the crowds seems to shrink every year and as populations increase itíll only get worse.

On the hunting front, where are we going to draw the line on fair chase? Get a text message from your cell phone trail cam, hop on your ebike cruise into the backcountry, and blast away from 1200 yards with your laser rangefinder and sniper rifle. Iím getting a little sick of all the tech in hunting.  :twocents:

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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2019, 04:21:32 PM »
This is bad. It is the 209 primer, the lighted nock, the electronic decoy, of trail riding.

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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2019, 04:33:28 PM »
This decision is a good one--I have to disagree with many of you.

You all know the paved trails at Sunrise and Paradise, right?  Asphalt through flowered meadows.  Few of us on this forum would consider them "hiking trails," but for the old lady with a cane, or the disabled in a wheelchair these paths are the only way to experience the beauty of the national parks.  I see e-bikes in the same way--they are essentially aids for those who no longer can ride on their own.

National parks are PARKS.  Meaning, they are set aside for all of the public to enjoy.  Why not let the handicapped (and, less-than-fit) to also enjoy them??

I was at the Wonderland Trail in Rainier this morning.  It is already illegal to ride a bicycle on that trail.  E-bikes will not be allowed, either.

I applaud the Trump administration to opening more lands to the public.  Not for me, but good for Grandma.
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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2019, 05:40:20 PM »
Better than horses / mules.  Good decision.
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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2019, 06:50:27 PM »
Pretty sure some of the usual suspects (Can Am, kawaski, Yamaha, Bass pro, etc) will be coming out soon with specialzed off road E-bikes. I think it would have been better to come out with a permit system allowing the elderly or disabled to apply for permission to use. I can see more bad coming from this than good.

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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2019, 07:01:08 PM »
This decision is a good one--I have to disagree with many of you.

You all know the paved trails at Sunrise and Paradise, right?  Asphalt through flowered meadows.  Few of us on this forum would consider them "hiking trails," but for the old lady with a cane, or the disabled in a wheelchair these paths are the only way to experience the beauty of the national parks.  I see e-bikes in the same way--they are essentially aids for those who no longer can ride on their own.

National parks are PARKS.  Meaning, they are set aside for all of the public to enjoy.  Why not let the handicapped (and, less-than-fit) to also enjoy them??

I was at the Wonderland Trail in Rainier this morning.  It is already illegal to ride a bicycle on that trail.  E-bikes will not be allowed, either.

I applaud the Trump administration to opening more lands to the public.  Not for me, but good for Grandma.

I might agree if it was limited to parks, but it's doesn't appear that it is. I'm cool with Granny's on paved trails not cool with them ripping it up in the backcountry.

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Re: Electric bikes are no longer motorized vehicles
« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2019, 07:05:57 PM »
Better than horses / mules.  Good decision.

The folks with horses and mules will still be there.  This just adds a lot more people, as most folks dont have the land, time and money to have livestock, while getting an e bike and throwing it in your garage is within the means of anybody with a little disposable income.

 


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