Stuck Inside or Who’s Cheating? – Part Dos

Welcome to Life and Random Thinking, Part Two of “Stuck Inside or Who’s Cheating” post.

– David

Africa on guard

I enjoy riding my ebike.

I have had one for a few years now and it still amazes me when someone says to me (and usually when I am pedalling up a steep hill) – “that’s cheating you know

I have never, never ever, waived a passing car down when I am walking; then when it comes to a stop beside me – Hey you know that’s cheating

It’s still exercise – I am pedaling ♥, not a motorcycle.

Looking down from the tunnel – way down there at the far end is Penticton, this is from Naramata and opposite from Summerland. Downhill basically all the way home, wahoo


At least half the bikes out there have 18 gears,

no one seemed to think that was cheating, or the bikes the expensive bikes that are made helium and titanium.

Haven’t bikes always been just an improvement on walking?

It seems to me that the huge increase of e-bikes means a number of positive things. Cars are being replaced by bikes, and hills that used to be an obstacle are now eliminated!

Transportation is all about moving, and cyclists look happier than the people I see bumper to bumper. Just sayin’

A dozen bikes can be parked in one car spot! Plus the health benefits !


In my Opinion

I think Cities would be wise to act now to motivate riders by providing bike lanes and safe bike parking.

Bikes and cycling are a solution.

From DC to Chicago to Portland, the story is the same: people go out of their
way to use protected bike lanes.

By creating clear delineation between auto and bike traffic, protected bike lanes get more people in the saddle — burning calories, clearing minds, and strengthening hearts and lungs.

As companies scramble to lower health care costs, employees who benefit from the gentle exercise of pedaling to work help boost overall
hourly productivity and cut bills.

How 21st Century Transportation Networks Help New Urban Economies Boom


Afew days ago I rode a bit longer and farther than I usually do. It was almost 48 kilometre ride. Wow, and it was beautiful.

This little youtube shows the location, the Little Tunnel in Naramata. I chose this video because it is short and of course, the view. -it’s 1:40 in length.

Fun times at the Little Tunnel in Naramata

I will add some pictures below in case you don’t like youtube. ♥ – David

I rode from home in Penticton up to the little tunnel in Naramata; about 25 km each way. It is on the old Kettle Valley Railway (KVR) line which is now a walking/cycling path.

What was so cool to me that ride was to see all the people with big smiles on their faces. Some walking, but most on bikes. I was one of those people, a beatific smile on my grizzled features – looking down on Okanagan lake from a view like an airplane.

♥ I saw this wonderful “seasoned in life” lady with a huge grin on her ebike on that ride – she clearly loved “cheating!”

She was loving her day, the wide-open skies and the long uphill ride to the tunnel was clearly not an obstacle to her. ♥

Thank you for showing an interest in my post today, your comments are welcome, suggestions also😊 . – Take care my friends. – David.

Well, the rain exploded with a mighty crash
As we fell into the sun,
And the first one said to the second one there
I hope you're having fun.

About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. I try to respond personally to every comment on my blog, and in this way I hope to get to know my readers a little bit and and am able to thank readers for their encouragement on what they liked and suggestions on what they would like to see me try in order to improve.
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23 Responses to Stuck Inside or Who’s Cheating? – Part Dos

  1. Darlene says:

    A beautiful part of the world! All exercise is good.


  2. Lynn says:

    Ebikes have become super popular, I suspect it has something to do with our aging population. Cheating or not, my theory is if it gets you outside moving & enjoying the fresh air, what does it matter? Have a wonderful day!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      I agree Lynn, I like all kinds of people movers but the best in my mind are the ones that involve some physical involvement. Ebikes are pedal bikes, the motor just allows the rider to choose their exertion level. I love that it is freeing people to ride where they couldn’t before ! – David ♥

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  3. LA says:

    Totally not cheating. Good for you!


  4. Funny I used to love riding my bike as a kid, but now I can’t stand it. Maybe if I had the scenery you have I would like it more.


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Your experience is definitely different from some, cycling is a love since Childhood. It certainly is a bonus that I live in a small city and I can be lakeside on my bike in a handful of minutes. Thank you for your feedback, I hope you have new activities for enjoyment and exercise.

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  5. Claudette says:

    Wow! Good for you, and also evidence that you are experiencing excellent health and stamina!!
    Don’t let the ‘downers’ along the way steal your joy!! There is always somebody trying it seems. Just loved the photos too. Beautiful country, and clear skies for you. That’s great too!!


  6. pkadams says:

    Not cheating! A good friend of mine who recently lost his wife after a long illness in which he was her caregiver, treated himself to one of these bikes and he’s really enjoying it. Happy riding!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      Thank you ! If Ebikes are cheating, then so are cars ! I love when I see people enjoying themselves outdoors on ebikes ! It seems a wonderful option for people exercise and transportation – taking more cars off the roads. I also love segways and all different ideas out there! – thank you for adding your comment! – David

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  7. Wow, what a gorgeous bike ride! That looks so lovely I guess you guys got your fires under control. Must be such a relief to have those clear skies and cool weather now. Hoping we will be there soon.


  8. Sandra J says:

    What a place to ride, so beautiful. I also have an ebike, I never once considered it cheating because I don’t ride it for exercise. I have it so I can see more places and enjoy the ride. I hate pedaling up hills. And now I can enjoy the bike rides every where we go. All your thoughts are perfect, yes, the bikes that have 18 gears, that can be considered cheating to those who take it so seriously. 🙂


  9. Raymond Wolowidnyk says:

    Sounds like you had a great time. I am going to try it myself.


    On Tue, Sep 15, 2020 at 2:33 AM Life and Random Thinking wrote:

    > dfolstad58 posted: ” Welcome to Life and Random Thinking, Part Two of > “Stuck Inside or Who’s Cheating” post. – David Africa on guard I enjoy > riding my ebike. I have had one for a few years now and it still amazes me > when someone says to me (and usually whe” >

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  10. lghiggins says:

    What an awesome ride! Let’s see: you are exercising, enjoying the view, breathing in that great fresh air, wearing a helmet, and not needing a mask. I just can’t figure “cheating” into that equation. I must confess, when I zoom on my motorcycle past bicyclists panting up a long hill, I feel slightly guilty and mostly relieved that I am not in their saddle. But rest assured that come the end of the day I will be tired too. Neither activity is for wimps! I am so jealous of your view!


    • dfolstad58 says:

      So true Laura, it was a wonderful day and a special day for me this summer. This summer I think the number of ebikes I saw was increased 100%, and I think in five years they will be common, they sure aren’t rare anymore. The view still makes me go wow! also. I really appreciate your comment. – David


  11. cupcakecache says:

    You are in a beautiful part of the world.


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