I really haven't worked on my website or really posted anything in awhile. Things are getting somewhat back to normal around here. I have been feeling a little depressed lately as life isn't going the way that I want it to go, but my life could be worse. Trying to leave a mark in this world while doing the right thing and without being selfish is kind of hard to do at times. I had a cousin the committed suicide that kind of made me look at my own life. Now, before anyone think that I'm suicidal I will state I'M DEFINITELY not as I am going to got out kicking and scream if I have to. By that I mean I am going to accomplish my goals in life or die trying. The sad thing is I never really knew this cousin all that well, but life is strange as do we really know someone all that well? OK, I'm going to have to stop being deep with thoughts. LOL
I just received the first shot for the Covid-19 vaccine and it went pretty darn good so far. I am 50/50 on getting vaccines as I think it should be a personal choice, but the more people that do get them the better this country will be. The United States will achieve herd immunity faster if majority of the people get vaccinated.
Changing the subject a little, but I was watching an old WW2 documentary when the Japaneses surrender and a lot of them wearing a mask. The reason they were wearing a mask was to fight off diseases like Malaria, so wearing a mask ISN'T nothing new.
Well, the waiting finally paid off as the Lectric ST (Step-Thru) that I ordered finally arrived on my front porch today. I glad it did as I was starting to purchase upgrades for the bike and started to getting a little carried away with it. I even took it for a short test ride. I have to say not having ridden a bicycle in over twenty years it got off to a rocky start. I start off in PAS 0 as I just wanted to see if I still remembered how to ride a bicycle yet alone an electric one. Well I didn't fall or anything, but I am sure if someone was watching me that they would had gotten a good laugh at a 56 year old guy who is overweight trying to ride a bike. After the the second attempt I started having my doubts if I made the right decision with this bike. However, I told myself no matter how many attempts that I did I was going to do it. I finally go some traction on the 3rd attempt, but had the bicycle seat too low. So I walk the bike back to my house which was just the next house over 300-400 feet to readjust the seat. Raised it up and had a much longer ride on PAS 0 though I will still have to do some adjusting to the seat. Did pretty good and was mildly surprised that it wasn't too bad riding the bike as a regular one. Though my subdivision is flatsville, so that makes it easier to pedal.
I was wasn't going to try PAS 1 tonight, but the little kid in me said to myself go for it. So I did, but I just used the throttle as I didn't want to press my luck. I tell you that had to be the most fun that I had in a long, long time. I have watch videos on how to do turns on the bike that did pay off and it came almost second nature after a couple of turnarounds. I wanted to go longer, but I still need to make sure everything is tight as I just did a quick visual inspection. I did not want to press my luck and decided to call it quits for tonight.
I have to say I am glad that I bought the step-through as I don't think I could handle the XP for I'm short for a man (5' 4"). I probably can handle the XP if I were 10-15 years longer. However, this is going to be much better in the long run. Sorry, for the rambling, but I just share my first time experience with this bike. For those still waiting for the Lectric XP or ST it is well worth the wait. Well, so far it has been a good experience as little as I have used it, but I don't expect anything will change that. So until think happy electric bicycling everyone.