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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 3:09 pm 
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We saw three on the trail at La Costa today. Two guys were probably only in their 30's and seemed fit, yet they were on e-bikes (and flying uphill). The third was probably late 40's or early 50's and seemed fit, but who knows - could've had some sort of health issue.

I'm not one to bash the fun of others, but I have to admit, I was a little irritated with the first two guys. I can see the benefit though. If you're not too concerned about the cardio aspect, and want to bomb down more times than you could on a standard bike, it's got a certain appeal.

And even though someone could tune it up for more speed, you can only go downhill so fast. I don't feel an ebike would help get me down the hill any faster. Just more runs by helping me get up the hill more times.

That said, the shitty suffering that coincides with normal pedaling up the hills is what I want for some stupid reason. I'll pass on the ebike.

It's obvious that resistance is becoming more and more futile though.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:40 am 
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I have seen four ebikes at LC the last 2 times I have been there now. The place is a blast, but the trails do need some love.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:18 am 
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Dirtrider wrote:
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I believe that if you send money to SDMBA it will also go to IMBA


If you send your money to SDMBA, it stays with SDMBA. If you send your money to IMBA, for example membership, a portion of it will go to SDMBA.


^^^ Thank you for clearing that up. I was under the impression that after they joined together a portion of either fees went to the other also.
I think I joined IBMA last time round and got me some groovy socks. Next year it will only go to SDMBA


Chuck is correct. I probably should have added that there is only one membership, which goes through IMBA, not SDMBA, and then SDMBA receives a piece of the pie from that. If you make a donation to SDMBA, it stays with SDMBA and IMBA does not get a piece of it.


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There are donations and there are memberships. The membership card will get discounts at places like Bike Bling and the donations doesn't. Well, it looks like I'll not be a member of either until they split and the only donation will be my time & sweat at trail work days.

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Not sure if this was set up by IMBA but you can tell them what you think about e-bikes

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/82KJT6V

Donating to SDMBA projects like the Ramona/Pamo Valley project is still worthwhile and $$ will only go specifically to that project. IMBA won't see any of that.


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Being a member has certain benefits like discounts BUT those dollars will go to IMBA also.
No win

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