Some Assembly Required

Photos taken on May 29 & 30 and June 25, 2022.

When we were in Vancouver, we scoped out some new E-bikes at Rad Power Bikes. Our hope was to get folding E-bikes which we could transport in the back of our car, but also bikes that were be better sized to fit us. We were still in Vancouver, when we ordered the bikes and accessories. The delivery dates were so long in the future, we thought nothing of it, until the packages started to arrive home before we did.

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Not much to tell. After working for 3 companies over 43+ years (38 years 7 months with my last company), I finally got that promotion I had waited my entire career for……retirement. I have been exploring this new career for the past 7+ years and while it is not always exciting, the chance to do what I want for myself and my family instead of what my company wants has been very fulfilling. Early on, there was a long list of projects in my “to-do” hopper and I attacked these projects with a vengeance for the first 9 months of retirement. Eventually, my brain told me that this was not what retirement was about, so it took me another 5 months before my industriousness again took over and I attacked another line of projects, this time somewhat shorter and less complicated, as well as many new projects related to the family weddings in 2016. After going hard for 6 weeks and 3 weddings, my body was telling me to relax, then the flu bug hit and as soon as that was done with me, my sciatic acted up. No rest for the wicked. In 2020 and 2021, the Covid 19 pandemic changed the whole retirement gig. I was lucky to not be still working, for sure. I enjoy photography, gardening, working with my hands, walking, cycling, skiing, travelling, reading and creating special photo and video productions obtained in my first pastime. I may never become wealthy in any of these pursuits, but I already feel I am rich in life experiences far beyond any expectation.

13 thoughts on “Some Assembly Required

  1. Those look like some nice bikes. I have been following the e-bike development. They are getting better and better. A couple of folding bikes might be something of interest for the wife and I. Great post.

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    1. Hi Scott. These bikes are vastly different than our first ones. While they fold, they are quite heavy. But, due to aging knees, we find these a boon to keep cycling around and plan to go further afield. Rad is in the U.S., Canada and EU right now. Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. Thanks Bernie. On my first attempt my geometry skills failed me. Yesterday, I loaded one upright and it took just under half the width of the cargo space. Will do an update when we transport for the first time (possibly next week). Thanks for reading. Allan

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    1. The delivery was on signature only, so they would not leave them if someone was not home. My son repurposed one bx for his mulch bed and I repurposed the other for the protective liner in the back of our car when we haul the bikes. We put 52 km (32 miles) On them this weekend. Thanks for reading L:yssy. Allan

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    1. Thanks John. The 2nd bike went much faster. We are getting used to them quickly and I already have over 100 km (52 this weekend alone) on mine. Thanks for reading. Have a great week. Allan

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  2. These are such amazing bikes, Allan, have a fun time riding them! Electric folding bikes are also the perfect bike for commuters. Their functionality makes them easy to transport on public transportation systems. You can carry them with you and so you won’t need to worry about them being stolen. Thanks for sharing and have a good day 🙂 Aiva xx

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    1. I agree, they are amazing and we are really getting to enjoy them. These folders are quite heavy, so maybe not for the frequent commuter, but more for those who want to take their bikes with them when they travel. I like that they have the fat tires and not the small tires most folders have. Thanks for reading Aiva. Have a great week. Allan

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  3. What a great idea! I really appreciate you showing the assembly photographs. I think you did really good, it would’ve taken me a week to put it together. They sound like a lot of fun. I know that the two of you will get a lot of use out of those and have so much fun. I’m really happy for you and your sweet heart Sending big hugs and blessings, Joni

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    1. Thanks Joni. As we get older, we keep looking for ways to keep moving and these bikes will help take the pressure off our knees. It was not as difficult to build as your average Ikea project and the 2nd one went much faster. Thanks for reading and your good wishes. Allan 🤗🚲🚲🤗

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