I’m getting on in years, and my knees have seen better days. One now has a titanium joint. The doctor told me to go swimming and bike riding to help it heal. My old mountain bike looked like hard work, so I got myself a Bzooma Amsterdam electric assist bike.
My new bike looks fairly traditional. I’ve seen thousands of them in Europe and Asia. It has turned out to be a real pleasure to ride. Proper full-size wheels, and a nice seat.
And simple! There is a display screen that explains everything; [I’m a bloke, so I don’t read manuals]. Speedo, odometer and battery-charge indicator. Even I can get on top of that stuff.
Towel and togs on the back rack and I’m off to the pool. My street is pretty flat, but the surprise came when I reached the hill. I adjusted the power setting and sailed up it without raising a sweat.
A dog ran out; the brakes were good, and the power drive cut immediately. No problem.
My mate said it was a bit strange to see me riding a step-thru. He doesn’t realise that the world is full of them, for men and women. And my brand-new Titanium knee ain’t going to be swung over the bar of a mountain bike. Not even the fancy ‘Raven ‘ that they tried to sell me.
Over the park with the wind in my face, and I arrived at the pool feeling great. This is nothing like ‘Mulga Bill’s Bicycle.'
How did I ever get on without my’Amsterdam’? Thanks, Bzooma.G Robertson, Gold Coast