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The Lectric ST (Step-Thru)

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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.

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Ruby-throated Hummingbird

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I normally don't share my dreams, but this dream was a nice though a bittersweet dream. I was sitting at a dining room table in a restaurant ordering breakfast contemplating what side dish to have with my omelette. My mom said "Why don't you have the bacon". Bacon was on my mom's favorites and as she was saying this I look around the place. I notice my father and sister there as well, we were all young again and in our Sunday clothes. Then I also notice that we were having breakfast at the Burroughs Farms restaurant (clubhouse?). I won't bore you with the rest of the dream as it took the usual weird turn that dreams normally do. It was like my mother was saying to me to keep on living a good clean life and don't worry about things you can not control. I bet she is reserving a spot for all of us (well trying for reserve a spot for me) and that she is being rewarded for the good life that she had while she was alive. I am sure we all have fond memories of Burroughs Farms and other places that we have been to that we reach back to when things get tough or we get a little depressed. It's nice to have these memories especially in troubling times. One of my favorite quotes from the movie "Starman" sums it up really nicely in my opinion. "Shall I tell you what I find beautiful about you? You are at your very best when things are worst