Pseudo-Review: R&M Charger GX 9000km, Sprained Shoulder, Battery Degradation

2019 has been a bad year, dear fellow worst-rider. Bad because, well, I've not been riding much this year. Usually, within a half-year, I can easily ride for a 1000km or more. Are things starting to wane in my e-bike joy? Or maybe it's the weather? Yeah, blame it on the weather--and never mention all … Continue reading Pseudo-Review: R&M Charger GX 9000km, Sprained Shoulder, Battery Degradation

Pseudo Review: R&M Charger GX 8k KM, The Killer Pug Saved By Rack-Time, E-Bike Heaven Baby

Yeah, dear worst-reader/rider, I'm looking for filler here. Reason? I just don't have much more to report on my fabulous e-bike that just surpassed 8000km. Indeed. It's also well over two years old and... Get this! It's purring like a kitten on the lap of a beautiful Scandinavian blonde that has long since rejected the … Continue reading Pseudo Review: R&M Charger GX 8k KM, The Killer Pug Saved By Rack-Time, E-Bike Heaven Baby

Soccer Coach Dreams, Industry And Manufacturing Not Dead, A WW2 Story

Quick ride to clear my head the other day, dear worst-reader. Didn't work, though. In fact, I was so perturbed by the trek I'm sure it caused me a strange dream the night after. In short, the dream was thus: along with another male adult, I'm on a grassy knoll coaching four boys who are … Continue reading Soccer Coach Dreams, Industry And Manufacturing Not Dead, A WW2 Story

Pseudo-Review #8 – 7000km Charger GX And New Drive Train Hell

Here's a tag-link to my other e-bike posts. Note on the pics: I was able to directly compare original Bosch sprocket (black) with a different brand (dark grey). I don't know why it surprises me that the minimal differences in the two has such a drastic outcome on performance (or lack thereof). It basically boils … Continue reading Pseudo-Review #8 – 7000km Charger GX And New Drive Train Hell

Pseudo-Review #6: R&M Charger GX At 5000km And Humming Brakes From Hell

Surpassed 5000km the other day on my beloved e-bike. As of May this year, it's also just over a year old. Although I've met some who ride their bikes a lot more than worst-moi, I'm kinda tickled that I've been able to ride all these kilometres. With that in mind, perhaps it's time to complain … Continue reading Pseudo-Review #6: R&M Charger GX At 5000km And Humming Brakes From Hell

Mini Clubman Über Fun And Electric Bike Cheat Galore Or How I Learned To Love A Car Hitch

Subtitle: This Is Not A Review Of A 2017 Mini Clubman. Sometimes when I'm riding around on my e-bike I hear these voices. At first I didn't make much of the voices. But then they grew, they increased, and although they never got louder, they became part of life. After having lived among #Eurowastelanders for … Continue reading Mini Clubman Über Fun And Electric Bike Cheat Galore Or How I Learned To Love A Car Hitch

That Moment You’re Out Of Battery. Oh. Great! I’ve Got Another One. Battery, That Is.

A pretty gruelling ride yesterday. It started with a train ride that took me and my electrified The Panzer to the badlands at the end of Wuppertal. (Btw, if you've never been to Wuppertal, you have to go. It's worth it to go there and just take a ride on the Schwebebahn.) From there I … Continue reading That Moment You’re Out Of Battery. Oh. Great! I’ve Got Another One. Battery, That Is.

Hit By A Van Almost Down By The River And It Was Obviously My Fault. #Hooray!

What an exciting afternoon in good ole Germania. Have I volunteered, dear worst-reader, what I actually think about my expat host country? Well, there's no time like the present to NOT volunteer such things. With that in mind, I was hit by a van today while riding my new über e-bike through the city. As … Continue reading Hit By A Van Almost Down By The River And It Was Obviously My Fault. #Hooray!

Pseudo Review #2: 1000KM On The Charger GX Touring Or How To Spend Stupid Money Smartly (I Hope)

Part 1 of this pseudo-review is here. Part three is here. Update: day after worst-writing this I was on my über e-bike and got hit by a van. But it was my fault, I guess. Summary: Heavy bike that feels light due to motor and balance. Although GX tires are loud on the road, they are … Continue reading Pseudo Review #2: 1000KM On The Charger GX Touring Or How To Spend Stupid Money Smartly (I Hope)

Pseudo Review: R&M Charger GX Touring Or How I Gave Up A Car For An E-Bike

Part 2 of this pseudo-review is here. Part three is here. Picked up my R&M Charger GX Touring the other day. For those not in the know, R&M stands for Riese & Müller. Or it could also stand for: two well endowed German engineers that couldn't get jobs in austerity ridden #eurowasteland so they decided to adhere … Continue reading Pseudo Review: R&M Charger GX Touring Or How I Gave Up A Car For An E-Bike