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I want to ride my...Pedal-power saves cash, energy

RYAN STEV
Last updated 14:30 07/12/2012
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Ryan Stev
NO NEED TO PEDAL: Ryan Stev's motorised mountain bike.

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It was costing me $10 a day to drive my twin-turbo Legacy to work, a round trip of 34km in Auckland.

So, I bought a mountain bike and attached an electric motor to it, I go a slightly different way, making a round trip of 26km.

It's so fast and climbs hills so well that I don't even need to pedal.

It now costs me 12 cents a day on power, the equivalent of 1,260MPG, and it's fun.


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