FREEDOM… that’s what I have experienced since becoming a recent owner of an EVELO E-Bike! Several years ago, I was seriously injured on the job as a career firefighter, an event that would eventually force me out of a job that I loved and alter my life dramatically. Staying active for anyone dealing with chronic pain is key to both their physical, as well as mental health, but finding an activity that works with little to no stress can be challenging. A chance conversation with a friend one day about e-bikes peaked my interest and led me to the EVELO site, where I found an abundance of useful information, not only on the EVELO product line, but also on the e-bike industry in general. After reviewing their website and talking to Boris, the company CEO, I knew the EVELO Aurora was the bike for me.
After over 25 years away from riding, I was hesitant and unsure about getting back on a bike, especially because of my injuries, but after my first ride, those fears quickly dissipated and I realized that I had found exactly what I was looking for. The bike is AMAZING!!! On my very first ride, I logged over 30 miles on the C&O Canal and was unknowingly challenging my brother, an avid cyclist, in trying to keep up and keep pace. The beauty of that is that I was just pedaling… unaware of the increased grade in terrain and unaware that I was averaging a 15mph pace in 32 degree weather, for nearly a ten mile leg of our ride!
What has my new EVELO bike meant to me…FREEDOM! It has meant having the ability to be able to get in a low impact exercise without the physical stress of more rigorous activities and the ability to not only do more, but to do it more often. It has meant being able to get out and experience more around you because of your ability to go greater distances without compromising yourself physically. But in the end, I think the most astounding way my EVELO e-bike has changed my life is that I use to look for short course places to exercise because of fatigue and the fear of increased pain… now, I search out the longest routes I can find, all without that fear, knowing that my imagination of places to ride is about all that limits me now.