So, this is Part 2 of my story, if you haven’t read the part 1 yet and make sure to check that out first at asso.org.au
Since I got my first e-bike I started commuting back and forth from my workplace to home. Over 12 Miles daily on an electric bike. It improved my health and quality of my life so much that I started talking to other patients who were facing similar conditions to me to do the same. Most of the patients I talked to have already started to ride an e-bike.
This is not just for those who only want to fulfill their dream of riding a bicycle again. It is for all of you who want to enjoy the health benefits of it. I recently met a patient who had not ridden a bike for over a year due to his bad knees. After riding an e-bike they couldn’t even believe how easy it is to ride one. The smile on his face tells the rest of the story and it brought a smile on my face too.
Riding an e-bike reduces stress and promotes relaxation. It can also help you get out of depression and anxiety. It boosts your immunity and helps to defend diseases by 50% more efficiency. One of the major benefits is helping fighting cancer, diabetes, and heart disease by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol level. On the other hand, if you are not happy with your heavyweight then it can help you burn 500 calories per hour and make you lose weight and get fit.
I was not aware of any of these until I started riding my new e-bike. It helped me a lot to lift my mood by giving me more happiness. It also made me look and feel 10 years younger.
It gave me a Second Chance.
Since I got the chance to ride the bicycle again, I didn’t want to lose the chance of going on a long bike trip again with my friends like I used to do before. So, a few weeks later we went on our first long ride with the e-bike. I packed some food and water bottle from my cheap American fridge freezer to keep me hydrated during the journey.
We begin the ride from my home and since I live in Finland, we have several long roads covered by thick forest and rivers. Finland seems to be boring but there is much more scenic than you thought. The weather was also perfect and we enjoyed it a lot.
As I grew older and diagnosed with lung disease, I don’t have much stamina to ride a normal bicycle but e-bike gives me assistance and boosts my confidence with its battery-powered motor. It also helped to keep up with my friends as they all have different stamina levels.
We stopped at Helsinki at 5 PM and set up our camp down the main road. We woke up the next morning and had our breakfast and continued our journey, we had a long way to go. Somewhere along the route, there was a tiny lakeside town. We stopped there to have lunch and my buddy couldn’t stop himself and had a bath in the lake.
We also snapped a lot of pics during the tour and finished it two days later at our hotel. Our bicycle tour was a great success and we all finished the tour safely. We all were in good spirits and nobody was exhausted.
A switch in my Career.
The way e-bike brought a turning point in my life and I thought just like it gave me the joy of riding a bicycle again then it can do the same for other people as well. So, as a result, I switched my career and now I sell e-bikes to help other people like me.
I still keep on meeting patients like me and keep them motivated and guide them about the health benefits of riding an e-bike. I really enjoy the new path of my life and for the past 10 years I have been riding e-bikes, I am now 50 years old and now I can admit that it completely changed my life.