Yeah the winters can be depressing in the Northwest. The skies gray and drizzling rain for weeks. But there is good point about the country up there. The winters are mild and the summer don't get real hot. Now East of the Cascade mountains the weather is different.Damn.....send some of that warm spell here. We've had grey skies and rain for weeks with only an occasional break.
I could spend a lot of time on an island like that if they had some decent roads for riding but I could also get into 4-wheeling too though. When I was young I was too restless to spend my life on a rock in the middle of a huge ocean. I could handle it better now if the locals accepted mainlanders. In a perfect world I'd spend Dec-April there.Bbob.....It depends on what part of Oahu you are on. The Windward Side is wet, while the Leeward Side is dry and reminds me of eastern Oregon. This works much the same for all the islands. BTW, my favorite island is Moloka'i. Not one traffic light there and not developed for tourists. A very local scene. No franchise stores or eateries. Gawd, I love it!
I got "rock fever" after 6 months on Oahu. Couldn't wait to leave and I was there for 2 years. I wouldn't last a month on Molokai being that small. Maybe the Big Island. I like wide open spaces where I can see 20-50 miles.Hard to imagine living on an island long term that is smaller than a city.
I think that's a big issue, replacing of battery, expensive....That was cute Andre. Time will tell if the e-dirt bikes take off. I guess price and long-term reliability and of course; resale value will determine all that. Replacement batteries on an EV car can be up to $6k for the new OEM kind.
We may see solar panels getting more efficient while charging more efficient and cheaper battery banks which can then charge EV's along with far cheaper and more efficient car/bike batters. Time will tell.Your going to need a big generator to charge them with in the evening if your in the boonies. I can't see electric dirt bikes being very practical.
Ouch is right! Wow! $10k every 8-10 years. Gotta figure those e-motors will need replacing at some point too.Ebikes are best suited for errand / commuting, so why are they all sport bikes with that humping a watermelon position?
I was fueling up the Spyder and the car in front of at the pumps was an all electric Nissan Leaf. Its owner came over to ogle the Spyder and I asked him what he thought of his Leaf. He said he had it for 9 years and liked it up until now, when it needs a $10,000 battery. Ouch! In case you are wondering why he was at a gas station, he was getting his tires aired up.