Hey lads - what's up. Been sitting on my ass since 1 Aug waiting for some clutch parts to arrive from Bavaria so take this rant with a grain of salt! ;-) Wondering if anyone has seen these things on the road lately? With the lockdown happening this summer, I've been doing more riding around town than I would have in years past. Not the typical "liquor cycle" scooter that we've seen on the roads here for many years, but technically the same class of "e-bike". These, however, to the untrained eye, look like full sized sport bikes. Only dead give-away is the green "e-bicycle" plate on the rear. As a rider, driver, cyclist and pedestrian, I was kind was kind of confused the first few times I came across them (riding in bicycle lanes, mostly). I can only imagine what a non-rider would think. The other day, I was on my pedal bicycle (leg powered only) and I was almost t-boned by one of them when the rider came flying out of an alley onto the main road - no helmet, nothing. Clearly wasn't paying attention to his surroundings. I had the right of way. This guy didn't have the green e-bicycle plate - but it was definitely an e-bike, the EMMO Zone GTS. So, what does he think he's passing himself off as? Was caught behind a gaggle of them on the Eastern parkway a few weeks ago. A dozen or more riding in the right hand side of the lane like a bicycle would, but all looked like full-on motorcycles from the rear, just moving slowly and unsteadily. I thought about it for a second or three before I finally passed the entire gang - I had to really squint to see what was going on. It looks like the local e-bicycle retailer leads evening groups rides of these bikes in popular spots. From what I can tell, this is all kosher as long as the bikes have pedals (more like "pedal accessories") and have limited speed (32km/h as far as I can tell). I won't go so far to be the cranky old git calling them a "menace", but they certainly project a motorcycle like image while behaving nothing like a motorcycle/motorcyclist would. I think I'd be better with it all if they looked more like bicycles and less like motorcycles. This is the same make and model of the one that almost t-boned me the other day. You can *just* make out the fold down platform pedal behind the silver footpegs. Who do they think they are fooling? I'd like to see someone pedal that thing for more than block! At least the folks riding electric assisted bicycles have to pedal a *bit* to make the system work. Honestly, I'd consider something like this as a city bike if I didn't have to pretend to ride it like I would a bicycle.