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9 Reasons We Picked an Electric Bicycle to Break a World Record

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9 Razones para Elegir una Bicicleta Eléctrica para Romper un Récord Mundial [Español al Final]

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(Tomas rides his home-built electric bicycle through the Anza Borrego desert)

Everyone has a bicycle – in fact, learning to ride a bike is an important rite of passage for the kindergarten set around the world. But if you go for a drive in any average town in the US, how many bicycles do you see out there? Or even pedestrians for that matter? Americans are stuck in their cars, and it seems like we can’t get out of them – and it’s killing us. Modern Americans have never been fatter: in fact, obesity has climbed to 36% of the total population, up from just 15% in 1980. Recent research has found that obesity is more dangerous to your health than smoking, drinking, and poverty...

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