Is Trevor's Electric Bike Lame?

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Trevor writes that when he had an electric bicycle, cyclists were disparaging, suggesting that it implied laziness on his part, "that their choice of transit was more earth friendly and provided better exercise than mine." He asked: "What do YOU think? Are electric personal mobility vehicles considered a novelty or a viable and recognized form of transportation?"

A flurry of comments ensued. Who do you agree with?

Is Trevor's Electric Bike Lame?(opinion)