E-Mobility

Enhancing E-Mobility

I bought an e-bike for my daily commute to work roughly four months ago. This blog entry is an update on the topic and a little rant on product quality and tubeless wheels on bicycles. First impression I love the bike! It works like a charm, and it keeps my armpits dry, which is exactly what I had in mind when I got it. The bike has seen almost 1,600 kilometres during the first 2 months and I enjoyed all of it. The aluminium frame creaks a little on rougher terrain and on bumps, but that was expected. It’s not exactly a top quality bike, but it’s not bad either. The tires are a different story. It feels as if they slammed the cheapest and crappiest rubbers in… Continue Reading…

E-MobilityEnvironment

Enter e-mobility

I have very recently decided to reduce my carbon footprint by not driving to work in my car any more. Instead, I’ve been riding an e-bike every day for the entire month of May and so far I really like it. It’s like having another 40 minutes of quality me-time before and after work to sort through my thoughts in peace, instead of a 10 to 15 minutes quicker drive in the car where you have to watch out for all the crazy people. During rush hour it’ll be more like a 5 to 10 minutes longer drive with the car, since my bike route doesn’t take me past all the traffic heavy places, so I’m actually not losing any time there. Of course, I could also ride… Continue Reading…

Environment

Soda from another world

We are the proud owners of a SodaStream Crystal 2.0 and have been using the thing for about 2 months now. I have to say, it is truly fantastic to have access to unlimited carbonated water. We had been talking about getting one for a few years, but somehow never got around actually ordering one. At least every ten days or so, I’d go and buy a new crate of bottled water, which meant driving a car and hauling up the water five flights of stairs from the garage to our flat. Thankfully, those days are gone now. But here is the thing that astonished me quite a bit. I read about how the company SodaStream runs some aggressive advertising campaigns against companies like Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola. I’ve… Continue Reading…