I saw two motorcyclists while riding to work on the first of my near-daily commutes on my Zero DS electric bike: The first one waved, but the second one shunned me. Had they seen the battery pack? Was I no longer cool enough to deserve "the wave"...? Had I turned into a greenie? Was I on the verge of veganism? Was I about to forbid the intake of any animal-derived foods, products or byproducts?

"Hey, give me a freaking break, I'm just a guy trying to save a little money," I screamed to no one in particular in my helmet. And with my distinct lack of exhaust note, they probably heard me.

For the rest of the test on the Zero DS, click the link below...

http://cyclenews.coverleaf.com/cyclenews/20110621#pg75

Paul Carruthers

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