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Tern Vektron: My first 300 miles

I've always wanted to write a review of low milage. Every time I come around to writing something about one of my bikes I've put in thousands of miles, yeah.

Remember how I sold the Edgerunner? Well, the money was kinda of sitting in a pot waiting for some other bike. I was hooked on the Tern Vektron when it hit Interbike. I wanted a low step-through folding e-bike with an integrated rack and whoohoo, Tern delivered.

Um, as I write this they have introduced the cargo version, the GSD, and wow but let's get back to the Vektron.

First of all, the bike is complete. When I mean complete, it has fenders, lights, rear rack, Yepp compatible, and a bell. I mean, even normal bikes don't have that. In addition it's a mid-drive folding bike. Oh and guess what, you can charge your phone. I think of it as the mini version of my long ago Edgerunner. Oh and it FOLDS!

If you are looking at a review about specifications this one does the bike justice: Bike Radar Vektron Review.


Bike camping Team Mama Bear: Lopez Island, WA

Every since we moved to Seattle I have always wanted to go to the San Juan Islands and camp. My husband has a classmate from Denmark who married an American and lives in Seattle. His family has a place on one of the island we can actually go to. I beg to ask but nothing ever happens. So Mama Bears to the rescue!

This year the Mama Bears set out to take a bike camping trip to Lopez Island. The planning required that we get there differently as their is no real way to transport all our cargo bikes at the same time unless we bike all the way and ferry hop.

With little kids that is really hard and a long so here is what was planned

-Drive a car loaded with camping gear, bikes and kids and park at Anacortes ferry dock and bike on to the ferry.

-Take the Victoria Clipper, the one going to Friday Harbor, take the WA State ferry to Lopez

-Take the Victoria Clipper one day ahead of everyone, I'll get to that, camp on San Juan Island and then meet everyone the next day at Lopez.

-One of th…