I commute about 7.5 km one way, daily to work. In winter at least return path is as a rule in the night, here is the name and nightrider is also a chess figure. While it would be a road between my home and my work, I managed to compose most of my path from sections closed for the car traffic. These are mostly low quality gravel so I use a MTB-like bicycle.
I bought E-bike to commute to work over around 250 m hill but jobs change and I ended up using the E-bike for 7 km journey daily on the flat terrain. The road is mostly gravel. Need to do night riding quite often. My weight is 108 kg. My bike:
- Weight 25 Kg
- Battery 417.6 Wh, 36 V
- Wheels 27.5 "
- Tires: 27.5 " x 2.35 "
- Engine 80 Nm, 250 W, max 25 km/h
- Gears: 9 (rear only), Shimano Deore
- Brakes: disk/hydraulic, Shimano M365
- Lights: USB rechargeable superbright LEDs, both front and rear.