Reading the latest American Survival Guide magazine they have an article about these bikes that was pretty good to read. Pioneer Allroad | Optibike Electric Bicycles I had discounted these as not really being a good idea a couple of years ago, but then my dad bought a similar bike and I went on a ride with him. Not only was he kicking my butt up every hill, but speeds in general were much faster than I could keep up with. He's 67 and I am in much better shape, but at the end of the ride I was crying uncle. After that, I realized that this things could be very effective as a bug out vehicles, especially with a spare battery and a roll up solar panel to charge it. Now I a thinking about where I am going to come up with $3500 for a bike!