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How Much Faster is an Ebike Compared to a Regular Bike?

  Riders interested in transitioning from a standard bike to an ebike are often curious how their new purchase will affect their commute times or errand runs.  How fast does a 500w electric bike go ?  What about 250w? While there are no simple answers, there are basic guidelines for the speeds that certain models are capable of attaining under throttle power. Here are a few of the basics for understanding ebike speeds.   Understanding Pedal Power and Full Throttle Modes   The speed you can reach on your bike is entirely dependent on the mode you decide to use while riding. Every electric bike can be pedaled with no electric assistance whatsoever. Without any assistance, your bike can reach the speed you would naturally with a standard bike, though the weight of a motor may slightly influence your speed.   The two power modes on most electric models are referred to as "pedal-assist," and "full throttle." Pedal-assist simply assists your pedaling so it feels easier an

Getting to Mongolia on the Cheapest Way

Mongolia is located in East Asia between China and Russia, with no direct flights coming from the Philippines. It was my dream a long time ago to travel to this country. I got a chance when Cebu Pacific had their famous Piso fare promotion. I immediately booked a flight with my friend to Beijing.  Mongolia is a Visa-free country for Philippine Passport holders and can stay up to 30 days. There are few countries to transit either via Hongkong, Incheon, or Beijing to the countries capital Ulaanbaatar, but be in mind that flights for a one-way ticket are approximately 200USD.  I will be sharing only via Beijing since we took that route to Ulaanbaatar in the cheapest way possible. The original plan was to take the 14 hours train from Beijing to Erlian and an overnight train from Zamid udd to Ulaanbaatar.  A month before our flight to Beijing, we decided to change the plan. Instead, we book a flight to Erlian and a 12 hours bus ride passing by the Gobi desert to save time.  Our flight arriv