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Where have I been?

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Dear family, friends, and acquaintances: For those wondering why I haven't been online lately, and haven't been posting to my blog. this is my reason... Four days before our (Nadia and I) 3rd wedding anniversary, on October 2 2021, what was suppose to be a weekend planned celebrating completely changed. While we hadn't planned a huge celebration, what we were looking forward to was an intimate dinner at one of our favorite restaurants, Tasty Indian Bistro, in Surrey. Where we ended up was the emergency room of VGH (Vancouver General), for what I believed was Covid19 related symptoms. You see all week long I had been suffering from mild heart burn and this annoying little cough, which I just couldn't get rid of. We went to the emergency room hoping they would rule out COVID-19, which they did, however their diagnosis was much worse than we had suspected. When I mentioned COVID to the emergency receptionists, she asked if I was vaccinated, and I responded yes with both do

Liberty Handlebar Upgrade

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This may fly in the face to many who like the chopperesque look of the 2020 Rize Liberty, but for me, I wanted a more motocross inspired look, similar to the 2020 Rize Blade, but with suspension. I also wanted a bar going across the top so as to mount my phone, or camera. In my goal to achieve such a look and feel I opted to change out my Liberty's handlebars for a set of BMX handlebars that I had on hand. I may very well change these out when I find my perfect Liberty bars, but until then I'll test these out. Here is what I came up with. * If you are going to attempt upgrading your handlebars, be sure of the following...  Make sure the handlebars you choose are the same diameter of thickness as the stock bars, or you will need to add shims, or replace the headset stem. Make sure the handlebars are wide enough to fit all the controls **(In all honesty, I found out the hard way about the tips mentioned above, as this is the second set of bars I used, as the first weren't wid

Hastings Park, Vancouver (2021-07-26)

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  Took the Rize Liberty (2020) out for a short little ride today and decided to document the trip. I'm finding it difficult to document my trips, as I wear a camelback, helmet, and gloves. My phone is tucked away in my camelback, and so I have to remove my camelback to access my phone, and remove my gloves because the screen wont respond with them on. I'm thinking of getting some sort of sports camera to attach to my Liberty. Anyone out there have some suggestions on a cheap, small, and decent sports camera for this application? I'm also worried about having someone make off with my stuff, maybe I should enable the LCD lock on my Liberty, any fellow e-bikers use this feature? Anyways, this trip is to my favorite local spot Hastings Park which hosts the Pacific National Exhibition, Hastings Skatepark, Leeside Skatepark, Pacific Coliseum, Italian Gardens and Japanese Gardens, Empire Bowl, did I miss anything? Leeside Skate Park Momiji (Japanese Gardens) Now I'm known for

Liberty Headlight Bracket Mod

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Not sure if this is considered a mod/hack or what have you, but it is what it is, take it or leave it. The stock 2020 Rize Liberty comes with the headlight mounted at the top of the triple tree forks as seen in the picture below. While this is fine, I was concerned that the frame stops might move, and thought a solution would be to mount the headlight below the frame stops, so that the headlight would hold up the frame stops no matter what. First I measured what I thought would be the perfect height for the frame stop. On my bike it seemed 3.25 inches down from the bottom of the top triple tree was a good number. I then removed the headlight  and it's brackets, and repositioned them below the rubber frame stops. ** This is where the mod/hack comes in** My headlight seemed to move every time I bumped into it, so when re-assembling the headlight brackets, I added a small nut in between the two bracket halves. I don't know the nut size, only that they were .25 inch in diameter. I&

Rize: Bolt X - Manual

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  For those who have a 2020 Bolt X as well, like we do, here the manual for that... 2020 Bolt X

Rize: Liberty - Manual

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  As many of you may know, I own a Rize Liberty (2020) electric bike. I thought it would be cool to offer others, who also have a Rize Liberty a place to get the PDF manual. I know they have the manual on the Rize website, but it's kind of hidden. Rize Liberty (2020) Manual

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