Close, but not quite!

11 weeks on from my broken hip, I rode my Specialized Aethos road bike, today. I have been riding a Canyon Grail:ON electric (pedal-assist) gravel bike for a few weeks. If you have been pooh-poohing electric bikes (as I had), you're missing the point; they're EXCELLENT recuperative tools. The Grail:ON is an excellent bike, to a point. It's quick, but heavy. As a class three electric bike, it provides pedal-assist up to around 28 mph (at 350 Watts) through the exceptional Bosch motor. This power seems MOST useful in compensating for the heaviness of the bike itself. At 35 pounds with pedals, it's not light and quick when not under power.