All posts by Karl Gesslein

Karl Gesslein is a degenerate hooligan of the highest caliber living in upstate NY. His passion for e-bikes and all things sustainable causes him to be obsessed with climate change and finding solutions that will keep humanity from becoming extinct from our own hubris. His personal blogs include electricbike-blog.com, awaken-spirit.org & chestnutparadise.com.

How to fall off an ebike without serious in...

Jan 01, 20201 Comment

So one of the things I have meant to write about for a long time is the best way to fall off an ebike without

All I want for Christmas is to ride my elec...

Dec 25, 20197 Comments

I feel incredibly blessed to have the life than I have. I get to write about ebikes, lots of people seem to enjoy what I

We need to start looking to Denmark as we d...

Dec 17, 20191 Comment

My wife is Danish and we have been to Denmark together 4 times to visit her family in the last several years. One of the

Using ebike batteries to power your RV or t...

Dec 16, 20192 Comments

Many years of my life I have spent living in vans. My first travel van was an old 2001 Honda Odessey that I outfitted with

Too Fat or not too Fat, that is the questio...

Dec 15, 20191 Comment

When trying to figure out what to buy or build one of the biggest choices you will have to make is what width tires you

How to run your off-grid Tiny House with an...

Dec 14, 20191 Comment

I would label myself as ‘Tiny Curious’ in that I have dabbled in Tiny House building, but I have yet to actually live in one

Carbon, Alloy or Steel: Which is the best f...

Dec 13, 20194 Comments

There are so many ebikes out there on the market right now it’s unbelievable. While most of the ebikes out there are made with alloy

Make it last, baby: Best practices for Lith...

Dec 12, 20194 Comments

If you treat your ebike well, it will last for a very long time. The one part of any ebike that is the most sensitive

My deep, dark descent into attempted sustai...

Dec 11, 20193 Comments

Growing up I was surrounded by people who cared very little for the environment. Most of the people I cared about in my life looked

I just can’t stop: Best brakes for e...

Dec 10, 201912 Comments

Nothing sucks worse than wanting to stop quickly on your ebike and not being able to. In the last 5 years, I’ve tested dozens of