Former officer's electric bike lands him in court

If it looks like a moped and goes as fast as a moped, is it actually a moped?

Not according to a Blenheim defence lawyer.

That was the argument lawyer Mike Hardy-Jones made at a seven-hour defended hearing for former Blenheim traffic policeman Anthony Dale Bridgman, who faces a charge of driving while disqualified and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Tariana Turia: "Getting On Your Bike"

Thank you to Pat Watson of Community Waitakere for that kind introduction.

I want to firstly share my excitement that when the panui was sent throughout the country, hundreds of people immediately put up their hand and responded to the call.

I'm not at all surprised.  In this room is the heart of Aotearoa - the people who give our nation the reputation of being a country that cares.

Don't Get In The Way Of The Monsterbike

Archimedes said "Give me a lever long enough and a place to stand on, and I can move the world." The modern version might be "give me gearing low enough and I can move the monsterbike." It would be the perfect thing for our teeth-rattling trenched and patched bike lanes, or for when an idiot opens a car door in front of you; just plough right through it.

On the other hand, steering looks a bit dicey.

It appears to come from the Netherlands, where it is nice and flat, perhaps a requirement for this bike. See video below