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Have you tried an e-bike yet?

Updated: Aug 6, 2022

I had a great day at the weekend when I finally tried an e-bike. It was brilliant! All the fun of cycling without any of the hard work.

We hired the bike from Zürirollt at the main station in Zurich, took it on the train to Birmensdorf and from there cycled through the countryside to the rhododendron gardens at Seleger Moor.

I’ve cycled that route previously and it was quite hard work but on an e-bike it’s absolutely effortless. I’m wondering whether I’ll ever want to go back on my normal push-bike again, I guess that’s the problem when you try an e-bike.

As for Seleger Moor, now is the time to visit. I suspect we were there on the busiest day of the year for the park. Most of the rhododendrons were in bloom, the water lilies had just started flowering, the frogs were making a racket and the weather was glorious. I’ve been there many times but don’t think I’ve ever seen such vibrant colours and such interesting plants. This time we noticed the tissue tree (see photo) and wandered around the Pfingstrosen garden wondering whether we were looking at peonies or poppies.

The park was busy but not over-crowded and everyone seemed to be having a fabulous time. If you haven’t been there yet, I can highly recommend it.

Language tip

Did you notice the any sentences using the present perfect (have + past participle)? We often use the present perfect to talk about experiences in our lifetime, such as

  • I've cycled that route previously

  • I don't think I've ever seen such vibrant colours.

In addition, I often teach the present perfect through using questions, such as

  • Have you been there yet?

Are you confident when using the present perfect? Don't worry if you're not. It's a difficult tense to master but if you'd like some help with it, try a lesson with us.


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