So I have friends who consider an eBike "cheating." If I were riding with others or in a race where I was the only one with a eBike... yeah that's cheating. I point out things such as some choose to buy a several thousand dollar carbon frame & the lightest components they can find, they spend hundreds on multi panel compression clothes to help wring the last watt out of a muscle, they define their gear in watts saved. I bought a motor, it doesn't save me watts it sells them to me at a very reasonable rate. Somehow the fact that we've taken 2 different routes to the same advantages makes me a cheat.
Well, I have touted the benefits of riding against the motor so yesterday I rode against the motor for enough of my ride that it was close to a zero watt ride... not a zero watt day. I rode somewhere near 10 miles on that particular ride & it was serious exercise.