Biking is HARD. It takes energy. Sure, you could produce that energy with your muscles and calories and all that crap, but that just sounds like an awful lot of work. And to Currie Technologies. Currie's so against it, they built you a bike that runs on electricity. Name yours "Greased Lightning," and we take it back. No refunds.
They're smart enough to create electric bikes, and lazy enough to want to. That makes them a lot like you and me, only, you know, smart and motivated enough to actually make the bike as opposed to just obnoxiously stating a desire to between Cheetos. But I totally would have built an electric bike if they hadn't. Like tomorrow. After my nap. Maybe the next day. Next week. Whatever, Mom, I'd get to it!