etard wrote:What a day! I thought for sure Luke was gonna walk away with it but that moped was much better suited for the turns and had decent top speed to boot, so you have to give him the win, or not...
Bro- I was hanging 1 turn back from him, just coasting and taking it as easy as possible on the motor to try to put the distance in without pushing him any faster until we were on the second to last lap, when I would pour it on and easily pass and win. This was the game plan to try to keep the motor alive, on the video footage, you can see me never going past 1/3rd throttle, and not even using the front brake, just coasting softly on regen while trying to stay 1 turn back to not scare him into pushing up the pace. We battled earlier that day, he posed no threat, the only threat was just my own bike burning up before finishing the 12 laps, I hoped that game plan would do it, but it didn't... I think the damn regen boosting motor heat and coasting a bunch was my motor heating downfall.
Ok, I thought you were faster earlier in the day, but I don't think that guy was gonna take it easy with you behind him. Your sttaightline speed is something to behold, you really have to see this bike rip in person to understand how much faster than everybody it was. I wish you had gotten out there with the Supermotards, that would have been awesome!
Ultimate race setup?
I have to give to Acutero (sp?) for having the best race setup, he crammed 2 ebikes, 2 riders, and everything else into his Generator and drove it to the track! Honestly, I have never considered buying a hybrid until I saw his 250 volt outlet running directly off his battery, how freakin cool is that!
Speaking of charging, I think a portable solar panel trailer would be cool for us ebikers to rent for the next race for our charging needs, something like this:http://www.sol-solutions.com/products-s ... vents.html
I appreciate Farfle and Fam bringing thier monster genny, but if anything turns stink bikers away from going electric, it's the fact that ultimately we rely on fossil fuels to power our bikes, which makes our bikes even worse polluters than them!
The hero of the day was Sterling on his cargo SUV bike. I think he had a good time and I know we all had a great time watching him pass riders on his bike. What a vehicle! How many walmart bikes does it take to build one of these? I'm about to find out!
Ok, I got to ride a few bikes out there on the track and again the bike that amazed me most was Farfles. The throttle control on the Sevcon is every ebikers wet dream. It gives you this smooth roll on of power and then a tiny delay then winds up with a hit of acceleration that makes it feel sooo fast but controlled! The delay is a little much for track use, but for street rideability it works great. It's the only fast bike that I would recommend a novice hop on and try at full power. I also got a chance to ride Zombiess lil beast around the track and for a bone stock motor, this bike hauls ass! If I wasn't dedicated to external motors so deep, I would order one for around town scooting and general hooliganism. Having said all this, both bikes could use some serious chassis tuning, they give a 82' Cadillac smooth ride, but for the track I still prefer my lil non suspended Brute. At this point, I think one of the early mountain bikes with flexy chainstays and a Girvin fork with about 1-2" of travel would make a perfect track bike.
Don't be afraid to stick it to Neil, he sticks it to us, and it's not like he is gonna turn his back on ebikers, we had 10 ebike entries at this race which = $350, do you really think a race promoter is gonna depart from this profit and all future profits?