I put on 52 miles yesterday without flinching, I only lost about 1 volt on the back during the whole ride, Average speed 27mph, 1.3Kwh consumed (though my current shunt is calibrated a bit high right now, purposely, in reality it aught to be a bit lower), 25.6 wh/mile.
It's interesting how the regen works on these infineon controllers. Essentially I managed to get about 4 amps regen current coming down a large hill. However, I have regen braking disabled. This actually works well because I don't want to hit the battery with huge slugs of current anyway.
I ride motorcycles every day, but there is just something about a bicycle that doesn't make any noise and can cruise at 30, its awesome.
I went through a local festival too (Fairport canal days), and needless to say I got a look or two
. I walked it through the crowd (try doing that with a motorcycle) and pretty much every person I passed said something either to me or just out loud to themselves. And I thought this was a little LESS conspicuous than it could have been
At the Rochester Hamfest I managed to pick up a nice panel-mount ammeter which I'm going to use to build a better charger and a set of 15V computer speakers which I plan to mount on the bike somehow.