They Normally, do not allow bicycles on the mountain, because of the dangers in the decent. One can melt their brakes right off, if they use
disc brakes with plastic adjusters, or cheap pads on caliper brakes, or...I used dual brakes, v brakes, and Disc brakes, because I am getting old,
and want to be around to compete year after year...
My suggestion of limiting the hill climbers to 750 watts, is to conform to the DOT standard of a E bike definition, to create a reasonable limit.
Otherwise, I would just bring my 500 Amp, 50 volt, E tek race machine, and kill ants with a sledge hammer...
The idea here, in My mind, is to be allowed to ride a bicycle, in a bicycle event. They have a motorcycle race event, and one can run a high
power electric motorcycle up the mountain if they do desire. I think that the constraints, will create better competition, and help to push the
designs of our equipment further to create more value for more people. Hub motors are stagnant in design, and need to incorporate planetary
gearing to shift the motors torque and speed, instead of over compensating with amperage, that is current. I bet a 1,000 watt hour limit would be
helpful, to allow for different types of equipment, but the same amount of potential energy, plus the riders pedal power.
I am coming at this as a cyclist, and am into efficiencies, and pedal assist. I want to see average Joe riders, able to ride with world class athletes,
showing the world that these technologies can enable people to experience amazing abilities, and improve the quality of life. I am not so much
into the bigger better faster more, aspects of life. On the other hand, racing is all about efficiencies, and one can go fast, with just a little bit
of extra energy, and I am working towards maximizing these benefits. Tomorrow, I get to test out my new Electric Mountain touring bike. We
are aiming for 65 miles of mountainous roads, in preparation for Ride the Rockies.
Who has the contact info for Pat, from assault the peak?
2814 West Vine Dr. Fort Collins, CO 80521
Custom E bike builds for E bike Companies, Racers, And Enthusiasts.
Co-teacher at electric bike mechanic's certification, Interbike 2013 LEVAhttp://www.electric-cycle.com http://www.runaboutcyclesinc.com
Climbed Mnt. Washington twice, Pikes peak twice, PIR, First Electric Cyclist to Ride the Rockies 2012, All on handbuilt pedal assist E bikes. Indiegogo/RunAbout Cycles