SoSauty wrote:Boy, the moped guys led by Chris, have the bar set with Luke and the rest of the e-posse just coming on the scene and pulling up close those moped outlaws. Sorta, review the tomahawk vid and notice his 49cc 2 stroke is cat and mousing in the early laps. He is riding 4' off the apex of turns, holding back and studying passing opportunes, and making easy graduations from right to left leans. Last 2 laps he is riding inches off the apex of the turns and his right to lefties become more of a whip. Combine that with the fact that his roomy passes are really just a courtesy, that if needed he/his machine have the mojo to force a side by side and put the yield responsibility on his opponent(s) entering the subsequent turn.
What I'm saying, is that though the e-s have the technical/innovative momentum, once our challenge is fully recognized, they have some reserve on tap. And for the interested, in France, homeland of refined moped racing, those pedals are tradionally removed, but, can be reinstalled with most performance (maybe not the way over leaning) perserved. As the gassers and the e-s' push each other to greater heights, there's the laid back but ever so dangerous mopes, hanging back in the shadows
Is there a better time to be a part of this motored bike racing scene Isn't life grand
Yes, there was a mope faster than Luke (though not close to Luke on the straight aways). You gotta go to their blog and read where the e-bikes are headed given another 2 years The e-s now can run faster than the mopes, if they burn down a few laps later
At the risk of being tarred an' feathered, getting banned from ES, and that's before you get mad at me: There's a whole professional culture of expert moped rider/builders with roots that go back to France here in California. We just better hope he doesn't bring his faster kid sister to the June 2 throw down
The e-s now can run faster than the mopes, if they burn down a few laps later
Motor heating seems to be the big issue for everyone.
Thud wrote:Motor heating seems to be the big issue for everyone.
Just run less power!
Farfle rode it this time...no? (iwas suprised by his old clyt this 2pi has to be twice the fun) I want to hear the story about the sevcon & the blown infineon.
Fast class moped/motorized bicycle race.
I'm racing my peugeot 103 rcx 50cc against motorized bicycles 200cc 4T dual variated and electric bikes. Short video because my camera's battery died after few laps.
I lead and won the race followed by the orange electric bike way faster in the straight away but slower in the twisty 4 turns behind, his motor burnt and he couldn't finish the race.
bzhwindtalker wrote:Now I know why the moped won. 103 rcx is the answer to that question
liveforphysics wrote:I wouldnt even show up for an electric vs electric race. They are all my friends, I cant get in kill-mode or even motivated to race them. When its electrics racing gas bikes head to head, I go nuts for it and cant get enough, and no price is too much to pay for the experience.
acuteaero wrote:I'm a bit disappointed that I was not able to realize a better result with PaulD's bike- It's a beautiful machine and a temperamental beast. My failures also underline the meaning of Paul's success with the bike. He is truly a very capable dude. Of the many who have experimented with the RC motors on the forum few have stuck with them- I can understand why. The failures at this event are instructive to me though, I will continue reading on the forum about the success and failure of others with these motors and get set up better for next time. It's worth it
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