neptronix wrote:BTW, lycra folks do 25-30mph and they wear no protection. If you feel that is unsafe on a bike, maybe your bike is the problem. It's not all that fast.
while this is totally true, I also think that it's close to an exaggeration. In short races, yeah, they're in the 25-30 range, but in general long practice it's more like 23-26mph. Now that's insanely picky for me to point this out, but 30mph is 44% more kinetic energy than 25mph. And, when my brother (the lyrca boy in the family) crashed in practice once, he sheered his thigh raw such that it took two days to scab the massive wound and the first night his clothes fused in a bit when he finally fell asleep. Retrospectively, it's pretty stupid he wasn't medically treated for that business, and maybe we ended up taking him somewhere (it was half a dozen years ago, I forget).
What I think you duly point out is that if Jason feels unsafe, and it isn't just because of calculating things in your head to be unsafe, then could be a problem in riding experience/comfort or bike saftey. Because the unsafeness is kind of a reality, but not one you should 'feel' if you're in control.
With regards to the controller, I think everyone else has more experience but the motor is a pretty powerful motor for the controller. Neptronix has it on the simulator, it's not at peak efficiency for the motor or controller.
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