Drunkskunk wrote:What about something like a Rally, where you set a time and the goal is to finish the course in exactly that time? Closest to the time wins. Say 60 miles in 3 hours. doing it in 3 hours 1 minute would beat the guy who did it in 2 hours 58 minutes. That keeps the speed to something that won't give ebiker's a bad name on an open course.
I'd be interested regardless, but I'm not likely to have a bike with more than 1kw.
I like your idea It keeps things safe and legal........ I think what dogman says you get bonus points for efficiency and time can be added or shaven off depending on efficiency. 20mph should be doable for anyone on any ebike. There should be rest stop areas that have outlets for charging if you have to. A meanwell could do some damage in 30 minutes you either have to make up the time by going faster or compensate by being more efficent so you could have a shitty time but if you are very efficient then you could end up beating someone with a faster time and poorer efficiency
60 miles makes it better cause it will be an out and back and you will be staying on the populated side of the trail where there is more support readily avaliable via fellow esers stores and roads crossing the trails. Also the trail is more level on the city side vs the rural areas. But what would be an intresting twist is if we did get into the incline sections of the trail that could crush the people who are efficient on level ground but suck the wh on long duration. This would allow the people with gearing to shine.
One thing i dont like is if this is a race then is everyone out for themselves or do you ride as a pack maintaing 20mph and who has the best over all efficiency.
This could work if everyone is out for themselves but to ride out as a pack would promote overall fellowship but then again if you are coming to ATL there should plenty of time for that during the night life hours.
To satisfy the speeders we can schedule a group ride or two in other areas.