Ahh, forgot to mention that I will be video blogging the ordeal on a daily basisPaderolis wrote:I didn't see action camera on that list!!
-Hookworms, I go through the rear at a rate of about 1 / 2000 miles unfortunatelyveloman wrote:Go for it. What tires are you running? motor temp sensor? Bring extra controller/throttle/tire lots of tube. Chain tool, set up a good mirror. Get a high vis backpack or other color on the rear of bike. What's the longest ebike ride you've done? set up a front fairing and other easy aero mods.
I'll post the stuff here, I'll probably upload it to my youtube channel or something.arkmundi wrote:Be sure to pack a list of Amtrak stations on the route for the I just can't do this fr#%(&^ trip any more moment. And all the tools to disassemble & pack the bike back - Amtrak has boxes you can buy. The Rockies will be a bitch! But yea, go for it for sure. Where you going to vlog it?
couldn't agree moreliveforphysics wrote:Life is about the experiences you gather.
Jobs ruin everything. :-Ddogman wrote:Awesome. If you are nuts enough to do the I 10 route in August do let me know. You got support anywhere within a 200 mile circle of El Paso.
I was seriously thinking of some long tours this summer, but then the worst happened, a job.
That's really good to have data on that man thanks. 20 percent is totally worth it. Thanks for sharing your data. When I talked to Craig vetter on the nerdcast and he didn't belive that they would be very effective. Of course his experience is in gas powered motorcycles so he may just not have enough data. I'm sure mainly cyclists with velomobiles and other streamlined bikes would agree that they are well worth the trouble.veloman wrote:My HT/HS hubs get pretty hot here in TX when it's 95 outside, even at 20wh/mile and 800w peak. I don't have a temp sensor, but fairly hot to the touch.
My fairing on the ebike cuts about 20% of consumption at 25mph. That's a lot of extra miles when you are doing 200/day.
This forum is nothing but support my friend, I love it.dbaker wrote:Do it! Should be ES support available some places along your route.
This is true. I'm still trying to decide what the route is going to be exactly. I may only go out to denver and then wind around the east coast a little bit. I absolute love the desert in the west though. I just found it incredible surreal when I rode through it in my early 20s and It's never lose its' allure. I may not know my ultimate route even when I leave. I may just make it up as I gowineboyrider wrote:Look at the bright side if you decide to pass through the Desert southwest in summer and travail the Jornado del Muerto your ebike can handle anything! Good luck bro! If you are nearby and timing is right pm me can always offer some juice encouragement etc.