Love the banter around here,
People who have not raced should not be thinking of making any rules. This event, and any like it, so far, have not paid place money. MOST RULES ARE NOT NEEDED....YET. We are doing this for fun, period
I am sick of talking about power limits, class structure, safety, & everything else.
Am i the only one that has a sneaking suspicion BiMoped wants the power levels of e-bikes constrained so not to upstage the stink bikes...again?
Luke of FlamingBikesInc
I want them to ride against me like the outcome of the race determines the life or death of their family
For every 10 HP you have to add another body to the bike.
This is the stuff that makes the event a high point of my aged 2nd childhood (more fun than the 1st
). I'm gonna be charged with the memory of being on the track trying to fight off Luke 'an PaulD from lapping me: getting a close up view of one sneaking a pass on the other. Or could be just about any unexpected turn of race events. Also, like Thudster, I crave learning something that make me faster/better on the track next time.
Ed; I like your view and hope to add a bit to it: don't like wet diaper whiners wanting rules to suit the feelings they invested into their builds. If they haven't earned respect with an involved build, or made a sacrifice to promote/contributed to the sport, then my ear is deaf to them. I respect the guy who puts in the hours to challenge us to build a faster, safer, more reliable bike build, (PaulD, Luke, Thud, Alex, Dave31, many others) I respect the guy who puts in the hours to make motored bike events possible, the guy that faces the insurance man (California requires 5 million $$ of liability insurance for any hobby race) then answers, there shouldn't be any motored bikes over 10 or 11 horsepower, the guy that signs his name and shells out the moola for the policy.
Todd; A true pleasure to know you and count you as my friend, what a Harvard mastery of blue collar slang you have. Some history on safety; my wife has spent the day/night with me in the ER on 2 occassions after significant bicycle accidents. Have a misaligned non-union clavicle that is prone to puncturing a major artery if I crash hard on right shoulder. It's not so much my fears, as not wanting to put my wife thru any unnecessary grief due to my throwing safety to the wind. As I was leaving for Tucson, she asked, "You have your insurance card?"
http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2011/0 ... ace-crash/
AJ: you'd be proud to know that I insulted a Kiwi recently by guessing his accent was Australian. The SpookyTooth crowd is a great bunch of builders, worthy opponents to be respected. Trust me, they don't want to beat us by gaming the rules. Rather, expect those guys to get some of their cutting edge concepts into play. Heard 1 guy say he may have some sort of 4 speed shifter that'll hold up
Even if an ICE wins, these events are new blood giving life to advancing all sorts of motored bike builds.
Luke: Where's my crimper man
Really though, you've broken alot of e-bike barriers, am dying to learn about your Gen4 controller. A BIG controller trumps a big motor everytime; ebikers can vicariously live thru you as you dominate the field with an 8.8hp electric
Etard: You're on the cutting edge of suicidal solutions
What bike build do you have in the works?
For anyone who thinks, good grief, too intense; well, have to say that almost half the bike riders that show are content to be in the 20mph club and just enjoy riding their commuter bikes. With gas prices going up, up, and leaving the stratosphere, all is well with that crowd.
Seems we had only 3 e-bike finishers at Tucson. A few more finishers at Rosamond and our sport will have wings. Com'on Rosamond, the RattleSnake Classic