It has been awhile since I took the Borg out for a spin, or updated this thread. We've had more than usual rainfall here in the Bay Area, which is a good thing since we've had a multi-year drought, but I'm not fond of ebiking in the rain.
Having a daily commute was a great way to get a lot of use from the Borg machine. These days too many trips aren't good for the ebike, or the destination isn't safe. It really makes me appreciate the safe parking haven I had at the workplace. I see too many on here with lost ebikes in their sigs. Really sad. I'll drive the gas hog rather than risk theft of an ebike. A central part of planning each ebike trip is how to keep the machine safe during the entire operation.
I'm working on my other ebikes at the moment, updating and upgrading the Novara and the BikeE. I'm working on a Throttle Manager to convert PWM type controllers to torque mode and support AWD/2WD. I'm looking into building a battery welder so I can make my own 18650 packs, which I now have two of from Luna. They are amazingly light and can be configured in so many ways. Ultimate flexibility.
For the Borg I'm considering putting a 12V regulator on it to supply horn and low voltage lights.
I'm looking into building a ham radio equipped trike. Need to get up to Sacramento and take a test ride.
The Ridge Runner is doing well, though it needs a bath, and a chain cleaning and lubing. The rain makes the trails muddy and the bike manages to collect some every trip. It sure does climb.
The Xootr Swift is sitting here with the crank removed, waiting for the mid drive procurement. That's going to require some special fabrication to make it all work. It will be soon.
I'm wondering, when the taxes are all done, whether I'm going to have to raid my ebike funds to pay them, or whether I'll see a return windfall that might accelerate some of my projects. This is the first time I'm having someone else do them and the suspense is... This is also a strange tax year with the transition from work to retirement, and I'm still not accustomed to taking funds out of those accounts we've been saving into since forever.
Drive Safely Onward!