Inspiration Point, Wildcat Canyon
Yes, the covers are really that white.
The stars finally lined up and we made the first commute to work run with the new Cromotor powered Greyborg Warp.
Specs at this point:
18S4P 20AH 75.6V hot off the charger, 12 FET, set for about 35A and delivering about 40A and just over 3KW peak (very mild for this motor).
It made the run just fine, and consumed about 9 amp hours to traverse 13 miles and 1200 feet of climbing. The calibration of the CA is still off (even though I corrected it), these consumption figures are based on the charger's integrated current reading. Maintained mostly 15-25 mph, pedaled some but not enough to save much energy, just enough to get the blood pumping and warm up on a beautiful summer morning.
Checked the motor at the top at Inspiration Point and it was just barely detectably warmer than ambient. Pretty much no heating. After the ride an hour later it was just warm, sitting on the charger in the office as the heat slowly percolated out.
The Topeak QR beam rack MTX and trunk bag are pretty slick. Seem to stay put, and low enough to get a leg over if you remember it is there, the top of the trunk is just higher than the seat.
I like the way the big moped tires and suspension eat up the bad pavement. I can focus on watching the traffic and not have to worry so much about the road. You still have to keep watch on the surface, but little stuff just doesn't matter much.
The only exciting moments were the two times I scraped a pedal. I could use a longer shock or shorter crank arms, or just remember to avoid those situations - pedaling in a turn in one case, leaving the inside pedal down in another turn.