While most forum members here have (or had) a fascination with extreme speeds using electricity (on a bicycle?) mine own was something else... Hill climbing.
My facination with climbing steep hills is a reflection, somewhat, of my experience during my teen years in East Omaha, where I lived adjacent to what was then, the steepest hills to be found in Omaha (or most anywhere else).
I, of course, took it as a personal challenge to climb these hills using single-speed bicycles of that era, and in doing so destroyed crankarms (notably, bending and breaking several single-piece cranks and breaking every multi-piece crank, which I continued to destroy... until recently) pedals (is there anything more painful than slamming ones' testicles onto an upper bicycle tube? I think not) bottom bracket tubes and chains. Sometimes all a the same time.
The streets, Castelar, Center and Hickory, heading east from 13th St to 12th St. are one-block insane grades that even challenged cars. (esp. during winter...)
During winter months we usually amused ourselves by watching automobiles attempting to negotiate these snow and ice-covered hilly streets, the cars descending while attempting assents (and, with their brakes fully-locked, sliding slowly into other cars making the same journey, or parked cars, telephone poles, trees, bushes, signage and the occasional house) ("That house just jumped out in front of me! Really occifer") This was when those 3 channels on the old black and white (TV) (sometimes 4 channels) just wasn't enough!
Anyways, when I first started using electric motors on bicycles I only intended using the motor to 'assist' climbing hills so they were suitably geared for such activitys. (after destroying some... ahh, experiments! Science!)) Obviously, I usually sported unlimited range... by not using the motor for any other activity.
When I bought my first commercial ebike (e-zip trails) I was, of course, highly disappointed by it's lack of ascending capability, or any other capability. It did, however, ride somewhat like a bicycle.
So it goes...
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