I actually came off my motorbike (still petrol) at speed without protective gear on. (Except the mandated helmet - it's pretty rare I ride without at least a jacket, though I usually go without kevlar jeans if my route is all 60km/hr or below).
No hospitalisation, but I was at a doctor's for a few hours getting patched up. You could see my knee cap through the hole in my knee.
Glad to here you are still with us. Yea. maybe a lower speed < 30 mph commute would be a better option. It had to be a scary shituation. My accident in late July 2019 was minor and not at high speed and severely damaged my rotator cuff but it has healed. I turned a bad thing into a good thing though as after several x rays and Ortho doctors reports I became eligible for a state issued cannabis card due to chronic pain. It was not my only source of pain as I have a really bad knee and disk issues in my lower back but by adding that to the list became eligible for the card.
I have been advised against high speed and mostly travel 10 to 15 mph as have to deal with high traffic situations as well as pot holes and rough roads. It is why I am buying Bafang hub motors these days for < 20 mph as they are quiet and reliable.
I still want to go 40+ mph but only if certain conditions are met which include a bright sunny day , clear smooth roads and no inter sections where a car can pull out in front of me. Also am not looking to cruise for miles at 40 mph but just want to hit it briefly and have an onboard camera. Also it must be on the flat as anyone could coast down a big hill with a pedal bike and achieve 40+ mph.
Back 5 years ago with the 26" - 1,000W hub motor you sent I hit a broken section of road after dark and cracked a rib and also cracked the rim. I was only traveling between 10 and 15 mph. The hub motor was never the same. I did not realize the rim was cracked until recently when inspected at a bike shop here in Ohio. I replaced the broken spoke back in NY but the bike shook a lot riding it so was in storage for about 3 years.. I do not see well at night so just did not notice the broken shoulder of road back then.
No bike shop in NY would fix it due to the laws there but am now in Ohio and the bike shop is fixing it with a brand new rim and spokes. I will always keep that motor as long as it runs. In fact I took it apart and completely re - wired it as there was some damage to the motor wires and the sensor wires got cut attempting to put the cover back on but after some time had success in soldering all 8 wires and put it back together and tested it about a month ago.
The bike shop ordered a brand new rim but had to order new spokes as the new rim was slightly different so will be picking it up in the first week of January. It will go on the rear of my 26" dual suspension and already mounted a 1,000W Unite - 36V chain drive on the front with approx. the same gearing as the hub motor.
I could not do such a thing in NY but here in Ohio e bikes are legal and people drive dirt bikes , mini bikes and gas powered bicycles every day and the police don't stop them. It is the perfect place for me to build e bikes with two motors no pedal and 2,000 watts total power.
Thanks for posting and hope your holidays were great and have a happy new year.
I build e bikes. There not always pretty or practical but sometimes they work, at least for awhile. Immortality is not a dream but the future of our evolution. We were given the tools to forge our own destiny. We were created in gods image and shall evolve to live forever.