Hi Drunk, Lowell
Yes I agree on the force at the wheel, when my USPD chain popped over the side and went tight it snapped instantly didnt lock the wheel at all and I was only doing 5mph, this was chain that had 250lb breaking strain!
As for mopeds
well its cheeky to do it but yes, just a year ago I could get my ass whipped on my std 17mph USPD bike by a fit lycra dude even on some slopes, now I have the choice of 4 rides all capable of 40mph+ the little gassers are not only slow top speed 30-35mph, they accelerate poorly as well, even a moderate e-bike should be able to out accelerate them.
Mopeds esp young kids dont like it at all you have to watch them as they often do stupid things trying to catch you! I will go out again on the 26 Incher 43mph bike and mount the head cam and see If I can film me blow a few away! ha ha, lycras are not even worth it now, infact I often let them go as its not worth it, mopeds are a much fairer race for me! That said I dont ride my e-bike at silly speeds in built up areas I am careful.