Newsflash: If you make enough dumb decisions in a row, something bad will likely result.
In my case, that day's dumb decisions began with deciding to race a motorcycle from a stop light, on a damp evening, without any lights on my bike, and culminated with me deciding that the car at an adjacent stop sign saw me.
It did not.
Going 33mph into, and then over, a car hood is hardly the stuff of evil knievel, but it was sufficient to cleanly crack my front fork in two, throw me quite a few feet, and break all the major bones in my ankle. (I figure, though, that my carbon fiber fork saved me from worse injury, by sucking up all that kinetic energy.)
Live, learn, etc.. Once I was off the knee-walker, I rebuilt the front end of my AWD ebike and was... off to the races, nach.
Still, it sparked plans for a new version of my ebike. I want to mess with the newer, smaller, FOC-supporting Roboteq controllers. They have improved CAN support, so they can be networked together pretty easily. Although the two channel version can only handle relatively few amps per channel, I figure by using two of the one-channels, I can get much quicker acceleration, shorter wire runs, and the FOC/field weakening will make up for the slightly lower voltage, in terms of top speed.
That's the plan. But, for now, after ordering a custom frame and the major components, I'm out of cash. So I've built up the bike to work as a pedal bike until I can afford to go further. It looks like:
Noteworthy aspects: the 24" x 80mm CF rims, the Pinion XR gearbox, and the Onyx hubs.