2686Re: [rootsradicals] Re:on e-assist
- Jan 1, 2008A friend of mine has a Go-One and has added electric assist. Wow - talk
about a cruising machine!
I am also working on a velomobile design of my own which will eventually
have e-assist. http://www.acclivity.ca/velomobile/
Electric is particularly well suited for velomobiles as they are heavier
and need a bit of help getting up hills. On the flats they can go way
fast under human power alone due to the awesome aerodynamics.
There is a group list dedicated to velomobiles at
p.s. climbing hills at 15mph IS amazing with e-assist.
Devian Gilbert wrote:
> motor vehicle travel is a privilege
> funny how that is
> but ironic how its such a pain, the cost alone is insane.
> the complexity is crazy
> and the zoom zoom, busy life that come about drive us to the cleaners.
> well, for most people it does.
> once upon a time, i was seriously thinking about buying a Go-one
> velomobile. <http://www.go-one.us/Pictures_of_go-one3.html> wow!
> what an awesome machine, then i started thinking, and really looking
> at it, contemplating its "entry" angle, how it would /actually /work
> in real life. when i ultimately decided to let the fantasy go. go
> with the notion that suddenly a bicycle is being morphed into
> something like a car. what? ya...suddenly i found that so many
> people where interested in it because it resembled a car.
> and my heart would sink, and i'd toss the notion of bunny hoping a
> curb, quick cable the bike to something close to the doorway, go
> inside, grab a soda, newspaper, whatever, and split. about as fast as
> a person could park their car, and walk in to the store.
> the freedom of the bicycle; is so often times threatened, and i'd
> think to myself, "why would i want to start looking for a parking
> space for my /bike./"
> but i will confess to the initial dangers of being fluid on a bike.
> but once its a rhythm in your soul, it is difficult to let go of.
> i love the topic
> and yet lastnight, i was suddenly thinking of 15mph ascents! wow!
> super human
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