Hi, I'm Gregg, and I'm addicted to ICE... :-)
58 miles, 1/4 a gallon, over ~3 hours...WOOT!<br />
The route roughly consisted of...
While this was not quite the maiden ride, its the furthest I've ridden with the ICE mounted...I'm stoked! I am absolutely ecstatic that this thing is doing /exactly/ what I wanted. The top speed is still within the design characteristics of the bike's components...and I went up hills at a pace that was very enlightening:
I learned something new while riding up those narrow winding roads towards Larch Mt; climbing the hills with the power-assist, I found myself easily sharing the road with approaching cars. Not once did someone whip around a corner, and nearly cream me...at-best, even the fastest car was only pulling ~10-15MPH faster than I was...they all had plenty of time to slow down, and safely pass (and all but one large pickup did exactly that). Further, while returning home, I powered up Burnside from ~W 6th upwards...it sure felt a lot safer pacing with traffic, instead of hugging the curb and crawling up.
Yea...I'm certainly /not/ giving up on the electric...but this ICE setup has ample promise.
Further...I've neglected by bike's build page. I hope to push a few updates out this evening...including updated pictures
Here's a teaser: