NW New Guy
Steve here from Seattle. I'm a new motorized biker, but a lifelong bicyclist. Lots of experience with mountain bikes and Downhill riding, and a fair bit of bike commuting and Road riding for fun as well. I try not to discriminate and pretty much love all things two wheeled!
I recently acquired a Spooky Tooth Hot Shoe Racer from a friend, and I love this thing! Fast and has way more range than my other motorized rig, a Felt Bicycles V12 with a Wilderness Energy front hub mounted electric motor. (Which is a sick bike in itself and a head turner too!)
I'm a bike shop Staffer here in Kent, WA, and have worked in the Bicycle industry for the past few years now. Both of my motorized machines are getting more and more attention and acceptance lately from otherwise 'purist' bicyclists. I attribute that to my commuting on them both from relatively far (20+ miles) out, and the punitive cost of fuel these days.
I'm looking forward to learning from you all and making the most out of my motorized riding experience. So far, it has been an illuminating and exciting time for me and I have way too much fun everywhere I go with my bikes! The Girl rides the Felt with me now and then and loves it. I think I'll build up a cruiser with a kit motor for her this summer so she has one of her very own. I know this forum will be a great place to get the support I will undoubtedly need for the project.
Thanks in advance for all your help and community! Cheers!