Re: how often do you pedal? Tips on pedaling..
I avoid Critical Mass because too many riders actually provoke hostilities.
If you are peaceful and knowledgeable about your state laws, and wear helmet, good luck to you though.
I have 1 pedal gear and one motor gear. The pedal gear is a 36x something on the coaster hub, that goes about 10-15mph. The motor takes over from 8mph and can pull without assistance at 12-30mph (stock driver cog and 36hole rear cog).
This works really well, esp on flat ground.