Noob in NE Ohio
I took my first ride on a motorized bike this year: a friend's $2000.00, electric bike, which I fixed for him. What a thrill, so fast for a bike! silent, wonderful! But why so expensive? I had been lurking around these forums for some time, but the ride on a friends bike made me want one.
I could see myself taking a long distance camping trip, or just getting around town. there is just something about a bike with a motor, I do love 2 wheels in general. I would need something with a gas motor for my purposes, but I could see myself with an electric too, and maybe a registered moped. I could probably build all three for the price of my friend's ride. He is always worried about losing charge too, so that seems impractical for all but very short rides.
Well, I hope to find other motorized bicyclists in the area and check out other MaBs. Planning a sub 50cc rear mount, maybe on my mountain bike.