Originally Posted by Otero
Lest we forget, cyclists are not the enemy even though it is great fun to
zip past them. They didn't have spandex or even derailleurs when I started
riding bikes. I'm old.fat, and have broken nearly as many bones as Evel Knievel.
That's my excuse for putting a motor on my bicycle. Bein' as how my motorized bicycle is
in the midst of unending 'modifixation', I drug out my old cruizeried rawly mixte
today and, much to my astonishment, I managed to pedal goodly distance in
serene silence. It lacked the excitement of a motored ride, but it was awfully
If a stove-up old rounder such as myself can still hack it, it wouldn't kill you
younger, fitter, adrenalin junkies to do some pedaling once in a while just to
put yourselves back in touch with nature.
I still pedal my bike around. That's one of the things I like about the friction drive, that I can raise it up and pedal without any drag on the wheel.
Then, if I get too worn out, or have some hills, I lower the drive and have the FD assist.
I'm building a few others that aren't going to be FD's, but I will just keep at least one around for the option.