Everywhere I ride distance, folks are good about allowing me to sip electricity. I tell 'em it's a really low amount, around 2cents an hour of charge. Between a 40mile batt pack and electrical sipping at fancy cheeseburger houses, I can go anywhere I want.
But, the Low Key Run is out in Gods' Country. Ground squirrels, and the occassional deer/bobcat. Edward Lyen was your star this year. He rode 64miles in 3hrs 48min, 5th place against pedal power. He's a great friend and has the best e-bike controllers http://www24.brinkster.com/lyen/beta/
Left helmet at home, had to drive to a Target store, got a late start, didn't have extra Advil, and generally got off scedule with disorganization. The late start threw my diabetic eating/refilling off.
Also, Hobby King was out of stock on some Lipo, I substituted a smaller lipo that wasn't broken in, which got out of balance and shut the batt pack down at the 39mile point. Laid down exhasted unbeknownst a mile short of the finish. After a 20min break laying on warm asphalt in the sun, pedalled in 5hrs 46min. Oh well, the worst day of pedalling beats a good day cleaning house.
But loved the ride. The bike clubbers are killer athletes. Team blonde gave me a few words of encouragement and pedalled ahead into the blue. If you run the full batt allowed, you can hang with 'em, always someone ahead and someone behind 'ya. If you trim the batt pack, I'm only running about half capacity allowed, it's challenging. I should get my time down under 4hrs next year, watch out Lyen and team of blondes!
A young team of 4-H girls helped out scoring at the check point and took this cell phone photo of me. They are our future. Man, there's snacks and homemade goodies galore at the 32mile checkpoint. My next ride is in Chattanooga TN on May 4th. It's 67mile with more elevation. Those folks put on a Bar-B-Que with Blue Grass band afterwards.http://megamonster.lowkeyhillclimbs....3/results.html