I have always had an addiction to things mechanical and have made it my life income. I started out with home built gocarts and powered Schwinn heavy weight as a kid to small cars and trucks with big V8's (Craziest build was a stock Datsun 260Z with a 440 Chrysler) Anyway, now with gas prices what they are and an income equal to the 1940's I have decided it is time to get economical. I have a nice machine shop I built but it is 15 miles from my current residence. So in the need for more fuel savings I have decided to go the powered bike route and park my 15mpg truck. This way I can save on fuel costs, wear and tear on the truck and get some excercise (OK, not that much excercise LOL) I have been researching the powered bike idea and happened across this place. From what I have heard and read it is the nicest and best informed site out there. Of course I will have the usual questions that I know are asked often and will be doing plenty of reading in the meantime. Thanks for letting me join, Darren M.