Hi everyone, I just joined, but have been kicking around the idea of building a motorized bicycle for a few weeks now. I like the idea of getting 100 to 150 mpg, I could ride for maybe a week and a half or so on a gallon. I live in a small town in south Florida, every place I commonly need to go is say less than 5 miles away. My work is about 1.5 miles, the local grocery store is about the same, the Walmart Super Center is about 3 miles, my doctor is about 4 miles, anyway you get the idea. It's very flat here, picture a slice of cheese laying on a table, that's how flat it is. I might drive 100 miles a week. I have very strong mechanical skills, I have worked in a small engine shop before, and have even rebuilt car engines. I'm reasonably sure I can install an engine, probably a 2 stroke, onto a bicycle frame, with one of the kits sold online. I like the some of the cruiser builds I have seen, especially the ones that have been built to resemble early motorcycles. I would want my bike to be useful as my daily transportation and functional, as in be able to take a rack and panniers, to carry groceries. Sometimes I have to travel to and from work when it is dark, so lights would be required as well, but not legally required here in FL.