I'm a medically retired photographer even though I am of an age to retire. I have been kicking around bored for about five years now. I started last year to build friction drive elec bikes and i love them but they have no real range. Now I built my first gasoline Chinese bike from a kit and it is driving me mad but I enjoy it. I think I prefer the simplicity of the electric bike more but in for a penny in for a pound so to speak. I live in North Carolina.