Well, this will be the first time I join a forum as a noob...I know nothing about motorized bicycles but I'm a fast learner and know how to use the search functions. I'm a mechanic and a bit of a techie so I've got a head start. Used to build my own bikes when I was a kid but quit when my best friend killed himself in '98. I'm not driving right now and live about 25mi from town and am sick of pedaling. I've got a cheap Huffy cruiser that I traded some bike parts for (I've got a lot of scrap bikes because I've been getting into building custom bikes) and I figure it's time to speed up my travel. I haven't got an engine yet but have been reading up on what's good and what's not so good. I have a tendency to re-engineer everything once I've developed a mastery of it so this is gonna be fun. Ugh, I'm rambling. I live in the Colorado mountains right now but plan on moving to Vegas or Phoenix in the not so distant future, as soon as I take care of a few more things and tie up some loose ends. Anyways, that's my introduction.