It was about a year ago that I mentioned the concept of a motorized bicycle to my girlfriend, getting a look of "you've GOT to be kidding me". Two and a half months ago I started to give it some serious thought. Two weeks ago I had my first mostly successful ride on my Specialized Expedition and Titan friction drive. Since then, it's scaring me how much I want to ride. My schedule is a busy one, so I don't get a whole lot of opportunity to ride and both break the engine in and work out the bugs with buying a Craigslist bike. Thirty miles down another seventy to go before I consider taking the bike on my 15 mile one way trip to work. Rainy weather hasn't stopped me, both before and after getting rain gear. When I'm not riding, I think about it a LOT. Probably too much, and if my girlfriend found out how much she'd be jealous. I talk about the thing far too much, too. I even blog about it. When I'm riding, I want to ride more and don't want to stop. I've even considered calling off of work to ride, and I just don't do that. At least, not before my motored bicycle. I keep telling myself that it's just a new toy, that it'll eventually get old. Then I realize that there's always that opportunity to do ANOTHER build. Can you say Morini? I knew you could! What have I gotten myself into?