I can remember being a child, biking to first grade.. loving the ride to school and back.. not caring to much about being at school. I always though, it would be awesome to have a small motor to help me along. So, just the other day I realized that I achieved a life time goal.
To be honest, there are times I wish the motor wasn't there as it add's A LOT of resistance to the ride and I am carrying around an extra 125lbs! But it's worth it. Just the other day, I went for a 45km bike ride, where I was peddling as hard and as long as I could, pushing myself into part of the town I wouldn't normally go with my bike, I could feel the inside of my coat was drenched in sweat and my hands were sore. I pushed myself to a limit I would normally never go to, since you have to save energy to bring your tired body home too. But that day, I saved nothing, I pushed and pushed. Felt great... and then I realized I was fairly far from home, in fact two towns away!
So, I turned on the motor, while still peddling to keep the bike moving along.. I got home, exhausted and I ended getting more out of myself then I normally would have.
Along the way home from a long ride, I saw another fat tire bike rider, riding along the side of the road, on the dirt path, I waved a nice "Hello." and in return, he gave me the finger. Guess he saw that I put an electric motor on the bike and just assumed I converted it to an electric motor cycle or maybe he just doesn't like to be social.