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Archive for May, 2010

More Faux-Regen: Because I Just Had To Push It

Last time I faux-regen’d on the bike I hit -4.9A, or about 120w. Today, with a bigger hill… That’s fifteen amps back into the battery. At least 350w. But how? Yeah, 35mph is how. I could feel a slight drag on the bike when I opened the throttle, less drag with it closed. As I […]

Posted on May 21, 2010 at 10:21 am by Henry · Permalink · One Comment
In: Electric Poly-V Bike

TTXGP in the USA: Round 1 Infineon Raceway May 16, 2010

I had the privilege of attending the first ever US TTXGP All-electric motorcycle road race on Sunday May 16th at Infineon Raceway. I arrived with uncertain expectations about the nature of the race- I was impressed by the innovation and variation in the bikes and the determination of the teams. Here are the results in […]

Posted on May 18, 2010 at 11:32 pm by Henry · Permalink · One Comment
In: Photo Journo, Racing

How It Came To Be- The Big-Ass Billet Pulley

Once I decided to run a single stage poly-v belt reduction on the e-bike instead of a two-stage timing belt/chain reduction on the advice of Bob Schneeveis I set about figuring out how I was going to come by a foot diameter rear pulley for the bike, preferably a really sweet one, in line with […]

Posted on May 9, 2010 at 8:09 pm by Henry · Permalink · 4 Comments
In: Electric Poly-V Bike, Machining, Photo Journo

Finding the E-Bike’s limits

A common question asked in these parts when I am describing the power and speed capabilities of the electric bike is “Well, can it scale Marin?”. Marin is an extremely steep street, notoriously and constantly steep- it goes from bottom to the top of the same hill I climbed last time, just in less than […]

Posted on May 8, 2010 at 10:47 pm by Henry · Permalink · One Comment
In: Electric Poly-V Bike