Arizona based newbie here...

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by Pegasus, Sep 25, 2010.

  1. Pegasus

    Pegasus New Member

    Howdy from Arizona~

    Been test riding and reading-up on topics pertinent to ride selection.

    I plan to use the bike as primary transportation;
    am considering sneaking it on a bus bike rack (axel drive or rear chain or friction drive) from time to time; may want to run canal paths and or desert trails some.

    I'm remaining open on bike type & drive type, for now.

    Any comments are welcome.


  2. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    Welcome to the forum. Just get what you like. They all work.
    Check out the photo gallery. A lot of it. You will see which
    combos of kit and bike provide easy installation and which combos
    require some fabrication or special motor mounts.
  3. Zev0

    Zev0 Member

    Gas powered bikes are not allowed on the bus. The police will be called if you are caught. A wise move would be to not even try.
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    welcome from FH :)
  5. retromike3

    retromike3 Member

    don't worry about it.

    If you set up your bike well you don't need to put it on the bus. You can get there faster than the bus will take you. I live pretty close to one of the supposedly best light rail lines (Portland Oregon MAX) and I beat the train every morning I road. Not only that but I did it when I wanted to go, On my schedule.

    I went the close to the same way the MAX goes but I didn't have to stop nearly as often.

    I think that the price was pretty close if you figure in the price of the bike and the motor along with the gas. The most important thing is that you are the one in control.

    Mike-I need to pedal more-Frye
  6. wheelbender6

    wheelbender6 Well-Known Member

    I agree with retromike3. It's fun to zoom past the crowded bus stops on your motorbike.