holtonrb introducing myself

Discussion in 'Introduce Yourself' started by holtonrb, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. holtonrb

    holtonrb New Member

    Hello everyone,
    This is my first post here and I am introducing myself. I am considering a motored bike as a adjunct for my airplane. I have a 1957 Piper Tripacer. It's a really cool plane with a lot of soul. When I take the backseat out, the back and the luggage area become one big space--big enough that my wife and I can put our bicycles there. So I began to think :idea: "Now if these bikes just had little motors on them..." So here I am. I recently ordered a kit from Spooky Tooth (I hope its ok to mention vendors on this fourm, I assume so because they are advertisers here) and plan to install it on one of the bikes this week. If I works out, I will order another: then its off to the wild blue yonder. with self-contained ground transport when we get there.

  2. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    It sounds like a good plan. And there are lots of satisfied riders out here. I'm sure you'll be one of them. You'll have fun.
  3. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    That sounds like a good idea, but keep in mind that the weight of the bikes may be close to 75 pounds each when motorized. Depending on how far aft the bikes are stowed in the aircraft, it might move your cg pretty far aft of datum.
    By the way, welcome to MBc!