I am looking for opinions and input. I am wanting to build a long distance bike. The machine must have the ability to go 100 to 150 miles between fill ups so it will need a large fuel tank. I want to be able to carry enough gear to camp along the way. In addition, being a desert rat, I will carry 2-3 gallons of water. That is 32 pounds! I do not want to do the backpack thing as you get realllly tired with that much weight strapped on you back, bucking the wind. I have looked at frame designs and like the Cheetah electric bike frame as the foundation. Hydraulic front end with 29 inch tire and 24 inch back. I would like to be able to strap the equipment to the back and have saddlebags. That would require a center mount engine. My engine will probably be a 2 stroke due to the weight/power. I want to cruse 30-35 and am wanting to push my ample hiney and equipment at 100 plus mpg at the 30-35 mph cruse. Does the center engine mount using the GEBE set up present any problems. I like the simplicity and power transfer of the belt drive, but again I am looking at pushing 300 pounds 30-35 mph for hours at a time. This would be in the West Texas Eastern New Mexico area. Elevation 3500 to 5800 and during the summer hotter than the blazes. Ideas, Input??