|With the heavily loaded rear rack, I can see why he needs help cycling Burlington's hills!|
With growing interest in electric assisted bicycles, I stumbled on an intriguing counterpart: a Huffy bicycle outfitted with gas engine. With premium petrol this bike gets 138 mpg and rolls on the flats at up to 25 mph. A simple clutch converts the bike from pedal-only to gas assist. The only caveat: when it rains the rider covers the exposed paper filter with a plastic bag, and plans on using leg power to get him where he needs to go. He referred me to BikeBerry.com for more information on this 2-stroke engine set up.