I truely will appreciate any responses.
I am intrested in getting an electric bike to go cross country along the 76 trail. What I would like to do is get a recumbent bike
with a small trailer attached in the rear. The total weight of bike and rider will be 450-500lbs. I plan to add a few solar panels to the
trailer to recharge the batterys during the day. I would need to be able to go 20 miles without pedaling every day.
I have a few questions:
1) Will an electric motor be able to move 500lbs?
2) Is it fesable to be able to travel 20 miles/day while having such a high weight?
3) Would solar power even be able to recharge a battery?
The reason the bike will weigh so much is that I am a large man. I weigh 430 lbs. I've made a deal with myself that if I can lose enough to be
less than 300 lbs I will attempt my life long dream of traveling cross country.