Just got back from the first sunset ride on the Venice Beach Cruiser (VBC). This ride was exactly what I built the board for.
I learned a few things:
-50a Motor Regen is too much braking power for my single motor. Either that or it’s going to take some getting used to with this touchy ass winning remote. I’ll play with it over the next few days. I hit the brakes while doing about 15 on traffic. crappy pavement and hard braking are no Bueno. I later experienced belt skipping under heavy braking. Thanks @jinra for the insight on this though. Helpful. I’ll continue playing with that setting.
-road surface: holy Christ does this make a difference. All my test rides have been on flawless pavement around my hood. This journey had some seriously hood road conditions. Definitely impedes your ability to move fast. As a result the ride when a bit longer than i anticipated and my legs were toast.
- I experienced remote cut out once the whole ride. Not sure if it was the remote or the vesc really. I was going fairly slowly up a little incline then accidentally rammed the throttle. I lost connection entirely and then when it came back the board braked hard. I was only going about 5mph so no biggie but it definitely gave me a scare. I think the issue is really the sensitivity of the remote that cause the whole thing. Either that or the fact I was near a busy road and maybe there was interference. Will continue to evaluate.
The ride was nearly 15mi and I still have 25% battery left on my SCP3. It’s brand new & only 2 cycles old but I’m pretty happy with that. Makes me think I’ll be good for long rides like this for a long time
Here’s a route map:
Last- I used run keeper for this ride but I don’t think it polls GPS frequently enough to give me a true top speed. The graph shows 15mph as my max but I know I was doing a solid 25 at one point coming down hill back from the beach. Anyone have a good tracking app with better Speed accuracy for iOS?