It must be more the coincidence a lot of our stories are similar except maybe for having to shoot up a long hill on throttle, could always pull good seated( more so than speed) I would sit down and pedal by Guys that were pushing their bikes, my ebikes are now pretty well locked in High gear with lower PAs( maybe I am missing something) on fairly long pulls I just zone out and think about other things, it can be a chore if you make it so, honestly consider a Sur ron or something similar because you could split up your travels and the need for speed would be met, no shame in it ,keeps an automobile off the road.I am sorry my location does not make for a logical bike commute OTH not a whole lot of traffic in the morning either. Find your path if getting up the boring grades is your thing so be it, my little 500 watt rear hub gets warm sometimes, so what if it conks out I will just replace( or convert this frame to my forward trike I want to build more than likely a 750 watt 36 volt build) as I said high speed is not that important to me. Slamming into a 'Whitetail at 30 mph" would surely ruin my day.Thank you for the consideration but honestly biking has changed my life so much, i can't imagine ever giving up biking for a motorcycle. Before i got into electric biking, i was in so much pain (most likely ankylosing spondylitis or arthritis related) i could not work for more than 6 hours, couldn't sit for more than 2 or 3 without severe pain and couldn't stand for more than 30 minutes or 10 minutes or so at a time. Now after a year of biking, all of my sitting and standing pain has gone away if i exercise every day. Because of my messed up knee and hips, regular biking without electric help is almost impossible. The bike i am trying to convert is a regular bike and i tried using it for fitness after biking for 1 year with electric assist and the pain in the knee returned like it does in most sports i do. So that is why i am trying to do this. I need to bike for about 1 to 2 hours a day in order to not have pain.
As you can see different Folks have different needs and wants, the thing is all of them bring something to the table( CheesyMac or Pepper steak its all food, enjoy and dine- the journey is fun too)