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I sold my car a year ago and have biked everywhere since (except the 5 or 6 times that I needed a rental car.) However, I only have so much time in a day and it really isn't viable to ride 10+ miles each way every time I want to hit up Target or Barnes and Nobles. It is usually dark soon after I leave work and I don't enjoy night riding at all. This has really hindered my... uh I dunno, ability to obtain household necessities & read free trade paperbacks? Also I find that I don't do as much cool stuff as I used to, like rock climbing or going to the SPCA to pet kitties n pups, basically since they are all long distance (20-30 miles round trip) from home/work. Also, after my weightlifting routine I really need to relax and recover instead of exerting myself just getting places. OK I know I am a puss but I dislike excessive cardio.
The concept of a motorized bike is awesome to me. Again, I realize that I could just use my own kickers, but I still think its a neat idea. Are electric bikes viable or just a huge hassle? Is there a good DIY kit that isn't $500+? I don't like the idea of those pre-made electric bikes since they look so unnecessarily expensive. Also every kit website out there proclaims their product to be the best and to do all this BS that the others can't, so they are all sketchy to me.
I am mildly afraid of theft. I can take my bike inside at work/home but not other places obviously.
I am already very familiar with my state's (CA) laws regarding motorized 2 wheeled vehicles.
Should I just get a scooter or motorcycle? (I kid I kid.... or do I?)