Motor at Joe’s

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Yesterday morning I decided I needed naan bread for lunch, so I stopped by Trader Joe’s in the U-District for a bag of curry-flavoured naan. I’ve been riding my dropbar mtb a lot lately, and wherever I park it , my bike is usually the strangest ride on the rack. But not this time…no, not by a long shot.

A guy named Chris rides this motorized bicycle to work at Trader Joe’s. It’s got a single cyclinder engine with an “official” displacement of 48cc and will cruise at 25mph for 150mpg. Kinda cool.

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Chris did the mods to this bike up himself, but he said that a friend of his is selling ready-to-ride motorized bikes here in Seattle. I didn’t quite get the name of the business, as I had to dash off to the bike shop.

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Another guy I know is trying to mount a similar engine onto a bmx bike. I wonder if he’ll try to jump that bike.