I love riding my electric-assist bike
I'd love to ride it year-round, but I live on the Great Plains where it gets cold and snowy and worse, icy. What if I could find a way to keep riding, but not on the road and sidewalk, but across snow-covered fields. Yes, technically I could do that with a fat tire bike, but I am thinking it would be more enjoyable if there was a ski on front to offer more stability and less resistance.
I have an e-bike that is nearly twenty years old that I seldom ride because the original NiMH battery has weakened too much over the years and it only stored 8Ah. Today's newer lithium batteries are usually double that or more. So, what if I replaced the heavy hub-mounted NiMH with a newer 15-20Ah battery and equipped with the front fork with a ski instead of a tire? That's the gist of the SnowByke project that I want to document here.
These aren't my SnowByke, but they show the potential of the concept
I'd love your feedback!