The Electrom has been been featured in an article in Capital Magazine. It’s a print magazine here in Victoria BC. Below is a link to the digital edition, look for the Electrom on page 63.
I was delighted to be invited to make a presentation about the Electrom at Latitude Geographics last week. They have a Brown Bag Speaker program where they provide lunch for their employees and invite a speaker in give a talk about something current and usually tech-related. It was my first such presentation so I hope I didn’t drag it out too much. Many thanks to Steven Myhill-Jones and the team at Latitude for having me.
Elisha Burrows of Kinofact Films and Zsofin Sheehy, https://www.zsofinsheehy.com/, have been helping me make a pitch video for the upcoming Electrom Indegogo crowdfunding campaign. I’m amazed by how much better professionals make film look. Special thanks to Erin McGuigan for acting as our model.
I took the Electrom downtown the other night to see a show. I sure like just rolling onto the sidewalk to park.
On the weekend of March 3-4, the Electrom made an appearance at the Vancouver Bike Show. The show was very well attended and the exposure for the Electrom was very good. As an ironic twist, the booth I was given was right next to the Trials demo area. Boy did that take me back a few years. Thanks Elisha Burrows for the photos
Made the trip out to The Camosun Technology Access Centre (CTAC) http://camosun.ca/innovates/ on Monday. What a great experience! They are a technology start-up services provider that includes the Babcock Canada Interaction Lab. They will be able to help me with the plug’s and molds for the bodywork on the Electrom production vehicle. They have some very cool and usefull tech, such as a massive foam CNC machine for mold making.
One of my criteria when I built the Electrom was that I wanted to be able to use it to get my mountain bike to our local off-road riding areas. I live in Victoria BC, and sadly, while we have some of the best off-road cyclists in Canada living and training here, our city has not seen fit to allow riding in any of the local parks. As a result we have to put our bikes in vehicles and drive half an hour to ride. I know that doesn’t seem like a big deal, but I just can’t get used to the idea of driving a car to ride my bike. I could get an electric MTB going I guess, but for some reason I still prefer legs-only power for off road.
So, enter the bike-tow system for my electric machine. I’ve fashioned a quick install mount that receives the front axle of my Norco Sight mtb. To install it I simply take out one of my tail-box mounting bolts and fasten the bike-tow with a slightly longer bolt. It takes only a minute to install. Then I can attach the front fork of the mtb, strap the front tire on, and go. It works really well.
you could make a similar system that could fasten to a rear-rack on an upright bike.