AndrewBurns wrote:What do people think of velomobiles with electric assist? It seems to me that they'd be good for all-weather commuting on the flat but without a motor you really suffer on hills. If you live in an area that's all rolling hills like me then couldn't an electric assist motor make up for the extra weight of the body shell?
I guess it all depends on how big your 'rolling hills' are and which way you're going on the roller coaster. My brother tells me that when riding on gentle-moderate rolling hills his Rotovelo is still easy to ride because it develops such a speed on the descents and, because of its very low aero drag, it carries much further up the climbs at a good speed. The major situation where the velo slows down is on longer sustained climbs.
But I have no experience myself, sadly.