yesterday in the philadelphia area we got 8 or 9 inches of snow. something like that. so we decided to take my motobecane out and all about. i rode a passenger too. all went pretty well as i had my passenger adam put his feet out when necessary to serve as stabilizers. we slipped a bunch of times and only fell once i think. anyways. i know the engine was being more heavily taxed than normal as it had to trudge through the not so freshly plowed snow. but towards the end of our about 2 hour ride we would be riding and then all of a sudden the throttle just didn't matter and the moped just came to a slow stop. i figured overheating and we stopped for a break and then started up again to have it happen again and again. then i just tried to take the most flat/downhill route i could and got home without another problem.
does it sound like just overheating? could it be something else? could this cause damage to the ped? i think this started to happen on my last ride to philly too. if only we had liquid cooled engines.