Re: Traveling cross-country via moped

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I'd be concerned about getting a good bike. It's not that uncommon to need to repack the bearings every 1kmiles or so; it'll only be worse at higher speeds. [Bearings spinning faster, plus the impacts of bumps are worse.] Then I'd be worried about getting replacement parts, in case the motor breaks down in who-knows-where. Lastly, carrying all the stuff for a week-plus trip is going to be hard on most bikes (unless if it's a touring bike).

OTOH, if the bike is a decent ride, and you don't mind peddling, the motor could be useful for climbing hills or as a backup for when you're tired. Plenty of people pedal across the country, albeit without the extra weight of a motor.

If it were me, I'd either go with a pure bike and peddle it, or go with a commonly found moped. Of course, after giving either a good shakedown. Then I'd start thinking about what to bring. Tent, clothes, etc. All that stuff can take up a lot of space, and weigh quite a bit. If you plan on staying at hotels, you might be able to take less clothes, if you don't mind doing wash every few days. Also, if you eat out for every meal, then you don't have to pack food or utensils. But both those options can get pricey quick.

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