All posts by Karl Gesslein

Karl Gesslein is a degenerate hooligan of the highest caliber living in upstate NY. His passion for e-bikes and all things sustainable causes him to be obsessed with climate change and finding solutions that will keep humanity from becoming extinct from our own hubris. His personal blogs include electricbike-blog.com, awaken-spirit.org & chestnutparadise.com.

2000km on the Luna X-1 singletrack only, wa...

Feb 03, 20243 Comments

Looking down at the odometer on my Luna X-1 I realized that I had just turned over 2000km on the clock. For normal ebikes 2000km

The Sun Pony is a Tri-motor Tandem Tricycle...

Oct 12, 2023No Comments

My good friend Laurence Clarkberg is the one who destroyed my life about a decade ago by selling me my first ebike. He decided to

Electric car chargers that want federal fun...

Jul 03, 20231 Comment

Now that all the electric car charging companies are lining up for handouts from the federal government to expand the US electric charging infrastructure, this

Power vs Pedal: An In-Depth Look at the Mai...

Feb 12, 20232 Comments

I was slumming it on Twitter today when I came across the following post: I started to really think about this chart and started to

Going Green and Saving Green: How E-Bikes C...

Jan 28, 2023No Comments

Today we’re talking about something near and dear to our hearts: saving cold hard cash. Specifically, how the US Postal Service can save a ton

Replacing the rear hub and swapping the 12 ...

Jan 21, 20233 Comments

For the last 3 years I have really enjoyed riding my Ludicrous enabled Luna X-1 Full suspension ebike. After much use and abuse the rear

My absolute nightmare buying a Lithium Batt...

Jan 01, 20232 Comments

I thought I would save a few dollars on getting a 5kWh LifePo4 battery for my wife’s off grid home. Little did I know that

Soldering vs Crimping vs Connectors for DIY...

Dec 28, 20224 Comments

2 weeks ago I had an incident with my hot water heater where it starting melting the plastic connectors and insulation and filling the house

Elon Musk’s $40B of Tesla stock sales...

Dec 15, 20222 Comments

There has been a lot of controversy about Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter and subsequent selling of $40 Billion dollars of Tesla (TSLA) stock to

Charging an Electric Car with a 4kW Off Gri...

Jul 14, 20223 Comments

18 months ago I bought a Chevy Bolt for about 1/2 off sticker price. The Bolt has been awesome with the sole exception that I