Slow Ride

Discussion in 'General' started by MT bucket, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

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    19 miles ridden during my Lunch
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    Time Taken to do my 19 mile lunch trek
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    This was doing a few hills.
     
  2. MT bucket

    MT bucket I want my MPG!

    wow, nice bike ricardo! that aint no slow ride!looks pretty dern fast to me. how long is your commute?
    thanks for the pics!
     
  3. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    pics are a bit foggy, not sure why.

    commute is 6.9 miles, but I usually do anywhere between 16 and 26 miles on lunch, so riding takes me an hour to an hour and a half.
     
  4. MT bucket

    MT bucket I want my MPG!

    wow thats really good, so you are riding between 30 and 46 miles a day!
     
  5. JusBringIt

    JusBringIt Be Inspired

    Well not at the moment, weather isn't the best. That's what it looks like for next week though :p.
     
  6. NiHaoMike

    NiHaoMike Well-Known Member

    Go faster. We all know speed costs efficiency.
     
  7. MT bucket

    MT bucket I want my MPG!

    I am working on it! hahaha dont want to over do it too soon and burn out!
     
  8. NiHaoMike

    NiHaoMike Well-Known Member

    It sounds like HSD is perfect for you. You can continue pedaling at a stop to recharge the batteries, then use the stored energy for more powerful acceleration and higher top speed. As an eCVT, you'll always be able to pedal at your optimum RPM throughout its design speed range.

    The irony is sounding even funnier. HSD cars generally stop the engine at stops in order to save energy, while regular cars leave the engine idling by default. Regular bikes do not "idle" at stops, but the HSD bike can. And it can be made less efficient than a regular bike in order to increase performance. And if it had EV, ECO, and PWR mode buttons, the bike will likely operate in PWR mode most of the time, as opposed to ECO mode for a car.
     

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