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Offline tonedeaf

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What I Did Today...
« on: September 25, 2011, 11:24:46 pm »
Here is a map of what I did today. About 550 miles and 11 hours for the ride. Stellar day -- absolutely perfect. Rode with a V-Strom, Speed Triple, ST1300 and three BMWs of assorted flavors.

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Re: What I Did Today...
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2011, 07:42:42 am »
Looks like a great day of riding in Colorado, got any pics?
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Re: What I Did Today...
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2011, 08:06:20 am »
20 mile road N of Oak Creek is great. And 133/Mcclure pass is one of my favs. Good choice of roads, overall. I'll be getting out this weekend for a good little ride before the weather starts changing too much.

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Re: What I Did Today...
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2011, 03:46:51 am »
Tonedeaf,

What program did You use to map Your route ???

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Re: What I Did Today...
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2011, 10:27:37 pm »
Tonedeaf,

What a great route!  We just rode over McClure Pass to Fruita Monday...and came back across Grand Mesa Tuesday...you must have been staying right at the speed limit ;) to make that kind of time... :thumbs:
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Re: What I Did Today...
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2011, 05:46:58 pm »
NICE!!!
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Re: What I Did Today...
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2011, 10:23:38 pm »
Tonedeaf,

What a great route!  We just rode over McClure Pass to Fruita Monday...and came back across Grand Mesa Tuesday...you must have been staying right at the speed limit ;) to make that kind of time... :thumbs:

Yes, the speed limit. Actually we made good time because we did not stop to take any pictures (honest officer).

Today we did the McClure Pass/Grand Mesa route. When we did the last 70 miles returning home on the super slab I reset the average MPG and turned on the Eco mode to see if it made a difference. We ran 85 - 95 the whole way with an elevation gain of about 2,000' and I was riding solo. Managed to record 55.1 mpg, which I thought was pretty good since my normal number is between 40 and 45 mpg (running 80 - 100 mph in second and third gear ain't the greatest for gas mileage).

C14-Pilot: I used MapQuest for the map.

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Re: What I Did Today...
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2011, 10:42:14 pm »
Yes, the speed limit. Actually we made good time because we did not stop to take any pictures (honest officer).

Today we did the McClure Pass/Grand Mesa route. When we did the last 70 miles returning home on the super slab I reset the average MPG and turned on the Eco mode to see if it made a difference. We ran 85 - 95 the whole way with an elevation gain of about 2,000' and I was riding solo. Managed to record 55.1 mpg, which I thought was pretty good since my normal number is between 40 and 45 mpg (running 80 - 100 mph in second and third gear ain't the greatest for gas mileage).

C14-Pilot: I used MapQuest for the map.

Guess that eco mode seems to actually work. I think I've done 50 even a few times, but my average is around 45-47, with the same speeds.