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    A fascinating insight into our transportation system is the fact that Terry has been on the road less than a day, and has already been stuck in two traffic jams...Aah! Freedom machines. :-)

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    Gad! You couldn't make this stuff up. Terry has been on the road, in the stinkin' desert...and stuck in traffic for the third time. :-(

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    Listening to the traffic news on the Bay Area radio, I can believe it. It seems like every time someone farts on the freeway, the CHP shuts down the highway and uses it for a heliport. I think they don't want anyone leaving the state. It is good to see Terry on the road again, but sad to hear that after all of his preparations he may be giving the next guy to try a cannonball run a chance to beat his record - due to no fault of his own. Plus, it can't be any fun sitting in the broiling sun on a slab of asphalt for hours at a time. That would have me looking for a dirt road through the desert to get around the blockage.
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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    Traveling vast distances, by private vehicle, sounds romantic. Give me electric, high speed, light rail any time.

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    Terry has just crossed the westernmost tip of Texas. He has gone about 708 miles, so far, and it will take another 845 just to cross the armpit of the universe. :-(

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    Despite a ton of delays, Terry has been getting great range. He is at about 735 miles, and has apparently just finished charging for the third time since leaving San Diego. Either his moving average is way less than 70 mph, or he has done some opportunity charging that he hasn't shown on his page. My guess is it is the moving average. Anyone who uses a Cycle Analyst, or other device which records moving average, knows that if you stay near the speed limit it is almost impossible to average 70 mph.
    Last edited by Warren; 01 June 2013 at 1214.

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    Things seem to be going more smoothly now. It took Terry about 3 hours to do the 171 miles from the KOA in Los Cruces to the KOA in Van Horn...about 57 mph average. Assuming he used a full charge worth, he is getting about 72-73 Wh/mile. Not too bad doing 57 mph at 4 kW.

    With luck, he should be back on the road by 6 pm eastern time.
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    I was just riding along the Pacific Ocean and went for a hike. The wind must have been blowing 40 mph. Maybe Terry is getting a stiff tailwind. The Jet Stream goes in that direction and can really help with the mileage. I hope he manages to steer clear of the rough weather in northern Texas and everywhere Oklahoma.
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard230 View Post
    ... the next guy to try a cannonball run a chance to beat his record...
    That would be Brian Richardson's Moto-Electra: http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-sto...-vehicles.htm/

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    Quote Originally Posted by teddillard View Post
    That would be Brian Richardson's Moto-Electra: http://www.ridermagazine.com/top-sto...-vehicles.htm/
    This is going to be interesting. I hope more people give the Cannonball a try and their trip stories get into the popular press.
    Richard - Current bikes: 2018 16.6 kWh Zero S, 2016 BMW R1200RS, 2011 Royal Enfield 500, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 (FZS1000N) and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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