Hi, I'm going to ride my motorcycle down to Carmel ( from SF Bay Area ) on the morning of 5/13/2011 to observe and ride along with the competitors of the Craig Vetter Challenge fuel economy competition. I thought about entering but I wasn't able to put together a competitive package for my motorcycle. So instead I'll go observe and learn from the masters. It should be a lot of fun. If you want to join me , please let me know either here or send me a PM. I'll be sure to take pictures and report back.
all the best , L&S
The Vetter Challenge was great! Lots of cool vintage and rare motorcycles. Only 6 competitors in the Vetter Challenge ( including me ), they very cool but too bad there weren't more. I got to meet with Craig Vetter and there wre other motorcycling celebrities like Kevin Cameron and Peter Egan ( I think. Check out my report in the Events section.
Hi Cat, The Vetter Challenge was only a small part of an event called the Quail Gathering which was mainly focused on collectable bikes. There about 150 motorcycles on the 5/13 ride. Here some more pix for your enjoyment.
Really nice mpg. I was appalled how bad the participating BMW F650GS was (practically Teresa's twin sister with a beak, different tires and and chain drive), but then I saw that it was at 70+mph in strong headwind I kind of understood that 59.6mpg... In those circumstances the Ninjette's 93mpg is even more impressive.
And I realized that this Craig Vetter challenge is not about 'real life conditions' for me. If some idiot tailgates me I let him pass instead of accelerating to 70+ mph There are no miracles, my FE is made by hypermiling, not by a fairy grandmother