Motorcycle Fuel Economy Run , Las Vegas to Barstow 11/20/2011
Craig Vetter has organized another informal motorcycle fuel economy run starting from the Red Rock Casino in Las Vegas to Barstow CA on the morning of 11/20/2011. Other motorcyclists are invited to join us as we demonstrate the capablities of streamlined motorcycles. So far, elite motorcycle hypermilers Craig Vetter, Alan Smith, Fred Hayes and Treven Baker are committed to this run ( as well as myself ). If you are interested in participating please let RSVP and we'll make sure to include you. For the latest information on Craig's latest efforts please check out his website at www.craigvetter.com
Re: Motorcycle Fuel Economy Run , Las Vegas to Barstow 11/20/2011
Sunday morning we topped off our tanks and met at the Red Rock Casino for the start of our fuel economy run to Barstow. The ride was almost all freeway miles under cold and windy conditions. We rode up several 4000’+ passes on the climb up to Barstow. The conditions were the hardest to date of all the Vetter Challenges. We all were able to maintain a 65 mph to 80 mph Pace to Barstow. My bike was the only one to be significantly effected by the strong winds. Beater911 joined us and took photos and video of the ride, and then returned to Vegas for his flight home to WA. He did a great job helping to support our competition and the motorcycle hypermiling cause. Hopefully he will start work soon on streamlining his motorcycles.
We cruised into Barstow and assembled for lunch. After lunch we topped off out tanks and found: 1. Fred Hayes, HDT streamliner , 138.2 mpg, 2. Alan Smith, Kawasaki 250 streamliner , 95.9 mpg, 3. Josh Chen, HDT Streetfighter, 95.3 mpg, 4. Craig Vetter, Honda Helix streamliner, 92.9 mpg , 5. Vic Valdes ( Low&Slow) , Yamaha Vision streamliner, 61.9 mpg
For more information read my post in the Motorcycle section of this forum and check out Craig Vetter's website www.craigvetter.com