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rodenbach
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PostSubject: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2013 11:51 am

For those who know about darts, the phrase 'one hundred and eighty' is the ultimate one, usually shouted in delight.

I took my SWing out for a ride this afternoon, and rode her to the 'caps' in Northern France (about 50 Miles from where I live)

It was chilly (7°C = 44°F), but dry, although quite windy. (5 Bft) Despite the head-on breeze, the little Honda purred me to Calais at a steady 130 Kph. (80 Mph)

After riding my favourite stretch along the coast -with a view to kill for- we went back on the motorway and had the wind pushing in the back.

Before I knew, I was doing well over 150 Kph (93 Mph) and in 'no-man's land' (between the French-Belgian border and the first exit) I briefly gunned it, hitting the magical "180" with less than full-throttle! (180 Kph = 112 Mph)

I can assure you that '180' is more exciting on a Silverwing, than in a pub, throwing little arrows ;-)
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PostSubject: Re: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2013 1:11 pm

"Good Arrows"

Cheers,
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PostSubject: Re: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeMon Feb 04, 2013 11:55 pm

bounce cheers :lol!: swing
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PostSubject: Re: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 05, 2013 1:50 pm

Sounds like a great ride out! 7C sounds pretty warm!
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PostSubject: Re: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 05, 2013 1:56 pm

I too did about 50 miles yesterday.

Nice day on the south coast. (It was dry). First time in a few weeks.

I used the ride to free up the grey cells. I lost my Kindle, (put it down somewhere and forget where I left it), after the ride came back and put my hands straight on it.
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Nowun
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PostSubject: Re: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeTue Feb 05, 2013 2:29 pm

Did you lose the page you were on? Smile
Hoping it is not icy in the morning cos I'm working in Romsey for the day - that'll be a 50 mile round trip.
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PostSubject: Re: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 06, 2013 7:48 am

I put 90+ miles or 148 KM on my SWing yesterday! But here in Arizona the temps were in the 71F or 22C range. In fact i switched from my winter jacket to my mesh-armor jacket for the ride!!! Plus averaged almost 55 MPG.
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PostSubject: Re: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 06, 2013 2:37 pm

No ice, temp was +3 or so, but the winds were gusting to about 30mph from the north, which made it interesting on the exposed sections.

Glenn - is that 55mpg - US gallons?
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PostSubject: Re: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeWed Feb 06, 2013 7:12 pm

Nowun wrote:


Glenn - is that 55mpg - US gallons?

Yes it is. For some reason this 2012 does very well on fuel economy. It probably averages in the 53-55 range had a couple of tanks at 58. Lowest was about 48.
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PostSubject: Re: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 07, 2013 3:23 pm

I've just returned 58 mpg Imperial (UK) on a reasonable few days commuting in traffic. I'm gonna have to do a gentle cruise up the motorway (freeway) to Basingstoke tomorrow to see if I can improve. (about 90mile roundtrip) - I reckon your 55US is worth 66UK.

That's real good!
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PostSubject: Re: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 07, 2013 4:06 pm

GHM-PM wrote:
Nowun wrote:


Glenn - is that 55mpg - US gallons?

Yes it is. For some reason this 2012 does very well on fuel economy. It probably averages in the 53-55 range had a couple of tanks at 58. Lowest was about 48.

I have a 2012 and I am getting around 52-55 Mpg
It's all level ground here so that helps also.
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PostSubject: Re: One hundred and eighty!   One hundred and eighty! I_icon_minitimeThu Feb 07, 2013 4:27 pm

The best that I ever got was 317 kl with 12.5 liters at fill up , 73.77 mpg, 90 klph riding in perfect condition. My average is 66 mpg. Smile
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