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Old 03-07-2012, 02:51 PM   #134
_cy_ OP
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Joined: Sep 2011
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma
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just got back from a 236 mile bike ride ... super windy conditions, not bad as yesterday driving up to Kansas. Gusts 30-50 mph... starting out... 40-60 mph gusts towards Kansas.

needless to say crosswind sections were ridden slower down towards 30 mph, leaning sideways. winds were from south, so due north sections were not as bad... still the most windy conditions I've ridden in so far. got to be good training for Patagonia.

took a small Fluke VOM, measurement on arrival was 13.40v temp low 70's only lights on, engine rev's low .. big time fun riding gravel with 50 mph gusts coming at you sideways. winds were so bad, detoured several times on side roads that led to gravel.

winds blew hard all night only slowing down by 7am next morning. then winds started back up as the day warmed up. not bad as yesterday, but strong headwinds all the way back. rode back roads much as possible back. did about 35 miles of gravel exploring back Kansas farm roads.

13.57v resting after getting home 2-3 hours ago. higher (14.5v) voltage regulator seems to be doing a good job of charging without overcharging. Shorai LFX21 AH (pb eq) didn't miss a beat the entire trip.



13.57v resting after getting home 2-3 hours ago. Shorai LFX21 AH (pb eq) didn't miss a beat the entire trip.


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