Total Usage

Today I did a 39 mile ride that Google says should have taken me 3 hours & 25 minutes.

I used the whole battery & finished the ride in 2 hours & 9 minutes.

My battery holds about 1/2 a Kwh & my GPS based ride analysis tool says I should have burned more than 3 Kwh over the 39 miles, I say more because that part of the tool is pre programed based on average bike & rider weights & I exceed both.

I climbed a total of 851 ft & descended a total of 816 ft thanks to a minor variation in the route out & back.

My overall ride efficiency as figured by same GPS based tool was 79% which means that if I could hold my average speed longer & cut my top speed closer to the average I could get closer to 100% efficiency. The average car is less than 20% efficient & the average electric car is still barely 50% efficient due to heavy amp loads & the Hall Effect of large gauge copper. This is the beauty of a complimentary instead of supplementary hybrid drive.

Not a bad terminal test at all.

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Comments (14)

  1. SEC

    not bad but lets get the rider weight within spec as I’m trying to do that with little success misery wants company

    October 02, 2016
    1. Munkyman

      I will never be healthy & the weight of an average rider, I am several inches taller than the average man with a long torso. 190 is comfortable, 185 is ideal & 180 is racing light, 175 I have no stamina & begin to look like I care about showing off my abs.

      October 02, 2016
    2. Munkyman

      The average rider is usually estimated between 160# & 170# & the average bike owned by someone who cares enough to check statistics is going to be less than 30#, so I’m toting at least 50# more than the estimate is likely to be. The figure my giant tires take more effort to get rolling & have far more resistance offset somewhat by their momentum acting as a fly wheel (a mild issue for breaking). So I know that whatever the app is estimating I can probably safely add 20% or more to it & still be on the conservative side.
      .
      I’m gonna be bad here soon & put the kit on a far lighter touring bike that a lot more aerodynamic & see what range I can get either on a closed oval or a long flat coastal road through Kitty Hawk.

      October 02, 2016
      1. Munkyman

        braking, Freudian slip… I jumped ahead to the problem the braking issues could lead to given less robust brakes.

        October 02, 2016
        1. SEC

          I certainly hope the fly wheel is not prone to breaking, that could be a bit uncomfortable

          October 02, 2016
          1. Munkyman

            The fly wheel in this case are the actual wheels, with big fat tires & slime self sealing puncture resistant tubes The tires & tubes weigh more than a pound together, the front wheel weighs a total of 15# & the rear wheel weighs more than 4# with the internal gears.

            October 02, 2016
          2. Munkyman

            I have done all I know to keep them from being a malfunction hazard but, they do brake slow & a braking malfunction could end up with me breaking some of my favorite parts.

            October 02, 2016
            1. SEC

              that is a concern indeed, don’t like the idea of Munky breaking anything

              October 02, 2016
  2. Munkyman

    I finally did the MPGe conversion on my bike:
    2696 MPGe so if I got my energy from a diesel power plant, I’d get 2696 miles per gallon of diesel my charging consumed.
    I get my power in part from a nuclear plant & will be looking into solar charging options this winter, I only need to be able to dump 1/2 a Kwh a day into it & no more than 1 Kwh a day which would charge 2 batteries a day. I can put that on the roof of my garage & store the energy in a marine gel battery bank.

    October 02, 2016
  3. noahbody

    You did very well. A great ride!

    October 03, 2016
    1. Munkyman

      the bike did well, I did okay. It was a great ride.

      October 03, 2016
      1. noahbody

        Fantastic.

        October 03, 2016
        1. Munkyman

          I’ve begun the incorporation process, I expect to be turning out bikes by the 1st of the year. Now that’s fantastic.

          October 03, 2016
          1. noahbody

            yes it is. Quite a goal. I wish you success.

            October 04, 2016
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