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I have an upcoming ride that I'd like to do from A to B in NZ, distance is just a shade over 160 km (100 miles).

I'll be carrying no luggage, but there is also no time for any weight loss surgery to have an effect :) so one could say, the all-up weight of the rider plus his adipose luggage will be 120kg.

There are zero charging points en route. Like, none.

May I ask: what is the most efficient speed to ride at to get maximum economy over that distance? (I have already programmed a maximum regen option profile but not tested it yet).

Most of the countryside I'll be riding through is extremely rural, until the last 10 kms... And most of it has no cell phone service until the last 10kms.

There is a longer way around, 240 klicks'worth, with a couple of charging stations en route, but I stubbornly decline to go that way.

Thanks!
 

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I would love to see an range vs speed plot. Based off my limited 500 mile (at 200lbs) experience, going 40-55mph through town is close to 50% more efficient than going 70-80mph on the freeway (same mileage, 1 mile per percent charge mostly freeway vs 1.5 miles per percent charge stop and go city). Obviously that means it takes 20% longer to ride. If it matters my riding profile is 100% regen, 60% power, 50% throttle.

I'd wager that at 60-70mph you'd make it but I would definitely do a partial test run.

Side note, I love regen I like to use it to minimize mechanical braking. In case anyone doesn't know, it won't/can't kick in until 98-99%.
 

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Thank you. I'm gonna try a test next day off work at (a) max regen (b) similar country (up and down and twisty with some straights) and (c) do my best to stick to 90kmh/55mph max... will let y'all know.
 

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Hi Youngun/Oldun (it’s all relative, I may be older)
Here’s my two cents, I did a ride in NorCal (Sonoma / Napa counties) from Fulton CA, to Turtle Rock (kind of a biker destination by Lake Berryessa). All back roads, hills and curves, I rode out petty much at the same speed of the other vehicles on the roads (I passed a couple of cars, mostly tourist looking at the vineyards and wineries), but still at good pace, I arrived at Turtle Rock with 51.6 miles on the trip meter and 57% SOC, I rode back at a good pace with a only a few burst of seed, I arrived back in Fulton with 103.2 miles on the trip meter and 14% SOC.
IF you ride conservatively most of the way, and avoid long stretches of high speed, I think you will have a great ride.
I have done 1mi/0.875% (16%/18.3mi), back roads following traffic (35-55).
I have done 1mi/1.288% (64%/49.7mi), back roads, about 1/4 of the trip was level, long sweepers at higher speeds (80-90mph) 1/4 riding briskly (60-70mph), 1/2 mostly up hill (55-65mph)
 
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