Charts, I'd like to meet the people that make charts, I swear, they would make me feel like a genious!
Rode the bike hard today. Hard to get good information. on an electric vehicle. Lot of variables. Batteries have sat unused, gosh, bout a week. That makes a difference. Is it cold, hot, windy, speed. All combined, could have a miserable day, have to push, not ride.
Decided to make a chart. Now if you hav'nt figured it out. Computers don't like me. Cameras don't like me. I have no idea, how to post a chart. I saw the smart people around here talking in some foreign language, html, baloney, bracket this, I see why it did'nt work, ya, scroll down to the bottom, see your mistake? Oh, I understand. Right, I don't get it. So I'm gonna post a chart, chucks way, lots of dashes.
Date----distance---start voltage---end voltage---%of discharge---time to charge
Forgot to write down the 50% discharded mileage, it was real close to 8 miles. Also, another variable, 18.1 ave speed. My normal average speed is almost 20 mph. Whats that mean, during this test, I had lots of starts and stops. I still tried to maintain 25 mph. A higher ave speed, should get farther.
Now, I posted this already once tonight, held my shift key down for 8 seconds and ending up losing the post. So, you all are going to have to wait till tommorrow, found out my oddysey chart is off, how much, enough. Can I make it? Where? In Dallas there is an airport called Love Field. About 13 miles away. Not a drive I would do on a weekday. The North Texas electric vehicle association is having a meeting there. I have a route that might get me there safely, or might get me run over. Really would like to ride, not load up my pickup, kind of defeats the purpose. So I do some more math, find out, the battery chart is'nt correct. Thought I could make it, maybe glide in the last mile, my route, will be a littly bit longer, than 13 miles. Well, it ends up, their chart is wrong, 12.3 volts is about 1/2 discharged, using their information, and a little math. Then I find that the slope of their line ai'nt right either, I learned how to find slope in algebra one, ninth grade. I find a new slope, shows I might be gliding a little farther than I hope. I hav'nt calculated my glide range, hope I get there, will post tommorrrrow