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Richard230

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Terry Hershner does an Iron Butt ride
« on: September 18, 2014, 09:33:11 AM »
Terry Hershner has finished the first ever electric motorcycle 1000 miles in 24 hours Iron Butt Association ride and has now become the first Iron Butt Association EV member.  You can read the story here: 

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/1094483_first-iron-butt-award-for-electric-motorcycle-terry-hershner
current bikes: 2014 14.2 kWh Zero S, 2011 Royal Enfield Bullet 500 Classic, 2009 BMW F650GS, 2007 BMW R1200R, 2005 Triumph T-100 Bonneville, 2002 Yamaha FZ1 and a 1978 Honda Kick 'N Go Senior.

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Re: Terry Hershner does an Iron Butt ride
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 12:31:17 PM »
Nice article. I especially enjoyed reading it because much of it was the same route I took on my trip to Ventura and back. Of course having 4 Level II plugs makes charging MUCH faster!

I was amazed that he didn't crash in the crosswinds on Hwy 154 between Solvang and Santa Barbara, given the huge sail area the tail of his fairing presents to the wind.

Here's his stats:

Total miles = 1,047
Total riding time = 16 hours 37 minutes
Total charging time =  6 hours 20 minutes
Total time = 22 hours 57 minutes
Total cost = $21.43