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Took the Empulse R to the Smokies, including Tail of the Dragon
« on: September 25, 2015, 07:39:35 PM »
I trailered my 2014 Empulse R about 1600 miles combined there and back to Little Switzerland, NC, Asheville, NC and finally Robbinsville, NC to ride some of the choicest twisties on the East Coast. Combined I rode about 230 miles in 4 days. All killer, almost no filler.

The trailer setup:


Overlooking Blue Ridge Parkway.


Recharging for the next day:


Longest ride was about 75 miles with a re-charge along the way, brought the charger just in case


Ended up re-charging at a community college, fast charger worked great!


Finally made it to the Dragon!


Killboy had a fast charger too, definitely needed after getting my runs in :)


Speaking of Killboy, a few action shots:




I might try to put some words together about the whole experience, but figure I'd share some pics in the meantime :)

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« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2015, 09:07:29 AM »
Nice Volkswagen ;)
Is it a Diesel?
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Re: Took the Empulse R to the Smokies, including Tail of the Dragon
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2015, 10:49:04 AM »
Nice Volkswagen ;)
Is it a Diesel?
Yup, 36 mpg with a fully loaded car and towing a bike  :o

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Re: Took the Empulse R to the Smokies, including Tail of the Dragon
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2015, 12:04:14 PM »
Thanks for the pics. Looks like great roads!

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« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2015, 11:44:03 PM »
Nice pictures..


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« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2015, 08:43:45 AM »
Thanks guys, here's the video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wJe9-4oqhPk

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« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 03:03:47 PM »
Looks like you gave the Empulse a good workout.
I was always told that there were only straight roads in the USA, but these are real corners!
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« Reply #7 on: September 27, 2015, 08:48:07 PM »
Looks like you gave the Empulse a good workout.
I was always told that there were only straight roads in the USA, but these are real corners!
USA is a big country with lots of great roads, and lots of straight boring ones too :)

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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2015, 10:28:32 PM »
I was envious of the light traffic and the courteous drivers.

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« Reply #9 on: September 29, 2015, 11:14:42 AM »
I was envious of the light traffic and the courteous drivers.
Riding late in the day on a weekday helped a lot in both respects.