Vetter Fuel Economy Competition in Ohio: Over 150 MPG!


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In real riding!  Up and down Ohio hills at posted speed limits. Real carrying capacity. Real comfort. Not just 2 wheelers, either. I invited some cars.

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July 22, 2011, in a 104 mile loop through the beautiful Ohio countryside, AMA Road Riding Manager Dave Hembroff, led us setting the pace. I rode last, at the same speed, keeping Dave in sight. If a Challenger went too slow and I passed him, he was out of contention. 

It wasn’t too long ago that I wondered publically if 100 mpg was possible in the “Vetter Conditions”: “70 mpg, into a 30 mph headwind, with a useful load like 4 bags of groceries, sitting in comfort, being the first choice vehicle in the garage.” To find out, I bought a used 17 hp Honda Helix scooter and streamlined it:

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