I was off work today, so I decided to gear up and hit the road on the WeeStrom. I left Colorado Springs, headed up in the mountains on Hwy 24. After Lake George, I turned north and headed for Hwy 285 and then I looped back through Deckers, Woodland Park and back home.
After turning off of 285 and heading toward Deckers, both my fuel lights started blinking and I had 240 miles on the odometer. I decided to risk it and make the dash to Woodland park, where gas can still be purchased for $3.19 a gallon.
Long story short, the last 15 miles were a bit stressful....wondering if I was going to run out of gas. But I didn't.
I pulled up to the fillin station with 280.6 miles on the odometer.
Then I put 5.344 gallons in the tank. The math shows that I got 52.50 miles per gallon. If I press my Math skills further, I would have been able to squeeze 304.5 miles out of the 5.8 gallons.
Now understand that this is with full Givi bags, a lot of riding over 8,000 feet elevation and climbing over a couple of passes, one being 10,000 feet. I think that is pretty darn good.
My point here is.....Once both my lights were blinking, I was able to ride another 40 miles and then I still had over 0.4 gallons in the tank. Is this what everyone else is seeing?