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Old 09-20-2006, 07:19 AM   #11
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74.5 average. Yikes. That is reallly moving.
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Old 09-20-2006, 07:36 AM   #12
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I was just thinking that way faster than what I average when I am only riding ... I assume Gary had to eat, take a nap or two and tend to other necessities in the 51 hour period.
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Old 09-20-2006, 09:59 AM   #13
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G. Eagan is noted for his ability to ride long time w/o sleep yet stay alert and focused. I doubt he rode nearly as outright fast as ye are 'summin.



Check his story out. Interesting dude.
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Old 09-20-2006, 10:57 AM   #14
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Cannot find the pertaining article, but from what I could find the guy is somewhat of a long distance/endurance pro. I see he takes short catnaps during his endurance trips.



But keeping high average speeds up is more difficult than what you may realize. If you tried to cover 100 miles in a single hour, but could only do lets say 70mph for the first 50 miles, youÂ’d need to average almost 170mph for the second set 50 miles. Most folks think youÂ’d only need to do only 130mph but covering the first 50 miles @ 70mph consumes 42 minutes. To cover the second 50 miles in the remaining 18 minutes will require approx. 170mph.



75mph average whilst having the odd catnap etc. means that guy must have been hauling ass. And a lot of that would have been at night on unfamiliar roads. Crazy.
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:00 AM   #15
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Then they had to adjust the valves....
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:06 AM   #16
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That does sound like an incredibly high average. Perhaps it isn't 3800 miles. The mileage is not noted in the story, only the MO headline.



Eagan did most of his distance stuff on an ST4 prior to the MultiStrada. Once the ST clicked over 100,000 miles he gave it to Ducati to be placed in its museum covered in bugs and dirt I believe.
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:27 AM   #17
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Ah, I bet you are a former Honda rider who still can't forgive Ducati for thrashing your favorite brand in WSB competition. And I also bet you can't check the valves on your Trumpet, either.
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:55 AM   #18
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You think Buell would sponsor me to break the record? Great way to show reliability.
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Old 09-20-2006, 11:58 AM   #19
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Well it was a coast-to-coast ride, so 3800 miles is probably not far off. Whatever it turns out to be, it is an achievement to say the least.



I sure as hell wouldn’t want to ride with him. I’d like to do the same trip over 6 –7 days, maybe taking a day or two off in between days on the road, and enjoying the sights and surroundings whilst I ride.

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Old 09-20-2006, 12:42 PM   #20
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Reliability for you or the Buell?
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