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Old 01-08-2013, 11:27 AM   #4440
Catalyst
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Location: Augusta, GA
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This could turn into an interesting ride. Locals I believe.

Wish them the best, but I fear they may have packed a tad heavy.

https://www.facebook.com/thirstybike/photos_stream

From their website:
How long is the trip?

The first trip, from Anchorage, Alaska all the way to the tip of South America, Tierra del fuego, will be almost 15,000 miles. Thatís a long way! [I think they've left from Augusta instead]

Where will you sleep?

The bikes will be pulling an aluminum camping cot that will double as a trailer for gear. We will also be meeting up with people through the Couch Surfing network for places to stay and to meet up with local artist and musicians to promote their work. And sometimes a hotel or hostel.

How fuel efficient are the hybrid bikes?

The bikes will get anywhere from 150 to 200 mpg, depending on riding conditions. That means that gas to go 1000 miles will cost around $20, based on the US national average!

How fast do the bikes go?

The bikes will be geared to cruise most efficiently at 30mph but they have the ability to go about 40mph (that range is saved for when quick maneuvers are needed)

Wonít your butts get sore?

Yes, very sore.

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