Frequently asked questions


Q: Can you give me a rough timeline of riding coast-to-coast in 50 hours or less?
A: Yes. Below is a rough timeline.

These back-of-the-envelope calculations are based on an average speed of 60 MPH.

ETmilescomments
00:000,000 leave JAX
19:20 1,160 arrive motel Kerrville, TX
27:20 1,160 leave motel after 8 hours of rest
47:20 2,360 arrive SDO
ETmilescomments
00:000,000 leave SDO
20:00 1,200 arrive motel Kerrville, TX
28:00 1,200 leave motel after 8 hours of rest
47:20 2,360 arrive JAX

Q: Can I average 60 MPH w/o speeding?
A: Yes. Here is such a stradegy.

  • Ride 1 hour & 30 minutes at 70MPH and you will cover 105 miles.
  • Limit stops to no more than 15 minutes
  • 105 miles divided by 1 hour 45 minutes equals 60 miles per hour, average

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