It's almost a week since I got home and I have just got around to checking the exact mileage and calculating the overall fuel consumption rates, what we call mpg. A bit lazy I know.
The return trip from home to home worked out at 1767.3 miles on Trip 2.
Mpg ranged from 44.09 to 54.52. I haven't sorted them in date order only lowest to highest. But at a quick glance at dates the highest consumption was on the way out in the middle of the trip.
Getting 54.52 mpg on a 2300cc cruiser is pretty decent I think.
The cross country sections in Bavaria and Czech were frustrating in parts due to traffic, trucks in the main, but apart from a few miles the surface was better than anything we have locally in Kent or anywhere in the UK. So much smooth tarmac perfectly made for bikes. And at moderate speeds the mpg went up.
On the way back, one section, when we had to detour off S19 north of Pisek due to the Ždákovský most (bridge) being closed, was cobbled. Not just by the edge of the Vltava but for miles until we eventually made our own way to the S4 after reprogramming TomTom. Bone shaking and a detour that cost us about 50 minutes.
It would have been nice had the local authorities bothered to signpost a detour! Once we got to the other side. There were diversions posted to Tabor, where we had come from!!!
Once we arrived at Plzen it was motorway mostly all the way to the stop at Leidersbach and a really superb guest house called Zum Grünen Baum.
For €30 a night each, we got en-suite single rooms. Superb place to stay and not too far off the autobahn. The food was excellent and the beer? German purity law standard means it tastes good.
Wherever you are. But here it was easily a euro a glass cheaper than our earlier stops.
|Selfie before the off|