MapMyRide Stats: 114 Miles | Time: 6:27 | 17.6 Mph
This was an excellent day for cycling. The temperature was in the high 70’s with a slight tailwind. The sky was blue all day and there was a zero percent chance of rain. The cycling through Indiana was flat with lots of soybeans and corn.
Kendallville is a warm town who welcomed us with a dinner with the Mayor, W. SuzAnne Handshoe. The Parks Department and their board of directors made us dinner and breakfast in Bixler Lake Park. Their hospitality was gracious and generous. They made us feel like family.
Battery report: For those of you who want to know about how the electric bicycle handles this high mileage, here are some details from today’s ride:
Battery 1-35 miles
Battery 2-30 miles
Battery 3-40 miles
Battery 4 just started when we reached our destination — the county park.
At this point in the trip, we have accumulated about 2500 miles and the battery life is hovering around 35-40 miles per battery. Each day, I try to completely discharge the battery before changing it. Each night, I run three chargers with three batteries. I carry three on the bike and keep one in the mechanic’s truck in case it is needed in an emergency. The extra battery on the truck is available every day if I think I am running low on power. I am riding the electric bike with the power assist at levels 2 and 3 most of the time. After 36 days on the road, I have only used four batteries twice, and both days were over 100 miles.