ok so lets back up.
i had forgotten to "correct" my mpg based on the known odo error.
so it was 52 not 58 mpg....giving 250 on a tank.
i rode till the idiot lite came on, and could only put 3.8 in the tank.
so to the ride...temps were fine, but the wind picked up.
pounded me on the way out so much i stopped and checked mpg
at just over 70 miles.......37!
did another 100 plus and had lunch..a snickers bar and some water.
i think it was the mistake of the day..should have taken a bigger break.
the wind was mostly at my back on the first leg home, and then a mild
cross for the final home. almost 47 mpg on the way home.
so rode 1 2 2 and 1 hour stints. all was well arms a bit sore.
will try a 6 hour over night next.
try 2 /2 lunch (min 30 mins) and 2 to the motel...
i think i can do 2/2 lunch/3 for a 7 hr day