Is this typical?
On my first post, I mentioned a recent trip I made from Albuquerque, NM, to Flagstaff, AZ, round trip. I was following a rather ambitious fellow on his BMW GS1200 Adventure bike. He likes to move along pretty quickly, so we averaged, for the most part, about 85 mph plus for the whole trip. There were considerable cross winds, as well as interstate, trucks, and the like to deal with. Not my favorite kind of riding. Anyway, on that trip, my gas mileage averaged between 43 and 46 mpg.
Today I took a ride with another friend of mine, to Jemez Springs, NM, for breakfast. We rode at a more sensible, and desirable pace of 65 to 75 mph for the most part. It wasn't a long ride, but long enough to check my gas mileage at my typical riding speeds.
When I filled the tank after returning, I used the same method as before: bike was level as possible, and filled up to the bottom of the filler tube. The odometer read 119.8 miles, and I used 2.056 gallons. That works out to a little over 58 mpg. That would give me about 290 miles per tank of gas, if I rode till she ran out. Pretty impressive. Is this typical?