My experience with 150W of panel + ~75W during peak 5 hours @ mid-summer.swbluto wrote: I'm assuming I'd be using "150 watts worth of solar panels" to get 100w average and for a longdistance trip
This is because the panels are mounted "flat" and I live on the 42 LAT. Best bet is to head south
You need to move to the left coast, where you can fairly safely ride 1000's of miles along the 55-65mph highways.swbluto wrote: This is all hypothetical, however. There's no place in the United States, AFAIK, I'd be willing to bicycle for 1000s of miles -- highways are too dangerous with people whizzing by at 80 mph. Maybe when they get that eastern coastal interstate bikepath done, there'll be a reason to try it out.
Don't believe me? Ask that guy who owns this forum about his experience-lol.
I've personally ridden 1000's of miles in the middle of the usa, mainly riding on almost-abandoned 2-lane highways.
The only riding I've done on the east coast was in Florida in the 70's. I wouldn't do that today.