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Old 06-04-2008, 12:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by dcb View Post
Pulse up, glide down. Average speed should be about the same but your peak speed will be less.
I'm inclined (sorry ) to agree with you, but let me play the devil's advocate, for the sake of argument. 'Pulsing up' contradicts the 'ride like a cyclist' mantra. It puts more of a load on the engine, further decreasing efficiency. Is the 'glide down' enough to compensate?
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