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Old 11-17-2015, 09:00 AM   #73 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by UFO View Post
Yes, don't do a running start before you get to the hill; accelerating downhill is not efficient. Save your engine power for going up hills and don't back off until you crest the hill, unless you know you will need to scrub speed on the downhill.
Thanks for that advice UFO. I will try that to see if it helps. Just found this post on another forum that seems to confirm what you said: "Building up momentum before the hill may or may not help. One thing I believe I observed is that going faster uphills is 'cheaper' than doing so on a level road (may be the better BSFC?). Especially if you can get a longer coast in return after the crest."
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