Road testing - day 5 between Justin and Mineral Wells
Today, we finally started road testing on the first leg of the Day 1 Solar Car Challenge race route. We had high hopes of reaching all the way to Snyder, TX by sundown! However, we quickly realized that our gear ratios were still too high for the hills of this leg of the route and our energy consumption was much higher than we would be able to sustain during the competition. So, we quickly decided to swap into a lower gear ratio and see how much improvement that it would provide.