Greetings ye gentle ES peoples of the Planet Earth
I arrived at me other Unc's place after 11 hours of On the Road travel, safe and sound - although very tired and filthy. It was an epic day to be sure and I met many kindred peoples wanting to know about my venture - and where they could get an ebike like mine
Briefly, the Stats for yesterday are as follows:
- Start V = 63.1; End V = 56.5 V - however I stopped twice to charge.
Total Day Miles = 177.1, over 4 major mountain passes and several minor ones - close to 10,000 total elevation gain.
Regen = 3.4% - however Ah used is buggered cos we don't know the RShunt values.
Vmin = 55.0
MaxS = 44.0 mph - a new KF land speed record!
AveS = 29.4 mph, also a new record.
Trip Time = 5:56:12
Total OD = 884 + 177 = 1061 miles.
Stopped twice to charge; first time was for 1.75 hours in Truckee, and the second time was at Meyers where Hwy 89 and US 50 split - for about 50 minutes.
Most of the time I was WOT
Was stopped twice by motorists interested in my fast bike and where could they buy one like it
Heading down Hwy 88 towards Jackson was a hoot; I bombed it often. For that matter - the three best downhill rides to date have been Medicine Lake, Mt. Lassen, and Hwy 88 west of Kit Carson Pass. So far Mt. Lassen retains the highest pass to date at 8600 feet. Carson Pass is almost 8000. Luther Pass (Hwy 89 between Meyers and the Hwy 88 Junction) was not listed due to road construction - but that was one pretty drive.
For the most part this was a trouble-free ride other than ligament issues on the backside of the left knee - same issues as last week with the right knee. Lake Tahoe was spectacular - however as my Uncle says - "It's crawling like ants with people", and the traffic jams were as bad as I've ever seen - though being a bike, I skated through it.
Tomorrow I will leave for Fresno; it's a few miles longer, and another 1000 feet of elevation climb in much warmer weather. I have no doubts that I shall need to stop and charge for security-sake.
SF peoples: I am reviewing the schedule and it looks like I will only have two days rest before heading back north. Therefore I would like to push out one day's delay. New Schedule is as:
- Tuesday Aug 9th - Fresno
Saturday Aug 13th - Santa Cruz; Luke, let me know if this is a problem
Sunday Aug 14th - SF
Monday Aug 15th - SF (tentative if it works out)
Tuesday Aug 16th - Fort Bragg; a challenging day
Wednesday Aug 17th - Eureka
Thursday Aug 18th - Port Orford; Rassy, let me know if this is a problem
Friday Aug 19th - Lincoln City
Saturday Aug 20th - Aberdeen; another challenging day
Sunday Aug 21st - Back to Mars, er... Redmond
Anyways - dat's da plan. I hope to be able to post pictures and backfill when I get to Fresno.
Thanks for your support, KF