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Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 4:34 pm
by Barbouri
I may have met jfiveash in the Costco parking lot minus the Leaf.
So far I have not seen another Leaf while driving around the Birmingham area and East of town.
Only one Chevrolet Volt seen here so far and close to my neighborhood in Leeds. (don't know if that counts :?: )

Maybe a get together on Earth day April 22 which is a Sunday.

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:23 pm
by kg4bec
Barbouri wrote:I may have met jfiveash in the Costco parking lot minus the Leaf.
So far I have not seen another Leaf while driving around the Birmingham area and East of town.
Only one Chevrolet Volt seen here so far and close to my neighborhood in Leeds. (don't know if that counts :?: )

Maybe a get together on Earth day April 22 which is a Sunday.

Hi Greg,

Good to hear from you again. Yes, April 22 sounds good to me, it's one week before a car show that my LEAF will be in. It'll be in Alabaster, so if you and jfiveash feel like coming over to Alabaster I might could swing a ride in a Tesla for you... :-)

Let's pick a spot that is central to all of us (colonnade/280?) and plan to get together for breakfast or lunch. I'm pretty flexible for food options so pretty much any restaurant will work for me. Being a Sunday, I expect all the lunch places will be crowded so we should allow for that. :-)

cheers, Bert

P.s. I have seen a volt also on Acton Rd. but I don't know if it's the same one you saw.

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:20 am
by scubabatdan
Well I am still all alone down here in Dothan :(
Nice to see others in Alabama getting theirs! Read an article about a guy in Foley AL that got one in also.
Check out the graphics I had made for the back of mine:
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Got 4 of them for 27.00, have two left if anyone wants one :)
Havent been on lately, been way busy with work, will try to get on more.
Dan

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:22 am
by kg4bec
Hi Dan,

Didn't forget you, i remembered you were in Dothan. Good to hear from you again. Any chance you can make our (currently very tentative) Earth Day get together? We'll let you show up in a different car, or if you bring your LEAF I'm sure we can arrange for some 240v charging while we get together for lunch. Not sure you'll be able to do Dothan to Birmingham one way though.

Cheers, Bert

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:48 pm
by kg4bec
G'day y'all! :-)

Nothing to add today except to say I LOVE MY LEAF! I've been cruising around in her since December and it struck me that it's been my daily driver since then. I really haven't driven the ICE in all that time. Well, I have, but just to warm everything up and keep everything lubricated. It's funny, I get in the truck and it's a huge shift in how you drive the two vehicles; I have to re-learn it all over again.

I get in the truck and crank it, and everything shakes and rumbles and I wonder what's going to fall off? But it hangs together and off I go. It's the same when I stop at red lights. Rumble rumble rumble... Does it ever stop? :-)

Then I get to drive the LEAF again and all is well with the world. 4500 trouble-free miles so far and I'm expecting many many more. What a cool car. Kudos to Nissan for taking the chance on an all-electric vehicle, and here's hoping for a bright future.

Cheers, Bert

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:14 pm
by kg4bec
Hi,

Here's the long-awaited link to the video segment that the local Fox News station did on my car:
http://www.myfoxal.com/story/16955773/c ... -and-video

Enjoy!


So, Greg? jfiveash? Anyone else in Birmingham? When and where are we meeting up for the Earth Day event? :-) :-)

Cheers, Bert

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:29 pm
by Barbouri
kg4bec wrote:Hi,

So, Greg? jfiveash? Anyone else in Birmingham? When and where are we meeting up for the Earth Day event? :-) :-)

Cheers, Bert


Hi Bert,
Enjoyed the video.

I was thinking a lunch meet up.
The 280 / I459 Summit/Colonnade area works well for me and Leann.

Some restaurants I found in the area that we like:
Taziki's Greek Fare - 3439 Colonnade Pkwy # 1000
Zoes Kitchen - 323 Summit Blvd.
California Pizza Kitchen - 238 Summit Blvd.
Johnny Rockets - 331 Summit Boulevard

Open to other suggestions.
Greg

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:04 pm
by kg4bec
Hi Greg,

Thank you, I was happy with how the video came out. They kept digging for negative points and I honestly could not give them any... Certainly nothing worth mentioning anyway.

Let's do California Pizza Kitchen. I've heard good things about them and I've done all the others, so I'm up for something new. Lunch works great for me. Shall we get there early to beat the crowd? Pick a time and I'll be there. While i normally look for lunch around 11:30, I can get there much earlier if needed.

Look forward to seeing you there on Sunday!

Cheers, Bert

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 9:15 pm
by Barbouri
Hi Bert,
California Pizza Kitchen at 11:30 AM Sunday sounds great.
Looking forward to it.
Sent a note to jfiveash on PlugShare to let him know.

Greg

Re: Birmingham, AL

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:14 pm
by scubabatdan
kg4bec wrote:Hi Dan,

Didn't forget you, i remembered you were in Dothan. Good to hear from you again. Any chance you can make our (currently very tentative) Earth Day get together? We'll let you show up in a different car, or if you bring your LEAF I'm sure we can arrange for some 240v charging while we get together for lunch. Not sure you'll be able to do Dothan to Birmingham one way though.

Cheers, Bert


Hey Bert,
Thanks for the invite, unfortunantly my Sunday mornings are jam full with 3 teenages and Church so there would be no way I could make it. Love the video, outstanding job.

FWIW I installed an electric meter dedicated to tracking my electric usage on my leaf. Here is a update I do every 10th of the month:
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Hope you guys have fun!
Dan