Nfuzzy wrote:How about (Mt) Evans? Are these doable or too much of a strain on the battery?
Mt Evans I've cycled up, so driving the Leaf up would be fun, if I was still in Colorado.
Denver to Idaho Springs is only 50km and 800 meters of climb, should be easy as well, Green Race predicts about 50%. IBeau Jo’s Pizza in Idaho Springs has a charge station, according to Plugshare, and Green Race predicts about 60% of the battery used on the climb up Mt Evans. Sounds like a good lunch stop. Mt Evans to Denver, you should add a bit to the battery on the trip, GR predicts about 10%.
However, Green Race has changed a lot since I used it, so I glanced at Tony's fine range charts for a second opinion. Still looks very doable, with a pizza and charge stop, in good conditions.http://www.jurassictest.ch/GR/http://www.jurassictest.ch/GR/http://www.yelp.com/biz/beau-jos-pizza-idaho-springs-2
Looks like a blast.