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garygid
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 29 Apr 2017

Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:00 am

Planning ahead for the rest of the year, skipping Labor day, Christmas, and New Years weekends, I suggest these dates for Gatherings:

------ 89th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #89a: 6 Jan 2018 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #89b: 20 Jan 2018 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 88th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #88a: 2 Dec 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #88b: 16 Dec 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 87th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #87a: 4 Nov 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #87b: 18 Nov 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 86th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #86a: 7 Oct 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #86b: 21 Oct 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 85th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #85a: 9 Sep 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #85b: 23 Sep 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

End of 7th year of Gatherings

------ 84th month Gatherings ------
Gathering #84a: 5 Aug 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #84b: 19 Aug 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

------ 83rd month Gatherings ------
Gathering #83a: 8 Jul 2017 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #83b: 22 Jul 2017 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

Comments, Corrections, or Suggestions, please?
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 29 Apr 2017

Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:54 pm

More on Wildflowers.

After bombing at Anza Borrego last month, seeing some flowers but nothing spectacular, never seeing Phil's advise tips, avoiding traffic as best we could,
Friday, April 14 I drove to Carrizo Plain NM. No big deal, only 196 miles each way.

Beautiful weather, cool, scattered clouds, very light traffic. Until the last 30 miles, nothing to see but highway or oil wells. It is about 1.5 hours of driving after you leave I-5, due west of Bakersfield. Years ago Huell Howser had been to Carrizo Plain NM, and this time I finally made it for first time. Very out of the way, some roads dirt. I will bring pictures on the 29th. Only about 1K of cars, lots of room, crowds not a problem.

Going north I charged at Tejon Ranch on one of 4 new SC stalls. On return trip I was in a hurry to meet Karen for dinner and a play in Pasadena, so I charged briefly at both Buttonwillow and Tejon again. No SC waits anywhere.

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Heh gang, I just stumbled onto the successor to Segway, much cheaper, about $1.5K Looks safe, fun. The inventor in Germany is soliciting Kickstarter funds/reservations. Check it out:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/olafwinkler/uo-innovative-360-scooter-that-rides-on-a-ball-out/description
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 29 Apr 2017

Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:21 am

You could have avoided the boring highway by taking Frazier Park Mountain Road to Route 33 then Soda Lake Road up to the National Monument. The mountains are beautiful. Soda Lake Road is a graded dirt road as it crosses the wide open, desolate plain until you get close to the Monument.
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo 2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah 71% SOH 50.9Hx 4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah 64% SOH 43.79Hx
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah 58% SOH 37.02Hx Replaced Battery 9/28/15 104.2k mi 36.13Ah

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 29 Apr 2017

Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:09 pm

91040, thanks for your suggestion for future reference. I did some Soda Lake Road, and it was dusty and slow and probably consumed quite a bit more fractions of a kWh per mile. The road through the hills was smooth and pretty once I got out of the oil fields.

Last night I attended a nice lecture at Caltech, "How Green is the Cloud" I posted some notes on the Grid Scale thread.

http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=19398&start=20#p492249
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 29 Apr 2017

Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:00 pm

New map from Tesla showing many more planned Supercharger locations to be completed "by end of 2017" (Elon time). The map is fully zoomable, but the locations are labeled as non precise.

https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0ahUKEwiH0bal_7_TAhUIjVQKHQ0IDmsQFggiMAA&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.bloomberg.com%2Fnews%2Farticles%2F2017-02-13%2Fwind-on-the-plains-supplied-more-than-half-region-s-power-needs&usg=AFQjCNEIyB5gOGXc2zxr_whpzwsYmFdZBA

In our area, added locations include:
Pomona, San Bernardino, Corona, Lake Elsinore, Irvine, San Clemente, Fountain Valley, Long Beach, Downey, Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, Sherman Oaks, Northridge, Calabasas.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 29 Apr 2017

Sat May 06, 2017 9:26 pm

Opps, just discovered link from my previous post was wrong. Here is actual interactive map of planned SC expansion.

https://www.tesla.com/findus#/bounds/49.38,-66.94,25.82,-124.39?search=supercharger&name=us
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Solar 4.6 KW DC with both string and micro-inverters.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in SA - 29 Apr 2017

Sat May 06, 2017 9:30 pm

Very cool and beautiful video from JPL Nasa of Cassini Saturn Mission final orbits ending this coming September. 4 min video.

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/video/details.php?id=1464
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - GC in CoI - 13 May 2017

Sun May 07, 2017 6:05 am

Interesting "scooter on a ball" project in kickstarter (link several posts above) but apparently
deliveries to USA are not available at this time. Too bad, I might have signed up
for one. However, with only 5 days to reach the funding goal, it seems unlikely
that the goal will be achieved without some "crazy" American investors.

On a first look, it seems to me that better battery "protection" is needed, and
probably protection from overheating during charging, use, storage, and transport.
The batteries could get quite hot in the trunk of a car. Charging system mentioned.

Only 16000 mAh, or 16 Ah times 22v = 352 Wh, being used at perhaps 300 watts by
the three 450 watt motors on level hard ground, might give one hour at 12 k/h, or
only about 7 miles of range? Just guessing on the power requirements. I suspect
that it takes more power to balance on 2 wheels than on 3, and more to balance on
one wheel than on two.

Also, the moving parts appear to be somewhat exposed, which might be a safety hazard.
The platform to stand on appears to slope outward, perhaps making it slippery or
awkward for older people with weaker ankles. Just my thoughts.

Our sweet "little old lady" started the next big portion of her "journey" yesterday afternoon.
I will miss her smiles, laughs, and the love that she brought to our Gatherings.

See you this coming Saturday, I hope.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - GC in CoI - 13 May 2017

Tue May 09, 2017 10:38 pm

Sorry about that. We seem to be losing an high percentage of our members. Please stay safe and healthy!
1st Capacity Bar loss 30k mi 16.25mo 2nd- 49k mi 25.5mo 51.5Ah
3rd- 73k mi 36.5mo 46.9Ah 71% SOH 50.9Hx 4th- 86.5k mi 43mo 42.61Ah 64% SOH 43.79Hx
5th- 101k mi 50.5mo 38.38Ah 58% SOH 37.02Hx Replaced Battery 9/28/15 104.2k mi 36.13Ah

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - GC in CoI - 13 May 2017

Tue May 09, 2017 11:19 pm

So sad. We need to drink a toast to absent friends on Saturday. See y'all soon, I hope.
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