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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - GC in CoI - 5 Nov 2016

Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:20 pm

Outstanding trip report, tbleakne, as yours always are. Enjoyed reading it and accompanying you vicariously.

Here is a link to the report from Motor Trend about the Chevy Bolt EV and the impressions of the car to Tesla drivers. This is the meet up that you (tbleakne) invited me to in September, a meet up of the So Cal Tesla club with the folks from Motor Trend with their pre-production Bolt EV that they had for testing.

Tbleakne and I can be seen in the photos and quoted in some of the text.

I was quite impressed with the Bolt EV and I commented that I thought that it could meet most of my needs, but that I would prefer a Tesla for driving trips by virtue of its access to the Supercharger network.

Again, tbleakne, thank you for inviting me to that meetup.

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - GC in CoI - 5 Nov 2016

Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:45 am

TBleakne- I am jealous.
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 - 5 Nov 2016

Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:36 am

Our next SoCal EV Gathering is Nov 5th (slightly less than 4 days),
at the Golden Corral in the City of Industry. Located just South
of freeway 60, and about 4 miles West of the 60/57 intersection,
the GC opens for breakfast at 7:30. We usually arrive at 8 AM and
set up tables for 14 in the SW corner of the Group Meeting room.

Glenn, Thanks.
Tom, great trip.

Show-n-Tell items are always welcome.
Hopefully, Phil and I will CU there at 8.

Denny, driving a red Tesla S60 from OC should be joining us.
Raul, Colleen, and Jasmine (7 weeks old) might join us in their black Tesla.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - GC in CoI - 5 Nov 2016

Fri Nov 04, 2016 10:11 pm

Tomorrow is coming.
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 Santa Ana - 19 Nov 2016

Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:17 am

On Nov 5th, we had 3 first-timers, one driving a shiny new red Tesla S60, and the other wanting advice on buying a 2013 LEAF with 35,000 miles and a $7500 price tag. Sounded like a good deal, and we suggested Leaf-Spy, questions to ask, and what to look for.

I had a very good time at the Golden Corral, and I even brought a little jar of peanut butter with me. However, somewhat conservatively, I did not eat the pancakes, waffles, or the french toast, so I did not need to open it. I will not need it at Hometown Buffet.

Our next Gathering is on November 19, 2016, at the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in Santa Ana - 19 Nov 2016

Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:40 am

It looks like the next 3 months of Gatherings are all on the 1st Saturday of the month for the Golden Corral in the City of Industry, and the 3rd Saturday of the month for the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana. Thus, we gracefully skip the Christmas and New Year's weekends, where people with a real life would likely be very busy.

So, the 3rd and 17th in December, the 7th and 21st in January 2017, and the 4th and 18th of February, 2017. This thread's first post has the details.

Amazing, it is almost 2017 already. With the Tesla damage and the bathroom renovation, this year has seemed stressful to me. Thanks to you all for your continued support, and for my continued training in kind and proper humanoid ways.

Mindy explained the word "reality" to Mork, and he excitedly exclaimed "What a Concept!". Gratefully, I have all of you to help me understand your concepts.
My deepest Thanks, to you all. It makes my passage easier, and more full of joy.
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in Santa Ana - 19 Nov 2016

Sun Nov 13, 2016 11:50 am

Our next Gathering is this coming Saturday, November 19th, at
the Hometown Buffet in Santa Ana. They open for breakfast at 8 AM.

Located just 2 blocks East of the I-5 freeway, on 17th street, access is easy.
If you need help getting there, let us know so that we can try to arrange help.

This time of year, many folks are busy with family or other activities, so
several of our "regulars" will be absent. If you are coming, consider
bringing an interested friend or young person to a breakfast treat.

The following Gathering is at the Golden Corral in the City of Industry,
located about 4 miles West of the 57 & 60 freeway interchange.

The GC opens for breakfast at 7:30, but our "start" time is 8 AM, when I plan to
arrive and set up a table for us in the Group Meeting room.
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To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in Santa Ana - 19 Nov 2016

Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:44 pm

I plan to arrive at Hometown Buffet tomorrow morning at near 8 AM.
CU there, Gary
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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - HTB in Santa Ana - 19 Nov 2016

Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:40 am

I arrived late, at 8:03, but it appeared that HTB was just unlocking their doors.
We had a great Gathering, with 12 bodies, including 3 ladies. Brian wanted to
attend, but he is working on building up his strength and ability to maneuver
with just one leg ... a substantial challenge. Hopefully he will be up to having
visitations and arranging rides to various events ... before too long. But, this
whole process has been a huge physical, mental, emotional, and psychological
shock to his system. Hopefully, we can help lead him back into the light, and
help him find some much-needed joy. Brian, we love you, and your dad has
my phone number when you are strong enough to call.

The next Gathering is the first Saturday in December, the 3rd, and we can
help with transportation, if anybody (hint, hint) needs a "lift" to get to the GC.

Sincerely, Gary
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2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
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To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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Re: SoCal LEAF & EV Gathering, Y7 - GC in COI - 3 Dec 2016

Mon Nov 21, 2016 6:55 am

The last two Gatherings of 2016:

Gathering #76a: 3 Dec 2016 at Golden Corral in City of Industry for breakfast.
Gathering #76b: 17 Dec 2016 at the HTB on 17th in Santa Ana for breakfast.

Everybody, please try and have a good Thanksgiving week.
If you need or want anything, please let me / us know.
Without the chance to give, there is less ThanksGiving.

I thank you all for your continued support.
Cheers, Gary, Nancy, and Heidi
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2011 LEAF, sold in 2015
2010 Prius, 2014 silver Tesla S
Nissan EVSE, mod to 240/120v 16A
PU: SDG&E
Solar PV: 33 x 225W -> 7 kW max AC
To Sell: X-treme 5000Li EV motorcycle

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