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

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 3:00 am
by garygid
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?

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

Posted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:54 pm
by tbleakne
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

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

Posted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:21 am
by 91040
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.

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

Posted: Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:09 pm
by tbleakne
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