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Re: Mexico to Canada via Electric Highway June 12-20, 2012

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:23 am

surfingslovak wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:Here's a link to a television blurb in Seattle:


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Akamai keeps changing the location of the video in their server farm. I've uploaded it to YouTube instead:

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"Two weeks to make the trip"? Where did she get that? It was only a week by my reconning.

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Re: Mexico to Canada via Electric Highway June 12-20, 2012

Sun Jun 24, 2012 10:32 am

TonyWilliams wrote:Folks might appreciate this data:

Display Name: CITY OF SOLVANG / PUBLIC LOT #3
Start Time: 2012-06-14 04:24:17 (PDT)
End Time: 2012-06-14 11:37:33 (PDT)
Duration (Hours) Energy (kWh): 07:13:16
Energy (kWh): 23.843
GHG Savings (kg): 33.880
Address: 1556 Mission Dr, Solvang, California 93463, United States
Fees ($): 9.03

Display Name: CITY OF EUREKA / 4 C STREET #1
Start Time: 2012-06-18 00:31:45 (PDT)
End Time: 2012-06-18 08:31:25 (PDT)
Duration (Hours) Energy (kWh): 07:59:39
Energy (kWh): 24.706
GHG Savings (kg): 35.107
Address: 4 C Street, Eureka, California 95501, United States
Fees ($): 19.99
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Re: Mexico to Canada via Electric Highway June 12-20, 2012

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Re: Mexico to Canada via Electric Highway June 12-20, 2012

Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:07 am

Driving through the tree:



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Re: Mexico to Canada via Electric Highway June 12-20, 2012

Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:44 am

Springfield, Oregon to...
Halsey, Oregon to...
Portland, Oregon...

Yes, Virginia, that's one hot battery (10 temperature segments at the redline)


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Re: Mexico to Canada via Electric Highway June 12-20, 2012

Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:20 am

TonyWilliams wrote:

great video but i think you need to mention that the road conditions dont really allow a much higher speed in any kind of car especially at night. we did that drive in a Prius and ignoring stop times, we averaged under 25 mph. it was 12 hours in a car with a bunch of stops for pix but i timed most of the stops and still had 7+ hours of road time and still did less than 200 miles that day.

we hit our hotel at 10 PM. we thought it would be about 7...
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Re: Mexico to Canada via Electric Highway June 12-20, 2012

Sun Aug 26, 2012 11:54 am

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
great video but i think you need to mention that the road conditions dont really allow a much higher speed in any kind of car especially at night. we did that drive in a Prius and ignoring stop times, we averaged under 25 mph. it was 12 hours in a car with a bunch of stops for pix but i timed most of the stops and still had 7+ hours of road time and still did less than 200 miles that day.

we hit our hotel at 10 PM. we thought it would be about 7...
Good points that I didn't think of at 1am for an impromptu soliloquy. : :mrgreen:

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Re: Mexico to Canada via Electric Highway June 12-20, 2012

Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:30 pm

DaveinOlyWA wrote:
TonyWilliams wrote:

great video but i think you need to mention that the road conditions dont really allow a much higher speed in any kind of car especially at night. we did that drive in a Prius and ignoring stop times, we averaged under 25 mph. it was 12 hours in a car with a bunch of stops for pix but i timed most of the stops and still had 7+ hours of road time and still did less than 200 miles that day.

we hit our hotel at 10 PM. we thought it would be about 7...
At night, the section from Big Sur to Ragged Point might be that slow, if you were unfamiliar with the road. But this past March I drove from Monterey to San Simeon by day in something like 3.5 hours, and allowing for the frequent stops for picture taking, an extended bathroom break in Lucia (one toilet, three of us plus a couple of others ahead of us in line) and a brief wait for a convoy through a section of road work, I imagine I averaged around 45 mph for the ~95 miles. Owing to the pax. and the frequent photo ops I was taking it easy, and I hadn't driven the road (and then northbound) in over 20 years, so I don't think it's that slow outside of tourist season.
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Re: Mexico to Canada via Electric Highway June 12-20, 2012

Wed Oct 24, 2012 7:55 am

great trip. i enjoyed reading about it

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