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BC2BC Return Trip

Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:13 pm

This thread tracks the RETURN trip for Tony's LEAF logged here: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8879" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And the LiveSpot Tracker for the return is here: http://share.findmespot.com/shared/face ... iZcolEOxBp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This thread's next 4 posts are "reserved" for the drivers/members that are doing the return trip (see below). Each of the respective posts should be frequently edited (updated) by the respective driver as he/she sees fit.

As you can tell by Tony's thread referred to above, the northbound journey was completed as planned. After Tony reached Canada and returned to Seattle, his LEAF was be handed over to

GaslessInSeattle - Seattle to Portland Trip Report: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=9323" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
LEAFer - Portland to Davis Trip Report: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... 0&start=50" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Phoenix - (or Ingineer) Davis to BayArea [Phoenix shuttled KeiJidosha to Ingineer's who drove him to Davis.]
Keijidosha - BayArea to San Diego [KeiJidosha ended up being Driver #3, Davis to SanDiego.]

GO TONY ( & daughter ) ! And Bear Lee Able :)
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:43 pm

Here's my initial plan For Sunday June 24th:
From Shoreline Home
Depart: 6:30 AM Shoreline, (100% charge, 75.3 miles to Tumwater)
Arrive: 8:50 AM -6131 Capital BLVD west, Tumwater 98501 (charge to no more than 80%)
Depart: 9:30 AM (23 miles to Centralia)
Centralia
Arive:10:10 AM – 817 Harrison AVE, Centralia, WA 98531 (charge to 100%)
Depart: 11:25 AM (71 miles to Ridgefield, WA)
Ridgefield
Arrive:12:45 PM-6379 N 1st circle, Ridgefield WA 98642, charge to no more than 80%.
Depart: 1:30 PM ( drive 24 miles to portland)
Portland
Arrive: 2:00 PM Electric Avenue (SW Montgomery St. and Broadway Ave. Portland, Oregon), Charge to 100%
Drop off 3:10 PM -800 NW Sixth Avenue; Union Station; Portland, OR 97209

Here's the stats for Tony's car down to Portland and John's car back:

Shoreline/Seattle WA to Portland OR and return

----------time--Amb.t._--t.bars--S.Bars-GOM-Gids-QC SOC---QC kWh-trip odo-MPK
Home start-6:54a--64------5-----12----91---279--------------------0------0
Tumwater
----Arrival-8:23a--51------5-----1-----8-----51-------------------75.6----4.2
DCQC start-8:23a--51------5-----1-----8-----51----21%------------75.6----4.2
-DCQC end-8:52a--51------6-----9-----68----224---89%----15.13
--Departure-8:54a-51------6-----9-----68----224--------------------0
Centralia
-----------time- Amb. t.- t.bars- S.Bars-GOM-Gids-QC SOC- QC kWh-trip odo-MPK
----Arrival-9:27a--50------6------5----37--139------------------23.6---3.5
DCQC start-9:27a--50------6------5----37--139----?-----------------------
-DCQC end-10:23--50------6-----12----85--269---98% ---11.63
-Departure -10:26--50------6-----12----85--269--------------------0
Ridgefield
-----------time- Amb. t.- t.bars- S.Bars-GOM-Gids-QC SOC- QC kWh-trip odo-MPK
----Arrival-11:44---61-----6------1-----9---64-------------------69.4--3.8
DCQC start-11:44---61-----6------1-----9---64---20%
DCQC-end-12:15---61-----7-----10-----65--234--90%-----16.55
-Departure-12:17---61-----7-----10-----65--234--------------------0
Portland Electric AVE.
-----------time- Amb. t.- t.bars- S.Bars-GOM-Gids-QC SOC- QC kWh-trip odo-MPK
----Arrival-1:20----64-----7-----7-----685--200-----------------25.2---4.2
DCQC start-1:20----64-----7-----7-----685--200--65%
DCQC end--2:04----64-----7-----12----915--266---?
Departure--2:04----64-----7-----12-----915--266--------------------0

Switched to John’s car:
Portland Union station
-----------time- Amb. t.- t.bars- S.Bars-GOM-Gids-QC SOC- QC kWh-trip odo-MPK
Departure---3:43---66-----5-----11-----93

Ridgefield
-----------time- Amb. t.- t.bars- S.Bars-GOM-Gids-QC SOC- QC kWh-trip odo-MPK
----Arrival-4:09---68-----5------8-----60--------------------------21.4--4
DCQC start-4:24---68-----5------8-----60-----------68%
DCQC end--5:14---63-----6-----11-----88-----------98%---6.65
Departure--5:18---63-----6-----11-----88--------------------------0

Centralia
-----------time- Amb. t.- t.bars- S.Bars-GOM-Gids-QC SOC- QC kWh-trip odo-MPK
----Arrival-6:34---62------6------1-----11------------------------68.9--4.4
DCQC start-6:34---62------6------1-----11
DCQC end--7:00---62------6------9-----75-----------89%---14.31
Departure--7:04---62------6------9----- 75--------------------------0
Tumwater
-----------time- Amb. t.- t.bars- S.Bars-GOM-Gids-QC SOC- QC kWh-trip odo-MPK
----Arrival-7:28---62------6------7-----54------------------------20.7--4.3
DCQC start-7:28---62------6------7-----54
DCQC end--8:14---62------6-----12-----94---------100---8.29
Departure--8:15---62------6-----12-----94-------------------------0
SeattleBlink
-----------time- Amb. t.- t.bars- S.Bars-GOM-Gids-QC SOC- QC kWh-trip odo-MPK
----Arrival--9:30---62------6------2----13------------------------65.3-4.3
DCQC start--9:30---62------6------2----13---------28%
DCQC end--9:52----62------7------8----65---------79(blinks don’t show kW’s)
Departure--9:52----62------7------8----65-----------------------0
Home
-----------time- Amb. t.- t.bars- S.Bars-GOM-Gids-QC SOC- QC kWh-trip odo-MPK
----Arrival--10:11--62------7------6---41------------------------11.5--2.9
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:48 pm

Portland, OR to Sacramento, CA == Drive Plan, Driver #2 (LEAFer)

Sunday, June 24

On or about midnite Saturday planning on taking the Coast Starlight Amtrak from Sacramento to Portland, with scheduled arrival Sunday 15:40.

Oregon, USA: Portland to Oakland

( Note: Not necessary to stop at EACH Oregon QC; however, they are listed for contingency purposes, as well as method to keep Battery Temperature lower. Plan to use QC charge from approx. 25% to 60%, except Ashland. I am considering skipping stations not needed until predicted SOC falls to below 40% SOC. However, I will stop per the below schedule in any case, for reasons of predictability. )

( All ARRIVAL and DEPARTURE times are ESTIMATES and conservative with built-in buffer ( slack time, if needed ). Departure from Portland is highly dependent on delays of Amtrak. If I am late arriving, unless excessively so, or unless forced by charging time needed, I will attempt to depart as scheduled. )

----- Portland, Oregon -- Amtrak Union Station – { Dep 16:00 }
800 NW 6th Ave; receive fully charged LEAF from Driver #1
33 – Woodburn Walmart, 3002 Stacey Allison Way [L2 – Alternate only]
18 – Salem [L2 – Nissan Dealer] {Arr 17:00; Dep 18:00}
Power Nissan of Salem; 2908 MARKET STREET NE; SALEM, OR 97301; Phone: (503) 581-3849
( Confirmed by phone call: L2 available 24/7, no gates, front of Sales/Showroom, ok for anyone (?LEAF) to use. )
( Sunday Showroom Hours: 10a – 7p )
41 - 33180 Hwy 228, Halsey, OR 97348 [AV-DC] { Arr 18:45; Dep 19:15 }
22 - 840 Beltline Road, Springfield, OR 97477 [AV-DC] { Arr 19:45; Dep 20:00 }
22 - 1590 Gateway Blvd., Cottage Grove, OR 97424 [AV-DC] { Arr 20:20; Dep 20:40 }
27 - 621 John Long Road, Oakland, OR 97462 [AV-L2 overnight] { Arr 21:10 }

----- Motel 6, 621 John Long Road, Oakland, OR 97462 [*Reserved]

Total : 163 miles


Monday, June 25

Oregon & California, USA: Oakland, OR to Redding, CA

----- Oakland, OR 97462 Motel 6 { Dep 07:00 }

25 - 227 Garden Valley Blvd., Roseburg, OR 97470 [AV-DC] { Arr 07:30 Dep 07:45 }
27 - 130 Creekside Rd., Canyonville, OR 97417 [AV-DC] { Arr 08:20 Dep 08:40 }
24 - 100 Front St., Wolf Creek, OR 97497 [AV-DC] { Arr 09:10 Dep 09:30 }
19 - 1995 NW Vine St., Grants Pass, OR 97526 [AV-DC] { Arr 09:55 Dep 10:10 }
26 - 1510 E Pine St., Central Point, OR 97502 [AV-DC] { Arr 10:40 Dep 11:00 }
19 - 2371 Ashland St., Ashland, OR 97520 [AV-DC] { Arr 11:20 Dep 12:20 }
38 - 1804 Fort Jones Rd., Yreka, California 96097 (Comfort Inn) [Tesla/14-50 208V] { Arr 13:20 Dep 16:00 }
[ Early Alternate: 29 - 1800 Black Butte Drive, Weed, CA (RV Park) [14-50 240V] { Arr 16:45 Dep 19:45 } ]
46 - RailRoadPark RV; 100 Railroad Park Road, Dunsmuir, CA 96025[14-50 240V] { Arr 17:00 Dep 20:00 (hope to leave 19:00 ;-) }

47 - 3400 Shasta Gateway Drive Shasta Lake, CA 96019 (EV4UNOW.com) [6-50 208V] { Arr 21:00 (20:00?) }
[ Late alternate: 69 - CROWN Nissan; 300 E Cypress Ave, Redding, CA 96002 [AV-L2] ]

Overnight: [Motel 6 nearby]

Total : 276 miles

[NOTE: the 163 / 276 miles Sunday/Monday could be shifted either northerly or southerly with appropriate lodging if possible, depending on delayed start due to Amtrak, etc.]
[In the alternative, Yreka Comfort Inn can be used, or – at the risk of too many QCs on Monday – postpone start to Monday in Portland and overnight in Ashland. Everything to avoid nighttime over Mt. Shasta area.]

Tuesday, June 26

California, USA: Redding to Sacramento

( Times are approx. Taking backroads. Some locations are 208V. Will need to conserve battery and delays may be incurred. )

--- Shasta Lake, CA { Dep 07:00 }
69 - 900 Newville Road, Orland, California 95963 (Berry Batch Restaurant) [Tesla/14-50] { Arr 08:30 Dep 13:00 }
84 - County Road 102 & Maxwell Ave, Woodland, CA 95776 { Arr 15:00 Dep 20:00}
45 – Galt, CA { Arr 21:00 }

Total: 198 miles


Thursday, June 28
Home
Davis (EAA Meeting 16:15- 18:30): Handoff to Driver #3
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:30 pm

Reserved:
June 28th: Pick up Driver #4 and carpool up to Davis for EAA meeting.
Pick up Tony's car and caravan back from Davis to San Francisco Area.
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:21 am

RESERVED
Arrive Oakland Airport. Carpool to Davis or BART to San Francisco, Pickup BC2BC, San Francisco 28/29, Salinas 30, REFUEL July 1, Head south July 2nd, Return to Poway <address> on <date> keys and contents to <person> flexible.
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:15 pm

Wow! What a huge commitment on the part of KeiJidosha.

If his plans fall through or he wants to change airports, I can offer to help a bit (I live in south San Jose) for a full charge's worth or so as it'd give me an extended test drive. But, I'd need either ride back to the pickup point or my house. I should be able to L2 charge via the dryer outlet at home and Tony's upgraded EVSE.

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Sun Jun 17, 2012 12:32 pm

KeiJidosha wrote:RESERVED
Arrive Oakland Airport. Carpool to Davis or BART to San Francisco, Pickup BC2BC, San Francisco 28/29, Salinas 30, REFUEL July 1, Head south July 2nd, Return to Poway <address> on <date> keys and contents to <person> flexible.
Let us know your plans for the SF Bay Area. We can get another turn out of BayLEAFs to greet/escort you through our maze of non-functional DCQC's. And, yes, there are lots of private L2's available here at the South end of the Bay, which can be available to you if you need them.
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Sun Jun 17, 2012 10:15 pm

gascant wrote:
KeiJidosha wrote:RESERVED
Arrive Oakland Airport. Carpool to Davis or BART to San Francisco, Pickup BC2BC, San Francisco 28/29, Salinas 30, REFUEL July 1, Head south July 2nd, Return to Poway <address> on <date> keys and contents to <person> flexible.
Let us know your plans for the SF Bay Area. We can get another turn out of BayLEAFs to greet/escort you through our maze of non-functional DCQC's. And, yes, there are lots of private L2's available here at the South end of the Bay, which can be available to you if you need them.
Schedule has some flex in case BC2BC is delayed coming south. I have family in the Cow Hollow area I’m planning to visit with Friday. I plan to drive from ~Crissy Field to Laguna Seca on Saturday. I need ~3 hours L2 charge somewhere south of SF to get to the track. Always happy to meet up with other EV drivers as time flies. 7-8am departure should put me in San Jose around 9am. Concern is a location that would support charging for multiple cars. When I came up for the Nissan Engineering Team Visit Dec. 3rd, I found most of the Silicon Valley sites were employee only, so need permission to charge. Would enjoy a QC if available/functional. Or SC Water District should not be crowded on Saturday AM, and is half way.

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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 18, 2012 7:52 am

I updated Post #3 (Driver #2). The plan is still flexible, and I have several alternates. On big issue is how many QCs to do to not adversely affect battery; the other issue is to avoid crossing Ashland-to-Redding at night. I want to be doing that in daylight. Since I don't get to Portland until late afternoon ... need to figure out how to split the use of the QCs over Sunday/Monday.

So -- in part -- I am waiting on Tony's experience with the AV-DC stations in Oregon on his way north

In the meantime, who reading here lives around the Oregon (and for Tony's benefit, the WA) AV-DC stations ? Any interest in meeting up with us and/or at the same time confirming they are operational and/or reserving them for us immediately prior to our arrival(s) ?

Any suggestions for RV parks in the Yreka / Weed / Mt. Shasta area ? ( Yes, I've looked them up ... but wondering if you have any personal favorites or reports of recent experience and their friendliness towards EVs ? )

( Side note: I have never been north of Redding. )

Thanks again to edatoakrun for this excellent post: http://www.mynissanleaf.com/viewtopic.p ... &start=181" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: BC2BC Return Trip

Mon Jun 18, 2012 8:31 am

LEAFer wrote: ..Any suggestions for RV parks in the Yreka / Weed / Mt. Shasta area ? ( Yes, I've looked them up ... but wondering if you have any personal favorites or reports of recent experience and their friendliness towards EVs ? )...
Looks like I probably won't make that drive North, before you are on the way South. My previous rather pessimistic post, BTW, was based on a particularly frustrating experience on I-5. You might make over 4 m/kWh driving south, without any drama.

I probably won't have any more info before you get there. I'm still waiting (have been for a few weeks now) for my fob for the Oregon/Washington DCs.

Check Recargo for points South of Shasta Lake. I've posted all I'm aware of there, and have not even called RV parks North of Castella.

Railroad park said charging is OK, $10 total fee (includes the 5$ day use fee for the park) but You may want to charge north of there anyway.

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When Your schedule firms up, I'll be in touch.

I will probably be able to meet you in the Redding area, if you are L2-ing there during the day, and may be able to help you make better use of your wait time, if you have no other plans.
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