(Yreka! ... laugh ... that was a joke
) some SLOOOOW (L2) charging so I can spend some time on (working) internet ... Arrived here in Yreka slightly ahead of schedule. Now plugged into the Tesla EVSE at Comfort Inn and using wifi at McDonalds next door.
Have seen 9 temp bars today. All details to be published by Thursday's EAA meeting in Davis. I need some time at home Wednesday to consolidate and make it presentable for forum & EAA use.
The Ashland - Yreka stretch was not as bad as anticipated, except for the construction area single lane section with 3 trucks in front of me going 31mph ( not my fault
I thought at first it was pilot error when I checked on the LEAF 25 minutes prior to departure in Oakland this morning ... it had not charged on the 80% timer last night
So I implemented plan B ... moved the car over to the QC and did it there, still able to depart as scheduled.
The LEAF specialist yesterday in Salem (Bob Lacy) earned a T-shirt ! Had a great conversation and he showed much enthusiasm. He will pass it all on to customers and potential customers. And the L2 (just to get a little extra on the long thirsty non-QC section from Portland to Halsey) slow charge allowed me to get my planned dinner in. ( Dairy Queen; that NoSalesTax thing in Oregon did take some getting used to
Rhonda (owner [correction: manager]
) at the Motel 6 also earned a T-shirt, as did a couple that met me at my first-ever QC in Halsey. He had not followed the forums for several months, but decided to do so a few days ago. Saw our "news" about the ReturnTrip ... and decided to meet me (with his wife of 26 years) in an 8,000 mile red LEAF.
: Tony had done a good job of hiding the AV-FOB (sunglas compartment). Yours was mailed from the quaint town of Wolf Creek at their small Post Office ... Debbie and another (did not catch her name) Postal Worker had heard of the trek going north on the news. Unfortunately the AV-DC is a bit of a walk and they can't leave their post for photos ... oh well. (Please acknowledge receipt when it arrives in the mail.)
Overnight: [Motel 6 nearby]
Have you arranged to use the J1772 at EV4UNOW.com?, which is usually available during business hours?
Sounds like your Redding plans are to be there as briefly as possible, and to spend that time in an unconscious state.
But if you wind up with any free time during the day, while waiting on L2 in the greater Redding area, I'll try to make it to your site.
Yes ... at EV4UNOW this evening/overnight ( GE Wattstation ... let's see what happens
). I still hope to arrive around 8pm, 9pm at worst. Sleep in a little at Motel 6 (Twin View Blvd). Could not work much on the California part of the plan last night, so I don't have the detailed Arr/Dep times yet. Breakfast tomorrow at or near Motel 6 ? Check tracker for my arrival this evening, Richard will taxi me to/from Motel 6. Dinner ? if it doesn't get too late ?
Edit: I just checked the LiveSpot and the tracker did not record Yreka, although I left it on for a while before leaving the car. I'll go check on charge status and turn it back on.