Nfuzzy
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Re: Colorado Springs to Denver

Sun Oct 26, 2014 4:10 pm

Yes, half were still down but nobody else was there. Was easy to kill time there with a walk to Einstein bros and back too.

I will try 105 next time. I don't think I have ever driven that route in all my years in CO.

So has anyone done c springs to boulder? Doable with no stops and no battery degradation?
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MikeinDenver
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Re: Colorado Springs to Denver

Sun Oct 26, 2014 5:53 pm

Nfuzzy wrote:Yes, half were still down but nobody else was there. Was easy to kill time there with a walk to Einstein bros and back too.

I will try 105 next time. I don't think I have ever driven that route in all my years in CO.

So has anyone done c springs to boulder? Doable with no stops and no battery degradation?
Depending on where you are leaving from in Co Springs I don't know that it would be possible. It is more than 100 miles depending on what route you take. Luckily there does seem to be some charging available along the way.
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Nfuzzy
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Re: Colorado Springs to Denver

Sun Oct 26, 2014 6:13 pm

Only 86 miles from where I am on the north end of town. Based on my two trips to downtown Denver the elevation change really helps but I don't know about that final push over the hill into boulder. Don't know if I will get a chance to try it before cold weather hits but worst case is a stop in Westminster or Louisville.
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MikeinDenver
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Re: Colorado Springs to Denver

Sun Oct 26, 2014 7:56 pm

Nfuzzy wrote:Only 86 miles from where I am on the north end of town. Based on my two trips to downtown Denver the elevation change really helps but I don't know about that final push over the hill into boulder. Don't know if I will get a chance to try it before cold weather hits but worst case is a stop in Westminster or Louisville.
You could put in your route from google maps to see what it looks like. http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/profile_input
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Nfuzzy
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Re: Colorado Springs to Denver

Sun Oct 26, 2014 8:23 pm

Thanks. I had seen someone post that link before but couldn't find it. That makes it look more than doable as I only have to gain back 350ft of elevation near the end of the trip.
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cgaydos
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Leaf Number: 009493025635
Location: Monument, Colorado

Re: Colorado Springs to Denver

Mon Oct 27, 2014 5:15 am

Nfuzzy wrote:Only 86 miles from where I am on the north end of town. Based on my two trips to downtown Denver the elevation change really helps but I don't know about that final push over the hill into boulder. Don't know if I will get a chance to try it before cold weather hits but worst case is a stop in Westminster or Louisville.
I drove to Boulder once from Monument last summer on a single charge, freeway all the way. Important to keep speed down, especially on the climb north of Castle Rock and again on US 36 from Denver to Louisville, and forget it on cold days. This year it's a bit easier as you can pit stop at one of the two quick chargers in downtown Denver.
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2k1Toaster
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Delivery Date: 12 Nov 2013
Leaf Number: 420903

Re: Colorado Springs to Denver

Tue Nov 04, 2014 9:50 am

Just thought I would post since this is the first time I have ever taken the Leaf outside of its range. We headed up Saturday which was a warm day for post-Halloween weather. Started at 100%. Took 51% to get to the Arapahoe Nissan dealership. The L2 charger was blocked by 2 dealer Leafs NOT charging. The QC was blocked by some lady in a giant SUV and she luckily was reversing as I was going to give up and leave. So I took the spot and charged for a few minutes to bring it back up to 90%-ish. First time using a quick charge. I accidentally hit the emergency shut-off button! But I immediately corrected that and all seemed well... It said "press button to start charging" and it was the only button lol.

Then we drove around Denver, took in a show, played some ping-pong at dinner, went to the 16th street mall area, book stores, lots of cool stuff. Stopped by the dealership at night when they were closed but all the sales reps were still putzing around inside. Plugged in and walked to the gas station next door and brought back a pop, and at that point car was up to 89% again (less than 5 minutes).

Drove back to the Springs, and got home with 25% remaining.

I took I-25 the entire way. I definitely went slower because I had no idea how it would perform. I could have gone faster on the way there, on the way back maybe...

This is of just the I-25 drive. The part in Denver I paused the tracks. And it is symmetric since it is the same route (ish) there and back.

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cgaydos
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Re: Colorado Springs to Denver

Tue Nov 04, 2014 10:38 am

2k1Toaster wrote:This is of just the I-25 drive. The part in Denver I paused the tracks. And it is symmetric since it is the same route (ish) there and back.
Thanks for posting. The elevation is showing a bit lower than actual - the summit should be about 7350.

If you were at the 16th street mall there were several L2s and one L3 in nearby parking garages that you could have used.
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2k1Toaster
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Re: Colorado Springs to Denver

Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:00 am

cgaydos wrote: Thanks for posting. The elevation is showing a bit lower than actual - the summit should be about 7350.
The positioning is a bit off. You can tell from the difference in heights even though they are the same physical route. But not bad for super tiny signals picked up from satellites miles away through the car and into my pants pocket! Power saving was on, so it is also less accurate than it could be.
cgaydos wrote: If you were at the 16th street mall there were several L2s and one L3 in nearby parking garages that you could have used.
We were actually at the Denver Performing Arts Centre for a bit too, and there was an L2 charger there. We did not park in the EV spot since I had lots o' charge left and did not want to hog the spot for 3 hours during the performance. Plugshare shows L3 and L2, but I didn't see the L3.

I knew I was going to charge on the way back so I didn't care if I ran it down to near empty within Denver itself and didn't want to rob someone else of charging opportunity when I didn't need it.

Next trip is the airport! COS to DIA
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MikeinDenver
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Re: Colorado Springs to Denver

Tue Nov 04, 2014 12:23 pm

What app is that?
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