After another terrific AirBnB experience, I headed for Denver. Little did I know that I could travel so fast that an unexpected meetup would be possible with the Hollywood Electrics guys who are preparing to race at Pikes Peak. My first few charging spots were town parks that have RV Hookups. Much like the easy-peasy charging in Ohio at service plazas, it was simple-simon to charge at parks in towns. There is no attendant to discuss anything with, and I dropped a couple of
Leaving Sioux Falls, NE for McCook, KS my first order of business was to get food for the day. Most RV parks don’t have food available so I have been buying a cold cut sub and this will be my 3rd day eating one for breakfast & lunch. Ah the glamorous life of an adventurer. Upon crossing the state line into Iowa I stopped by a gas station and had a fun conversation with the guys who were eating breakfast there. You never know who will get to hear about riding cross country o
Minneapolis to Sioux City started off a bit wet, but became a beautiful day to ride through 3 big plains states. Hit some weather leaving Minneapolis, but otherwise it was a lovely cool day to ride through the midwestern plains of the US. The wind really has a significant impact on my range today. In the morning I traveled against the wins, so I ended up riding behind trucks quite a bit so they would block the wind. This causes quite a bit of turbulence that I have to ride
Chicago to Minneapolis was a long beautiful day of riding filled with a few challenges, of course. Leaving Chicago I thought there would be no traffic since I would leave North Chicago heading North. Wrong. Apparently there is well known reverse-commuter traffic heading to Midway Airport. Oy! However, I’m on a motorcycle so I sliced through the traffic by safely lane-filtering. Lane filtering is when motorcycles travel along the dotted lines between cars that are either st
Riding from Cleveland to Chicago was frought with challenge and near-misses. The beginning of the day was easy peasy! Ohio Service Plazas have RV hookups at them, so my first 3 stops were all quick and as easy as getting gasoline. I pulled into the plaza, plugged in, grabbed food, unplugged, and was on my way. This is rather different from my normal charging stops. Typically I need to pre-plan my stops at RV Parks, call ahead to ensure they know I’ll be coming, pull into a
Day one was filled with rain, a visit from a friend, trying out a brand new supercharger, and going into limp mode twice Normally 7am is my preferred start time, but some rain was moving along at 7:20. I decided to be a gentleman, and let it go first. Once it stopped drizzling, I hit the road on my 2014 Zero SR with a lightning paint job at 7:30 headed for Seattle, via Cleveland. My first stop was about 75 miles away at the Pocono Vacation Park at 8:45 where they have 50 Am
How to gear up for an epic road trip using an electric motorcycle. Everything in this video is available publicly and you can buy it now! Check out my bike, charging system, and protective clothes as I embark on a trip to the four corners of the USA!
Found a person going to church who has a NEMA 14-50 plug in his garage and sweet talked him into letting me test my rig with it. This is make-or-break for me since my first 480 mile day requires a lot of charging via RV Campgrounds.