2016 ElMoto 4Corners - Fairfax, VA to Montclair, NJ

The final leg of my 8640 mile journey on an electric motorcycle! After 50 days on the road, and averaging 400+ miles per day of riding, I finally made it back home. The day started like any other, waking up at 6:30 to leave by 7am. Rode from Fairfax to White Marsh Park-n-Ride just north of Baltimore in morning traffic. The traffic means that it took a few extra minutes, but extended my range! Met up with a Brammo rider at my first charging stop just North of Baltimore and we had a nice chat while charging. It's always fun to hang out with someone while charging. Normally at that location I go to a local restaurant, and once I went to the movies! Then I headed up I-95 to the Delaware res

2016 ElMoto 4Corners - Blacksburg, VA to Fairfax, VA

On the 100th anniversary of our National Parks it is only fitting that the culminating ride of my summer-long journey is on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. It was an incredible day of riding filled with adventure and natural beauty! I began the day in Blacksburg, VA (near Virginia Tech) and rode to Roanoke, VA through some fog to charge up at the Wasena Tap House. The views were mystical as the fog rolled over and around the mountains. At the tap house, there was a special card they had at the bar to unlock the charger. I called the toll free number, but it wasn't useful at all because nobody was working at that time (8am on Saturday). Fortunately, Adam the bartender, appeared

2016 ElMoto 4Corners - Asheville, NC to Blacksburg, VA

Riding on the Blue Ridge Parkway is always a highlight of my cross country journeys. The fog and rain on this leg didn't detract from the mysterious beauty of the Appalachian mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. Starting out in Asheville, I headed to the house of someone who listed their charger on Plugshare and made my way to their lovely home in the woods. After winding my way down a dirt road that had some seriously deep washouts, I made it to the house for one more challenge. The housing for the outlet was not designed for my plug, which has the cord going straight down. Fortunately, I'm strong and shoved it in far enough to work. With the cooler weather than the past few days (

2016 ElMoto 4Corners - Moultrie, GA to Asheville, NC

Georgia car dealers are the best! Today was a day filled with charging stations at car dealerships and my day couldn't have gone better! Charging at a car dealership is always an adventure because you never know how friendly, or not, they will be. But in Georgia, rest assured that you are not only allowed to charge, but welcomed with open arms! My first stop was at Tennyson Nissan in Tifton, GA. I plugged in behind the dealership, next to the service entrance, and went into the waiting area to check some email. Within minutes several employees approached me with a bit smile asking about the electric motorcycle outside! I was wearing my leather jacket in the cool air conditioning, so the

2016 ElMoto 4Corners - Titusville, FL to Moultrie, GA

After an eventful weeklong vacation with my girlfriend and family, it was time to finally head North toward home. It will still be a few days before I get home, but knowing I am headed in that direction feels good. The morning felt nice and cool as I headed toward Field's BMW, a friendly and familiar charging spot. The sales floor wasn't open yet, but service was, so I made myself comfortable in the waiting area while my motorcycle charged up. By the time it finished charging the temperature had soared from the 70's to 90 degrees. Next I stopped at a Nissan dealership just south of Jacksonville, and I found them to be very friendly. Particularly Ryan who met me in the parking lot and off

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