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Author Topic: Hwy 9 ride, Rumble Fish lunch, Zero factory, tour 2017 April 29 *was awesome*  (Read 426 times)

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Meet at Big Basin Cafe by 10 AM for the ride, or an hour later at Rumble Fish for lunch. 

Big Basin Cafe opens at 6:30 AM, so if you come from a distance, come early and you will have literally hours to charge if you need it.  I should be there by 8, and I'll bring my 4-bike J-plug splitter rig.

After lunch, Aaron has promised us a factory tour!  (He says it may be quiet.)  Electric Terry may join (he's been boycotting Alice's, it turns out.) 

Route suggestions encouraged, here's what I've got: https://goo.gl/maps/qecc51TEUap

Some discussion also here, for those who F'book: https://www.facebook.com/events/119009498641175/

« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 04:45:34 AM by togo »
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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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Weather dependent if I can safely head out at midnight before, it works out to 4hrs travel and 5hrs charge time (at 4.7kW) to get to Big Basin Cafe.
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Weather dependent if I can safely head out at midnight before, it works out to 4hrs travel and 5hrs charge time (at 4.7kW) to get to Big Basin Cafe.

You've got the 1 brick v2 supercharger, right?  One of the first : - )   Mine should ship Monday.

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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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Yep, running a one-brick SCv2 setup. Maybe take a look at and my own or also the . It's maybe a two fizzy lemonade kind of job, less if your bike under-cowl area is easy to access.

We'll have to get y'all quick-charging types of EV bike riders out here this summer to Tahoe and do some kind of ride. I've got thoughts to do a ride beyond that to the desert but the charging situation gets a little sparse way up in the hills of the desert.
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Yep, running a one-brick SCv2 setup. Maybe take a look at and my own or also the . It's maybe a two fizzy lemonade kind of job, less if your bike under-cowl area is easy to access.

Thanks.  I guess this should go in a quickcharger v2 topic...

We'll have to get y'all quick-charging types of EV bike riders out here this summer to Tahoe and do some kind of ride. I've got thoughts to do a ride beyond that to the desert but the charging situation gets a little sparse way up in the hills of the desert.

I like the idea.

But people with 13 KWH 2016 DSRs need to be gentle with us 11.4 KWH 2014 SR owners.  I might be able to charge fast again soon, but that doesn't mean I can go 100 miles on a charge or follow you through a deep muddy mud ditch.  Keep the routes paved, and not too far from sources of food and beverage.

BTW, if you come to the Quail (May) or Laguna Seca (June), I'll show you the route that's about my limit, Brian can tell you about it.  It's scary in a car but lots of fun on a motorcycle, around the back of Nicene Marks state park.  Sneaking up on bicyclists is fun.  And the deer hardly spook.  They look up like "you're not so scary"


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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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I've been informed the date has changed. I renamed the topic accordingly.

From the facebook post for this ride:

"APR 29
Ride Hwy 9 to Scotts Valley, lunch at Rumble Fish, and Zero factory tour
Public · Hosted by "@togo
"*note date change!*..."

Which I completely missed until @anton mentioned it. Also I don't do book face, but I can update topic titles and stuff as needed just let me know.
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I've been informed the date has changed. I renamed the topic accordingly.

From the facebook post for this ride:

"APR 29
Ride Hwy 9 to Scotts Valley, lunch at Rumble Fish, and Zero factory tour
Public · Hosted by "@togo
"*note date change!*..."

Which I completely missed until @anton mentioned it. Also I don't do book face, but I can update topic titles and stuff as needed just let me know.

Oh, thank you thank you.
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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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Tomorrow!

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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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Sorry to cross-post, will there be a normal 110V plug at Zero? I've no other options with my charger (can charge at 220 if someone has an 110-220 plug adapter).
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Thanks everyone for the great company and the ride and the factory tour!
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Some 360 videos from the event ( )
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Sorry to cross-post, will there be a normal 110V plug at Zero? I've no other options with my charger (can charge at 220 if someone has an 110-220 plug adapter).

I'm sorry I didn't respond in time for the ride, I just saw your question.  Glad you made it, and cool to see your ZEV, and hear your experiences with it.  It's the first actual ZEV scooter I've seen- I was wondering if they were mythical unicorns : - )
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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.

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No worries! Would you please approve my updates to the event in FB? https://www.facebook.com/events/119009498641175/pending/
I wanted to post a link to videos and I also uploaded some photos there, but I cant share here until it's approved & posted %)
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THAT WAS SO FUN!!!!

Next time maybe we bbq/have a picknick at HQ?
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THAT WAS SO FUN!!!!

Next time maybe we bbq/have a picknick at HQ?

Let's do it! PM me for BBQ logistics. E.g. so you have a company BBQ pit?

Should we aim for zero HQ biannually? Quarterly?

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It's like flying, but with more traction.  And none of that Z-axis complexity.

Lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Diginow SCv2 changed my SR from a fun ride to primary transport.

2014 Zero SR, accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1 NiMH. 2001 Honda Helix.
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