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Author Topic: Ride to *spectate* at 2017 June 25 EV races, S. San Jose to Laguna Seca  (Read 159 times)

togo

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http://www.refuelraces.com/

THIS IS NOT A RACING EVENT.

I mean, the races are, but this announcement is about *riding together to spectate*

Looks like spectating is free!

Some of us will probably meet up in south San Jose, go from there.  I'm looking at a 100 minute avoid-freeways route by Uvas Rd., resevoirs, Hecker Pass, Mt. Madonna, and some awesome roads recommended by Liza Miller.

Meet at the solar chargers at 5750 Almaden Expy, San Jose, CA 95118, https://api.plugshare.com/view/location/7989

Pedals up at 10 AM.  Come early if you need to charge up before departure.  DM me if you are interested in finding a breakfast place, since I'll definitely need an hour's charge before we go.  And also if you'd like to make route recommendations or suggest rendevous en route locations.






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Re: June 25 EV races at Laguna Seca
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2017, 08:11:26 PM »

I'll bring my 912 again and camp above turn 5 and 6 near a kids playpark ... it's just the cold winds some might not like. I won't be setting the slowest lap time for conversions this time.

On the other hand, if family comes to watch we may stay in Santa Cruz then drive out early in the morning.

Passengers in cars are allowed! So, bring your helmet, sign the event liability waivers, get a passenger wrist strap, and then ask any nice EV owner lining up if you can go for a ride during their on-track session. It's a fun experience to share.


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Re: June 25 EV races at Laguna Seca
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2017, 10:32:00 AM »



I'm going.

Any tips on doing REFUEL on a Zero?

I imagine that a Zero can get quite hot.  Do people bring fans or other ways to cool the motor, battery and controller down?
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Re: June 25 EV races at Laguna Seca
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2017, 04:44:49 AM »

I'll bring my 912 again and camp above turn 5 and 6 near a kids playpark ... it's just the cold winds some might not like. I won't be setting the slowest lap time for conversions this time.

On the other hand, if family comes to watch we may stay in Santa Cruz then drive out early in the morning.

Passengers in cars are allowed! So, bring your helmet, sign the event liability waivers, get a passenger wrist strap, and then ask any nice EV owner lining up if you can go for a ride during their on-track session. It's a fun experience to share.


Micah

Oh, is this the Porsche retrofitted to have a Zero SR motor for each wheel?  I heard the acceleration is brutal.  And that if you parallel more battery packs it could be even more, that you are nowhere near maxing out what those motors can do.  EV Awesome.

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2014 Zero SR, highly accessorized. 2008 Vectrix VX-1, for sale, stock, very reliable.  I lost my faith in Zero with my 2011 S, but regained it with my 2014 SR.  Also, a 2001 Honda Helix, black, kept for sentimental reasons.
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