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Author Topic: Ride to *spectate* at 2017 June 25 EV races, S. San Jose to Laguna Seca  (Read 371 times)

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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.






« Last Edit: May 19, 2017, 04:41:50 AM by togo »
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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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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 four Zero SR motors?  Luke said the acceleration is brutal. 
« Last Edit: June 10, 2017, 02:39:50 AM by togo »
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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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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.

Just a bump here.  Still on.
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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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Locations and everything the same?  Dialing this into my plan-o-meter, and then going!   I'll be traveling from Reno-Tahoe area. If anyone would like me to join up with them along the way, then make it known.
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Locations and everything the same?  Dialing this into my plan-o-meter, and then going!   I'll be traveling from Reno-Tahoe area. If anyone would like me to join up with them along the way, then make it known.

Sounds like there's going to be some charging and SCv2 consulting and breakfast starting at 8 AM, and pedals up at 10 AM sharp, or maybe before if everyone who's said they're coming are accounted for.

Count is 4 right now, and my phone number is 735-4115 in the SF area code for last-minute coordination, text preferred.  (Yes, you'll have to look up the area code, I'm not going to make it too easy for the spambots to get it.)
(Yes, you can text me while I'm riding, it'll probably come out my earbud.)

Route will be something like: https://goo.gl/maps/AvVCujwsk8S2 or https://goo.gl/maps/Gx7754zn35w

I.e. Uvas, Hecker Pass, etc., 75 miles with some great scenic roads and mountain twisties, crossing the Santa Cruz mountains at the south end.



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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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We got started late, but we got to hang out with a lot of cool e-motorcycle aficionados, mostly Zero and Hollywood Electrics, but some others too, and a lot of EV car people.  Hope you are getting better, Brian, and that you get home safely David and Shadow.

(I also learned how inaccurate SoC can be today.)
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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 I'm about 630mi travelled since 2am yesterday, and another 100mi to go once this battery cools down to take a charge. Thanks for co-ordinating the ride down there.
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Yep I'm about 630mi travelled since 2am yesterday, and another 100mi to go once this battery cools down to take a charge. Thanks for co-ordinating the ride down there.

That's an intense ride schedule! I'm glad we managed to make this work.
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I've posted some videos of bikes rounding turns to FB: https://www.facebook.com/brian.t.rice/posts/10154898656892326

And here are some Instagram favorites:


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Hollywood Electrics posted several of their photos:
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