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benswing

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2017 East Coast Road Trip!
« on: August 13, 2017, 11:59:10 PM »

It's summertime which means I am on the road riding my 2016 Zero SR all over the place.  After completing riding through the lower 48 I am taking a nice short ride from Maine to Florida this year.  I'm currently on the Blue Ridge Parkway heading to Blacksburg VA for the night before continuing down to Asheville.

Follow my adventures on Facebook by searching for Ben Rich - Electric Biker or wait for the videos to come out on YouTube under my username benswing.  (FYI, I also teach and perform swing dancing.)

Cheers!
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First to 48 states all electric!
 - Long Range Electric Biker - https://www.facebook.com/BenRidesElectric/
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 - Crossed the USA in 2013 on a 2012 Zero S with the Ride the Future Tour, see the movie at https://vimeo.com/169002549

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Re: 2017 East Coast Road Trip!
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2017, 02:14:20 AM »

Sounds like you've already passed through my neck of the woods.  Safe travels!
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Re: 2017 East Coast Road Trip!
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2017, 02:14:42 AM »

Hopefully I'll be able to catch you on your return through Maryland and maybe ride with you for a few miles, or at least hang out a bit while charging.

(I met you last year at the chargepoint in White Marsh, yellow Brammo)

Safe travels to you.
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Re: 2017 East Coast Road Trip!
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 04:18:38 AM »

My plan in general terms:
Aug 11 - Ride from Montclair, NJ to Washington, DC
Aug 12 - Visit friends in DC
Aug 13 - Ride Skyline Drive & BRP to Blacksburg, VA
Aug 14 - Ride BRP to Asheville, NC
Aug 15 - Ride Tail of the Dragon!
Aug 16 - Ride to Jekyll Island
Aug 17 - Ride to Titusville, FL
Aug 18, 19 - Visit family in Titusville, FL
Aug 20 - Ride to Charleston, SC
Aug 21 - Watch Total Solar Eclipse, ride to Raleigh, NC
Aug 22 - Ride from Raleigh, NC to Washington DC
Aug 23 - Ride from Washington, DC to Montclair.

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First to 48 states all electric!
 - Long Range Electric Biker - https://www.facebook.com/BenRidesElectric/
 - Video/photo/articles about 4 corners tour: http://www.benswing.com
 - Crossed the USA in 2013 on a 2012 Zero S with the Ride the Future Tour, see the movie at https://vimeo.com/169002549

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Re: 2017 East Coast Road Trip!
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 05:54:23 AM »

while I like your plan, I have to warn you... if you're intending to get a hotel room in Charleston on the 20th or 21st, its almost impossible, and the traffic here is expected to be gridlocked.
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Re: 2017 East Coast Road Trip!
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 06:34:47 AM »

Moved topic " 2017 East Coast Road Trip!" to /events
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Re: 2017 East Coast Road Trip!
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 07:18:52 AM »

Looks like a great ride! Hope the traffic and weather around eclipse-time isn't too bad. If you make up to Boston later, hit me up... we can go riding to one of the swing dances in town. I would say we should meet up at Frim Fram, but until I get some more charging and batteries installed, New York is a bit far for my FXS.
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2017 East Coast Road Trip!
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2017, 04:04:23 AM »

Ashvetatu, it would be fun to see you again.  I'll probably charge at Whitemarsh around noon on Wednesday August 23rd.

MrDude_1: I'm staying with a friend in Charleston the night before. I plan to go to Santee in the morning to get a good spot for the eclipse and then try to escape as quickly as possible.
rcavetroll: I can't believe there is another electric motorcycle riding swing dancer! I won't be up in New England again this summer but it would be fun to meet up. Let me know when you are in New York city

Here are some photos from today's ride at the tail of the Dragon.

The supercharger V2 is working great, ever since Burton helped me find a loose connection. Charging above 10 kW is awesome!




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 - Long Range Electric Biker - https://www.facebook.com/BenRidesElectric/
 - Video/photo/articles about 4 corners tour: http://www.benswing.com
 - Crossed the USA in 2013 on a 2012 Zero S with the Ride the Future Tour, see the movie at https://vimeo.com/169002549

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Re: 2017 East Coast Road Trip!
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2017, 08:22:05 AM »

MrDude_1: I'm staying with a friend in Charleston the night before. I plan to go to Santee in the morning to get a good spot for the eclipse and then try to escape as quickly as possible.

Cool. Leave early. lol.
If you get stuck downtown Charleston, let me know. I'll be down there at work all day (we have a rooftop patio)
Also if you need to use the visitor center garage chargers, they're usually taken by the EV guys at my work (they rotate them around) so they're always taken, but we can squeeze you in place if you need it.
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