posted Sep 18, 2011, 11:32 AM by John Jenkins
updated Sep 26, 2011, 6:51 PM
2515.7 miles to California and back again in 28 days. This could be the title of Kingfish's 27 page thread on the ES. Part build log, part trip planner, and part picture diary, it's a good read for anyone interested in doing a long distance bike trip. Especially someone doing a long distance bike trip from Seattle to San Francisco on a trailer pulling, 2wd electric bike. Kingfish's rig
Kingfish's trip (actual route shown in red) started in the "emerald city" of Seattle
He went through heartlands |Through forests |
| |Up mountains |and climbed into the caldera of the largest shield volcano in the lower 48th |
Sometimes he was all alone for hours
Of course he also met up with as many ebikers as possible
Stingray17, Snowranger, Chroot, Kingfish, and Greenmachine. Greenmachine's 0-30mph in 1 second trike in forefround.
Kingfish, Lyen, and Fetcher.
Snowranger and his BMC powered xtracycle.
Then he rode the ferry, and he was home.
Bike prior to fairing and RWD.
Love the look of the fairing!
A CA for each controller
Trailer with out fairing
|Ready to roll! |
- Farthest single distance in one day: 186.6 miles between Pioneer and Fresno
- Farthest distance on a single charge: 165.3 miles between San Rafael and Fort Bragg
- Fastest Speed: 44.0 mph bombing down Hwy 88 towards Pioneer. Average Max-Speed was 40.4 mph!
- Average Speed: Fastest = 29.4 mph between Johnsville and Pioneer. Slowest = 23.8 mph between San Rafael and Fort Bragg. Overall = 26.2 mph.
- Highest Pass climbed:
Tied at > 8600 feet; Hwy 89 over Mount Lassen National Park going to
Greenville & Hwy 88 over Kit Carson Pass going to Pioneer
- Best Brewery: I thought the Park Chalet in San Francisco had the most memorable beer cos I wuz enjoying it with my ePals!
- Worst moment: The Flat Tire, bar none.
- Closest I came to running out of power:
Tied at 54.3V left on the pack; coming into Fort Bragg and again two
days later coming in to Gold beach after fighting the fierce buffeting
with the sag dropping as low as 52.7. LVC was set to 50V so I had only a
few minutes left – possibly ½ hour.