rkarl89203
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Trip is over.

Sat May 20, 2017 3:56 pm

I am home.
67 days.
5894 miles.
All of Route 66. And sidetrips.
No breakdowns.

This is an amazing car.
This is a tired driver.

Phximiev
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Re: Trip is over.

Sat May 20, 2017 3:59 pm

rkarl89203 wrote:I am home.
67 days.
5894 miles.
All of Route 66. And sidetrips.
No breakdowns.

This is an amazing car.
This is a tired driver.


Congratulations! Nothing more need be said! Well, maybe not?
2012 iMIEV ES
2014 Chevy Volt

sandange
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Re: Trip is over.

Sat May 20, 2017 4:37 pm

:D :D :D
Congratulations , Great achievement,
I enjoyed following your posts through out the trip
Something to tell your grand kids.

& Yes you are absolutely right it is a great little car

Hope you enjoys well deserved rest
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
76,400 miles, 123,000 km
Previous EVs
Blackie - 2012 ES Miev 2 years - 67,000 km / (41,630 miles)
Total Electric miles driven
118,000, (190,000 km)

JoeS
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Re: Trip is over.

Sat May 20, 2017 5:10 pm

Fantastic achievement and a tribute to your patience and tenacity!

Yeah, we all knew our great little car would make it with no problems, and delighted you didn't even get a flat tire.8-)
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Re: Trip is over.

Sat May 20, 2017 5:41 pm

Congratulations!! Who says the I-MiEV can't do trips? Glad you made it both there and back with little issue. Certainly a trip for the record book.
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rkarl89203
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Re: Trip is over.

Sat May 20, 2017 7:54 pm

Yep.
No tows, no flats.
Just a great car.
It was a great summer.
Now its 53 degrees here.
Say what?

JoeS
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sun May 21, 2017 8:06 am

Rick had started a new thread to celebrate his successful completion of the Route 66 round-trip. Being concerned that the two threads would separate over time, I've merged the two.

Rick's last day's mileage was 137 miles (per PM to me).

The longest single-day's distance was 186 miles.

Trip Data Spreadsheet final update. I added the reference to this thread in that spreadsheet and, Rick, if you'd like anything else added please let me know.

Once again, a successful trip testifying to Rick's perseverance and the i-MiEV's capabilities, while happily avoiding all the tornados, hailstorms, and flooding so so much in the news over the last couple of months in some of the areas covered by this trip.
EVs: 2 Wht/Blu SE Prem., '13 Tesla MS85, 3 156v CorbinSparrows (2 Li-ion), 24v EcoScoot(LiFePO4)
EV Conv: 156v '86 Ram PU, 144v '65 Saab 96
Hybrids: 48v1kW bike
ICE: '88 Isuzu Trooper. Mothballed: '67 Saab (orig.owner), '76 MBZ L206D RHD RV

Don
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sun May 21, 2017 8:36 am

Wondering if Rick kept some sort of spreadsheet of the total costs of the trip? Hotel/motels, charging, meals etc?

Don
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rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sun May 21, 2017 8:45 am

A general accounting of the costs associated with the trip...to include charging costs, will be forthcoming.
As will a combination video/photo disk.
When the full analysis is done (in less than 2 weeks) i will gladly provide the info and accompanying disks to anyone who may request it. Keep in mind i have been back less than 24 hours so i have several other items i need to accomplish. It will come, soon.

rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Tue May 30, 2017 7:11 pm

Working on the final analysis.
Funny thing happened yesterday.
Old fellow told me "you just cant go far in that."
Told him about the 5,894 miles.
Priceless!

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