rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:11 pm

Day 22 was great! We explored Tucumcari, had a great Breakfast at "Kix on 66." then we drove the old alignment through Montoya, Newkirk and Cuervo. Nothing going on in Montoya, an open gas station with unfriendly proprietors at Newkirk(but no restrooms) an "open" gas station in
Cuervo with gas pumps. Restrooms for
$2.00 a person, but no one around anywhere even with an open door.
Weird. Lots of fotos in these towns.
Came in to santa rosa and decided to stay the night. Awesome food at "Silver Moon." charging L1 at our hotel after laughing at an RV park owner who wanted to charge us $38 for a 2 hour charge. Updated plugshare to reflect that. Today WAS a really fun day though! We drove 64 miles today.

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sat Apr 08, 2017 8:02 am

Rick, great that you're able to get L1 during your overnight stays - best use of our time is to charge while sleeping. :mrgreen: If I might suggest in your PlugShare posts regarding costs, instead of saying "50A" (which could be construed as 50*240=12,000W), simply note that the i-MiEV consumes only 3.1kW on 240vac.
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rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sat Apr 08, 2017 9:24 am

Thanks Joe...
Btw we are at the Flying C Ranch 37 miles east of Moriarty NM.
We left our hotel in Santa Rosa with all bars and 71 RR.
In 42 miles with a howling headwind we consumed 63 miles RR. The fact that its pretty much all uphill probably didnt help either.
Yikes

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:15 pm

This is about the best wind forecast I have been able to find for winds at least 48 hours into the future. Plus you can simply use the "change station option" on the page to move along to other reporting points along your route. We can't change the winds but it is nice to know what to expect!
This station is for Edgewood, NM which is in your near future:
https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/fi ... KNMEDGEW21

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rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:22 pm

Thanks for the link!
Assuming we make it to Moriarty tonite
We should be in ABQ sometime after about 3pm tomorrow. We will call you
Tonite. Thanks again!

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sun Apr 09, 2017 9:06 am

Day 23 was fun but windy. Battling 45mph headwinds we used up most of our charge getting to the Flying C ranch north of Encino NM. We had 71 RR in Santa Rosa and arrived with 8 RR. Yikes.
The folks at Bowlin/Flying C ranch were so nice. They hooked us up to a NEMA 14-50 outlet and we charged for 6 hours. Left and got to Clines Corners.
Did some top up L1 charging there. Very nice people. $5.
Drove to Moriarty NM. Note: we left Clines Corners with 16 extra miles RR to our next destination. Arrived at Sunset Motel with 36 miles extra RR.
Sunset Motel in Moriarty was awesome. even allowed us to plug in L2. Nice folks.
Bright and sunny. Windy. Met lots of nice folks. A really good day.
We drove 82miles today.

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:19 pm

Day 24 was windy.
Again.
A lot of wind.
Did some laundry in Edgewood, some exploring, some getting lost. Finally after lunch headed up the hill. Got seriously spooked when we quickly lost half our charge. Panicking, i decided to top up at an RV park we found. 1.5 hours, $20. Ouch.Got to the top of Sedillo hill. Discovered that (as my friend Tony told me, i would regen awesome amounts of charge going downhill into Albuquerque. Lesson learned. After getting seriously lost(again) we found our way to the Kirtland AFB lodge and checked in. Great place, nice people. Drove over to meet Tony and his wife Brenda at their house. Want to thank them for letting us charge L2 in their garage. He and Brenda and my wife Selinda and I spent hours talking about everything imiev and just getting to know each other.
A great experience, good new friends and overall just an awesome day!
With getting lost and generally not driving in a straight line we STILL managed to drive 64 miles.
Woohoo!

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:27 pm

Isn't staying at military lodging the best deal ever? $60 per night, no tax and the most modern, cleanest well kept motels in the world and many times at half the going rate you would pay just outside the base gate. We plan most of our trips to take advantage of staying on base whenever possible

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:14 pm

I agree Don! We also plan our trips that way.
Have never had a bad stay at a military lodge.

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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:14 pm

Um, did I lose a day?

Day 22 (7 April) you stayed in Santa Rosa, after 64 miles.

Day 23 (8 April) you struggled with a headwind and ended up in Moriarty after 82 miles.

Day 24 (9 April) you ended up in Kirtland AFB, Albuquerque, after 64 miles, although Google says it's only 35 miles from Moriarty - boy, aside from getting a little lost, taking Route 66 instead of the Interstate added lots of miles. :roll:

So, today is Monday 10 April, which is Day 25, but your late-afternoon report is for Sunday??

Now that you're getting into hilly country, perhaps you might try your hand at GPS Visualizer to get a warm fuzzy feeling about being able to get your fuel gauge back up (or, at least, your RR) on the downhills.
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