rkarl89203
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Charging Down Route 66

Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:12 pm

Hello everyone!
We are establishing this topic to chronicle our imiev trip down the entire length of Route 66.
It appears we are the first to drive the entire route in an imiev.
We just wanted to thank everyone for the comments and suggestions on our previous "get your kicks on route 66" thread.
We will be concentrating on the technical aspects of charging as well as any unexpected problems
Or unusual imiev aspects of the trip.
Please let us know what you think....Please send us any suggestions and comments. We are hoping to meet some of our fellow imiev enthusiasts on the road!
----Rick and Selinda Karl

Moderator Edit: Here is the link to their trip preparations: Get Your Kicks on Route 66

sandange
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:05 am

Thanks for sharing your adventure.
i'll be following this tread daily.
:D
Have a great adventure & a safe trip.
Puey Bluey 2014 Miev
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JoeS
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Sun Mar 12, 2017 1:05 pm

Looking forward to your account.

What type of datataking logbook do you plan on keeping?

Have a wonderful trip!
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rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:58 pm

We are going to be hard-copy logging information. Every evening we will be posting full accounts of whatever happened during the days trip. Special emphasis will be applied to regenerative braking success to extend range, and to types of (and duration of) charging. We solicit comments of all sorted and suggestions are welcome.
The one thing I haven't been able to figure out yet is how to post a picture here.
Please help!
We are leaving in 62 hours ...But who's counting? Looks like 51 degrees and rain when we leave!

Don
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:19 am

I've been here pretty much since the beginning and I've never posted a picture on my own - It's surely not as easy as it could be or as easy as it actually is on most other forums I participate in

Basically, you have to 'host' your photos on some other site designed for photographs and then link here to where your picture is hosted. Since I don't have any of my photos hosted anywhere but on my own computer, I can't post a photo here . . . . unless someone else hosts that one photo for me and gives me the link to where they have it

Maybe one day it will be easier??

Don
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rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:26 am

Thanks for the reply!
Oh well. No pictures then lol.
Perhaps at the end of each week we can put them on a photo host site...
At the end of the trip we will provide photo CDs to anyone who wants one.
Mostly they will be photos at Charging locations and in front of famous route 66 attractions. I really want a photo of our imiev at the Continental Divide!

Bunsen
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:52 am

So, what day(s) would that put you in Normal?

rkarl89203
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:00 am

Looking to be through there about the 20th. Going to stop at O'brien Mitsubishi where we bought our imiev

Bunsen
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed Mar 15, 2017 7:54 pm

We also got ours from O'Brien's. Ask them to tell you about the pizza delivery place.

ed5000
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Re: Charging Down Route 66

Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:53 pm

Good Luck! I'll be watching this thread too.
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