This is The Plan, so far:
a work in progress and very Subject To Change — change of weather, change of direction, change of habit, change of heart, change of mind, etcetera, etcetera, etcetera.
(see The King and I movie, not my blog.)
You can follow us on our day-by-day Journey Blog as we document the Expedition’s events, progress, current location, mileage, weather, temperature, charging/battery performance, and much, much more in an easy to read daily journal.
April 8, 2020 — 12 miles. 65-pound loaded trailer test.
April 15 — Replace OEM 6.33 amp fuses with 8amp slow blow fuses, and lengthen right-side deck lighting wire and replace and re-solder rear charging port because bad OEM wire placement broke connector.
April 20 — Received HALF of my order for replacement rotors (5 rotors NOT 10). Also, Ali Express vendor sent 2.7mm thick rotors and NOT OEM 3mm rotors. I requested a partial refund from Ali Express.
April 21 — Test solar panel and solar concentrator with MPPT controller. No clouds = 7.2 amps at 18 volts = 126 watts to MPPT controller. Charges at ~1v per hour from one controller. Controllers set to 82v maximum and DO taper off as battery approaches this level.
April 22 — 27 miles. 43-pound trailer test and Windsor, Colorado 3rd Street EV Charging Station. First use of a 220-volt Electric Vehicle Charging Station.
April 23 — Replace OEM rear scooter bushings with 100% density black bushings from Leet3D.
April 26, 27 — Backyard field test of Amok hammock and all camping gear.
April 28 — Final test with fully loaded trailer and fully loaded backpack.
May 1, 2022 — Cold + Rain delay
May 2 — Rain and Cold weather battery test with fully loaded trailer and backpack.
May 3 — Second cold weather battery test with fully loaded trailer and backpack.
May 5 — Begin The Overland Scooter Expedition. Starting Trip Odometer Reading: 634 miles.
May 8 –Arrive Rawlins, Wyoming. Longest day so far: 84 miles from Rock River, Wyoming to Rawlins, Wyoming. Odometer Reading: 853
May 11 — Longest Day so far on a single charge 61 miles. Jeffrey City church hostel to Riverton, Wyoming.
May 22 — Day 17, Longest Distance in a Single Day with multiple charges, 99 miles. Billings, MT to Harlowton.
May 27 — Arrive in Whitefish, Montana. Approximately 1,100 miles since Start. Change scooter brake pads.
May 31 — Arrive at USA/Canada Border. Approximately 1,200 miles since Start.
June 4, Day 31, RECORD DAY– Crawford Bay, British Columbia. Break World Record for longest distance on a solo scooter (pulling a single-wheel trailer no less!). 1,401 miles at end of the day.
July 13 — Journey Segment 1 COMPLETED! (Colorado to Alaska) Arrive at Hyder, Alaska.) View bears and glaciers.
July 18 — DOUBLED WORLD RECORD DAY for the longest distance on a solo scooter. 2,750 miles at end of day
July 30 — Arrive Prince Rupert, BC to take ferry to Vancouver Island.
August 2 — Arrive Vancouver Island.
August 18 — Arrive Victoria, BC. Ride The Glide did not want to work on scooter maintenance. Timothy West was on holiday.
October 1 — Journey Segment 2 COMPLETED! (Alaska back to Colorado).
December 25, 2022 — Christmas in Mazatlan, Mexico. WHO ?
January 5-8, 2023 —
Meet Electric Scooter Guide at CES in Las Vegas