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Day 116  🌎 57 miles - Overland Scooter

Day 116  🌎 57 miles

Daily Summary:
8 AM to 5:30 PM
Shady Firs RV Park to charge in Packwood then up to White Pass and over to charge at Silver Beach Resort store. Then camp at Hause Creek Campground.

Odometer:  4,278 – 4,335
Average Speed: 17 mph
Climb: 5771 ft. — Descend:  4200 ft.
60-75° F : Variable winds

Battery Performance:
Note:  All charging and range data after the World Record Day will be published in Excel format at a later date.

—  116 —

It’s Sunday and I was looking forward to attending church in Packwood while the scooter charged.

Unfortunately that did not happen, but I did have a couple of Firsts today.

Today was the First day I almost got hit by a motorcycle. (Yeah, Harley fans, that’s you!)

Fortunately for me the engine noise was so loud and obnoxious that I heard them coming from a mile behind me, and something told me to hug the shoulder.

There were four Hawgs screaming up Highway 12 to White Pass and riding two abreast.

The inside two were riding the white line and I was relegated to the 18″ of shoulder on the right.

When they passed me exceeding the speed limit by at least 20 mph, I felt the hot exhaust on my ankles as they passed within inches of the trailer.

I’m not sure what they were trying to prove other than they were careless and selfish, but they didn’t need to try very hard to accomplish that.

Police yourselves Harley enthusiasts! Thoughtless packs like these reflect badly on ALL OF YOU!

Today was also the First day that no one paid any attention to the scooter as it was parked in front of Mount Ranier waiting for a photo.

Mount Ranier Viewpoint Washington

Notice how the people in this shot are fully engrossed with the magnificence of the mountain and could care less about the scooter.

Mount Ranier Viewpoint Information Plaque

This is as it should be always, just as King David recognized in Psalm 8:

Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! … When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?”

I am truly thankful that He is mindful of me…


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By ScootingRich

ScootingRich has been teaching, working and volunteering in various capacities since 2007. He is currently attempting to demonstrate the viability of personal electric vehicles (PEV) for long-range travel by riding his Kaabo Wolf King GT electric scooter on a 21,000-mile adventure from Colorado, USA north to Alaska and then south to Argentina and ultimately to the shore of Antarctica. You are welcome to share in this epic journey by following us on YouTube and Patreon.

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