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Day 85 DOUBLED WR!  🌎 42 miles - Overland Scooter

Day 85 DOUBLED WR!  🌎 42 miles

Daily Summary:
11:30 AM to 2:30 PM — Stewart, BC to Meziadin Lake

Odometer:  3,326 – 3,368 miles
Average Speed: 18.2 mph
Climb: 2328 ft. — Descend:  1543 ft.
55-80° F : Sunny.

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

—  85 —

Today I DOUBLED the previous World Record for longest distance ridden on a solo upright electric scooter.

As of the end of the day today, I have ridden 1,367 miles X 2 = 2,734 miles (4,400 kilometers)!

It was another bright sunny day with the perfect temperature for scootering around.

Bear Glacier, British Columbia

I’m so thankful that God has given me this opportunity!

Benjamin Franklin once said: “If you would not be forgotten, just as soon as you are dead and rotten, then write something worth reading, or do something worth the writing. “

Perhaps these past few months I have been given the chance to do a little of both.

God knows.

I’ll find out.

Tomorrow I’m heading back into the “gap” between Meziadin Lake and Kitwanga, British Columbia.

Hopefully this time the sun will shine, the clouds will part, and the scooter battery will charge enough in a single day so that I can make it all the way from here to there without getting wet or getting eaten by mosquitoes (or other creatures).

The last time I was riding about 6 miles from Meziadin Lake it was getting late in the evening and that was the First time that I saw a Grizzly Bear on this trip.

I’m planning to leave early tomorrow morning so we’ll find out if the bears are out then, too.

Waterfalls on Highway 37A

The fish are starting to move in all the surrounding lakes and rivers.

The critters that feast on them — wolves and bears, among others — are also starting to move, too.

Even though it seems like the summer and warmer temperatures are just beginning, the wild world knows that winter is not too far distant and the lingering snow drifts and glaciers adorning the high peaks are a constant reminder of the brevity of summer.

It’s time to stock up on the calories that will make the coming frigid temperatures bearable.

For me it’s time to lose some weight, and get ready for the hot days ahead as I travel east, south, west, and then south again, and then finally east, back to Colorado.

Hopefully by the time the BC bears are hibernating, I’ll be somewhere in Mexico riding Segment 3 of the Overland Scooter Expedition.

For tomorrow, I’m just trying to make it 95 miles to Kitwanga before the sun goes down…


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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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