Day 17 🌎 99 miles


Daily Summary:

9:00 AM to 7:30 PM — Average Speed:  18.2 mph
Billings, Montana KOA to Harlowton, Montana.

Odometer:  1,294 – 1,393 miles
Climb: 4,272 ft. — Descend:  3,169 ft.
40-46° F : Cold, Clouds : 0-10 mph head and side winds

Battery Performance:
84v to 67.5v — 36 miles Long, steep climb out of Billings to airport. (Broadview, Danny’s Gas Station 110v outlet 2 hours @ 8 amps = 75v)

75v to 69v — 16 miles (Lavina, MT Cozy Corner gas station 110v outlet 2 hours @ 8 amps = 78.5v)

78.5v to 73v — 17 miles

(Ryegate Bar and Grill 110v outlet 1 hour @ 8 amps = 76.8v)

76.8v to 60.9v — 30.2 miles. EMPTY 1/4 mile before Harlowton Motel. Walk.

Charge at 4-6 amps all night to 84v.

— 17 Firsts, cont. —

The day started cold, but at least it was dry and calm. No wind was a blessing that I was very, VERY thankful for today!

If you read the previous two posts, you know that the overall theme of this site is: FIRSTS!

You’ll also know that I would welcome your ACTUAL participation in this epic, first ever, transcontinental solo scooter adventure.

Here’s how.

Take a look at the itinerary (subject to constant change) and see if you can project my course.

Then consider if YOU have experienced any Firsts in your own life that you would like to direct me to so that I can share, first-hand, so-to-speak, in your First experience.

For example, I hope to be in Whitefish, Montana next week, the last week in May, 2022.

Imagine that you were in that area, perhaps in Glacier National Park, many years ago and that you drove over Going To The Sun road.

If that first drive for you holds some significant, First, experience, go ahead and post a comment on this blog and encourage ME to SHARE your First-time experience.

Be sure to give me enough information in your comment to 1. Inspire me to repeat your experience, and; 2. Provide enough directions and instructions for me to be able to understand where I should go and what I should do.

That said, keep in mind that it may not always be possible for me to go too far out of my way or engage in your First experience immediately.

In the case that we are imagining — driving over Going To The Sun road into Glacier National Park — I might not be able to do that next week because the road could still be closed from winter snows or avalanches!

However, in a few months, on my return trip from Alaska back to Colorado, I might be able to alter my route and share in your scenic experience into Glacier then.

Anyway, that’s how I would like to make it possible for EVERYONE who reads the blog to share their experiences with me AND with EVERYONE ELSE.

Let’s Be Friends!

So go ahead and start posting YOUR Firsts in the comments!

First places. First foods. First triumphs. First people. You name it. If it’s a First for you, then let us know and maybe it will soon become a First for all of us too!

I’m eagerly awaiting your FULL participation over the coming 21 months.

I’m also eagerly reaching out and asking for your help and encouragement.

This trip is definitely very difficult for me physically, mentally and emotionally!

I’ve been cold and wet quite a few times so far, but I haven’t yet been hot and dried out. I imagine those days and nights will be plentiful after I get to the Southwestern USA and even more so in Mexico.

I also haven’t been hot and humid yet, but just wait until next year when I enter Guatemala.

Based upon what’s happened so far, I have almost no idea what to expect or what’s in store over the next year or two.

But God knows.

I’ll find out.

Many Blessings to each and every one of you!

Don’t forget to follow us (eventually) on
YouTube and Patreon !

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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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