Day 53 🌎 44 miles

Daily Summary:
11:00 AM to 4:00 PM — Average Speed:  17.6 Vanderhoof River Campground to Fraser Lake White Swan Beach CG (FREE) (Charged to 84v in Fort Fraser at store.)

Odometer:  2,797 – 2,841 miles
Climb: 2,145 ft. — Descend:  1,923 ft.
65-85° F : Sunny. 10-15 mph headwinds. 

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

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When I was a teenager, I once had the opportunity to drive a medium-sized front loader. It was awesome!

Years later, while driving down the highway watching dozens of HUGE earth movers, dozers , motor graders, and excavators alter miles of terrain for a new development and highway, an idea popped intomy head for a BIG Kids amusement park: “Tonka Land.”

Enough said.

I’ll let your imagination take over from here.

This morning I saw a young man driving around in a city truck watering plants.

He seemed happy enough listening to something on his Apple earphones while dancing around the plants on a warm, sunny morning.

He was wearing a chain around his neck that went well with the white poles hanging down to his black ear rings.

It was a bicycle chain.

I’ve never seen that before.

I decided to get breakfast at a real restaurant this morning (mostly because it was the only place open in Vanderhoof, BC, and “Dances With Plants” recommended it).

The cordial waitress took my order for “Californian Eggs Benedict” and then politely asked me, “How would you like your eggs poached?”

I can’t recall ever being asked that question before. Perhaps I should eat more Bennies on Sunday morning.

I also met a man who was the mechanical engineer on a commercial fishing boat.

He’s interested in getting an Ubco electric utility bike to use around Fort Fraser, BC and other parts in that area.

The New Zealand “Adventure Bike” looks promising as a ruggedized, micro-transportation vehicle.

If I’m ever able to sit down again for extended travel, I’ll give it serious consideration, especially when I get to South America.

Today was also the First time that I ever saw an Olympic Torch.

It was in the Fraser Lake Visitor Center and it passed through Canada for the 2010 Olympic Games held in Vancouver, BC.

Hailee told me about the Torch and about the heavy equipment in the back parking lot.

She’s also the one who told me that I could hang out at the Beach for free.

I hope Hailee has a nice summer…

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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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