Day 55 🌎 53 miles

Daily Summary:
10:30 AM to 6:00 PM — Average Speed:  17.5 Burns Lake Community Campground to Houston Shady Rest RV

Odometer:  2,888 – 2,941 miles
Climb: 2,830 ft. — Descend:  3,131 ft.
50-65° F : Heavy Stinging Rain. Fog on pass. 10-20 mph winds. 

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

—  55 —

Today was the First Day of this trip that I rode in the FOG coming down a pass (see Featured photo for this post.)

Also, today was the First day that I rode almost the entire time in, what Forest Gump would describe as, “Stinging Rain. “

When I stopped at a small General Store in Topley, BC, there were three other motorcyclists already there drinking coffee and taking a break from the downpour.

They confirmed that it was, indeed, “Stinging Rain.”

I’m not sure why, but today’s water droplets actually hurt as they hit my face. (Remember, my helmet doesn’t have a visor. I have a chin bar, but my entire face around my glasses is open to the elements and the “heavy-water” pellets.)

I rekon that I’ve now ridden through almost every weather condition possible: snow, sleet, hail, rain, extreme winds (cold and hot, AND from all four sides!), plus hot sunshine, too (but only 2 days of heat so far).

It seems that scootering might be good training for working with the Post Office!

Everything that I had on from shoes to helmet is absolutely soaked today!

Even the hip pockets on my backpack are filled with water.

Actually, I didn’t notice that last bit until the next morning when I was unpacking things to wash and dry them.

But that’s another story…

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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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