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Day 65  🌎 58 miles - Overland Scooter

Day 65  🌎 58 miles

Daily Summary:
11:50 AM to 6:30 PM — Average Speed: 17.6 mph
  Witset RV Park to Cassiar RV in Kitwanga, BC

Odometer:  3,044 – 3,102 miles
Climb: 3,284 ft. — Descend:  3,934 ft.
45-67° F : Dry to New Hazleton then Heavy rain for about 60-75 minutes while riding on the way to Kitwanga. 15-25 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.

—  65 —

Today’s ride began in the sunshine around noon.

I had a very pleasant ride to New Hazleton and began charging at the Visitor Center before walking into town for Chinese food.

After lunch (dinner?), I packed everything up and headed towards Kitwanga. That’s when today’s First deluge hit.

For about an hour I rode into a cold headwind and steady downpour and got soaked again, but somehow I felt compelled to keep on Singing in the Rain all the while.

Then the skies cleared, a dry headwind came out of nowhere and by the time I rolled into Kitwanga I was absolutely dry!

That’s the First time on this trip that THAT has happened, and I am so thankful!

God IS Good ALL the time!

Now it’s pouring again, but I’m high and dry in the hammock and the trailer and scooter are both covered, and the scooter is trickle-charging under the cover.

(BTW, the rain didn’t start until after my hot shower and after I got everything tucked in for the night!)

Beginning at Kitwanga, I’m at the start of a long stretch of Stewart-Cassiar highway with no services.

Stewart-Cassiar Highway

I may have to solar charge in order to make it to Meziadin Junction which is 96 miles from here.

If I can get 56 miles on the charge that’s now going on overnight, then I’ll need about 10-12 hours of full sun to charge enough to ride the remaining 40 miles to civilization.

If the rain and clouds keep up, I may be camped somewhere remote for the next few days before I can accumulate enough sunshine to make it to another populated location with power and WIFI.

If this becomes the last blog entry, you’ll know that something happened between Kitwanga and Meziadin Junction, British Columbia.

See you on the other side of nowhere…


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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.

4 comments

  1. We saw you at Meziadin Lake, and wondering how you made out with fuse repair??
    Hope the bears we saw were kind to you!

    1. Hi Carol. Not good. The scooter fuse was not the problem. The charger died. I figured it out when the sun came out for a bit and I was able to use my solar panels. I’m hoping to order a new charger AND have it sent to Stewart. In the meantime I’m hoping for 12 hours of sunshine so I can make it there when the charger arrives.

      1. Is a spare backup charger something you would want to have included in your backup/repair supplies?

        And you really shouldn’t be surprised by rain. There are weather aps that will show you EXACTLY when the rain is going to hit you. I don’t go outside without checking the time lapse radar maps. Those maps show you the rain clouds, and how they are moving towards you, and show you WHEN you will be hit with rain – so you can plan to avoid the rain, and get ready for it.

        1. Hi Bill. Spare charger weighs 4 pounds and costs over $200. No room and no money. Took a chance that I could get one if needed. I have ordered another and I hope it will arrive in a few days. Everyone that I speak with says this year seems rainier than many before. I also took a chance taking this trip in the first place just like many others on the road today. I’m not surprised by the rain but I am getting tired of getting soaked. I guess I could have purchased a big box on wheels or just sat at home watching the clouds go by on TV, but I chose otherwise. I don’t make the weather (or put much credibility in those who claim to predict it), but I just deal with. Someday that entails getting wet or being blown over. Someday not. It’s all part of The Journey.

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