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Old 09-29-2020, 05:50 AM   #106
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Great looking dog, terrible way to go.
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Old 09-29-2020, 04:27 PM   #107
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Gromit well done. Club membership accepted.

Abstract Ocean has all yer add-ons and extrys. I have bought a screen protector and J says I should get the puddle lights.
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Old 10-02-2020, 02:01 AM   #108
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You'll have to fill us in of your "refuelings" on the NH trip.
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:16 AM   #109
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Three stops on the way up (Darien CT, Worcester MA, Lincoln NH) because we didn't know if we'd be able to plug in at the airbnb (turned out we could, but we didn't know that). Also I wanted to enter Franconia via the notch, so it was I-93, a slightly longer route. Total of about a hour, partly because the last charger was not as powerful as advertised

Looking at two stops for 30-40 minutes total on the way back (Springfield MA, Darien CT) because I-91, and we can plug in at home

The Darien charger is super-powerful (250kW, "level 3") and at a service plaza right on I-95
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:27 AM   #110
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Trip up Mt Washington auto road:

started with 72% battery

arrived at top with 57%

arrived at bottom again with 65%

Only touched the brakes once on the way down. All regenerative braking. For the third of the way at the bottom, all you smell is burning brakes. People don't take seriously the signs telling you to pull over to cool off the brakes...

BTW to everyone, the auto road is about the damn coolest thing you can possibly do, and I highly recommend it. It is stunning to see the scale of the land, to look at all the mountains from atop the highest mountain. I'm putting Pike's Peak on the bucket list, because damn.
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:44 AM   #111
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It's a shame, really, but I have never done that auto road up Washington. I've got tons of pictures of Washington from other locations, and remember hearing the insane weather reports from the top of Mt. Washington every night on my local TV station. They get some insane weather.

Bucket item for sure.
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:46 AM   #112
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How long is that road? That's a lot of draw down. Jets have mission planning software for estimating fuel usage has Elon gone there yet? Put in your proposed route so you know if you'll clear the last mountain.
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Old 10-02-2020, 08:30 AM   #113
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It's 7.6 miles and you gain about 4500 feet in altitude. Teslas do not yet take altitude into their estimates, I believe; abetterrouteplanner.com does

A lot of the experience is the drive itself; the road is thin, barely enough to let the oncoming cars pass safely, and a section of it is unpaved. There are no guardrails; there are often boulders to prevent absolute calamity, but the whole time it feels quite dangerous.

You make a turn and suddenly there's a clearing and you are looking at a view that takes your breath away. Suddenly the wild granite peak of Mt Adams next door.
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Old 10-02-2020, 10:03 AM   #114
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I wanna go there
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Old 10-02-2020, 10:50 AM   #115
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Harley?
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Old 10-02-2020, 11:24 AM   #116
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Harley?
Not on the day I go, please.
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Old 10-02-2020, 11:58 AM   #117
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Maybe rent a Camaro for the day.
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Old 10-02-2020, 03:10 PM   #118
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Thanks for the feedback, UT.

Yes, Mt Washington and Pikes Peak are both rabidly recommended.
You have to keep in mind your experience is largely affected by weather.
It's not like a Museum where you can allocate an afternoon on a set day in your schedule. You may arrive, go right up, and have a great time. But you may have to wait till morning and possibly till the day after tomorrow. So it's good to plan on spending a couple days doing shit in the area and watch for windows in the weather forecasts.
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Old 10-11-2020, 09:31 PM   #119
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I found you can format a USB memory stick and have it store dashcam footage and save clips as needed. You can also feed it Sentry mode footage from 3 cameras while the car is parked. I'm not sure if the Sentry mode requires alerting the people outside the car- I'd have some concerns it could provoke vandalism, but I wouldn't mind recording stuff while the car is parked.
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Old 10-11-2020, 09:51 PM   #120
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Try it, set it up to record outside and come back in an hour and see if it tells you you're on candid camera.
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