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  1. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    At what point do we abandon Tableau and develop a more reliable platform?
  2. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Drat. #2 charge at Clayton NM. I thought I had that #1 sewn up. But apparently you gotta get up pretty early in the morning to beat those in the top ten. Spreadsheet updated.
  3. evp

    Sound Of Silence 2021 rally, May 21-23

    Don't forget the time it rained, and thunder/lightninged, and hailed golf balls. Nothing beats watching the owners of a couple million dollars worth of cars frantically trying to find the available covered shelter all over Custer. Fortunately that cloud didn't quite make it all the way to...
  4. evp

    Sound Of Silence 2021 rally, May 21-23

    That's where Elon charged when he did his first cross-country Tesla trip. I assume that Rock's wife Diane is still running the place.
  5. evp

    Sound Of Silence 2021 rally, May 21-23

    Are going to "glympse" our way to the rally this year again? Could someone post the instructions for getting an account and turning on/off reporting?
  6. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Speaking as a Colorado resident: If Blanding is your entrance gateway, then Montrose is an easy first stop. Thereafter, Grand Junction, Glenwood, Aspen (out and back; Independence Pass not open yet), up to Craig, Kremmling, Silverthorne, Idaho Springs. Thence CO74 to Aspen Park, Lakewood...
  7. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I love that I'm just one SC away from clearing Nova Scotia. Also nine states in Mexico. I'm feeling ... motivated.
  8. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    OK, straight up respect for that job. No matter if the kids are actually in the building or not, that's a job which needs doing. Maybe even more when they're learning from home, if the Zoom classroom is a thing.
  9. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I'm not sure whether I want to know what your new/old job is that would make you eligible for COVID shots. I guess "old guy" doesn't qualify as a job. President of the United States - yeah, we got into a bit of a jam but that appears to be sorted out now. Corrupt rich guy -- could be, but they...
  10. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Oooo, I learned a new word. "Endorheic" - it just rolls of the tongue, amirite? My favorite place on the divide is the bogy little meadow that feeds both east and west (in Yellowstone somewhere). So if you spit, you'll have no idea where it ends up.
  11. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Yeah, we hit a deer on this trip, in Wyoming - the part of Wyoming where they can't decide where the Continental Divide goes. (My travelling companion brought a genuine antique on the trip to entertain herself - a paper map. Which shows the Continental Divide cheerfully bifurcating in the...
  12. evp

    Supercharger - Craig, CO

    Yeah, about half of what you see is the original wrap; the rest is, as you surmise, road related. Just took it out yesterday and washed all that stuff off, so it's gone back to looking weird, not decrepit.
  13. evp

    Sound Of Silence 2021 rally, May 21-23

    GF and I just got our first COVID shots this week, so that makes May a lot more do-able. If it gets postponed we'll be fine though. Has anyone contacted the Chamber of Commerce about that possibility?
  14. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    * FTMI * But I guess you do what you gotta do to stay in the top ten.
  15. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    The first Lone Tree CO site was marked "Temporary" for three years before the permanent one was built about 500 feet away in the same parking lot. The old one has an actual address: "8401 Park Meadows Center Dr"; the new one just says "Park Meadows Center Dr". This pair sits on the fuzzy line...
  16. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Hey, we have our pride here in Colorado. Wouldn't be proper to let some west-coast foreigner pick off our chargers. We don't want it to appear that we're lax.
  17. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    It is done. Agreed that it's a bit of a drive; 3:48 and 198 miles from Arvada. But I determined that a M3P driver can do it without an intermediate charge, even in 12F temperatures with occasional light snow-pack. (Assuming that you have a 4 hour bladder.) No problems with sneaky deer on this...
  18. evp

    Supercharger - Craig, CO

    It's on-line - nice skinny cooled-cable 250kw chargers. Far from the store to avoid ICEing, and stalls free of snow. K&G seems to be committed to the concept.
  19. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Cabin fever set in, and I had to get out of Dodge. (Ironically, Dodge City is one of the few places that are still in supercharger gaps.) I had a package I needed to mail to Riverton WY and figured, hey, why don't I just deliver it personally, via, say Casper WY and Craig CO? Since they're just...
  20. evp

    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    Serious as a heart attack. Try to figure out whether you'll make it to Meteor Crater before closing time from Blanding UT during DST. You call them up, they're open till 6:00. Arizona Time (Mountain Standard time all year round.). You're charging in Blanding - Mountain Daylight time, so the car...
  21. evp

    Sound Of Silence 2021 rally, May 21-23

    Can we persuade them to put it off another month? I know that it exists mostly to give the motels and restaurants a little pre-season business, but the chances of it having more than about five cars show up would be much higher somewhat later.
  22. evp

    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    Additionally, could you put the time zone on every item in the display that is an absolute time? Travelling across the country is fraught with peril every time you cross a time-zone line. You don't know what time it is in the car, and you don't know what it'll be at your destination. And if...
  23. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I did Mt. Shasta to Reno a while back in a 265mi range S85. That's only 226 miles, and cuts the corner almost as well as Klamath.
  24. evp

    Electric planes

    It's much simpler than that. In order to autorotate, the helicopter pilot sets the pitch of the blades negative so that the air passing through them provides energy to keep them rotating. Drones have fixed pitch blades. If the motors aren't turning the blades, they just stop. Practically...
  25. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Come to think of it, @Cottonwood was a participant and had gotten his seaplane rating when it was up. I wonder if he pinned any lakes?
  26. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Definitely. It has happened before - the original Lone Tree SC had been labeled "temporary" from the start, but it lasted something like 4 years, even a while after its replacement was activated, before it was removed. Many of us have it included in our totals, and would gladly show up at the...
  27. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Add Montrose CO on 12/26/20. Funny story: When we were a few minutes from the SC, I noticed it had been grayed out. We got there, it was coned off by a guy preparing to re-stripe the stalls. He had striped it earlier, then the build team came in and installed the pylons at a different spacing...
  28. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Nice wrap.
  29. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    He can't remember.
  30. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    That is so satisfying. I visited the Buffalo SC on rumors that it seemed to be finished. Pulled in and - voila! - electrons came gushing out of the hose, errr, wand? extension cord?... Anyway, this guy pulled into another stall but didn't hook up to the charger, just sat there typing on his...
  31. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    It doesn't have to "burn any juice", it just needs to stop cooling the battery. Unless it's really cold outside, it's actually "burning less juice" because it doesn't have to cool the bettery.
  32. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Got in the car around 11:55PM to capture this one. Tragically, I arrived after midnight, so I have to concede first-charge honors to sdoorex. Spreadsheet updated. Four of the stations are wrapped with police tape, like they had been crime victims.
  33. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I'm getting disenchanted with the Tableau solution to the maps. * It doesn't use screen real-estate wisely * It's irritatingly slow * It has no route-planning capability * It has to be updated as a separate step to updating the spreadsheet, instead of picking up the spreadsheet in real-time *...
  34. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Superior CO -- 9 of 16 stalls occupied at 8:00PM. Spreadsheet is updated.
  35. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Of course. This is what we called the "Sermon of the buffet line", where we were taught The Parable of Sharing - that, if we could only find it in our hearts to share our power with another, we will find out that the other ... gets shafted, and should learn to keep social distancing for more...
  36. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Here ya go. You'll have to get it autographed yourself.
  37. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    What? They moved it?
  38. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    So, we were going to go on a drive over Guanella pass today. And then, I looked at the map and the Conifer supercharger was open! So I told the GF, "sorry we're going to have to go pick up a supercharger today". GF:" where is it?". Me: "Conifer!" GF:" but that's right on our path!" Me:" I know...
  39. evp

    Model S Nature Pictures

    Yes, that's the canonical Crater Lake shot. Never gets old. Unfortunately, there's no place to park close enough to sneak your car into the frame. Unless you have a 4X4, in which case all bets are off. We'll probably see wizard island shots with CyberTrucks soon, and tire tracks on the grass. I...
  40. evp

    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    I don't see why the default is not already the number of blinks it reasonably takes to change lanes. Three blinks doesn't even cover the 200 feet you should (theoretically) signal before starting a lane change.
  41. evp

    Model S Software/Firmware wishlist

    The autopilot almost always takes 8 blinks or a lane change. Can I ask for one more blink on your slider?
  42. evp

    Model S Nature Pictures

    This would be the proper place to park next time you're back on the continent: Google Maps
  43. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Yo, database gurus - University Hills CO (row 249) is duplicated and I don't have the mojo to delete it.
  44. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    I should have listened to my instincts when I saw at 1:00 in the morning that Kremmling was open. "Just get in the car" my instincts said. "You can get there by 3:00 AM" they pointed out. But noooooo, I had to be responsible. Because of this probable scenario -- GF: "Where have you been?" ME...
  45. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Yeah, I spent five years in Texas once. Four of those years consisted of the one summer I managed to survive there before moving to Oregon. Fortunately every moving or stationary item in Texas capable of holding at least one person is air-conditioned. I determined that if I could design an...
  46. evp

    Superchargers visited 3.0

    I just have to assume that this article: Ho-hum, another Tesla with 300,000 Miles. The Tesla torture test is complete… or is it? refers to our own @Sasmania
  47. evp

    Wiki Superchargers Visited

    Meanwhile, closer to home (APOD: 2020 July 27 – Comet and Lightning Beyond Bighorn Mountains):
  48. evp

    Tesla Gigafactory

    Giant parking lots don't look as sexy as you'd want in promotional material. Also, never give giant trees any warning of their impending doom. Remember the Ents.

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