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Maryhill Loops Rd

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  1. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    #1 brianman, Sep 16, 2013
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    Maryhill Loops Rd is a public road that is typically closed but can be rented out for weekend events and such. I went on one such tour this weekend.




    Due to weak (/absent) 3G coverage in the area, I have no Tesla telemetry data. My GPS data from my dash camera is usable, just not as rich/frequent as the Tesla telemetry. As a result the visualization isn't as good. But here it is nonetheless:

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    According to the dashcam GPS data, my top speed for the day was 73mph (though the MP4 only caught 72):

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    Of course, this isn't including highway travel.
     
  2. ItsNotAboutTheMoney

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    Anything sweeter than an electric car driving on a road between hills of wind turbines?
     
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    +1. Wow, very nice!
     
  4. brianman

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    Being the only electric car present?

    Having a few people say "on the straights your car looked like the fastest out there". I disagreed, but it's fun to hear.


    I had a ride in one of the R8s (with V10) with an experienced driver. Definitely a blast. I know he surpassed 73 more than once in his runs.
     
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    Love that road. I have run it in a hill climb in a vintage Alfa race car several years ago(before the wind mills). The part I love the most is the 500 drop if you make a mistake. Looked like fun in your Tesla.
     
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    (1) After the event that part is great. During the event, it's a bit intimidating.
    (2) Definitely. Great venue, great people, great weekend. AFAIK, no organic or mechanical drama the entire weekend for anyone involved.
     
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    #7 Saphire, Sep 16, 2013
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    Thank You for Sharing the video! Enjoyed the view and looking at the stats below. Looks like you had perfect weather for the event. It's cool to know you're driving a Tesla amongst all those wind generators. Thumbs up Brian!
     
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    I think my grandmother drives faster than that.

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    Definitely need to see some video on that. She sounds awesome.
     
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    #10 Zextraterrestrial, Sep 16, 2013
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    There is a hill climb there next weekend http://www.nhahillclimb.org/forms/2013MaryhillHillclimbFlyer.pdf

    I might do the Bible creek one next year but that road looks nice too. Sign up B-Man kick some S.
    3.6 miles 850 ft elevation gain you shouldn't get power limited, maybe.
    the one i did was 2.2 mi and 1150 feet (2:30)

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    #11 brianman, Sep 16, 2013
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    Here's some phone camera footage of the group descent for the other session:



    Sorry for the wobbly hold and the knee intrusion. It wasn't a planned recording, and it was just handheld.
     
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    Brian, great vid and visuals. Thx for sharing.
    That road is out there, love that area. How and where did you manage your charging locations to and from home?
     
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    #13 brianman, Sep 16, 2013
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    Sammamish -> Ellensburg Roadster HPC -> Cottonwood RV park

    Full disclosure:
    1. I plugged in at Cottonwood RV park with approximately -0.8 miles. It would have been worse than that but I found a Walmart truck to draft with "5 miles rated" and "15+ miles navigation" remaining. Thank you, Walmart!
    2. User error #1: I was following the R8 in our group for the trip down, and I couldn't resist matching his acceleration earlier in the journey so I wasted some juice.
    3. User error #2: I should have stayed another 30-45 minutes in Ellensburg (where I ate), but I didn't want to make the group wait at their lunch spot any longer (about 20 miles south of Ellensburg).
    4. User error #3: I left the house with 220mi rather than 232+mi because I forgot to nudge the charger when I showered in the morning.

    Additional details:
    a. I'm sure Disco and Francis are reading: Still no Trip charge. :)
    b. If Tesla is listening, PLEASE give us an Ellensburg supercharger.
     
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    How about renting a road next year at TESLIVE?
     
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    I still want Laguna Seca, but a fun road is a good backup.
     
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    #17 brianman, Sep 16, 2013
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    Nothing like taking your own thread (somewhat) off-topic but I figured others might be interested...

    I can honestly say that the scariest driving moment in the past week came with the squealing of tires (not mine) at the end of this video:



    I truly had no idea where this guy was going. As I did my best to safely get away from him quickly, I saw him reverse back into the right line and immediately veer left across both lanes to make (I think) a U-turn. I'm amazed he didn't hit anyone.

    Editorial note: The "jump" at the end of the video is some "language" (mine) I clipped out. I looked for a way to mute a portion of a video in Expression Encoder but it eluded me so I just clipped instead.
     
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    Oh man! Was this at 202 & E. Lk Samm? Straight into a tree eh??
     
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    Yup, on both.
     
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    weird accident. Looks like he made a last minute decision to go into the gas station and skidded wide.
     

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