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Photos from Mt. Evans Tesla Road Rally June 7, 2014

Discussion in 'Mountain/Southwest' started by Velo1, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Velo1

    Velo1 Member

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    We had 27 Model S and 1 Roadster on the Mt. Evans Road Rally this past Saturday. The group of more than 60 people left Idaho Springs at 10:00 a.m. first driving 14 miles straight up hill from ~7,000 feet elevation to 10,500 feet. After a 20 minute stop for photos and more camaraderie, we drove another 14.5 miles to the summit at 14,256 feet - the highest paved road in North America. Total one-way trip was 28.5 miles with over 7000 elevation gain.

    You can view the photos from several owners at:
    https://picasaweb.google.com/kjreillypsyd/TeslaRallyMtEvans672014#

    I departed Idaho Springs with 242 miles of range, had 173 miles at the summit, but upon return I gained 20 miles and finished at 193 miles of range. Great day, great people, great fun.

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  2. rsanchez

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    Wow, awesome pictures!!

    This one is my favorite:
    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-K4nFCiwPz6I/U5RlaFmWdLI/AAAAAAAAfEk/N4YuBzkDDyM/s800/_DSC5392-1em-L.jpg
     
  3. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Looks like it was a great day.

    Can't wait till next year.
     
  5. Velo1

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    New Super Charger opened today in Hays, KS, which should help your trip from St. Louis!
     
  6. jbcarioca

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    I realise these posts are from a year ago. However, I was wondering how a Mt. Evans climb would be for my tesla. I have done it several times in ICE, but I want to do it in my Tesla. You've shown me it is really easy.

    Thanks!
     
  7. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    Last year the road was pretty bad. If you have an air suspension, raise it and realize that it auto-lowers as you speed up; be careful. If you don't have air suspension, be really careful!
     
  8. jbcarioca

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    This is really good to know. The last time I was there the road was quite smooth until the last few turns at the top, when one is probably pretty slow anyway.
     
  9. evp

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    So, when is this year's hill climb?
     
  10. Cottonwood

    Cottonwood Roadster#433, Model S#S37

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    First they have to plow the road from all the May snow...
     
  11. MileHighMotoring

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    And then they'll have to plow the June snow if this weather continues... :rolleyes:
     

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