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Random road trip, Seattle area, 2012/01/27, afternoon

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  1. brianman

    brianman Burrito Founder

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    #1 brianman, Jan 27, 2013
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    I felt like going for a drive again.

    Vehicle and environment
    v1.19.31, P85, 21" wheels, initial rated range of 231mi.
    Outside temperature range (32, 45)F
    Raining the whole way
    Speed limit range [35, 70]mph
    Two stops: Bellevue mall (vehicle inactive for 30min roughly), Longhorn BBQ (lunch for 30min roughly)

    Settings
    Windshield wipers @ [0,1]
    Driver's seat heater @ 1
    CC @ Auto/Non-Recirc/Auto/3/74F
    Zero fog on windshield the whole time. Wipers kept up (sometimes too well).

    Pictures
    One light ahead of me, I found a kindred spirit. And caught up to him at the courtesy parking.
    BirdsOfAFeather.jpg

    Of course, the license plate is worth its own picture.
    ByeOpec.jpg

    Second leg of the trip ended with lunch. I highly recommend stopping by if you're in the area. For the curious, I had chili, potato salad, and a brisket sandwich.
    LonghornBarbecue.jpg

    Trip Meters from the journey:
    20130127TripMeters.jpg

    Route for my trip is roughly this:
    http://binged.it/112FMI9
    1. Start in Sammamish.
    2. Follow 202 westbound to 520 W to 405 S to NE 8th to Bellevue Way into mall parking.
    3. Follow 405 S to 167 to Longhorn Barbecue.
    4. Follow 405 N to 90 E to Exit 38 (where it was snowing).
    5. Follow 90 W to 405 N to 520 E to 202 eastbound.
    6. Wander for another 10 miles or so because I was in the mood to drain the battery a bit more. ;)

    Some observations from the trip:
    1. After getting the ClearPlex on my windshield, my wipers went from "barely enough on 3" to "often too fast on 1". Interesting. [No firmware updates involved in the changed experience.]
    2. Along 167, I think my speedometer briefly bounced to km/h. That's clearly the only thing that would explain the digital 103 that I saw.
     
  2. hvb

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    It was great meeting you today! Thanks again for letting us check out your car.
     
  3. brianman

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    My pleasure. For your sake, I hope your little ones napped on the way home. ;)
     
  4. hvb

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    I was very jealous of your P85 with the carbon fiber. That and how spotless your car was. With two kids, those days are long over for me.
     

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