Three Country Tour on an Electric Motorcycle – Florida Westward
I rode 454 miles today, a new record for me! It took 17 hours, but I finally broke the 400 mile barrier. I had hit 392 and 391 miles before, but never managed to top 400 in one day. I’m glad that’s over!
Todays ride featured I-95 and I-10 from Titusville to Jacksonville past Tallahassee to Defuniak Springs, FL. Early in the day I stopped at Fields BMW of Daytona for my first charge and they already had their i3 plugged in. Apparently 2 vehicles charging was too much for their circuit, and it tripped the breaker switch. So I lost a half hour of time while the station was off and my bike wasn’t charging. However, I happened to check the Chargepoint App and noticed something was wrong. The BMW guys flipped the switch, unplugged the car while I was there, and let me charge at full speed.
Then I headed to Jacksonville to meet up with fellow Zero SR owner Bill Bortzfield. We had a great lunch at the Jacksonville Waterfront at an Irish pub. Then we got the chance to ride together for a short time as I made my way west on I-10.
The rest of the day included riding along I-10, which is boring, and charging at Rountree-Moore Nissan in Lake City, A Stone’s Throw RV Park in Drifton, then Rahal-Miller Nissan in Marianna, FL. Not much interaction at the last three charging stations. I guess people would rather not be at work on Saturday.
Now it’s time to get some sleep before visiting friends in Louisiana. Wonder if I’ll wrestle an alligator?