UPDATE: Three Country Tour on an Electric Motorcycle – Skyline Drive (w/video)

JUN 15 2015 BY BEN RICH 4

Skyline Drive

Skyline Drive

Charging In The Hallway

Charging In The Hallway

*Update: Video added to end of article

This is a big day! The plan is to ride all the way down Skyline drive in one charge. Skyline drive is a beautiful road atop the Shenandoah Mountains in Virginia making it a popular getaway for people in the DC area.

From charging station to charging station the distance is 125 miles, which is farther than I have ever ridden any electric vehicle. Fortunately, the speed limit along skyline drive is 35mph, which helps extend range since speed is the enemy of range for electric vehicles.

It was a beautiful ride and I had the chance to chat with some bikers along the way. I made it to my destination where I met up with Warren who found out about my trip from these articles – pretty cool.

Then I rode down the northern section of the Blue Ridge Parkway to Roanoke, it is mountainous and natural like Skyline Drive . I even saw 7 deer along the way which weren’t spooked by my quiet bike.

I had a quick repair to make to my side rack in Waynesboro, which required a bit of creativity, then stayed at the house of a friend of a friend. He let me charge in the front hallway.

I rode for 10.5 hours total all day on two of my favorite roads, well worth it and I even rode into West Virginia meaning I’ve gone to two more states than Terry Hershner.

I Passed Terry!

I Passed Terry!

Group Ride

Group Ride

Map Of Route

Map Of Route

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4 Comments on "UPDATE: Three Country Tour on an Electric Motorcycle – Skyline Drive (w/video)"

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Brightfield Transportation Solutions
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Come on down the Blue Ridge Parkway to Asheville and charge your bike on sunshine at one of our Solar Driven charging stations!

Benswing
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Benswing

How can I find them? I am charging in Boone now and will be in Asheville tonight and tomorrow. Cheers!

Dave Erb
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Hope this message doesn’t find you too late. Come to the one on the UNC Asheville campus before 1:00pm, and I’ll buy you lunch (click on my name for the website). Or go downtown to the Public Works Building on Charlotte Street and eat at any one of over a hundred great non-chain restaurants. But watch it with the craft beer; some of them are VERY high gravity!

Ben
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Video from the Skyline Drive ride: