2012 Tibet Noah trip......... 2100km ,4000-5000m sea level tough road
Today is 3rd day,70km long slope climbing from 1300m to 4300m.......
"M. Chen" as in "Mujin Chen"? If yes, is this a test drive or a vacation adventure?
Mountain, now you are coming into your own, electrically climbing a BIG mountain :-) I am SERIOUSLY impressed!!!
And you are REALLY testing your new Puma (and the other models you have along) quite rigorously, this is the way to go! REAL development and testing, proving, validating, analyzing, improving, ...
My mouth is still agape :O
Did you have recharge points along the way, or did you have a portable generator along in your service vehicle?
Does this mean that now more powerful electric two-wheelers are also allowed in China? And hence your celebration?
Wow, not much missing to 5000m!
Again, I am very interested to learn how you recharge your bikes?
"Did you have recharge points along the way, or did you have a portable generator along in your service vehicle?" Or I must rephrase: DO you have :-)
The going must be pretty slow, unless you have some DC-fast-charging stations along that you can connect to high power interfaces with the grid?
Thanks Montain for the clarification! So your progress is on the slower side. Not surprising with the state of the roads, meaning that 100 to 200km per day will be quite a feat at times :-)
Any updates, Mountain?
Is he OK?
Ouch!!! Also my best wishes for Chris, and guys, please take care of yourselves, riding on gravel can be fun for a while, but in such abundance it gets really old really fast... :-(
Relay: What is it for? Do you mean the main contactor?
Albright is considered a good contactor, but a bit expensive.
I bought this one, it's chinese and I don´t know yet if it's any good: http://kellycontroller.com/main-contactor-kzj-60vdc-coils-200amps-p-1249.html
I measured the "contactor voltage" out of the Sevcon and for some reason it was only 61V, that's why I bought the 60V-version.
My theory is that the 61V is not really enough for the 72V contactor in my Thunder, that's why I've had some problems, or else the contactor is "semi-broken".
You guys are phenomenal!!! Sad for the two hand-made scoots...
So if I read your chart right you have now passed the halfway mark? Good thing you are now experiencing what I do in winter every day with my Fury Thunder :-) How are the CHL faring when cooled down over night? I strongly assume you can feel the decrease in performance? Shouldn't be as bad as with my GBS though...
How are the battered Chris and his likewise battered ride doing? Your Puma still seems to be in good shape!
Could you list the models and makes of your rides? You seem to have a very varied troup of electric scooters.
Just to be clear, as I understand it Mountain himself is not riding.
He gets these photos and reports from his crew/friends.
Who is this then?
Mr. Chen. This is Manuel Estevez (Manny Steve). I will make a following on your progress over Tibet on electric scooters. Will try to get spanish motoring people in Spain interested in your electric-bike project.
People like you are the future; keep on going with your enthusiasm! Bring electric vehicles into our lives!
We will be in contact; bye...
Not him :-)
I wish I had the time, would really like to join you!
Maybe next time. :-)
Yeah I was thinking about that before, thought you went up early :-)
Sign me up for next year!
Today ride 234kms,the longest distance and the best road.
Is this the same road as on this pic?
Any updates to this epic journey?
This was the "Zero Race".