Monday, July 25, 2016

It is official folks, as of last Saturday when I sold my BMW wagon, we are a 100% electric vehicle household. Our Tesla Model X is the only care we have. Our multimodal EV stable is equipped with a GenZe 2.0 and 2 EcoReco e-Scooter M3 electric scooters. The house is outfitted with 4 KW of PV panels to help offset any electrons we use. It has take a bit of effort and a big financial investment but we have pulled it off. Our 1st EV road trip begins this Friday when we head up to the #gigafactory grand opening in Reno, then on to Portland and Seattle.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Badging is here!

Finally got the new plates.  Ready for our PNW roadtrip.

Spent some time working out membership in several charging networks to help fill in supercharger gaps for the electric roadtrip.  The Tesla CHAdeMo adapter works like a champ.  Zach and I went over and tested it at Facebook, then went and got the girls for the farmers market.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Keeping things moving

I have come to the conclusion that the most important thing to do in life is to keep moving.  To that end I have not yet missed my daily 2 hour goal this year.  Got my X back with all the fit and finish issues sorted and it is glorious.
White Lightning is home
 Finally went up the Windy Hill trail and had a great time.

My wonderful family

  Zach and I went to the California Classico and had great seats for an exciting game.

If all goes well this is just the beginning of constant motion.  I am having a heck of a good time and am lucky beyond words to have such a great family.

Stay connected and keep on moving!


Monday, May 23, 2016

Tesla Autopilot in my X

Here is a little glimpse into my drive home a couple of weeks ago using Autopilot on my Tesla Model X.  It is more like a "Super Cruise" Control as there is no AI anywhere.  You can clearly feel that autonomy is a software push away.  Truly a less fatiguing way of driving.  I will post a more in depth review and better video showing how I have come to understand the proper use in all driving conditions shortly.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Trying to get it together

Hey all!  Late last year I decided that heading into my 46th year I needed to start acting like I might be around for a little while.  Diets do not work, pills, etc all end the same.  After some thought I came up with a plan.  Walk every day for 1 year and see how my health has changed.  My 1st goal was to walk 7 days a week for a minimum of 1 hour.  I chose Jan 1, 2016 as my official start date.  I am proud to say that I met my 1st 2 goals in Jan.  The next goal was to get to 2 hours a day and maintain that for the remainder of the year.  By Feb 1 I made that goal and have maintained it.

Now that I start my 5th month I thought I would share where I am at.  I understand that diet, not a diet, is absolutely key to weight loss.  However the underlying thing I am trying to accomplish is to modify my lifestyle to a better routine.  I started this endeavor at 280 pounds and have not yet weighed in again since I started.  I purposely have not kept track of calories or logged my food.   I am finding that I am slowly changing my eating habits and choices as I continue the routine.  The better the food, non processed whole foods, the easier it is to get my 2 hours in.  As for the 2 hours, I decided it was best to track time and nothing else.  I can get as little as 4 miles in or as much as 6 in the same amount of time.  I was pretty sick in early March and was able to not miss my time.

I have to be honest, there are days it is difficult to get the walking in and 2 nights ago I went crazy and had a McDonald's Double Quarter Pounder, but I am feeling pretty good over all.  I will see where my weight is on June 1.  The best accomplishment so far though is the fact that I stopped drinking soda of any kind 2 months ago now.


Stay Connected and enjoy the ride ;)

Friday, April 22, 2016

Long time no blog

Hey Everybody!  Its been awhile.  Running in too many directions.  Got older, but skinnier ;)  Lost my Dad, Merle Haggard and Prince :(  I am becoming increasingly more of a zealot about EV's and mode shifting to better local modes.  Got a couple of new toys.

The Tesla Model X is an unbelievable vehicle.  I decided I needed to stretch out as far as I could and get a vehicle that could go anywhere and handle the whole family without burning fossil fuel.  Combined with my solar array and a reasonably clean grid in California we are driving the future.  I am completely on board with Tesla's mission and am happy to be able to be part of it.

Zach and I picking up White Lightning in Fremont

Gilroy Super Charger

White Lightning in Redrock, Las Vegas
I got my Genze 2.0 E-Moped late last year and could not be happier.  Their commitment to mode shifting to a smaller footprint transport method is admirable.  The vehicle is an astounding piece of technology.  My LTE Android connected 99-point CANbus monitored aluminum electric vehicle still boggles my mind every time I ride it.  It can go 30 miles at 30 MPH and the battery is removable.  It would be a good buy at $5000 US, but at $2999 US it is nearly a steal.
My sweetheart unloading the bagels
For perspective I am 9 ft tall :)

My Genze2.0 in our scooter garage

Stay connected and enjoy the ride people!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Little League has started. Zach is now playing Majors and ironically playing for Menlo Chevron.
Ping me for the game schedule if you want to come out and watch.