Friday, November 9, 2018

Day 56 - Returning to AK

Here we are waiting for the shuttle bus to the airport. Two dogs adds a lot of stuff but it all easily fit into the Ford Transit shuttle. There was a longish wait at the airport counter as TSA needed to send someone over to inspect the kennels. But after that, no issues. I hope there is no problems with either the truck or trailer while being parked/stored.


In an email this morning, Ural highlited an all electric sidecar rig. It used the Zero power plant and batteries so the hp and torque are almost double the stock engine. No clutch lever so I’m assuming no transmission and probably no geared reverse. It is going to be on display at the motorcycle show in Long Beach later this month. The same one I had attended last year. They list a range of about 100 miles. But it also looks like it uses a standard 15 amp outlet for charging. It would be better if it supported fast charging and more batteries. Especially since the battery technology has progressed far enough for lighter, smaller battery packs. But they are limited to what Zero uses. This is just a demonstration or proof of concept.

Now in Seattle. We moved from summer to fall with all of the orange trees seen on our approach. The gloom from the overcast and wet pavement just adds to the “fall” feeling. Fairbanks is supposed to be 15°F and snowing tonight when we get in.

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  1. Wonder if they make dog kennels with wheels to just pull along like with luggage....have a safe flight!

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    1. Wheels aren’t permitted per airline refs…

      Thank you. It was a long trip back.

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  2. Poor doggies, hope the flight wasn't too uncomfortable for them.

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    1. They didn’t seem to complain much when we picked them up.

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