Posts Tagged Powercycle Diaries
Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield, one of the hosts of the EVCast, has just released this video, requesting contributions from folks who want to help Nathan Abbott and his family. Nathan’s story is pretty well documented here and more generally, here. Nikki’s video is short, to the point, and touching. Here’s a link to the site where you can contribute to his personal cause.
Thanks, Nikki, for expanding this into the video realm, and let’s all keep hoping for Nathan’s recovery.
Patience is a virtue.
No pictures from the actual road yet, but we do have some pics of his bike, his new best friends at Best Buy, and more evidence that he’s a loose cannon on the gun deck of the U.S.S. Brammo.
Vodpod videos no longer available.
Also, this note on elmoto.net:
Yeah, in case you’re wondering, the bike is awesome. Love it. Totally worth the “did someone steal your card?” courtesy call from American Express.
Apologies for going off radar. Here’s a quickie…
Landed in Portland last night. Dog tired. Raining. Cabbed 2.2 miles to meet David, the Brammo rep @ Best Buy, & handle paperwork. The bike looks awesome, btw… Then I had a Guinness at the hotel bar & sacked out.
Right now, they’re giving the bike a very thorough pre-3800 mile road trip exam (moooon river, using the whole fist doc?). I’ll be heading over in just a few to pick it up & give it a spin. Little chilly but otherwise, the weather’s fine. After the inaugural voyage, i’m coming back to crack the laptop & bust out that blog. Promise.
And this picture as he readies himself for the journey:
Watch for updates as they happen.
Looks like he did indeed start his blog!
And posted this pic of his “ride.”
Also, he has a “google latitude” app running on his page that shows he is in Portland.
Nathan is getting ready to fly to Portland tomorrow to pick up his Brammo Enertia at Best Buy.
He will then start riding it home. He may even ride it a bit farther.
Home, for Nathan, is Atlanta, Georgia.
Here’s his planned route:
Nathan has called himself a “Brammo Fool” and an “idiot.” Here in Brammofan Central, we’re withholding judgment, (although if anyone wants to get in the betting pool on 1. number of days until voyage ends; 2. number of total miles traveled; or 3. amount of ransom requested by the banditos that capture him in Juarez, please leave your contact information in the comments, below.)
Nathan says that part of the inspiration for his ride was the ShockingBarack trip, from Detroit to Washington, D.C. Brian Wismann wasn’t available for comment, but I imagine he’s hoping for a “fairy tale ending” to this one.
I will, of course, follow his grand adventures across the nation. What’s not to love about this story?
T-minus 1.5 days until this little 3800 mile, 300 kilowatt, cross-country electric folly kicks off. 49 degrees & raining in Portland but I couldn’t be more excited. Yeah, water & electricity aren’t BFF but when you think about it, life is a risk… and maybe the greatest risk you run in life isn’t dying, but never making time to be alive. Whatev. It’s not every day you get to ride a 65mph computer across the country. Sh**ty motels, here I come. It’s carpe diem time.