Posts tagged as:



June 24, 2017

What does LEGACY mean? To some, it might be computer software that still needs to be supported, even though it’s old. To others, it might be something you think about with retirement planning. To me, it’s always just meant what we leave behind, our footsteps in the sand. This last week, I had plenty of […]

Read the full article →

Solar Road Trip!

April 30, 2017

Today, we headed out on a road trip to pick up the solar panels for my garage. My brother, Wayne, and I hitched up my multipurpose trailer to the van and hit the road to go see Phil Manke at Practical Solar in Wautoma, Wisconsin. Phil runs a solar hot water installation business. He also […]

Read the full article →

iMiEV: Recalls, Chargers, and an Electric Blanket

December 9, 2015

One thing that I knew was going to be a bit of a challenge about owning an iMiEV is that there is no certified Mitsubishi dealership near me. That’s right, you can’t get the car serviced just anywhere – only at OFFICIAL iMiEV certified Mitsubishi Dealerships. The one closest to me is in McHenry, Illinois, […]

Read the full article →

Loop the Lake: Day 1

September 3, 2015

  Today’s the day. I took off for my Loop the Lake trip. To start with, I planned the dates of the trip around other things I had to do in my life, including seeing the Little Girl off to her first day of school. I wanted to make sure she had a good experience, […]

Read the full article →

4 Days to Go…

August 29, 2015

It’s only four days to go before leaving on the Loop the Lake tour, and I still have WAY too much to do! After two very full days of some unexpected work I had to do, I got a chance to continue working on the cycle. To start with, I picked up a lock from […]

Read the full article →

Progress and Setbacks

August 27, 2015

It’s only one week until I leave for the LOOP THE LAKE trip. Am I ready yet? Well….. I HAVE made some good advances on my aero/cargo tail. After seeing how much gear I needed to bring with me, I decided that I really needed something better than a passenger seat to carry it all. […]

Read the full article →

Loop The Lake Official Route and Timeline!

August 18, 2015

  It’s official, I have a route. After a number of range tests, I’ve decided that 150 miles per day is what is going to work for this trip. The longest I’ve traveled on the Vectrix so far on a single continuous charge is 75 miles. Traveling at faster speeds, about 60 miles is what […]

Read the full article →

Please help support LOOP THE LAKE!

August 14, 2015

LOOP THE LAKE is a do it yourself road rally, to take place in the first half of September, 2015, where electric motorcycles will travel over 1,000 miles circumnavigating Lake Michigan, without using a single drop of gasoline. Rider and film-maker Ben Nelson will be making the complete journey, joined in sections by other riders, […]

Read the full article →

Road-Trip Testing & Charging Adventure!

August 4, 2015

Yesterday morning, I decided the head out on the Vectrix to start determining how far I could ride on my 9KWH Nissan Leaf battery pack in real-world riding conditions. Because there are so few public EV charging stations in my area, I decided to head up to a particular state park. If needed, I could […]

Read the full article →

1st Mini-Road Trip on the Vectrix

May 29, 2015

Yesterday, I clocked 72.3 miles on the Vectrix. One of the two people that I sold the rest of the Nissan LEAF cell modules to is Nick. He lives in the greater Milwaukee, WI area, and has the same Vectrix as I do. I mean the SAME! It is also a 2007 VX-1 and it’s […]

Read the full article →