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Grand TrailFest Utah – Kansas City here we come!

We put Ruby Red Lips to bed, sipping juice on a charging station in front of the hotel just west of Columbus, Ohio. I crashed from a long day of driving, and Ms Mario could not let go of racing Ruby in her dreams, so she lay awake the night. I opened my eyes at 4:30am. Ms Mario’s bags were packed, lights on bright, and she wore her readers, staring at the rested one.

Ms Mario: You awake?

Me. No

Ms Mario: I found us a coffee shop.
Me: Of course you did.

Ms Mario: I didn’t sleep

Me: You want me to drive?

Ms Mario. If you wouldn’t mind

A few miles west of Columbus we found a 24 hour coffee shop, and the slow driver took the helm. An hour later, I woke my sleeping co pilot to capture a photo of the Indiana state line. She fumbled with the phone, pressing buttons, launching unnecessary phone apps, and I put the car in park, patiently waiting for the camera to engage. Eventually she found the camera, it flashed and the photo perfectly captured her groggy state. Where else can you stop cold on an Interstate to wait on your co pilot to take a picture?

Driving, driving, driving and more charging stops, more conversations with fellow juicers, advice from fellow E-drivers how to properly drive in reverse, coffee refills, more naps for the sleepy one, taking in the vibe, the wind, the heat, more state lines and a destination of downtown Kansas City, Missouri.

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On Route to Grand TrailFest Utah – Can an Electric Car survive an Electrical Storm?

Ruby Red Lips had her favorite driver behind the wheel, the one who tested the outer bounds of every speed limit, the one with no fear of jamming the accelerator to the floorboard, watching all objects appear further in the rear view and a co-pilot riding fetal. Her tires barely touched the road and she had a thing for passing pickup trucks dangling masculinity. Then, Ruby needed juice and a new driver. Continue reading On Route to Grand TrailFest Utah – Can an Electric Car survive an Electrical Storm?

Grand TrailFest Utah – the road trip begins

Sign-on for 3 days of trail running in remote Utah because it sounded cool – 9 months back.  Begin altitude training without the altitude – 4 months ago.  Plan juice stops for a x-country ride in an electric car – 3 weeks deep.  Pat ourselves on the back for our superb organization, packing & food prep skills – 1 week ago.  Life’s a snap, all bags ready to go, healthy foods overflow, oh that delicious window of downtime – 1 day ago.  Toss out a week of mighty fine organization because the bulge wouldn’t fit in Ruby Red Lips — our hot-rod-Lincoln disguised as a Tesla sedan — the final 10 minutes.  It’s time for departure and all roads point west.


Peace, Love, Out
Jane & Jill

More on the Grand Trailfest
And, what’s on the run docket:
Bryce Canyon Trail Run
Zion Canyon Trail Run
Grand Canyon Trail Run