But this is a fluke, a freak month of near record precip that must be a rude joke by good ole mother nature (even with those eons-old chewed up teats she can still lay a good one on us!). So we regain a small semblance of comfort and head south to sunnier environs: Monterey, CA.
Fill up at biodiesel station in Pheonix, OR.
Our 93 TDI EV loaded down with the family, provisions and 4 bikes.
B99 for $4.24/gal. Cheaper by a quarter than all the freeway diesel pumps from Monterey to Corvallis.
On long road trips like this, especially when we drive all night red-eye style (6pm-6am time slot for ease of kiddos), and everyone is asleep I dream of big performance mods, stacked compounded turbos and 50+psi boost. Will it ever happen? That I don't know, but it always starts with a dream so I guess I'm part of the way there :-). For now my humble little TDI EV w/stage III build/tune 20psi max is just a dandy and a great way to pass the miles on the open road. And at 30+mpg it's tough to beat in terms of functionality.
Splendid Garden Eels
|Other than the sunshine, another great reason to go to Monterey!|