Testing the Electric UTV in Black Canyon

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Last week we took the electric vehicle for a test ride up Black Canyon, just south of Bishop.

Black Canyon is a good test for any vehicle. It’s rough, curvy and pretty steep. It’s not the toughest spot we’ve been, but it’s a challenging road that we figured would be a great test for the electric vehicle.

We knew that with 4X4 we’d make it up without any issues, so we decided to do this trip in 2WD and it was a great success. We burned rubber in a few spots but we made it to the top and back without any real problems.

These photos will give you an idea of what we were up against in Black Canyon. It’s a beautiful spot that not many people know about. There are several old mines just off the road and the views of the Sierras on the descent are awesome.

Here are some photos from a trip we did there in 2010, and here’s a short video from another trip we did in 2012, testing out a previous version of the electric UTV.

That’s it for this week. Check our Facebook page for more frequent photos, videos and stories. Thanks.

-Dave

 

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Late-Winter Cruise around Bishop to the Fish Slough Petroglyphs and the Bishop Canal

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Roma and I decided to get out on the new Honda UTV last weekend for a few rides before this storm came in.

We spent an afternoon on the Bishop Canal, and then an afternoon at Fish Slough to check out the petroglyphs.

The calm-before-the-storm was beautiful, and the temps were in the 70s for part of the weekend. We saw a lot of people out enjoying the weather, including several groups of people fishing on the river.

If you haven’t been to the petroglyphs, it’s worth a trip out there. They’re thought to be between 1,000-8,000 years old and give a great look into the lives of the people that were here back then.

That’s all for today, keep checking back in. We’re posting much more frequently to Facebook, which you can find here.

Thanks.

-Dave

 

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George SandvigMarch 6, 2014 - 5:53 pm

Thank you for keeping up this site and making all your photos available to us flatlanders who must work down here in the traffic etc. I never met Dave but feel he is part of our family !!!

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