What an awesome trip! So cool that you picked up 21 miles of range just by going downhill! I've been to Duarte's as well, and can second the endorsement of the artichoke soup. This place was on Diners Driveins and Dives (should we encourage Guy Fieri to do an episode driving a LEAF instead of the '67 Camaro?) Pescadero is also a neat little town to explore. May you enjoy many adventures in your LEAF!
3/31, sunny day, 68 degrees out, didn't use heater or AC on this trip--Left San Carlos, CA with 100% charge showing 111 miles estimated range and headed to Half Moon Bay. By the time we reached Skyline@Highway 92 (approx altitude 700') we had 71 miles range left. Down the backside of 92 and into Half Moon Bay, regen topped the range at 92 remaining (actual miles from our house to Half Moon Bay is 12.7 miles).
We ate lunch and headed down Highway 1 to Pescadero. Range left was 71 miles. Ate some olallieberry pie (best pie I have ever eaten) from Duate's Tavern and Cafe http://www.duartestavern.com
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Headed back to Half Moon Bay with slight rolling hills and an ocean breeze headwinds. At this point the Leaf had 47 miles remaining at Half Moon Bay.
Finally, headed back up 92 hill to the summit at Skyline. At this point we had 21 miles remaining. Now, I had a bit of range anxiety but it was downhill for several miles, then a 3/4 mile uphill and another several miles downhill into Belmont. The rest of the trip was a few rolling hills back into San Carlos with 34 miles remaining. (total round trip was 61 miles
This was our first major trip and a test run. It seems the miles given on the range meter are a bit off.
: I wish the regen was more powerful on steep downhills. Even with light braking I'd like more regen to slow the car down.[/quote]
Seems like you have been scaling all the way with your car and your experience tells that the cruise was awesome one too.[/quote]