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I took the truck out for a several hour drive this morning enjoying the drive and the scenery. The desert superbloom is winding down but still very pretty. A lot of my photos came out weird and out of focus bc I messed up my camera settings, but still figured I'd share.

Observtions:

The truck is SUPER comfortable to drive. Loved everything about it. This was the first time I really pushed it and the handling way surpassed my expectations.

Highway assist worked great. I'm sure almost all SoCal highways are mapped, so no issues there. The lane keep assist (not autosteer) is crazy aggressive. This could be because I was whipping around mountain roads going too fast, but I could feel it turning into the curves for me a lot of the time. I don't really mind, just an observation.

The steering is super communicative compared to my Tesla. I can feel the wheel vibrating in my hand over every road imperfection. The Tesla steering is virtually numb in comparison. It's very heavy and precise, but numb. I feel like I may still take it in for a road force balance to alleviate some of the vibration.

EVGo worked fine on my first go around with public charging. Still much prefer the Tesla network and will likely use that exclusively (when road tripping) once I get an adapter.

Overall I love my R1T a lot.

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Where is this exactly? Good timing. 1-2" of rain expected starting around midnight. You wouldn't happen to be at Cabot and Crown Valley, turning right on CV, yesterday? Saw a Limestone there while I was turning left to get some lunch @ Amazon Fresh.
 
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Looks kind of like HWY 74 / Ortega pass...? Beautiful!
 

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Stunning scenery! That's a perfect Rivian drive.
 

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Nice R1T! Nice pics as well.
 
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Great pics!
 
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We have an inland empire rivian club on Facebook and are taking the Ortega scenic drive on April 6th, I can’t wait to convoy with everyone, it looks great 😍
 

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Nice pics, thanks for sharing. +1 on sharing some of these points you visited. Is that second photo up on the road towards Santiago peak?
 
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Thank you for sharing the drive and the photos. I enjoyed the drive with you.

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Gorgeous truck!
 
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Love that place! I feel like that section of Mount Palomar is very underrated.
 
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Good looking truck and great scenery. What’s not to like?
 
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Where is this exactly? Good timing. 1-2" of rain expected starting around midnight. You wouldn't happen to be at Cabot and Crown Valley, turning right on CV, yesterday? Saw a Limestone there while I was turning left to get some lunch @ Amazon Fresh.
It wasn’t me! I was on a plane home Thursday. Just another person with good taste I guess haha.
 
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Nice pics, thanks for sharing. +1 on sharing some of these points you visited. Is that second photo up on the road towards Santiago peak?
It’s not, but adding that to my list of roads to try.
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