Train to Tesla

I love driving for the Aspen Ideas Festival .

Not only are my riders articulate , engaged and curious they also tend to be very conscious of environmental issues. It’s no surprise that some speakers are choosing to travel to the Festival via train instead of by airplane.

Here are a few pix of the Amtrak station in Glenwood Springs. where the California Zephyr stops on it’s San Francisco to Chicago run.

The last time I took this train from Denver to Glenwood it was in the Spring and I saw 6 bald eagle nests along the river.

Bald Eagle nest.

That’s worth slowing down your trip just a little. So if you can’t take a ride in a Tesla- take the train.

Glenwood Springs Colorado Amtrak station Here’s some lovely wrought iron work from Francis Whitiker

 

 

Visitors from Oz

I was my pleasure to drive a family from Australia for Christmas week. The whole “snow at Christmas” was a new experience for the kids and we even got a little dusting for a “White Christmas”. They sent an email which I’m posting here.. with permission.

“”We enjoyed everything about the Z3ro-G Limo service including Ziska’s knowledge of the area and the quality of the ride (we want a Tesla now!). This private limo service made our stay easy and comfortable. We would recommend Ziska and the Telsa Limo service to any and every traveler to Aspen and its surrounds.”

High praise indeed- but the best was the Easter Egg from Mr. Musk- a little Santa Sleigh with reindeer on the dashboard…. and the Mars Rover… which actually switched on one morning and did a little spin…

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a fantastic New Year to all….

 

Z3RO G Limo

week 1

“This is the nicest Uber I’ve ever been in…wow a Tesla” Yep, those were the first words from almost every one of my 59 rides last week. I have to agree. I love my Tesla. I love to share that love with my riders.

Summing up the first week as an Uber driver in Aspen… well, it ain’t New York. FYI, yes, I did drive a cab in New York in the 80’s and some things are the same and some things are very different.

The riders have been terrific (especially Cabo the Cocker Spaniel- what a cutie- sorry- no pix Cabo is shy). They’ve been a diverse crowd and that’s what we expect in Aspen. Riders came from 5 Continents China, Colombia, France, Pakistan, Australia, Canada …

Uber Tesla in Aspen

Uber Tesla in Aspen

…. visitors from all over the USA, Floridians escaping the snowbirds, Texas Oil Company guys checking out the electric car, Los Angelenos doing the  last minute round trip to LA before Christmas , and many from my old stomping grounds- folks from NYC (“Have you eaten at Red Farm on Hudson?” “Yes!” “The oysters with Myer Lemon!” followed by a moment of silence as we both remember that appetizer.. which I tell you…is … oh my.)

So wait- what about the Tesla in the snow you say? My 2013 Model S isn’t all wheel and the roads have been pretty darn slick. Yep, I need to channel my 1960’s driving style and slow down a bit and use a little more caution but this is by far the best rear wheel drive vehicle I’ve ever driven. In fact that’s a quote from one of my riders as we were driving on Owl Creek road “This is the best rear wheel drive car I’ve ever been in.”  That it is.

I’ve made trips to Eagle Airport and Beaver Creek when the planes were delayed. Thank you to my very patient riders who opted to wait for a recharge in Glenwood Springs at the Tesla Supercharger.

The major difference between driving in NYC and Aspen? Well, while the car is recharging at the Rio Grande garage I can ride the gondola for a top to bottom on Ajax with a quick stop to grab a coffee and strudel at Bonnies  and then go back to driving.

Look for the Z3RO-G plates – your Uber Tesla in Aspen.

 

Christmas Shred

These guys now how to POW!

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I picked them up in front of Victoria’s on Christmas morning with skis and coffee in hand.

Victoria's Cafe Aspen Colorado

Victoria’s Cafe Aspen Colorado

Those lovely fat powder skis went on the ski rack and off we went to Highlands. Hope you had some great laps on the bowl guys!

Here’s a quick 2015  youtube of Highlands Bowl (pretty close to conditions yesterday).

 

Take an Uber Tesla to Highlands and shred with style.

 

and we’re live!!!

Finally! We’re up and running just in time for Christmas. The very first clients for Climate-CAB couldn’t be cooler! Imagine my surprise when I pulled up to the Gondola Plaza and found Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox  looking for a lift to Harris Hall!  One night only.

 

Just book through Uber for your next Tesla Taxi ride in Aspen