Welcome to the first weekend in November! I’m shivering in Edmonton at a work course, but the bonus is I get to catch up with one of my besties afterwards, which makes the cold weather totally doable 🙂
Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 04.November.2017.
On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:
- If you’re interested in climbing training, and have a scientific mind / background, give this podcast a listen. Jonty and I both found it really interesting!
- Before the weather really turns, here’s 13 hikes to do around the lower mainland. The Whistler Train Wreck hike looks kind of neat!
- Chocolate brownies for two? I’m down!
- I feel like I need to introduce savoury galettes into our winter weekend treats. Maybe I’ll start with this roasted beet galette!
- Smiling makes you a more efficient runner. I wonder if it would work with other sports?
- Oh, goodness… No.
On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):
- Last month, we ordered more Thinsulate insulation for the two back doors and the two front doors (drivers + passenger). With the weather starting to turn, we wanted to get the remaining areas insulated. The Thinsulate we use is for automotive use, and is really easy to work with. It’s flexible, easy to cut and glue into place, is fire-resistant and doesn’t off-gas, making it ideal for van conversions.
- We could immediately notice a difference with the doors insulated. They close with a very satisfying “clunk”, and the night we spent in the van a few days ago was noticeably warmer. There was no draft, and Jonty didn’t even need to wear a hat, like he thought he might!
- Jonty finished designing and CNC-ing the panels for the two back doors. Our initial plan is to hang our bouldering pads off the back doors, but if this ever changes, these blank-slate walls will be the perfect place to hang hooks or rails or storage bins.
- Last week I said I was done with the sewing, but I lied 🙂 We wanted a curtain hung at the back, to help minimize any drafts from the garage area below. I really love the pop of colour in this curtain! It’s actually two curtains pulled together, so we can slide them easily to the sides if we need to access the bed from the back of the van.
- We covered the loo seat / ottoman last week! It looks great at the moment, and we’re interested to see how it holds up over time. I chose not to glue the sides of the vinyl to the box, just staple. So if the vinyl starts to sag too much, we can always take out the staples and tighten it.