Happy Mother’s Day, a day early! If you’re lucky enough to live in the same city as your mom, I hope you enjoy a fantastic day with her. If you don’t (like us), hopefully you’ll be able to celebrate with her in spirit (we’ll talk tomorrow, mom!)
Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 13.May.2017.
On Climbing, Eating, Cycling and Repeating:
- We’ve bought another climbing training book! It should be here next week. The plan is to incorporate some of the info for the start of our next training phase in a few weeks.
- Is it rhubarb season in your neck-of-the-woods? Doesn’t this Rhubarb Berry Pie scream springtime?
- Why taste buds dull as we age.
- I’m loving the look of this romesco sauce.
- Once we bought a scale about 5 years ago, we bake with scales, almost exclusively (no measuring cups here!). Here’s a case for why scales make baking easier.
- Vancouver has a bike-share program (1500 bikes across 150 bike stations). So far, there have been 227,000 total rides since they started last July! They’re definitely getting a lot of traction, and we think it’s great.
On Moby News (aka Sprinter van conversion):
Installing and covering the front roof panel:
- We finally picked up our sink (sorry, no pictures yet!) and I think it’s going to be awesome!
- We finished off some edging on the side-door step.
- We covered the front roof panel with foam-backed vinyl, mounted the lights (Jonty needed to fabricate mounts for them) and put up the roof fan cover. We still have the upper side panels to do, but it’s almost looking like a finished ceiling! I love how bright it is inside.
- We finished staining the bottoms of the cabinets and sealing the cabinet fronts with Osmo oil, and finally got all the bedroom and galley upper cabinets installed! Like with most of our projects, nothing is a standard fit and Jonty fabricated mounts for both the cabinet hinges and the Blumotion soft-closing adapters. But in the end, the solution works like a charm and we have soft-closing cabinets, made out of 1/4-inch Baltic Birch plywood (instead of the standard 3/4-inch ply, in order to reduce weight).
- Now we’re just waiting on the rest of the latches to arrive, and then the cabinets should be good to go!
Pictures from the week of 13.May.2017:
Last weekend, we participated in our last climbing competition of spring season. It was the provincial competition, held over two days, here in Vancouver. We both had a great time climbing – the routes were really fun and there was a great vibe throughout the weekend.
All competitions are organized by Sport Climbing BC and, while the competitions are mainly geared for the youth divisions (ages ~8 to 18), they encourage other climbers to enter (those people who are ages 14 and up, who want to climb in competitions but aren’t looking to rank provincially or nationally).
We entered our first competition last year, and since then we’ve entered both route-climbing and bouldering competitions, and really love it! We both finished first in our age category, which was a bonus, but in general, we feel these competitions bring out the best in our climbing. I guess it’s nice to see that some of our training isn’t going to waste 🙂
And if nothing else, there’s always the post-climbing celebration to look forward to 😉