Saturday Snippets: 17.December.2016

Well, this is the last full weekend before Christmas! Are you going to be spending it doing last-minute shopping and baking and lots of running around? I think we’re in pretty good shape, but I often say that, and then realize I’ve completely missed one or two key people or events. We shall see if the tradition continues this year 🙂

Here’s what caught our eye online in the world of climbing, eating, cycling and repeating. Saturday Snippets for 17.December.2016.

On Eating:

On Repeating:

  • Are you on team Real-Tree or team Fake-Tree? When Jonty and I stay in Vancouver for Christmas, we always get a real tree. I love the smell and, honestly, we have no room to store a big Christmas tree for the rest of the year. My parents still have the same Christmas tree we had growing up. I’m guessing it must be pushing 36 years old now! So, yes, my parents would definitely win on point number 1. 🙂
  • Apparently moose like their vehicles salty. Only in Canada.
  • This guy was (incorrectly) lent $2M from his bank, so he did the opposite of what every honest person would do.

On Moby News (aka Sprinter Van Conversion):

  • The electrical work continues in the cold (working in the van has not been above freezing this week- yikes!)! Jonty built an enclosure for the electrical parts, and finished the main wiring. A few more tweaks to the design are needed before CNC’ing the final panels, and then he thinks he will have something that will be functional and secure.
  • If there’s one thing that we can take away from this project, it’s that a van build is so specific to the people building it! Some people can attach a few pieces of wood to the walls, and be completely happy with that. For others, it’s akin to building a proper home (CAD designs and all) and requires many iterations before they’re happy. The great thing about designing your own space is that neither route is right or wrong! And in both cases, you end up with the exact van build that you want 🙂 | Sprinter van conversion - electrical set-up

The wheels are turning, thinking about the design pros and cons.

Happy Weekend!