Saturday Snippets: 24.September.2016

And, in a blink of an eye, we’ve officially entered autumn. Otherwise known as Pumpkin season, or Halloween season (yup, candy has been on sale for the last few weeks), or Finally-Turn-On-Your-Oven season. I, however, prefer to call it Sunrise Season!

20160923 Cambie bridge sunrise

Here’s what caught our eye online during the week of 24.September.2016.

On Climbing:

On Eating:

On Cycling:

  • We should learn from the country synonymous with cycling – the Dutch. The super simple (but effective way) that motorists can ensure they never open their car door in the path of an oncoming cyclist.

On Repeating:

  • Here’s an autumn book list. Have you read any of these? I’ve read #2 (thought it was so-so), #6 (thought it was really good), and got through less than half of #9 about five years ago. Maybe I should give it another go?  Does anyone else have any good book recommendations?
  • Oh man, this Labrador video has totally made my Monday (and reminds me of a certain black Lab back in the UK…) 😉
  • Given my love of sunrises and sunsets, this photo challenge looks to be right up my alley.

On Moby news (aka Sprinter Conversion):

  • Our lithium batteries arrived today! Because they were delayed in transit and I couldn’t pick them up in Victoria last week, as planned. Greg, from EAS Power Solutions took the ferry over to Vancouver to deliver them in person later in the week. Now that’s customer service!
The Lithium batteries have finally arrived!

The Lithium batteries have finally arrived! There are 3 of these battery banks, 600AH in total.

All the boys checking out the new lithium batteries. I think they approve.

All the boys checking out the new lithium batteries. I think they approve.

  • We need to thermally isolate the metal van wall from the metal 8020 cabinets, so Jonty spent the week working a few prototype mounts, the intention being that we’ll mount these anywhere that metal will touch the exterior van shell. In the end, a design simple to fabricate won out (a few other designs are shown below).
CNC'd prototype for an mounting the 8020 extrusion to the van wall.

CNC’d prototype for an mounting the 8020 extrusion to the van wall.

How the mounts will fit into the 8020 slots.

How the mounts will fit into the 8020 slots.

How the mounts will lie flush against the van wall.

How the mounts will lie flush against the van wall.

Happy Weekend!