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Toshi

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that's actually a lot like what I did to my talar dome night skiing back in med school. crunch.
 

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Neighborhood spin to park a few blocks away. Me on OneWheel due to my hand. Mariko is confirmed to fit on her new Trailcraft.
 

Toshi

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Swelling reduced over the fracture, where the brace puts pressure on my hand. Still swole elsewhere. Still also tan!

Follow up visit with ortho hand clinic on Wednesday where I’ll likely get repeat radiographs and some more clarity on how long before I can return to this or that activity.
 

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Scheduled an electrician to come out to quote (and possible just go ahead and install) a price for another NEMA 14-50R along my side of the garage, with conduit, cable, and a breaker to the appropriate sub panel on the garage wall just outside where it'd be.

 

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Baby Aya has now graduated to the next size up bike: a sweet belt drive 16” wheel Early Rider. Hand brakes, which will be key for commuting to her preschool via on the road bike lanes in the spring (with me watching over her). Circus monkey effect much diminished.
 

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Finally came up for Starlink service up at the mountain house after being on the waitlist for a long time. Woohoo. I don’t think I’ll have enough of a need for moonlighting work to buy another radiology workstation to keep up there full time but if I need to I can haul mine up there in a pinch (all four monitors worth of it).

Shall be drilling a hole through the wall to route the cable indoors from where the dish will live on the deck, but with proper grommets and looping the cable below this shouldn’t be too much of an issue, I hope. Since it’s an EIFS surface, not traditional stucco, I went with the standard wall penetration kit not the masonry kit.
 
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Toshi

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Scheduled an electrician to come out to quote (and possible just go ahead and install) a price for another NEMA 14-50R along my side of the garage, with conduit, cable, and a breaker to the appropriate sub panel on the garage wall just outside where it'd be.

$593 installed. doin' it, or rather gettin' it done.

(quite reasonable as compared to $450 to have the first one installed as the house was built. 2015 vs 2022, working with a finished wall vs unframed at the time, etc.)

edit: also 30% tax credit eligible now I believe!
 
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150A sub panel, finally full. Photo bombing by the tomato plant reaching over from the adjacent planter.
 

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I drove a Rivian R1T today. Very quick at full throttle. Sluggish off the line accelerator pedal calibration. Materials felt nice enough. Greenhouse felt quite similar to that of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, if you're familiar with that, so not airy but not claustrophobic. My head touches the headliner in the rear seat with nominal 38.1" headroom.
 

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I drove a Rivian R1T today. Very quick at full throttle. Sluggish off the line accelerator pedal calibration. Materials felt nice enough. Greenhouse felt quite similar to that of a Jeep Grand Cherokee, if you're familiar with that, so not airy but not claustrophobic. My head touches the headliner in the rear seat with nominal 38.1" headroom.
I like the look of them, but not for $110k specced appropriately. S doesn't like them so I won't get one any time soon :D
 

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*Still waiting to see which brand can get a small e-truck out first - Ridgeline, Maverick, Santa Cruz etc and not have it priced at one meeellion dollars.

**I do not need a glass roof of any kind in my vehicles :/ The surround lowers the ceiling height by 1.5" at least in our Crosstrek.
 

canadmos

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I thought there was a hybrid version of the Maverick?

The Santa Cruz is ugly so is an automatic loss, not to mention that it starts at something like 40k up here. :panic: :brow:
 

Toshi

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Just ordered the elder kid some very expensive boots. Nordica HF Elite W Heat. Let’s see if 23.5 is too big or not, the first “normal human” size.. if they work they’d be super comfy for her!
 

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Thus I ended up with this for her:

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Yellow bindings to be like my yellow Look Pivot 14s. (Look Pivots proper are out of the question for her since they have about 6 mm of adjustment capability for BSL! plus most of them don't go down low enough in DIN for what she'll need, which is about 3.5.) Those bindings are GripWalk compatible via that GW bit in their name, so she can get comfier-to-walk-in boots next fall, potentially Nordica HF Elite W fancy rear-entry ones.

Hell, even if she goes for Apex boots at some point then she'll fit. 281 and 291 BSL for Mondo 23 and 24 Apex boots, longer than one would expect because the exoskeleton is exo and all.
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They arrived today and she loves them. Built in heat, solid feel, very easy entry with the new-school rear-entry design. I think my wife might defect to these for the built in heat and coziness (from her Apex + aftermarket heated sole setup).
 

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Up at mountain house to try Starlink, again. First one was DOA in that it bent its plug when inserting into the router.

Well this one did the same. Nice design and QC, Starlink—on par with Tesla.

Got a 30’ spin on the mountain Peloton as the PHEV had that much time to full, at least.

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6thElement

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Having a bent one will cause you issues. Peyronie's disease can be treated though according to the teevee.
 

Toshi

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having it bent can create more friction in the port, though

sometimes that may be beneficial
 

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Test rode a RadWagon 4 at the Rad Power Bikes pop-up retail store in RiNo:



here is me trackstanding like a boss in my flip flops. It rode quite well despite being only cadence sensing. I shall get one, using the Denver e-bike rebate credit and my paltry educator discount to make it nearly half off.
 

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Baby Aya’s first journey over the road: 3 miles back from her preschool to home. Quite nerve wracking. No one got run over.
 

Toshi

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Wasting time during my (actually busy) 5-10 PM shift tonight. What would relaxing the 35' limit a bit yield, still in the gas Class A realm (so F-53 and 2020 V-10/2021+ 7.3 V8)?

Tiffin Open Road Allegro 36 UA

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38' length or so. 22.5" wheels! and optional air and hydraulic (?) suspension options. 26k GVWR but only 30k GCWR so 4k towing. On the upside one gets 1.5 baths and perhaps better construction? nah, probably still slapped together! Optional 2 kW inverter and 2 solar panels--weak sauce for true off grid, not that this can leave pavement much at all.

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38' 9". Very similar structurally: 22.5", 26/30k GVWR/GCWR, air/hydraulic suspension options. 2 full baths in this one, though! Not on floorplan but in options list is the extra overcab bunk. Otherwise amazing how similar these layouts are.

Ok, back to work.
On the perennial topic of floorplans of RVs I'll never buy since ultimately we're not RV people, here's a Super C layout that'd work out nicely for me in the theoretical sense:

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Super C, but built on the F-600 chassis (so 22k GVWR) not the F-550 that's common and inadequate for these 4x4 models. (Some of the F-550 4x4 Super Cs have cargo carrying capacity under 1,000 lb! as they're just too close to their GVWR.)

Big difference between this Super C and the F-53-based Class As quoted above is that it's diesel, 4x4, and has a 43k GCWR (!!). Towing is limited by the 12k bumper tow hitch itself but that should handle any toad or box trailer one would envision.

37' 9" on a 22' 3" wheelbase, so tons of overhang to limit the utility of that 4x4 system, but still better on slippery anything.

The floorplan is very similar to that of the Class As, with a full width but short length "King" bed (6' 4" length is just fine for short me!), a bunk, and an over cab bed in addition to the convertible dinette. 2 bathrooms, a residential fridge, and a washer and dryer would make it quite liveable.

All that's missing is for me to win the lottery, not just for the $300k MSRP but to allow for enough free time as to actually make use of such a giant depreciating asset. Until I hit the jackpot I'll continue to work and put money into our mountain house instead. (On that note, I'm meeting the interior renovation designer in person up at the house the Friday after next, and am lining up an increased limit on the Denver house undrawn HELOC and setting up a HELOC on the mountain house as well so as to finance said renovations.)
 

Toshi

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Another Super C right up in that same crazy price range:

Renegade Valencia 38BB

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A true medium duty chassis: Freightliner S2RV sitting at 33k GVWR (!), 46k GCWR, 12k hitch. Cummins/Allison drivetrain, but 2wd fwiw. Another one to consider should I win the lottery and quit my job to loiter about like GFF. :D
 

Toshi

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Does this mean she's now cycled further than you this year? :D
Recall that on my Highlands Ranch bike-train-bike-train-bike adventure I was forced to take my old drop bar acoustic commuter bike

:D

plus DH technically counts, too
 

Toshi

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going to try this big boi 2-stage battery electric snow blower

100% will yeet it back to Amazon before Jan 31 if it sucks