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Toshi

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he replied:

sales bro-dude said:
This quote is with 14 solaredge power optimizers. Your roof doesn't have any change in pitch or partial shading on any of the panels so the production difference between inverter types is negligible.

That being said, if you'd like to swap to micro inverters I can do Enphase IQ8+. The cost difference isn't enough to worry about so just let me know your preference.
I'm going to have him switch it to the microinverters for full parity. they might actually work marginally better in this setting of occasional partial snow cover, too.
 

Toshi

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Sunset was nice. Rox ridden, a few miles with a broken spoke (but still straight rim). Built up a patio heater tonight in addition to some other minor bike work.

hot tub water level is low since I’m draining it. Draining it in turn because I’m not smart and thus didn’t turn the chlorine cartridge to “on” (one of its 1-4 settings + off) when swapping it out last month. Thus it is not good now. I think I’ll leave it empty for a few months since I don’t want to drain and refill over the winter.

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Toshi

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Last swim meet for Mariko. She’s dropping it for taekwondo (and skiing starting soon).


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snuggling with my sweet middle child, as snuggly as ever
 
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Toshi

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finally got the Windows box and its 12 TB HDD talking to the upstairs Airport Extreme with its 3 TB HDD. USB 2.0 is limited to 60 MBps so 22 in reality is ok.
 
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Toshi

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some lazy Golden Bike Shop tech routed my chain through the wrong side of the plate thing on the derailleur cage when putting things back together after rebuilding my wheel. between that and 3/4 loose chainring bolts (that need a T30 wrench, didn't have that trailside) my drivetrain wasn't quiet today.

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routing fixed via handy master link tool, chain cleaned and lubed. new chainring bolts en route: one of the backing plate things is fairly stripped even with proper use of that three prong tool thing to try and hold it in place. I hope it comes off easily.
 

SkaredShtles

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In a van.... down by the river
some lazy Golden Bike Shop tech routed my chain through the wrong side of the plate thing on the derailleur cage when putting things back together after rebuilding my wheel. between that and 3/4 loose chainring bolts (that need a T30 wrench, didn't have that trailside) my drivetrain wasn't quiet today.

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routing fixed via handy master link tool, chain cleaned and lubed. new chainring bolts en route: one of the backing plate things is fairly stripped even with proper use of that three prong tool thing to try and hold it in place. I hope it comes off easily.
What kind of half-assed shit is that?? :mad:
 

Toshi

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Wh math time!

I was forced into Off mode by the bike at the last creek crossing. per Strava that was about 275' vert remaining in the ride.

so between my Thursday ride and today's ride ex 275' I did 18.9 miles and 3,302' vert on 504 464 Wh. and per the above post I had decreased efficiency, which may well have knocked off a few % itself!

so even with both of my batteries (I have an extra one that I've swapped out trailside all of once—8 T20? bolts and 4 x 4 mm Allen for the job, so it's a 10 minute affair) I couldn't do 6th's giant ride, at least in Trail Mode as I was until the bike forced me into Eco before into Off.


edit: I wonder if Shimano withholds part of the battery capacity for Di2 purposes, too. they do that for lights and are apparently really conservative in how much they withhold.

per this it's 8%, or 40 Wh of that 504. having shifting is good. but that's a lot.

 
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Toshi

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16.8 mpg is good for my Land Cruiser! Benefits of the lighter 32” Nokians vs the summertime 33” KO2s. Maybe they’re a bit less tall as they age even :-D

when I go to tiny, lightweight 30.5” meats come spring (CrossClimate 2) and late fall (Nokian R5 SUV) I may even hit 18 mpg! I’ll have to correct the other way, by 0.98, for circumference instead of the 1.03 for 32”, 1.06 for 33”.
 
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Toshi

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I forgot to mention that my orthopedic surgeon cleared me and my repaired knee this morning to do everything. Everything except 90+ degree flexion squats with heavy weight. One more month for that.

But all other things are cleared, skiing included, and I don’t have to come back and see her again.
 

Toshi

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Weightlifting gear progress: I think everything is here now except for a pair of 35 lb plates. Green it is because green was the one most on sale.

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Didn’t assemble anything, just unbagged and laid things out. (And took the plastic bags and non-crunchy foam separator things up for Happy Beetle recycling.)
 
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Toshi

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More Wh data, commuter edition:

today I rode 40.7 miles on my commuter bike. The first 28 or so were in Sport, so pushing 850-1000W most of the time and cruising at 25-29 mph. The last leg home was at 300-500W power and 18-20 mph or so for most of it.

I did charge during the afternoon for about 1.5 hours and I think the charger is 2A (x 52V nominal) so let’s say I got 150 Wh from that. The total pack is 52V x 19.2Ah, I think, which would be 998 Wh.

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It was pretty dead at the end. The last few bars of capacity see a marked power reduction, probably in large part due to voltage sag. If I do this in the future I should bring the charger and grab some electrons during rehearsal as well, even though carrying the battery is inconvenient.
 
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For context, in warmer weather (which makes the battery happier) on a day down in Highlands Ranch I rode 40 miles and finished the day at 2/10 bars.
 

Toshi

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I just saw that Juiced has the Grin Technologies (aka ebikes.ca, where I got the parts for my original 2008 e-bike!) Cycle Satiator charger for sale. It’ll push 360W to the battery and is only 8 x 5 cm I think. Such a thing would be perfect for opportunity charging on days like today.

I shall get one when it comes back in stock, from Juiced so as to have the right adapter all lined up. I’ll also get an extra adapter so it can charge the RadWagon, and will see if it can do the Shimano e-bikes as well.
 
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6thElement

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Not sure how many Wh there are in a half dozen fig newtons and a few bottles of drink mix for my 32/5000 ride yesterday.

:D
 

Toshi

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Not sure how many Wh there are in a half dozen fig newtons and a few bottles of drink mix for my 32/5000 ride yesterday.

:D
the true source of energy for long rides is body fat. 9 kcal/g, and each kcal == 1.16 Wh per google.
 

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Amazon returns via cargo bike, as Very Normal Human Beings do.

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Side dump trailer malfunction on the Quebec exit from I-270, half dumped/twisted.

Amusingly, a guy taking up the whole multi use path with his loose-leashed dog near my house on the spin back quipped “why don’t you use the (painted lane on adjacent neighborhood 30 mph limit street) bike path?” The amusing part is because I, well trained New Yorker, instinctively immediately fired back with “why don’t you go fuck yourself?” in response.
 

Toshi

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ok, Amazon

so I can get it for free on Sunday to my porch. or free on Sunday to my porch but calling it Amazon Day.

or I can get it for free on Sunday inside my garage. or inside my garage on Sunday and pay $1.99 for this instead.

got it

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Toshi

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(this is me reordering another Amazon Warehouse-sourced catalytic carbon filtration system. return window for the one I returned today was up as of tomorrow and the local plumber guy isn't coming by until Monday. thus this juggling. don't want to be holding the bag for it if I end up returning it and the Home Depot Rheem water softener alike. called yesterday to get Home Depot to refund the useless $649 "flat rate installation fee" that turned out to be anything but.)
 

Toshi

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snur up at 6thElement's place

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my Land Cruiser in its natural habitat: the preschool parking lot

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I pressure washed all of the things

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Baby Aya pickup like usual

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for this price differential my kids are getting (washed at home) non-organic raspberries this week
 

Toshi

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hey @Pesqueeb need any extra tools? CoSpr auction:

 

Pesqueeb

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Riding the baggage carousel.