e-Bikes, get em while they’re hot!

Sale pending…

Last December, we bought two premium electric bikes with the idea that we’d use them to slowly get back into biking since you can pedal with various levels of electric motor assist, or use the twist throttle when you’re tired of pedaling and just need to get home. ūüôā

We have, however, rarely used them. Thus we are putting them up for sale in hopes someone else can make use of them at a drastic discount over the new retail cost.

Which e-Bikes you ask?  Only the top of the line and both with several upgrades!

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iRV2 – Banned forever

As a tech nut, operator of a few forums, and moderator of a few others, I’m no stranger to the potential headaches of managing a forum and keeping things civil and helpful. I also recognize and commiserate on the desire to protect members from spammers and scammers or those just there for commercial profit. There is, however, a bit of logic that should be kept in mind when maintaining these communities. iRV2 appears to not subscribe to this logic.

Today, friend, fellow RVer, and geek David Bott was banned from iRV2 until January because someone asked him for where to find a video he’d created on the topic of better RV Wi-Fi, and he posted a direct link to it on his blog. Like most bloggers, David does have a small Amazon search on his site and uses affiliate links when he’s talking about a specific product. In the eyes of iRV2, this made his site ‘commercial’ and they banned him for the link.
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PANCAKES!!

We have been on a low-carb high-fat lifestyle for some time now. ¬†We have found mock up recipes and replacements for carby food favorites. I had all but given up on pancakes. On a whim, I picked up a package of “Birch Benders Paleo” pancake mix.

The last pre-mix I had tried was very grainy and almost impossible to clean up. It even left a grainy crust in the dishwasher.

Birch Benders is nothing short of amazing. You do have to let it thicken a bit, but honestly no more of a hassle than your typical pancake 1 step mix.

I cooked them in coconut oil then served them with some Kerrygold butter and a drizzle of Pahrump Honey.

 

 

Tire Pressure: Great to see it, but what should it be set to?

A couple months back, we posted about how a TPMS saved our bacon (link to that post). ¬†A TPMS is great, but what should your tires be inflated to? ¬†This is a question that many new RV’ers have because, in their regular drive around town car, they just inflate to the pressure listed on the door post of your car (you do.. right?).

The right answer for RV’s is a bit more complicated.
Warning: Lots of words ahead!
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The Homeowner Blues

In 2007 we lived in Portsmouth, VA and owned a brick ranch with a half-an-acre. A large yard for the dogs, fenced, so they were safe, but we could still enjoy the view. We were backed up to a tidal marsh and across the street from a wildlife refuge. Michael was 5 minutes from work, and we could walk two blocks to the river. But, we were miserable. We always had something to fix or do around the house. Yard work, cleaning, repairs and it never seemed to end.

Michael took a job in Kentucky, and we borrowed my Aunt’s motorhome while we looked for a place to rent while the house in VA sold. After staying in her coach for a few weeks, we decided that the money we would spend on renting a place would go further buying an RV. We began looking, thinking we could live in it until the house in VA sold, then purchase a home in KY and use the RV for weekends or holidays. A solid plan. After six months in the Heartland Landmark 5th wheel, we came to the conclusion that going back to a house was not for us.

That was ten years ago, and we have never regretted it.

If you have any questions or you would like to know more about our full-time experience drop us a line.

We Be Grillin’*

Spoiled from the built-in grill at our Las Vegas¬†Lot, we found ourselves wanting a portable grill setup. I¬†started, as always, researching the bejeebus out of things (Lehnanne’s words, not mine).

Here are the thoughts that went into the decision:

  • We have an all-electric coach, so I didn’t want to deal with little (or big) propane bottles. ¬†The smell, need for inspection ( at certain bridges &¬†tunnels ), the¬†cost of propane, yet another fossil fuel, etc.. ¬†Thus, propane was out.
  • Natural Wood grills seem to need a LOT of tending to maintain temperature. They also take a while to get up to temperature and are large and/or heavy. Sure, there are add-ons and modifications to ease this temperature maintenance chore, but what if there was something..¬†smarter..¬†and more integrated that just works out of the box?
  • This lead me to Pellet fired grills, of which Traeger ¬†Grills seem to be the reigning champ. ¬†However, their portable unit doesn’t get very good marks compared to the rest and the grill isn’t particularly “smart”. ¬†The Traeger also require 120v AC power to operate.

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23andMe

We sent in our DNA to 23andMe a few weeks ago, and I’ve received mine and we are anxiously awaiting Michael’s. ¬†I am so impressed. It is amazing to see all of the detailed reports, fascinating.

To see where my story started, ¬†looking over the “TRAITS” reports. And yes, there is a reason why I drink so much caffeine. ¬†GENES.

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A road to snowhere

As posted last Friday, we left Fort McDowell ( Eagle View RV Resort¬† — Warning: they no longer accept USPS deliveries ) and decided to make the drive to Ruidoso, NM a 2 day affair. ¬†The thinking for this was that the weather peeps were calling for rain / snow on Saturday in Ruidoso, so I wanted to be highly functional upon arriving ( 4 hrs x 2 days and early arrival, vs 8 hr and late evening arrival ).

We didn’t really anticipate much as the forecast was for less than an inch accumulation, and it had been over 60 F the day before. ¬†OH BOY, were we in for a SURPRISE. Continue reading “A road to snowhere”