Clifford Power

Today I am going to talk about installing a house battery system in our Wayfarer van Clifford. There are literally dozens of websites, videos, manuals, etc you can find online on how to wire up your van for some “off grid living”. Some of those websites charge money for schematics or detailed PDF documents (so…

COVID-19 Wk 65: Prepping

My big event for 2021 is just under a week away. I’m riding the Skull 120 next week and as good or bad as my training has gone there isn’t much more I can do now in the case of fitness. All I can do now is focus on prepping and making sure my bike…

COVID-19 Wk 56: Maintaining

It has been a quiet week, which is a good thing. I focused on some simple, but, long overdue bike maintenance. I’ve been collecting the required parts all winter to give the Independent Fabrications Crown Jewel a drivetrain overhaul. It’s crazy but two replacement chainrings for my Campagnolo Chorus 11 speed crankset were going to…

COVID-19 Wk 48: Snow, Sleet and Freezing Rain

It is fairly simple to stay socially distant and avoid crowds when your whole region comes to a standstill due to a wonderful mixture of snow, sleet and freezing rain. Traveling anywhere that wasn’t absolutely necessary the past few days was the smart choice. That is pretty much what Mia and I have done since…

COVID-19 Wk 34: Clifford

I’d like to introduce everyone to Clifford the Big Red Van. Clifford comes to us via Wayfarer Vans. This has been a purchase almost four years in the making. Originally inspired by our friends The Manvilles and their Mercedes Sprinter conversion van. Mia and I spent lots of conversations on the pros/cons of a Class…

COVID-19 Wk 23: Out & About

Obviously the biggest news this last week was the Democratic National Convention to officially nominate Joe Biden as their presidential pick. I honestly didn’t watch any of it and only caught the highlights on the news. The reason being I already know who I am voting for in November. Nothing will change my mind. You…