Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Review: Rockport Men's Storm Surge Waterproof Sneaker and Rockport Men's Margin Oxford

I love my Rockport Rockport Men's Margin Oxford (Amazon Link: http://a.co/cShnQGk) shoes for good weather, but my Rockport Men's Storm Surge Waterproof Sneaker (Amazon link: http://a.co/6GulGiR) not so much. The uppers are good for the price, but the tread wore down too quick to be good in the snow.

I'm going to try the Rockport Men's Rugged Bucks Plain Toe Waterproof Oxford Shoe (Amazon link: http://a.co/aseUjOm) next and see how the tread wears.

Friday, November 3, 2017

Revealed: Tesla model 3 delivery schedule for March 31, 2016 reservation

I put down a $1,000.00 deposit on a Tesla Model 3 on March 31, 2016. I did it online during the hour before the live reveal event started. 

On November 1st, 2017 I got an email saying I could log in and see what was up in terms of delivery estimates. 

Here are the screenshots of what I saw. I've obscured my reservation number. 

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

FAKE NEWS: Police have found two lost children missing for three days

FAKE NEWS: Police have found two lost children who survived for three days of rain in the shelter of a rock and a fort. They lived on nothing but one yogurt and some cashews. Sadly, they didn’t realize there was a house right behind them, or that it was part of hundred houses beach community.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Install: Bafang BBSD HD 1000w Mid-drive electric assist motor on a Madsen Family Cargo Bucket Bike

Testing Madsen Bucket Bike without mid-drive motor. Went great on relatively flat streets even with two kids but we live in a  hilly town in Vermont. 
I'll be documenting the installation of a mid-drive electric assist motor on my wife's new Madsen Bucket bike here.

The Mid-Drive Kit

From Lunacycle.com
  1. Bafang BBSHD 1000 watt Mid Drive motor. Bottom Bracket Size: 68-73mm (Standard).
  2. Battery: Side Shark 48v GA 10ah. 
  3. Chain Ring: Stock 46T Steel. 
  4. Luna Bafang Display DPC-10. 
  5. Bafang BBSxx Universal Thumb Throttle. 
  6. Bafang Handles with Built-in Ebrake cut off. 
  7. Luna Wrench. 
  8. Custom battery bracket by Karl Kemnizter, of VBike in Brattleboro VT.

The Bike

The Box! Assembly is very easy, basically putting on the front wheel and a fender.

Installing the mid-drive

 Here's the manual, a list of different builds with motors like this. 

Working on the rest now.