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    Quote Originally Posted by bentbike33 View Post
    Really?!? Without natural gas or electricity?
    Umm, beer has been brewed long before gas and electricity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjclaeys View Post
    A bit late in posting this, but I am registered and would be happy to join a team. Remember that I know how to safely make alcohol, which will be very valuable in a post-apocalyptic Arlington.
    They didnít say *how* you had to do the water purification challenge.


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    Quote Originally Posted by sjclaeys View Post
    Umm, beer has been brewed long before gas and electricity.
    Cool, so you'll be demonstrating these pre-industrial techniques as part of the disaster relief challenge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjclaeys View Post
    Guess it depends on if they will have me!
    If the goody-goody Steve and the evil Steve O are on the same team, do they cancel each other out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrhappy_onabike View Post
    If the goody-goody Steve and the evil Steve O are on the same team, do they cancel each other out?
    For such a good cause, I am sure that we can work it out.

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    Doh! An E-sponder category I could've tried out this time, if I wasn't booked elsewhere!
    And while I don't have or covet a Renegade -- that's primarily cuz I don't know what one is... (Gonna go with the Jamis bike... still, that bit of googling leaves me totally unacquainted with them.)
    Thinking ahead -- my new-old Bianchi says "Advantage" right on the side, so surely that means it could also be a great asset next time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristoB50 View Post
    An E-sponder category I could've tried out this time, if I wasn't booked elsewhere!
    I don't see the rules require you provide your own power source but that would be a contention in a real power outage. The received wisdom on the Endless Sphere forum is a home solar system, of the sort Arlington homeowners can purchase through a solar co-op, is the best solution for fully charging an ebike battery in a useful amount of time off the grid. There is an off-the-shelf 120w panel canopy kit available specifically for the Pedego Stretch cargo ebike but the 48v motor on that bike consuming say 20wh/km would burn through 120w in about 6km/10-15 minutes for a day's worth of charging so not really practical, still I wonder if Todd Ketch owner of Pedego Alexandria could be persuaded to participate?
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    I plan on signing up at some point. Looks like a lot of fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    I don't see the rules require you provide your own power source but that would be a contention in a real power outage.
    Yeah, I'm lucky now that I also have the pedal-bike in working order! The ebike would be handy in the Trial -- but in a real emergency, once I spent my ~50-85 miles of battery range without a way to recharge, I'd be all-Bianchi after that

    Now, I want to live in the FutureHAUS (on display at Potomac Yard for 2 more days of tours) and be all-solar with a 2-day house battery reserve for consistent bad weather...
    (If you haven't toured FutureHAUS, I suggest it -- but hurry, since it closes this week. Really remarkable what the students at Virginia Tech came up with, winning First Place in the International Solar Decathalon...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChristoB50 View Post
    Now, I want to live in the FutureHAUS
    Very cool, thanks for that, looking forward Powerwall style home batteries look like a natural fit with a solar roof installation.

    I enjoyed reading about Justin LeMire-Elmore and his wife’s adventures on their solar tandem trike on last year’s Sun Trip rally
    Last edited by Dewey; 08-14-2019 at 09:00 PM.

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