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Old 11-14-2023, 07:11 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Isaac, what you’re saying reminds me of the Chrysler Sno-Runner. Ever see one? My coworker is a Mopar guy and showed me some photos. Mono track snowmobile with two inline skiis and the smallest track ever! 134cc 2 stroke marine engine. Very interesting!

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Track alternative? Looks heavy and intense to ride. Very cool!








I can easily see a mono track vehicle being quickest, but I do like that trike. Iíve found recumbent trikes have poor traction at the rear because of the weight distribution.
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You're probably not going to get much better efficiency than a set of cross country skis. Being cash-strapped in my youth, I went with snowshoes, which is extremely inefficient unless you're going up very steep and powdery snow, in which case it's still inefficient but will actually work.
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If I saw any snow, I'd see it as an excuse to act like I'm snowbound. Curl up under a blanky with a cup of coffee and sit in the light of the monitor. (just got a 31" Roku Smart TV for $35)
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Honestly, I have lots of cross country skis hanging around. I use to buy old thrift store skiis to make bows/crossbows out of. It could very well be that they are the best human-powered option. I found that their clip designs had been outdated and the boots cost-prohibitive. I do have a very comfortable pair of unused roller blades in my room; perhaps those could be adapted..?

freebeard, me too; kinda. Winter is an excuse to get “ cozy” in the shop! I become a total workaholic in there every winter. I can’t say in a fan of Roku tvs. They seem to just stop working properly after a year. What was the point of eliminating buttons on the bottom of the tv? It’s like designers don’t believe a person could lose a tv remote in the couch.
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I only use HDMI1 input for a computer monitor. It takes three button-presses to turn it on.

I think it's designed so you won't lose it in the couch.
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I have a bluetooth tracking device attached to the remote. It rings when activated from the app.

All that said, Google will turn on the TV if I tell it, and I often cast content from laptop to TV.

The only time the TV is used as a TV (OTA) is for the Superbowl. Funny enough, I don't even use the tuner built into the TV. I capture the broadcast with a USB tuner that feeds my Plex server, which feeds the TV.
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A remote tracking device would be awesome. Thankfully I’m not the one losing it in the couch. Living at home still.

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Interesting note related to the topic:

https://newatlas.com/south-pole-fat-trike/30245/

Fairing for the cold? No.

Skis for the snow? Nope.

Tracks? No way!

Studded tires? Nuh uh!


I happen to have exactly 3 fat bike wheels on hand, and two broken frames. Interesting.
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Iím amazed that she made it to the South Pole. I had a Terra-Trike Tour II that would spin in place on snow. I could only get down the driveway by rolling the front wheels like a wheelchair. Maybe she has all that luggage to improve rear wheel traction.

Three fat tires is a lot of resistance, but I suppose itís optimal for varying terrain of ice and snow.

Neat!
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