Honda EU7000is Generator Two-Year Maintenance

Fred & Emily


Afternoon, Peeps!

You know the perfect pick-me-up for a lazy summer afternoon? Generator maintenance! That’s right – after Fred and I published our first video on the Honda EU7000is generator we were blown away at the number of views. So we’re back with some friendly maintenance on our little red powerhouse with a two year checkup including an oil change, new air filter, spark plug and fuel filter.

And this is no accident, we’re planning a trip to the White Mountains jut for you, our wonderful audience, so we need some keen kilowatts for the Airstream on that trip. With that teaser in mind, watch our amazing maintenance video here! Fred definitely doesn’t drop anything in a pan of oil and Emily definitely doesn’t put here fingers on lens.

Ahem. Awkward.

Anyway, as always, be well, we’ll see you soon from the White Mountains.

E1.12 Review of the RockShox Pike RCT3 Fork

Emily & Fred


Morning, Peeps!

Alas the day finally came and I killed my 4-year-old Fox fork for good. I’d known for quite a long time it was on the verge so it wasn’t entirely surprised a couple of weeks ago when I began my usual morning ride on Desert Classic only to discover I had no rebound.

Though the price tag filled me with a sense of dread, and I feel as though I have lost an old friend, I was excited to finally move on and upgrade to my dream fork: The Pike RCT3 Dual Position Air, 29+.

I only have a few hours on this new fork but I already have a lot to say about it. So with that in mind, plead head on over to YouTube and enjoy our review of the RockShox Pike RCT3! Therein you will find slow motion amazingness, a little snark and a lot of information about this fork.

And as usual, enjoy, subscribe and peace out my friends!

 

E1.11 A Tour of Airstream MTB’s International Serenity Part 2

Emily & Fred


Morning, Peeps!

As promised, we have the follow-up episode on our 2016 International Serenity ready for your viewing pleasure. This time, all about the insides!

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Herein we explore every nook and cranny of the Airstream, carry out some trim repair and discuss aspects of living full-time.

So with that, we again bid you adieu, enjoy, comment, participate, subscribe, and live well!

– Peace

E1.10 A Tour of Airstream MTB’s International Serenity Part 1

Emily & Fred


Evening, Peeps!

We’re excited, like…. quivering geeky day-before-Christmas excited!

Please join us and enjoy our 10th YouTube episode as we share a detailed exterior walk-through of our 2016 Airstream International Serenity 30′! We’ve been waiting months to make this video and it’s finally here!

And yes, if you were wondering, this video is different. After living in this Airstream for over a year we have many observations to share, so unlike many Airstream aficionados we’re not shy about pointing out where the Airstream falls short. We hope that after watching this video not only will you come away as much of an Airstream enthusiast as we are, but also a realist about what to expect from these metal monsters.

And fear not, we’re following this video up next week with an interior walk-through that offers even more detail.

Oh, and…. Airstream MTB is now on Facebook!!

So with that, we bid you adieu, enjoy, comment, participate, subscribe, and live well!

– Peace

E1.9 Airstream of Scottsdale Full Model Tour!

Emily & Fred


Evening, Peeps.

Please join us for our 9th YouTube episode, E1.9 Airstream of Scottsdale Full Model Tour. In this video we go full geek-out mode and take a tour of the full range of Airstream Travel Trailers starting at the very top with the Airstream Classic and winding up at the end with the Airstream Basecamp.

As always a special thanks to Airstream of Scottsdale for allowing us to record.

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And please subscribe to our YouTube channel if you like our adventures, we want to bring you more!

That is all.

Riding #9415 Wolverton Mountain Trail

Emily & Silent Partner


Afternoon, Peeps!

It’s 4th of July weekend and time to Airstream again! For the next few days we’re up here at Prescott’s White Spar Campground. We already did an extensive review of this area here, so instead we’re using this time to blog about what’s new – in this case, more mountain biking!

To that end, we we rode #9415 Wolverton Mountain Trail this morning.

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The Wolverton Mountain Trail is rated as a blue-black and after comparing notes on the ride we agree with this rating.

This 10-mile (16km) out-and-back begins across from the campground and immediately slaps you in the face with aggressive sustained climbing that meanders anywhere between 5% and 10%.

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I think the trail might be better named “Touched by Fire”, though. The climb takes you through dense scrub and evidence of a terrible forest fire sometime in the past.

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One thing that caught us off guard climbing here was the exposure – there is so little foliage, and so much dead-fall, the temperatures already hit low 90s (33C) by 9AM.

By the end of the ride we’d both worked our way through most of our water.

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The climb consists of moderately technical surface though much of the trail is steep off-camber single-track and crushed rock like this. It never occurred to me why the campground was named “White Spar” but it turns out the term “spar” refers to any bright crystalline substance.

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We only made it 4mi (6.4km) in before turning back, the altitude and heat was getting to us.

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On the descent you are greeted with an extraordinary view; San Francisco Peaks visible in the distance.

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Also we took some time to smell the flowers.

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And… enormous private telescopes?

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Conclusion

We’ll absolutely ride Wolverton Mountain Trail again, probably on Tuesday. By then we should be adjusted to the altitude and we’ll head out a little earlier. Seen you soon with more Airstream updates!

E1.8 Night Riding with NiteRider Pro Series Lights

Emily & Fred


Evening, Peeps.

Please join us for our 8th YouTube episode, E1.8 Night Riding with NiteRider Pro Series Lights. In this video we review a range of NiteRider lights as we make a circuit around McDowell Mountain Regional Park in the first of 2018’s summer Night Ride Series.

As always please subscribe to our YouTube channel if you like our adventures, we want to bring you more!

That is all.