Wiring Bike Rides

I am not an electrician. I can do your basic stuff (install new light fixtures and switches, for example), but I don’t design systems. I usually defer to my father and father-in-law for the real brain power. Since we have a bathroom in our basement completely gutted, I figured now was a good time to install a vent fan to help rid the room of moist air (okay, and stinky smells from, well, you know … fecal excrement). I drilled the 4.125″ hole through the side of my house to provide the air a place of escape and then installed the hardware. The wiring was a bit confusing, though. I had a pretty good idea of what I was doing, but needed a bit more clarification. Due to our move last August, however, it’s not very easy for me to call Jen’s dad and say, “Hey, will you swing by the house on the way home from work and take a look at <whatever>?” Instead, I relied on the beauty of PowerPoint. He returned the favor. Outcome: we now have a vent fan (and new light) installed in the bathroom.


This was what I sent Mark explaining the situation.


This was Mark’s response.

A friend, Travis Maughan, invited me to accompany him on a bike ride on Saturday. We met at his house in Kaysville at 7am and drove to Antelope Island. We hit the trail by 7:45am and rode the nearly 8 mile White Rock Loop trail. I’ll admit — it was a bit chilly when we started. We were biking into a stiff wind and it was in the high 40’s/low 50’s at the time. Luckily, there was nearly 700 feet of incline in the first 3 or 4 miles so we warmed up nicely.


Nothing left to climb at this point. It was gorgeous on top.

This video shows the view from the top of our ride. A GPS track of our ride can be found on Google Maps. It turned out to be a great day for a ride. We were home by ~10am and on to the events of the day. (Side note: while Travis and I were out exercising, Jen took the kids to a local diner — Granny Annie’s — for breakfast. After hearing about their cinnamon roll and frybread, I’m jealous.)

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