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I'll post here once in a while for any funky stuff and Betty's adventures!

For today...we went to see the missus horse. He didn't kick me in the face so that's a win!
 

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Not easy coming up with an appropriate retort :)

Soooo ... Betty is the CX-3, the horse, or the wife? And what's that slant-sided yurt?
 

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Not easy coming up with an appropriate retort ?

Soooo ... Betty is the CX-3, the horse, or the wife? And what's that slant-sided yurt?
Lmao!! Betty would be the car. “Bitchin Betty” a la aviation jargon as she yaps a lot during Navigation prompts ?

The yurt is our summer igloo because Canada...

But really...it’s just a horse ring lol!
 

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Lmao!! Betty would be the car. “Bitchin Betty” a la aviation jargon as she yaps a lot during Navigation prompts ?

The yurt is our summer igloo because Canada...

But really...it’s just a horse ring lol!
I keep thinking you're in Australia.

Our seldom-used navi was finally updated only yesterday, but when employed she loves to interrupt even the nicest music.

'Must be a good story what you were doing on the kicking end of the horse :)
 

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Lmao!! Betty would be the car. “Bitchin Betty” a la aviation jargon as she yaps a lot during Navigation prompts ?

The yurt is our summer igloo because Canada...

But really...it’s just a horse ring lol!
I keep thinking you're in Australia.

Our seldom-used navi was finally updated only yesterday, but when employed she loves to interrupt even the nicest music

'Must be a good story what you were doing on the kicking end of the horse :)
Sometimes I do wish I was in Oz, then it’s would be no hesitation on lowering springs!!

Haha! I was brushing him. I’m terrified of being kicked so I had to face my fear according to my lady. She’s had him for over 13 years so she’s fine...me, not so much xD
 

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Sometimes I do wish I was in Oz, then it’s would be no hesitation on lowering springs!!

Haha! I was brushing him. I’m terrified of being kicked so I had to face my fear according to my lady. She’s had him for over 13 years so she’s fine...me, not so much xD
Alberta, you probably get a touch of the white from time to time ... a little extra ground clearance comes in handy.

They say animals sense apprehension ... sure is a small picture, but looks impressive.
 

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Alberta, you probably get a touch of the white from time to time ... a little extra ground clearance comes in handy.

They say animals sense apprehension ... sure is a small picture, but looks impressive.
Touch of white is an understatement sometimes lol. But its not the fluffy stuff, it's the iced over ruts. Where I am, they did an especially horrible job of street clearing last season.
Main roads only. Even saw a couple of jacked up 4x4's stuck spinning wheels going nowhere (I secretly cheered).

Yes with the horse I smiled at him a lot as they do remember faces. If you go in with a scowl they pick up on that and get apprehensive themselves.
With the picture, it seems to auto re-size when I'm using my phone to upload and comes out small... Not sure how to adjust that
 

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Changed out the 2nd “floor” in the back. Big Rocky Mountain road trip soon.
Got some stronger 1/2” particle board (Home Hardware), traced the shape, and jigsaw’d it to fit.
Finished with some standard automotive carpet (Canadian Tire) velcroed on so I can change the carpet when it gets ratty.
Will store the main and 2nd floors; and just use the new reinforced one.
Gives the trunk (“boot” lol) a bit more depth and now I’m not worried about killing the flimsy factory board.
 

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Changed out the 2nd “floor” in the back. Big Rocky Mountain road trip soon.
Got some stronger 1/2” particle board (Home Hardware), traced the shape, and jigsaw’d it to fit.
Finished with some standard automotive carpet (Canadian Tire) velcroed on so I can change the carpet when it gets ratty.
Will store the main and 2nd floors; and just use the new reinforced one.
Gives the trunk (“boot” lol) a bit more depth and now I’m not worried about killing the flimsy factory board.
'And now you can fit that supplementary sub-woofer you were thinking about :)

P.S. 'Love your workbench(s) ... similar to mine √

P.P.S. Betty's not going on the trip?
 

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[/quote]'And now you can fit that supplementary sub-woofer you were thinking about ?

P.S. 'Love your workbench(s) ... similar to mine √

P.P.S. Betty's not going on the trip?[/QUOTE]

Haha no subwoofer for me. I’m fine with the tunes the way they are.

The workbench is a one of a kind positioning system used in conjunction with a foot. Very economical ?

Betty Blue is going to have to be good and take me and the missus nicely through the mountain passes all loaded up with gear. However she was a bit pissed that I sat in a 2019 CX3 while she was getting an oil change. She’s jealous she doesn’t have an armrest lol....so am I to be honest.
 

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Trying to get the last of the summer in! A little Zoom Zoom day. Sorry for the shaky dash cam, apparently I need to tighten the bracket ?

https://youtu.be/AMQUp3GS21Y
Ugh I am so jealous of those roads, Id have to drive hours just to see something that even remotely looks like that around here and even then would end up in intersections and traffic somehow :( Wouldnt mind taking the cx3 or the saturn sky down something like that haha
 

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@SlyCoopers Yes I have to say we are pretty lucky. I even posted to my friends to not forget about our back yard and go out to enjoy it.
Further up ahead there’s a series of turns that make the paddle shifting a lot of fun lol. The only thing that freaks me out a bit is the deer darting out from the side of the road.
I also had to beep beep some sheep out of the way going up the mountain ?
Get up here next summer. There’s tons of places to Mazda or Saturn up!
 

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@SlyCoopers Yes I have to say we are pretty lucky. I even posted to my friends to not forget about our back yard and go out to enjoy it.
Further up ahead there’s a series of turns that make the paddle shifting a lot of fun lol. The only thing that freaks me out a bit is the deer darting out from the side of the road.
I also had to beep beep some sheep out of the way going up the mountain ?
Get up here next summer. There’s tons of places to Mazda or Saturn up!
Ayuh, moose and deer here ... but what are those stakes on the curves? ;-)
 

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Well crap...guess it’s time to dust off the winter tires methinks. That just came way too soon lol.
Low profile all seasons are NOT Betty’s favorite winter shoes.
However, it was a great excuse to take a snow day off work! :)
 

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Well crap...guess it’s time to dust off the winter tires methinks. That just came way too soon lol.
Low profile all seasons are NOT Betty’s favorite winter shoes.
However, it was a great excuse to take a snow day off work! :)

Agreed - however, I did not take a day off work. Time to switch to winter tires is a little early, but this cold doesn't seem to let up; that's a record for early snowfall 32.8 cm or 12.9 inches.

and another season begins...


zoom-outa the way-zoom
 

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Agreed - however, I did not take a day off work. Time to switch to winter tires is a little early, but this cold doesn't seem to let up; that's a record for early snowfall 32.8 cm or 12.9 inches.

and another season begins...


zoom-outa the way-zoom
Hopefully your commute wasn't too far! Ya that was pretty brutal lol. I did TRY to go. Office is in the SE and I'm in the NW lol.
Took 16th to 68th instead of Stoney (heard someone took out a light pole) and the ruts chattered the car around so much I basically said NOPE and turned around.
Definitely changing out regardless as I need to go either Rogers Pass or Crowsnest on the 17th.

We need to steal @SlyCoopers setup for the winter...be the North American BFG KO2 Club (NABFGKo2C..a way more epic acronym than NAFTA/USMCA) :D
...See if Fountain Tire gives us a deal on 8 of em...CASH! lmao
 

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Road Trippin

Well, after a bit of a hiatus and a 4000km road trip throughout British Columbia, Bitchin Betty came through with flying colours. Not one single issue.

We pretty much hit all 4 seasons and one really sketchy mountain pass blizzard but snow tires were swapped in beforehand (also helped that we were loaded up to the max with gear and us 2 humans). Definitely used the AWD capabilities to the max lol.

Short vid of us creeping through the bushes to get to a remote mountain cabin in the middle of the night.
Bigfoot did not make an appearance but we were more weary of a chainsaw wielding Jason-type character to "cut" our vacay short (that and the bears were not in hibernation, and the cougars are cheeky stalking maulers).

I did overlay some spooky music, a wolf howl, and a random scream....more to cover our constant yammering about whether or not we took the right trail; and our obvious terror.

Enjoy!

( @SlyCoopers we definitely could have done withe some KO2's here :D )

https://youtu.be/NkvgmoyI5dg
 

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