RE: Slalom versus long-distance
Thanks mark h for your efforts above. It's much appreciated.
AA certainly has an extensive quiver of stuff. I don't doubt that he needs the Ford Transit to even begin to contain everything. It would be quite interesting to see how everything is organized in the van. I find that the various storage strategies that different folks use to be very interesting.
In reality, he probably has a garage or storage facility, and selects the specific equipment he anticipates using for different endeavors. The thing that's a bit mind boggling is that so much of his stuff is flipped yearly to make room for the new stuff. I wouldn't doubt that he probably has an agent that takes care of unloading and selling the prior years gear.
Again, thanks for spending the time on the translation.