As, at least a theoretical Englishman, this would be maybe the classic overland route. With perhaps only London to Cape Town being more iconic.
I picked up my license plate from the registration guy who, despite giving me a registration sticker for June instead of November, came through in the end. I zip-tied the plate on, and the Trooper finally became legal. I told my brother, so he suggested to go on a quick night trek through a local trail called Holy Jim…
Custom roof rack and rock sliders are on. Think I’m ready for the weekend.
Australia is apparently “…a land of sweeping plains/of rugged mountain ranges/of droughts and flooding rains”. Dorothea Mackellar was right when she penned the second stanza of her poem ‘My Country’ in her description of her vision of Australia. However, remarkably few appreciate how sweeping those plains are and even…
So, you ready to chase the Baja 1,000!? Sure, it may be from your desk, but that’s no reason not to take it seriously. Race starts at midnight TONIGHT!
AKA Land Cruiser vs Range Rover...
We all want what we can’t have, right?
I’ve spent most of the past month on two wheels. This hereby makes me an authority on the subject. Please sit, while I force upon you facts based entirely in opinion, experience, and the cold hard truth.
Took the family up to take pictures in the mountains today. It was the last shot of the day and as we were leaving my wife noted that the window on the rock wall that had foiled our plan to use it as texture wasn’t a window it was actually a plaque. One thing I have noticed as I’ve gotten older is that the…
In which the Overland Gods have smiled a thousand smiles, and their beneficence knows no bounds.
I passed smog!
In this episode everyone dies, the vehicles catch on fire and we see a Jackalope. This is not clickbait.
Deep intro upcoming...
Welcome to the best from October, on Overland and Expedition. Kinja’s corner of vehicle based explorers and adventurers. (I assume there were twice as many posts attempted than actually show, but were Kinja’d)
It was a good weekend. 800 miles, 2 nights camping, Highway 666. So many turns... More later. Must sleep.
So I was hoping to bring you glad tidings of great joy, but it was not to be. I fixed the things the Smog Man said I had to, and I fixed the thing that would keep it from misfiring, but to no avail.
Hey, let’s strap 60 pounds of water, food and whiskey to our bikes and ride up mountains. It will be fun!!
A post to spark a discussion. EDIT: Hopefully the link to the YouTube video works now.
Back in September over on our blog, I wrote a short bit on DIY tire repair, and I linked to Jonathon Hanson’s article at Exploring Overland on the “two tool kits that will (almost) breakdown proof your vehicle”. Besides the tire repair kit, the other tool he includes is the 12 Volt Lithium battery microstarter.
In this episode we nearly crease a brand new Tacoma doublecab long bed on a rock, shred some Subaru tires and drop a little kid off a cliff. What could go wrong!