Staying sane behind the wheel with Podcasts

I spend 3 or more hours a day getting to and from Los Angeles.  This is enough to drive anyone crazy and bring out the road rage, but I have found that I can keep myself somewhat sane with a good story.

2017 American Adventurist SoCal Mountain Rendezvous

Group photo from the 2017 American Adventurist SoCal Mountain Rendezvous

Last weekend put the 7th Annual SoCal Mountain Rendezvous in the books.  This is one of 3 Rendezvous events put on by the American Adventurist family, and as always it …

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How the Wilco Hitchgate helped me sleep like a baby

Hitchgate Classic from Wilco Offroad with a 37" Falken Tire MT

One of the most common modifications done to an offroad vehicle is the tires, and like many things in life, modifications on a vehicle have consequences. When our rig rolled off the assembly line it was equipped with a 285/70/r17 AT tire which specs out to 32.7 inches or a small “33”.  For a factory tire, it is a pretty respectable size and on a short wheelbase vehicle, they can be quite capable, but we don’t have a short wheelbase vehicle. This is one of a number of reasons that we went to a much larger 37×12.5r17 Falken Wildpeak MT01 tire, and that change leads to a lack of sleep.

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