Admittedly, a good number of the vehicles on my ‘dream car’ list are firmly unobtainable, at least for someone with my economic and financial resources. While I’d never choose a car solely on it’s perceived value or status, the simple, first rule of economics applies handedly proffering options that are both rare, expensive, and more often than not, functionally unviable as a daily driver. Because of this creates the impetus to find the ultimate daily driver with an idyllic list of criteria; something you’d be happy to drive to a nice dinner in the city that my wife wouldn’t be embarrassed to jump out of, with enough power to overtake at-will, gas mileage that is somewhat digestible, and utility that inspires confidence no matter the terrain, season, or geography. Enter dream car #54, realized for over a year, the Gen2 Ford Raptor. I’ve been continually impressed by this truck, especially after this past weekend, driving 800 miles at 90mph with 3 dudes, 3 trail bikes, tons of gear, and 1 ridiculously adorable canine, only to arrive at our destination and be able to annihilate dry river beds at speed and get all 4-wheels off the ground without so much as breaking a sweat, then drive another 800 miles back home. Curious, what’s your ultimate (practical) dream car, and it’s criteria? #fordraptor#evilbicycles#santacruzbicycles#ridefox#girocycling#irideenve#pushsuspension
Life is all about journey. Destinations quickly turns into part of the journey because time just keeps moving. Stay true to your beliefs, your truths, your path, because when you don’t you begin coming apart from the inside out. You have to make that decision yourself, because it’s so easy to distract yourself, to compare, to compromise yourself. That’s gonna steal all your joy. Instead lead with gratitude, be strong. Stay curious and find wonder. Try to have mercy for others, and practice forgiveness. There’s your joy, there’s your truth. . . . #nationalparks#nps#canyonlands#canonusa#canon#vw#t3syncro#vanagon#vanlife
Yesterday we visited Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. They both were incredible. They were amazing, huge, unbelievable. We have a big God. Every now and then, go see His work and let him blow your mind.