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Asomewhatautomotive podcast for gearheads—and friends—who want more from life.We're not entirely sure what we're doing, but one thing's for sure:If we don't take charge of our lives and move with initiative, we're just going to end up somewhere.The Gearhead Project is an ongoing series of conversations with interesting gearheads—and friends—who have done interesting things or are figuring it out.. Maybe they've started their own businesses. Maybe they've given up and quit. Maybe they just ha ...
 
This show is just for you if you would love to have the freedom of working from anywhere and love to travel. In this weekly show, we will share stories about our travels. We will also share tips and advice about our work from anywhere lifestyle. It’s our hope that you'll get some cool ideas and be inspired. Our goal is to have the flexibility to travel when we want, for as long as we want, and to work from practically anywhere. So, in 2011, we downsized and started living full-time in our RV ...
 
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We have been looking forward to our newest adventure for the past several months. The time finally arrived about 20 days earlier than planned. As of August 11, 2020, we have graduated into the adventure of grandparenthood. In this episode, we share how we dropped everything and pushed up our trip to Colorado to be with our daughter, son-in-law, and…
 
Lately, our travel has taken a different turn. Instead of RV or Jeep travel, we've turned to our bikes. Not motorcycles...good, old-fashioned bicycles. Over the last several weeks, our business has us glued to our computer monitors, working on various client projects. Our little get-aways have been hopping on our bikes for short rides around the ne…
 
What seems like ages ago, just before the announcement of stay-at-home policies, Robert and I had a little adventure with our teenage nephews. Henry and Max spent the weekend with us and Robert schooled them in leather bag making. We woke up extremely early on that Saturday morning and made our way to Concordia, MO for the Concordia Trade Fair. Thi…
 
Even though we're supposed to be staying home and practicing social distancing, we're still having little adventures, Been There Doing That style. For the most part, we already keep to ourselves so the social distancing rule is pretty easy. But staying at home...no way. We can meander backroads just fine and remain socially distant. With all the ev…
 
One of the best things that came out of Overland Expo West this year was meeting Brian Driggs with The Gearhead Project. Brian wondered over to the Camel Trophy Area and saw Robert with a feather in his hat and they struck up a conversation. Our time as guests on The Gearhead Project Podcast was such a hoot, that we wanted you to meet Brian. Truth …
 
It wasn’t our first trip to Franklin, Tennessee and we doubt it will be our last. This time was far from an overlanding trip. Instead, we rented a car and stayed in a hotel. Our mission was a business conference that was held in Franklin. We enjoyed an evening in downtown Nashville to see an old friend play in his band. Then discovered a little loc…
 
How much activity can we cram into one day? Well, listen to this episode and find out. It was a hot, summer day and a day of contrast. We started out by going to Warrensburg to a Hamfest. While there, Robert had a long conversation with fellow hamvangelist Brooks all about their black powder guns. We left the Hamfest to play tourist and explore a p…
 
During our travels, we’ve had the wonderful opportunity to meet Tim and Kelsey Huber of Dirt Sunrise. We had been following them for a while before officially meeting them at 2018 Overland Expo West. That’s when Robert asked to take their portrait using his medium format film camera. Tim and Kelsey have been overlanding for quite some time, but it …
 
During our many overlanding trips, we've met some wonderful people. Adam and Autumn Raven are two of our favorite people we know. We've become friends through our travels. Mainly we "see" each other through social and occasionally talk on the phone. This time we thought we'd record our conversation and share with you their wonderful adventures. The…
 
We are hunkered down in Missouri with a full work schedule. We’ve decided to not go on our traditional fall overlanding trip to Overland Expo East and the realization of that fact is setting in and has got us a little down. In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be publishing interviews with some fellow travelers who we’ve met along the way. We thought…
 
Our overlanding journey had some interesting Jeep repair adventure for sure. And it wasn’t over. There was this little squeak. The squeak that was driving Robert NUTS! He just knew that something was just not right. It bothered him so much that he had do some roadside diagnosing. Join us in this week’s podcast as we share this little adventure. Rob…
 
We had quite the adventure in our last episode leaving Buckeye Reservoir, but our adventures weren't over. We visited Naturalrita in search of a natural history museum that Robert was sure was nearby. He was mistaken. The museum was really in Delta. Fort Uncompahgre was not what we expected, but it sure was a pleasant surprise. We share our tour ex…
 
Our adventure begins when we chose our route from Moab, Utah to make our way to Colorado. We had our sights set on Buck Eye Reservoir to check out some free camping. We looked at our GPS and saw a number of possible routes. We decided on going through Geyser Pass, Utah to arrive in Colorado on some back roads. The further we went up the mountain, t…
 
It was time to pack up and leave Overland Expo West. It was cold and snowing. We had a great time at the Expo, but we were ready to be on the move again. We wanted to explore Utah more and hopefully find warmer and dryer weather. We went toward Sand Island Recreation Area as we thought that would be our campsite for the night. When we arrived, we d…
 
Although we were volunteering at Overland Expo West 2019, we had the opportunity to attend a few of the classes offered at the event. As volunteers, we could attend classes if the room wasn’t too full as the seats are reserved for Overland Experience guests. In this episode, we talk about the classes we did attend when we weren’t at our volunteer p…
 
We love attending Overland Expo because we have made some wonderful friends. Each time we go, we enjoy seeing old friends and meeting new ones. This episode is all about who we hung out with at Overland Expo West 2019. We only scraped the surface of talking about all the wonderful people we met up with. Sorry if we forgot to mention to you. Enjoy t…
 
Our first stop when we arrived in the Flagstaff, Arizona area was Marshall Lake. We were anxious to explore the forest roads and have a day or so to relax and be secluded before the big event. Then the day arrived that we packed up and loaded up on fuel and groceries in Flagstaff and headed to Fort Tuthill. Overland Expo West is a huge event. This …
 
Another exciting episode! Our last episode left off at Angel Peak, New Mexico. It was time to cross into Utah. Our first stop was Bluff, Utah. Robert had heard about the little town and wanted to stop. We were impressed with their little downtown. For such a tiny town, it has a lot to offer. We were quite impressed with Fort Bluff, the visitor cent…
 
After we hiked the highest point in Oklahoma, Black Mesa, we headed toward New Mexico. We headed toward Clayton NM. During our trip, the Jeep’s engine made a weird “hick-up” so Robert checked to see if any codes were thrown. Sure enough, there was, so when we were in Clayton, we were on a hunt for a part. No luck, so we moved on. Robert decided tha…
 
We left for our month long overland trip at a ridiculously early hour. Our plan was to barrel through and have a very long travel session until we got to Soccoro, New Mexico. We wanted to stop at the Very Large Array. Things didn’t go as planned. When we arrived at the Great Salt Plains State Park in Oklahoma, we decided to slow way down. We ended …
 
It’s that time of year again. We are ready for our month long overland trip to the southwest. We volunteer at Overland Expo West. We don’t like to make a quick trip of it. Instead of going out there and coming right back home, we make a month long trip out of it. Before we left, we needed to do a few things to the Jeep. One improvement was to add a…
 
What the heck? Another Hamfest? Indeed, it was. This time we were off to Kansas City to attend Hambash, hosted by the Ararat Shrine Amateur Radio Club. We arrived to a packed parking lot at opening time. We fought our way through the crowded isles. I actually found something to buy before Robert! Then, when Robert found something he thought he shou…
 
For this week’s podcast, you’ll hear a lot of background noise. When we recorded, it was windy, rainy and there was a train nearby. We were camped in Claremore, Oklahoma’ city campground next to the Expo Center. Not a bad campground at all for being right in the middle of town. I enjoyed a nice hot shower and then worked some before the rain came. …
 
We had been looking forward to this trip since we found out about this event in December. We returned to Woolaroc near Bartlesville, Oklahoma to enjoy their spring mountain man traders encampment. When we first arrived we saw Moe Cresswell. Robert met Moe for the first time at the Pomme de Terre Rendezvous last year. We met a man named Pinky from W…
 
Beautiful weather had us anxious to get us out and about. We tootled around Fort Scott, KS for a bit. We wanted to see something new, so we made our way to Crawford State Park near Farlington, KS. We enjoyed the Saturday drive to the park and decided to have a little picnic. The park is about 500 acres with nice full-hook-ups as well as primitive c…
 
We celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary by going to Concordia, Missouri to the 8th Annual Pre-1865 Living History Trade Fair. We got up early and headed north from home. Our drive was only about three hours and the night before we had a bit of snow, but that didn’t deter our outing. Robert met up with some of his Hamvangilist friends who also l…
 
It was Robert's Birthday and he wanted to go somewhere special. We left home and headed west into Kansas then south to Oklahoma. We ended up at the Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve in Bartlesville, Ok. It is a special place that was created by Frank Phillips back in the 1920s. Frank Phillips was also in the oil business. You might know it as Phi…
 
We took a little trip north from home to Holden, MO to enjoy the Midwest Gun Builders Guild Trade Fair. It was well worth the drive even though we had a little bout of winter weather the night before. We took it slow and steady. We enjoyed our time meeting new people at the trade fair. We had our eye on a hunter's frock, but we didn't act fast enou…
 
After our soggy time at Overland Expo East outside of Asheville, we headed toward our third AirBNB retreat. We wanted some time to dry out, shower, catch up on some work projects...and did I mention shower? After a few nights in our little cabin, we headed to the Chattahoochee National Forest for more adventures. We ended up spending our coldest ni…
 
Wow! It was an experience, for sure! This is our 4th Overland Expo experience so far. We’ve attended two out West and two out East. Each one is its own adventure. The night before we were to check in for our volunteer duty, we stayed in a little cabin about three miles from Reeb Ranch to stay up late for work and enjoy a nice long hot shower. The r…
 
We loved our stay near Hot Springs, North Carolina. But after a week of using their library as our office and camping in different spots at Paint Creek Recreational Area, it was time to move closer toward Hendersonville and get supplies for our Overland Expo East 2018 stay. We left Hot Springs on a Saturday because we needed to arrive at Reeb Ranch…
 
Cinderella story. We always see the best. Nobody’s sharing their shitty failures online. We’re not looking at Facebook and Instagram to see all the boring, mundane tedium of our friends’ lives. We’re seeing their new cars, their exotic vacations, their $1,000 steak dinners. And we often walk away feel like we’re missing out as a result. They say we…
 
Keep it simple. Everybody’s talking about new year’s resolutions and I’m just over here thinking, “I wish I could get my shit together a little bit better EVERY day.” Meet Ken Theis, gearhead like us, but also a seeker of work-life parallel he is. Ken and I first connected in earnest back in the spring of 2017. I’d bought my first mountain bike, sh…
 
TGP S01E29 | Glenn Wallace Went All-In How many engines have you built this year? As of November 19th, Glenn Wallace had built 155. Let me put that another way. 46 weeks into the year, that’s more than three a week. If you divide 155 engines by the 322 total days already passed the night we had our call, that’s a new engine every other day. And get…
 
The first two-time guest on the podcast! Driving into an unknown future. He did something crazy, something nobody in their right mind would do—he spent days driving a small car across Japan on B-roads. Wait. That doesn’t sound crazy at all. But when you think about it through the lens of leaving a horrible job in a still largely new-to-you country …
 
After leaving the Winston-Salem area, we headed toward Brevard, NC. Our goal was to take in as many forest roads and free camping as we could. Our destination was meandering in the Pisgah National Forest. Our favorite spot of the trip turns out to be our first stop. At Cathy’s Creek, we enjoyed a special dinner of beef and garlic pinwheels and trie…
 
During our stay near Winston-Salem, we decided to take a day trip to Mt Airy and visit the birthplace of Andy Griffith. It was such a rainy day, but we weren’t going to let that dampen our spirits. Since the Andy Griffith Show is one of our all-time favorite shows and we had no idea if we would have another chance to visit the little town, we didn’…
 
We had been traveling and staying in the roof-top tent for over a week. We’ve already had seen plenty of rain. We needed to stop traveling and put in several days of work. Instead of booking a hotel, we decided to try our first AirBNB rental. We wanted to stay for four nights and cram in as much work as possible. We booked a place outside of Winsto…
 
You don’t have to be a gearhead to be a gearhead project. Anthony isn’t. And the more I think about his path—even though we hadn’t spoken in nearly 10 years—the more I see he’s doing the exact same thing I am. The same thing we’re ALL doing. Chasing our dreams of doing stuff that matters. He’s a self-taught software engineer who shares his path fro…
 
Eric’s one of the small handful of people I consulted with prior to making this podcast the replacement for Gearbox Magazine. He’s a fellow Montero owner. He backs up his technical positions with facts, hard data, and—get this, math. He recently asked me if I’d ever noticed my projects get done faster when I don’t tell anyone about them. Considerin…
 
After spending five days at Land Between the Lakes, it was time to be on the move again. We ventured further east. Our first stop was Rock Island State Park, TN. We wanted to see the waterfalls the park had to offer and maybe enjoy some amenities. We snagged the last spot the park had for the weekend. We were lucky to get a spot. It was a Friday an…
 
Five days into our trip, we arrived at Land Between the Lakes and were recording at our camp spot on a chilly 39-degree evening. We hope you enjoy the episode as we recap our travels to and around Land Between the Lakes. Here are some highlights… Lake Wappapello, Missouri Free campsite at a boat ramp near Poplar Bluff, MO. In this episode, we touch…
 
It’s been several weeks since we’ve done a podcast. Our last adventure was at Glade Top Trailwhere we had gotten quite a bit of social media reaction from the photo of Robert with the tire off the Jeep. It has been a whirlwind over the past few weeks. We’ve been concentrating on our business and client work and haven’t really had much time to do fu…
 
Berry Lowman is a gearhead like us. I met Berry on Twitter almost 10 years ago, but we didn’t get a chance to really talk until we recorded this episode of The Gearhead Project. He does open road racing in a Corvette. He drives the latest Ford press vehicles. He doesn’t get into religion or politics online. And he help organized Motorama LIVE, a we…
 
David Lovett has some very interesting cars. If you don’t already know David Lovett, and I tell you he lives a mile from his nearest neighbor, deep in the heart of Texas; so far out in the boonies he still has to budget his bandwidth because it takes all night to download a single gigabyte on his “high speed internet” service. What’s your brain tel…
 
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