Brilliant. Take a plated dirt bike, swap in some street wheels & tires, and now the 530 EXC chassis is transformed into an entirely different machine. The build deserves its own introduction, derived from the bike’s Adventure Build for TAT. It starts with a 17″ wheelset in order to run modern tubeless street tires. AfterContinue reading “KTM 530 EXC supermoto build for the twisties”
Trans-America Trail route planning through northern Utah and central Idaho. Travel project has evolved into a domestic focus by building out the truck into a basecamp and minimalist camper (lessons learned from taking a hardsided camper 3 months through Baja Mexico), in order to carry the motorcycle, mountain bike, and whitewater kayak. A lot already,Continue reading “TAT route planning and building truck basecamp”
So it begins.. added to the fleet, a 2008 KTM 530 EXC-R plated California dirtbike. Taken delivery with relatively low hours & miles (180 hours; 3850 miles | 6200km) on the XC4 motor, she appears to have solid potential from the initial baseline of mechanicals and fluids, and enough initial issues to facilitate getting rapidlyContinue reading “KTM 530 EXC adventure build for TAT”
Conversations with the elements and her natural beauty on the pristine water, luscious forest, and vast lakeshore.
If you’ve ever wanted to make B100 biodiesel at home (using lye and methanol to react with FFA to drop out glycerine) and help save the world, am selling a used Fuel Meister II Dual tank biodiesel reactor. Made in USA | $1000 USD | contact email@example.com Complete system along with WVO and methanol andContinue reading “For Sale: Fuel Meister II Dual Biodiesel Processor”
Public service announcement: wear double eye protection when grinding metal! Been cutting, welding, and grinding away at a steel lumber rack for the truck in these hot summer days, and had a flaming spark of debris bounce off my cheek behind wrap-around sunglasses, and lodged into my left eye cornea. Despite a PPE suite ofContinue reading “PSA: Wear double eye protection!”
Been sheltered in place in Santa Clara County, California, USA, to date a total of 14 weeks; family continues to be well and safe, lots of victory gardening in our edibles plot, and grinding away at projects that didn’t get purged before the Grand Canyon. Casa de Lance has been sold, as has Mirthmaker theContinue reading “COVID-19 and Trip Reset”
Earning those turns mountain biking in Soquel Demo Forest, deep in the Santa Cruz mountains of California. The flow trail is a network of spectacular descent sections, in what feels like an endless carve into the forest; the trail just keeps going and yet another berm beckons. POV shot with a GoPro7 chesty on aContinue reading “Soquel Demonstration State Forest Flow Trail”
The adventure continues for a pair of east bay brothers. Mirthmaker’s original port of registry is Berkeley, CA where she’ll eventually make her homecoming voyage. 1979 J/24 manufactured in San Rafael, CA USA by Performance Sailcraft (Don Trask) Learning to sail on the SF Bay was a handful of logistics and effort, and my keyContinue reading “Mirthmaker is Sold!”
adios Casa de Lance! Muchas gracias por todas las adventuras. Vaya con el proximo 7.3L PSD, y cuida a este muchacho.