The Galloping Goose goes home... (Part III, the end)

The good news is that by morning... her answer hadn’t changed. So far so good!

We headed into Crested Butte to “buy” coffee. It’s fun to buy something on a camping trip because you get used to making everything. Plus, it’s a fun excuse to leave the vehicle behind and meet some locals.
Crested Butte is beautiful, but not… » 7/21/15 2:41pm 7/21/15 2:41pm

Driving Australia's Most Challenging Off-Road Trail

For most of Cape York, the remote peninsula north of Cairns that runs parallel to the Great Barrier Reef, the nearest major city isn’t even in Australia, it’s in Papua New Guinea. You know, where head-hunting was a thing up until a couple of decades ago. We just drove through it on the most challenging off-road trail… » 7/21/15 10:37am 7/21/15 10:37am

The Galloping Goose goes home... (Part II)

Happy 4th of July! As the holiday weekend took hold we realized it was best to head for a lessor known part of these mountains. I had something special in mind for tonight so I wanted to make sure we found a great spot without RV’s, crowds, generators or generally anyone nearby.

The Alpine Loop is a must do if you’re… » 7/20/15 1:34pm 7/20/15 1:34pm

I miss my ST, I'm jealous of my friend. 

So my buddy, who probably will read this on here too just picked up one of the best deals I’ve seen in forever: a 91 MR2 Turbo (factory) with 107k on it. I got to drive it today. Its. So. Much. Fun. Ive never driven anythig mid engined before, and although its not a ton of power its a different experience. Jealous of… » 7/19/15 3:36pm 7/19/15 3:36pm

You may Overland in the Valley of Death, and enjoy it! (Part III)

Time to leave our home sweet home. The great part about Death Valley’s more remote areas is that in general people appreciate the places and want to protect them. The “yahoo” factor is relatively low. This is evidenced by the coffee cup filled with cash in several of the cabins. Folks who appreciated the place leave a… » 7/15/15 10:46am 7/15/15 10:46am

Drums to Discs - Don't Forget About the Proportioning!

The rear brakes on my wagon have been squealing for a while now, and the right rear caliper was leaking fluid from the ebrake crank. Rather than bleeding the whole system twice I took the opportunity to gut the proportioning valve so the rear disc brakes can finally start doing their fair share of work, as the stock… » 7/09/15 10:10am 7/09/15 10:10am