Hi all, why no updates you may ask? Well, mostly because I haven’t bothered writing them. Actually, entirely because I haven’t bothered writing them. Anyways, the last six months or so have been interesting times, as expected. Traveling between Oakland and LA for work, planting an urban vegetable garden here in Oakland, mixing drinks, wrenching on things, and realizing that a dual sport motorcycle is one of the finest commuting machines around for California cities. Alas, the mog would be about as practical around here as a moon rover. Heading South again here in a couple weeks. I’ll post some photos from the road, really!
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Last weekend was Mogfest near the Salton Sea. We set up camp about five miles from where we were last year, a little to the south. My mog did great making it out there, even though I removed most of its wiring before heading out. Coming soon is an alternator conversion and a complete rewire of the truck. As for Mogfest, it was good to see some familiar faces, hit some trails, ride in a few different rigs, and have beers around the campfire. The two years I’ve been to this event, it has been a very relaxed, informal meet. Everyone has fun and there aren’t any fees. Maybe next year, we can get just enough organization to put together the infamous Mogarita Bar. Even this year, I heard several people say that they were ready to chip in some money for it. Anyways, enough of this. Picture time!
The crew from 29
Bill Caid’s rig on the go
I think the pinzes might have outnumbered mogs this year.
This Synchro went where some Mogs couldn’t even squeeze.
I like the crane on this truck.
A very nice 712 with custom trailer.
Zach lights it up.
While cooling my transmission on the side of I10, Jim stopped by to make sure everything was alright. Pound for pound, his Halflinger is the coolest little truck around.
Last weekend was the first annual Mountain Rendezvous, made possible by some great folks from the forums at www.expeditionportal.com. It is the sister event of the Desert Rendezvous. Mountains in the summer, and the desert in the winter. It works … Continue reading →