Posts by New Century Expeditions

Carmel

Even though we had lots of delays from getting out, I’m finally road tripping with my parents through California. We’ve been heading up the coast from San Diego up to San Francisco. My idea was to make sure to do a trip with them before I headed out for Wyoming. It’s always good to spend time with family and friends, especially when you know you’re going to be gone for a long time. We went to Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, then hit Hearst Castle and are now in Carmel. We’re off to San Francisco today! Nice view from our
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Categories: Trips.

Carmel

Even though we had lots of delays from getting out, I’m finally road tripping with my parents through California. We’ve been heading up the coast from San Diego up to San Francisco. My idea was to make sure to do a trip with them before I headed out for Wyoming. It’s always good to spend time with family and friends, especially when you know you’re going to be gone for a long time. We went to Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, then hit Hearst Castle and are now in Carmel. We’re off to San Francisco today! Nice view from our
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Categories: Trips.

Truck modifications

In anticipation of moving, I needed to take care of the suspension on my truck. For some reason, the back started bottoming out when I was carrying people and going across driveway entrances. I did not want to damage anything by hitting those rubber stops on the chassis. There were lots of options but it came down to adding air bumpers between the chassis and leaf springs or adding a leaf spring helper. Even though the guy in me wanted to add the air stop support, I’d knew in the future I would regret having to fool around with that
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Categories: misc.

First in three

Even with the planned video shoot over the weekend, more things bundled up to conspire to take me away from other things I had wanted to do. All of this added up to 3 days of assault where I’ve been running around, yet feeling like I’ve gotten nothing done & no workouts. My parents’ hard drive choked and took a digger. It seems to be associated with the second drive we added. If it’s not broken… We’ve spent many hours on FaceTime reloading Windows XP to get them back up. It’s become more difficult to do that as XP is
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Categories: misc.

Non workout weekend

This weekend, I am playing cameraman and director of photography for a short film my dad is working on. It is pretty interesting work, though it sure wears you out after a 14 hour filming day. Once everything is set up, the work is not physical. Getting all the lights, rigging, and scrims placed so that everything is correct, is. Fortunately I have a lot of help, so I can concentrate more on the lighting and the camera work. Even though running a camera is not physical, it wears you out standing around for that long, fiddling and concentrating. Watching
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Categories: misc.

Interview at the Californian

Aaron Claverie ( @Temecula_CAL ) over at the Californian just interviewed me.  The paper also sent a very nice photographer over this morning to shoot me while towing my tire around the neighborhood. Unfortunately I didn’t get the photographer’s card, so I don’t have the proper spelling of his name.
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Categories: media.

First donor

A big thank you to our first personal donor, Hollyann B., of San Diego, CA!!! Everything helps, even just a little. Satellite phone minutes are horribly expensive at $1.30/minute. It makes going over on cell phone minutes look cheap by comparison. A few dollars goes a long way to keeping me connected with the people following my expedition.
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