On the road again


Upgraded baja bug

Upgraded baja bug

baja bug

baja bug

 
After some extensive work done by Tunas buggy works I got my bug back on the road just in time for this years speleo-ed. This was to prove a good test of the road worthyness of the work done on the bug as I was looking at over 1000 miles of driving, a lot of steep mountain roads and plenty of bumpy dirt roads. It was a great trip and I’ll write more about it once I finish going through the hundreds of pictures I took. Here’s a few of the bug though. 

 

Sunset baja bug

Sunset baja bug

Great Start


Hawk at Prairie City

Hawk at Prairie City

So 2012 is off to a great start with caving, hiking, swimming, diving, biking, photography and a little offroading all in the first week. Hopefully this is a trend that will continue throughout the year.

caving

caving

Hiking

Hiking

Diving

Diving

Off roading

Off roading

I’m really looking forward to the adventures that await. Whilst there’s no way I’ll be able to fit all that in every week, even one or two things will be good. After all, everyday is an adventure.

Halloween and my new caving vehicle


It's the great pumpkin!

It's the great pumpkin!

Had a great time on halloween at Tom and Karole’s helping to scare the trick or treaters. Tom really out did himself with his towering pumpkin headed monster. The laser vortex tunnel was also very popular of course and Eileens witch costume was successfully scary as well.

The begining of the winter rain storms prompted me to look for a new vehicle as riding my motorcycle in the rain everyday isn’t the best way to get to work. I also decided to look for an inexpensive vehicle that got decent gas milage and could get me out on dirt roads for caves trips. The answer? A classiv 1964 vw that had been converted to a baja bug!

I took it down to the OHV(off highway vehicle)park at prairie city and tried it out on some dirt. handled quite well so should be up to some caving trips, hopefully we get some good ones scheduled soon.

driving on the dirt

driving on the dirt