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The adventure van, part 5

It’s been a while since I had something new to report with the adventure van, but this past weekend I finally got all the supplies to do the Reflectix inserts for the windows! On my last adventure I ended up parking underneath a streetlamp in a parking lot. I managed to get sleep, but it […]

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Adventure Van: In the wild!

This past week I spent three nights with the adventure van as I hung out on the North Shore with my buddy Mike, hiking and photographing the Spring Superior Trail Races. The only additional build piece that I did was to add some bungie cords to the bed posts to keep everything from sliding around. […]

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The adventure van, part 4

One of the key criteria for this vehicle was the ability to carry at least 2 bikes inside the vehicle. This past winter I really got into fat biking, and rode more miles over a winter than I ever have before. However, one thing that set me back was not wanting to take my bike […]

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The adventure van, part 3

Before we get to the bike mounting part, I first wanted to correct one minor problem with buying an older vehicle. Specifically, the lack of a radio that can do Apple CarPlay. My Tiguan has CarPlay and after a few years of using it, both on long trips, and for day to day driving around, […]

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