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Biggest Peak

Mammut, one of my favorite climbing companies, is celebrating their birthday at 150 years and doing so they have this huge celebration called the “The Biggest Peak Project in History.” The celebration is a bit of a contest, which I am normally against, but I joined in because thought it would be fun trying to win some great stuff, I think. The first stage was trying to build the biggest mountain of friends where the top 300 mountains moved on. Having made it into the top 300 I moved on to stage two where I now have to assemble my Continue Reading → Biggest Peak

Jessica Watson -True Spirit

A while back I was in the book store Borders and found this book on the shelf titled “True Spirit.” A book about a young girl that sailed around the world, solo. At that time I like the idea of the book but for some reason I set it back down on the shelf and left the store. I’m not sure why I did that, but after about 2-3 months it must of stewed in the back of my mind because the next time I was at that Borders I searched for that book and grab it right away. I Continue Reading → Jessica Watson -True Spirit

Preparing 4 BM 2011

My sister has talked me into going to one of the biggest parties of the year, “Burning Man 2011.” I have never been to this shindig in the desert, but my sister has been and she plans to show me the ropes while we going out of our minds crazy with the only goal of having a good time. Burning Man happens out in Black Rock City, Nevada (90 minutes northeast of Reno, Nevada) in the middle of a desert with no running water, electricity, or permanent residents. This dried up lake now a desert gets as remote as it Continue Reading → Preparing 4 BM 2011

Red Hot River Gorge

On my home from Red River Gorge right now, I and all I can think about is going back and when the next time I will get to climb with the friends that were there with me. Going to the Red was a last-minute decision, literally. I had just gotten back from a three day trip to the Badlands Off-Road Park in Attica, IN where I was putting my Dirt Bike that I fixed up last year through its paces. Just a heads up if you decided to ride your dirt bike at Badlands be prepared to ride in a Continue Reading → Red Hot River Gorge

H3 Preformance

Update – February 10th, 2013 This post has become dated, and no longer reflects my views now. Defelice Off-Road skid plates are basically non-existent at this point in time. In response to that, I have designed my own heavy-duty skid plates for the H3 Hummer and sell them at a lower price point. While Defelice’s winch bumper is great, I now know there is room for improvement and have developed a new winch mount that leaves your H3 Hummer front-end looking completely factory, yet hides a winch. The winch will be hidden behind the front grill right on top of Continue Reading → H3 Preformance

H3 Specs

Picking up from yesterday when I discussed how I’m really interested in buying a Hummer H3 to replace my Jeep and that I’m excited to run down the specs of the H3 today is because of all the things I will not have to modify on the H3. So beginning with a bit of a history lesson, the H3 Hummer is a crossover SUV from GM in 2005 based on the GMT355 platform that it shares with the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon compact pickup trucks. Originally equipped with 3.5L inline 5 cylinder motor (220hp and 225 ft·lb) the motor was Continue Reading → H3 Specs

H3 Hummer

Not long ago I wouldn’t have even considered typing this, but here I am typing. “I have decided that I want to sell my Jeep and get an H3 Hummer.” I’m eating so many words from when I was younger but it doesn’t bother me at all, in fact, it feels good typing that. I think it has to do with me being interested in making the right choices with my life and moving on with my life. I keep telling everyone that rock climbing has changed my life around for the better, but it really began with a visit Continue Reading → H3 Hummer

Climbing Gear & Jargon

The other day when I wrote about going to Red River Gorge I realized while writing the post that it was full of jargon and I was naming off a bunch of gear. Which is why today I though I would elaborate on all of the things I mentioned so it all comes into perspective. In the sport of rock climbing there is a couple different ways of climbing. To name a few there is trad, boulder, and what I did was sport climbing. In sport climbing the wall has been drilled into and bolted about every ten feet which Continue Reading → Climbing Gear & Jargon

Red River Gorge

I recently went on a trip to Kentucky for some unbelievable sport climbing at Red River Gorge where I found out why everyone in the climbing gym I train with has a Miguel’s Pizza T-shirt, enjoyed some beautiful 70 degree weather, and climbed a 5.11c sport route. But more importantly I had a great time and made memories that will last me a lifetime with my friends. The trip to Red River Gorge began Friday March 18th, 2011 with packing the SUV and heading to the gym where we met up with some friends that knew the way. So promptly Continue Reading → Red River Gorge

1-Ton Steering

Recently I bought JCROFFROAD 1 Ton Steering for my Jeep Grand Cherokee hoping to fix a bunch of problems that I have been having. Some of the problems that I have been getting is that when I hit a bump in the road at 55mph+ the Jeep wants to go in a different direction for a split second because of the Y steering linkage that comes with the jeep from the factory jeep changes the toe of the tires as the suspension cycles up and down. Also there is a lot of slop because of  the 6.5 inches of suspension Continue Reading → 1-Ton Steering

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