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Brian M

Member since: Apr 14th, 2008

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It's not high gas prices but worry that's keeping us out of our cars (Autoblog Green)

Mar 12th 2009 3:13PM My wife and I are the odd people out. Last summer we took 2 major road trips. 2 weeks driving from middle WY through Yellowstone, MT, Glacier and into Canada and back, about 2500~3000 miles. And 2 weeks through CO, UT, NV, and CA hitting all the National Parks along the way, another 3500 miles. Our yearly mileage on ONE vehicle (we have 4, car, truck and 2 motorcycles) is still topping 22,000 miles in a year. We just got back from a 5 day trip hitting a couple ski areas and racked up another 1300 miles last week.

So we're driving no less. No more either... but 22k in a year is a lot already.

*shrug* And no, we're not wealthy by ANY means. For reference, we paid $150k for our house, have NEVER bought a new vehicle, or even spent more than $11,000 on a car.

Motorcycle riders in Oklahoma to run red lights legally? (Autoblog Green)

Mar 3rd 2009 9:36AM And this law is NOT NEW... it's that way in Several states. Last one I remember changing was North Carolina a few years back. It's something tried and true (though making the city workers FIX the problem would be a much better solution, rather than adding yet Another law to the books). Now if only lane sharing for motorcycles would be more accepted.

Engadget's recession antidote: win a Roku Netflix Player! (Engadget)

Feb 17th 2009 7:45PM Ohh... you can start picking me anytime now guys!

7 things to leave at home on your next big trip (Gadling)

Feb 17th 2009 9:41AM For the "pack it all" clothing (and maybe even hiding the essential paperwork/money), Gadling has already reviewed the SeV (or ScottEVest) line, here's the jacket but they have pants too:

http://www.gadling.com/2008/09/29/product-review-scottevest-scott-jordan-signature-system-jack/

Another option is the 5.11 Tactical line of clothing.

My wife and I did a 2 week trip to Hawaii (Kauai') with 2 Patagonia MLCs and a Timbuktu laptop bag. We wanted for nothing, and actually had a few things that we didn't wear/use. She has since done a 6 week work trip with a carry-on and personal item. I'm not talking about some hippy/granola chick either, she's a pharmacist and primps herself just like most other females.

Engadget's recession antidote: win an ATI Radeon HD 4650 graphics card (Engadget)

Feb 13th 2009 6:38PM This would be a good time to win....

Engadget's recession antidote: win a Kodak M820 digital photo frame! (Engadget)

Feb 10th 2009 12:28PM Something else not to win. Feel free to prove me wrong Engadget!

Life Nomadic: Welcome to Life Nomadic (Gadling)

Feb 10th 2009 11:58AM First, I'm envious... though the logical side of my mind (happens to be the majority I'm afraid) assures me it's not as fun and glamorous as it seems.

Like Craig, I'm also interested in the items you use that are always involved in daily life. Not everyone works out, and those that do seem to have their chosen method already. While I always love daydreaming about far off places (Thanks for filling that hole Gadling bloggers :) ), I don't find myself there much and think items/information that's useful in my own backyard appeal to me most. So, feel free to go into detail about personal security, getting the lay of the land, etc...

Looking forward to your future posts.