What do you do when you’ve explored every FJ Summit trail in the Ouray-Silverton-Telluride area multiple times? Find something new.…Read More
The goal was to escape the August Texas heat and land me in an ideal spot for the solar eclipse.…Read More
We have had an on-again, off-again relationship with Cooper Tires ever since we purchased our 1998 4Runner in 2006. We…Read More
"You know you’d love another project, you need one." —Angie Williams More true words have never been spoken. If you’ve…Read More
Overland Expo West 2017 set up at a new venue just south of downtownFlagstaff - the Fort Tuthill County Park. We found ourselves balancing nostalgia for the rustic Mormon Lake site against the reality that Overland Expo outgrew its former home. Expo has become so much more than enthusiasts gathering to swap stories, tips, and skills.
When you walk into the machine shop you immediately notice large state-of-the-art CNC milling machines with plexiglass doors and humming away behind them the whirring of cutting bits and splashing lubricant turning someone’s idea into reality. The neat rows of shiny chunks of aluminum parts on rolling carts nearby. The plethora of milling and cutting bits organized on racks throughout the space. That unmistaken smell of amachine shop, the raw metal it transforms and its workers shuffling about from station to station, concept to completion. Even the shop dogs have their place sleeping to the sounds of ideas being born. Here is where Factor55 machines all its parts in Nampa, Idaho.
Their travels and adventures inspire us to step out into the world and truly experience life.
We have followed along as they visit remote villages in South America, cross deserts in Africa, and traverse mountain passes in Asia.