A little over a month ago, my good friend Brian and I did a podcast for The Gearhead Project. Of course, one hour wasn’t nearly enough time to swap stories and catch up, so I badgered Brian into letting me come back and do a part 2. Since one hour wasn’t enough last time, this time Brian and I really let loose and we chat for an hour and a half! And honestly, even that’s not enough. Brian is one of those guys you can sit down with and chat with for hours and hours and it feels like minutes.
This time we chat about all sorts of wonderful things, but the overarching theme is about road trips, in particular a road trip I took from Northern Hokkaido all way down to Southern Kyushu. Granted the trip was split into two (and two cars as well), it was still a stem to stern run across the whole of Japan.
You can check out the story of my trip HERE ON JNC. There’s 10 parts though, so make sure you search them all out if you dig the journey!
Once upon a time I was a lot more active on the internet. I meat an awesome dude named Brian who was running a website called Gearbox Magazine. He even ran a short feature on my Mitsubishi 360. Unfortunately, I tend to go full recluse mode when things gets heavy, and with a move 6,000 miles around the World, work and life were very heavy for a few years, and we fell out of contact. When I finally decided it was time to get back into the internet, Forums were dead and Facebook reigns supreme.
So I put the word out that I was ready to get back into it but had an utter hatred for Facebook’s organization. Two people were crucial in helping me get pointed in the right direction: John and Brian. Despite the fact that Brian and I hadn’t talked in years, it felt like no time at all had passed. He helped get me going, gave some good advice, and it was just awesome to reconnect. He even invited to be on his podcast and I jumped at the possibility! Not because I wanted to be on a podcast, but because I wanted to have a chat with Brian and just catch up. Being on the podcast was just a perk!
It was an absolute blast and I hope to chat with Brian again soon on the Podcast, but in the meantime, give the podcast a listen and spend some time perusing The Gearhead Project!
You can listen to the podcast directly below, but please go check out Brian’s site, The Gearhead Project for more!