Month: March 2013

  • Tattoos Page and the first tattoo of the trip!

    I’ve built a new page where I’ll be documenting all the tattoos I get during the trip. You can see that from either clicking the ‘Tattoos‘ link above, or going to https://skoolie.withbloodandthunder.com/tattoos/ .

  • We had a close call today.

    Dan, Jake, Dave, and I were sitting on Dave’s porch watching all the Louisville (pronounced Lewwww-vuuuuuh) fans stream past the house from Rupp Arena when I noticed a huge tow truck. I chuckled and commented to the guys, “That’s one big tow truck, that’s the kind of thing they use to tow semi’s that have […]

  • Charlie Brown and quick video

    Just dropping in a quick update; We went out to a bar called Charlie Brown. They had a good selection of beers and a solid vibe. If you’re in Lexington it’s worth checking out (the address is: 816 E Euclid Ave Lexington, KY 40502). Also, at the request of a friend here’s a quick video […]

  • Sock choices

    I just wanted to give a quick shoutout to Red Wings wool socks. I bought a pair right before the trip and these things have been tremendous. I had no idea how awesome wool socks were. Seriously, if you’ll be wearing boots for any period of time, you should buy at least 1 pair of […]

  • First few days in Lexington, KY

    Michigan was really great to us on the day we were leaving and left us with 4 inches of snow. Thanks for the cold embrace Mitten! We still had a fair amount of packing to do, as well as a bit of work so it was kind of a bummer to do it while tracking […]

  • Battery cables

    We had to make battery cables from scratch. We ended up having to buy a heat gun to get the heat shrink tubing to shrink as fast as we liked. Surprisingly easy to do and you end up with some really nice cables with great conductivity and nice secure connections.

  • Trip outline

    http://goo.gl/X2Wk0 If you have any suggestions for things to check out, email/text/facebook me or whatever. Or, hell, leave a comment!

  • Packing. Batteries installed. Leaving.

    Matt and I went out and spent the money on batteries and some 2/0 gauge cable. 25ft of that shit is not cheap. We learned how to make battery cables which was cool. The bus is finally an autonomous unit. Tested the generator to the inverter charger.Tested the AC to the invert. Tested the batteries. […]

  • More pics from painting and mounting the tank

  • Painting, and mounting the Tank.

    Nothing like starting off a day of hard work with a mild hangover! Our friend Chris came over from Lansing for an evening out in Metro Detroit and we also met up with a new friend, Sera, who we met through Josh (who now lives in San Fran). I’ve added a couple bad photo’s I […]