We are giving away a set of Nexen Roadian MTX Tires from @nexentireusa Listen to the episode to find out how you can #enter and #win the #contest We also talk to Casey Sisson about the awesome #yj he is building and you get to hear how one of us almost died this weekend.
We look at some of the new electric trucks coming out in the near future and discuss them as if we have any business buying one. As much as we would like to get our hands on a @rivian @atlisMV @tesla @bollingermotors I don't think they will let us take it out on the trail for a test drive.
We talk to Paul Jho, the Motorsports Senior Manager for @nexentireusa about Nexen being the official sponsor of The Trailchasers Podcast. Then, Cody tries to talk Matt and Jose out of joining the Storm Area 51 movement and I think it backfires on him.
We talk to the guys @syndicate.offroad about an event they have coming up @stonebrewing in Escondido. Then, Cody & Matt talk about how they are completely falling apart and we just just be put down. Seriously, how are we still alive?
As you know, Cody gets lost, a lot! So we had Erica Sacks on the show to try and fix what's wrong with him. Spoiler Alert, It didn't work. At least we get to hear the story of how Erica started racing with her dad and has earned her place in the offroad world. We also talk about her newest adventure, Waypoint Nav School, where she is teaching people like to Cody how to find themselves.
We discuss our installation of the @whiteknuckleoffroadproducts sliders on Jose's #80series #landcruiser. Then we talk about our trip from Pioneertown to Big Bear. Apparently, Cody didn't read his own itinerary and Jose tried to kill everyone.
This week, we look back on the start of Matt's path towards the Podcast Hall of Fame...from there, it's pretty much off the rails, as you would suspect.
Even though he didn't want to come home, Cody is back from vacation in Cabo. The guys get together on a quick video chat to discuss Cody's trip, our new Baja Guide, Luis, we say thank you to @mountain_hatch for the gracious support, and discuss the potential closure of #oceanodunes #pismobeach
Cody and Jose speculate on what Matt had to do that was more important than recording the show. Then we talk about Father's Day, Why we got some crappy iTunes reviews, talk about some of the articles written about the show, and finally talk about a bunch of upcoming events in the offroad community.
After Matt makes it clear that he no longer wants to work with Cody, we discuss a topic sent in by a listener about going from a Wangler to something more economical. Then we talk to Melinda Raussell, Founder of the International Women's Motorsports Association @iwmanation
While Cody is off on Daddy-Duty, Jose comes in and picks up the slack. Matt and Jose talk about Mojave, the Frontier, and some craziness, which should be expected. Thanks to Jose for being a clutch-hitter. And just for the record, I didn't think Val Kilmer was bad as Batman.
We made it through the desert and NOBODY DIED! We talk about our recent trip on the Mojave Trail and interview a few of the listeners that joined us for the trip. We may, or may not, have gotten lost a few times. You will have to listen to find out.
We talk to Rob and Lindsey from @warfightermade. We try to understand their mission and all of the amazing work that they do for our #veterans. We tackle some very serious topics and hope that if you are impacted by any of these issues, you reach out to them, or someone else, for help. After talking about some of the heavier topics, we try to lighten it up an have some fun. Please, go to the warfightermade.org site and donate today.
Matt and Cody talk about all the nerdy mapping tools we use to create the maps for our trips. Then, we walk through the upcoming #mojavetrail trip. If you are interested in joining us for Memorial Day weekend 2019, go to www.trailchasers.net/mojave2019
We talk to Rich Klein from 4 Low Magazine, We Rock and Dirt Riot about how he decided to quit a successful career to pursue his passion and about how is able to get so much stuff done while living on the road full time. You get to hear Matt and Cody talk about how we ended up in air conditioning and why we think there should be more investment in shop classes in school.
We talk to Steve from @ruggedrocks and @ruggedroutes about the work he has done in the #nissan offroad space and in #gps routing. We discover that Steve is a mad scientist that hangs out with people on the International Space Station! We had a really good conversation with Steve and hope to be able to connect with him again soon.
This week we talk about the recent blog update that recaps our #cleghorn run and when we stopped by the @syndicate.offroad meet-n-greet. Then, we get a full taste of jealousy after talking to Sean Harwood from @big_island_offroad
#syndiacte.offroad #syndicatejeepclub #syndicateyotas #airdownoffroad #tombelljeep @nexentireusa
We recap the time that Cody spent in #bigbear and #cougarbuttes on the @nexentireusa #roadianmtx tire test, then we talk to Robert from @otwellweldingandfabrication about his awesome Gen 1 #tacoma and his amazing fabrication skills
Cody had the opportunity to go up to #bigbear and test the @nexentireusa #roadianmtx tires on some really fun trails. This episode is the interviews that he did while on the trail run and next week will will go in to the details of the trip. Thank you to Nexen for allowing us to participate in the event, we really appreciate it.
Matt tells us about his dirt bike trip last weekend, then we talk to Rob Dman (@_robdaman). Rob is a YouTube Creator that is passionate about his #toyotatacoma. He recently collaborated with Santa Margarita Toyota (@sm_toyota) to build-out a new Tacoma for them. We really enjoyed our conversation with Rob and can't wait until we can connect with him again.
We recap our time as the emcees of the @ecokrawl event this weekend in Norco, Ca. We have interviews with @unboundmo @otwellweldingandfabrication @slickrockgear @atomicmonkeyindustries @currirenterprises @airdown_offroad and @nexentireusa
Then, we make an attempt to talk about some UFO stuff (because we keep teasing it) and it goes so far off the rails, we had to scrap most of it. We will be back to normal next week.
We talk to Chase & Jackie Gentry about @adventure.ovrlnd, @gentrygym and all the hard work that goes in to making it all work. These two have a great story and they are inspiring on so many levels. We appreciated the chance to talk to them and look forward to all the things they will accomplish in the future.
Matt, Jose, and Cody are sitting around the booth at the @4wpriverside talkin' trash and sharing random information that has no value at all. We get an update from Matt on his quest for a new vehicle, then, Terry Burke comes on to tell us about the upcoming @ecokrawl event on March 23rd & 24th. @falken
We hear a voicemail from Casey about how he broke down..again. Cody recaps his trip to Tierra Del Sol where he gets lost (no surprise). And we talk to Ricky from 4 Wheel Parts Riverside about the Madness in March sale on March 9th, 2019. @falkentire
This week we have a conversation with Terry Madden, an accomplished off-road racer, recovery expert, and mentor to the next generation of drivers. He tells us about where he comes from, how he got in to the off road world, and what he has planned for the future. @falkentire @terry_madden @ultra4