I was serious when I said that maybe I should consider presenting or teaching at Overland Expo. Immediately after the PNW event, I snuck a couple of last minute class proposals just under the wire for the Mountain West event in Loveland, Colorado, August 26-28. I just got the word that both of my ideas have been accepted and approved! So I’ll be there all weekend.
Here’s what I’ll be teaching:
Moto Glamping: Combining Motorcycles and Van Life
It’s never been a question of if, but rather how my motorcycle was coming with me when I went into van life full time. If you’ve been reading here for a while, you already know the various iterations of my setup, from the trailer hitch motorcycle carrier to the Toy Box, my garage on wheels. I’ll talk about the advantages and disadvantages of having a bike to go with the van, as well as having a van to go with the bike. I’ll go over several different ways to do it, part or full-time, as well as various methods for transporting a motorcycle with your home (or at least home base) on wheels.
Starlink: How Does It Work In the Real World?
Much of what I’ll cover in this class I’ve already covered here. I’ll explain what Starlink is, how it works, its power consumption, how much it costs, and how well it works based on my real world experience with it. I’m no Elon Musk fanboy or hater, so I’ll give you the unbiased straight scoop about how well, or poorly, it works in various circumstances, as well as a show ‘n’ tell of my Starlink equipment that I use almost every day.
Now that I’m in the loop as an Overland Expo presenter, I may be called upon to join in some roundtable discussions as well. I’ll keep you posted if any such opportunities come along.
I’m looking forward to it. I had fun at the one here in Oregon. While I wouldn’t go out of my way to attend another one as a spectator so soon, I’m thrilled that they believe my knowledge and experience is worth sharing there. (Okay, yes, the compensation for such services is good, too!)