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Since 2016 it's been my hope that you've found some learnings, entertainment, and inspiration through the articles that I write. The stories, articles, trip reports, and dirt diaries are either my own and based on my own experiences, or are guest posts from people who I believe have a great story to tell. In the case of a guest post it will be clear that it is written by someone else, and it may be edited for length, grammar, spelling, and punctuation.


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