Land Cruiser

Feb. 25, 2018

(Photo by Jay Capers)

Part of our time loss yesterday was after bolting on the first caliper, the Land Cruiser rims I have been using on the Tacoma rubbed, I knew the 4Runner rims I normally use on the Tacoma rubbed, so we had pick up a set of rims Clay gave me and drive back to his house. As part of this merry-go-round of wheels I was left with the wrong lugs nuts and a leaking heater hose on the Land Cruiser. So another day working from my tailgate, I really don’t know how people survive without tailgates!


July 6, 0217


A day at home, the Land Cruiser is back, so I had to rotate the tires. (Before on top, after below) I had been running the new 285s on the Taco, and a set of worn out tire on the LC while in the shop, now everything back… I will miss the stance of the 285s on the Taco. The rest of the day was spent watching the Tour, yard work and packing for the next trip.

Feb. 10, 2017


Not my week for tow truck drivers. I tell him, there is a yellow bucket in the front yard, leave it next to it (see the gravel parking spot?)


The yellow bucket was really covering a fence post driven 3 feet into the ground as a tie down for the old awning… so he unloads the Cruiser over the bucket (and steel post) ripping off my mud flap… WTF, you had one job!

Feb. 5, 2017


What a day – we had light sleet/ice and on the way to a mountain bike ride, the roads were littered with wrecks just after almost every bridge on 220


I really felt bad for these folks… when you hit ice, there is very little you can do!


Then my turn – not ice – but something caused the Land Cruiser to overheat suddenly – pouring coolant out of the over flow bottle…. after several calls with my roadside service and American Locksmith and towing, no one showed up (even after the web site said they were on scene) I left the truck there and did a just over 2 hour mountain bike and on the way home, the truck was still there!  WTF


I called the service, they said it was picked up – “want to bet” after several more calls, they will be there in 30 minutes – 2 hours later a different tow company finally showed up – almost 8 hours after my first call! Do not do business with American Locksmith and towing in Greensboro – they LIED several times to me and the roadside service company!

Jan. 30, 2016


A busy day, left at sun up to deliver my brother’s head, as long as I was there, might as well get new tires.



Go bigger or go home. After a buffet at my favorite BBQ place in South Carolina, I took the back roads home…



I took a bunch of dirt roads to see where they went and test the new tires ability to 4 wheel drive drift.



Finally stopped at Cheraw State Park to mountain bike.


A good day!