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Old 03-31-2015, 01:52 PM
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I read this book every few years. Not sure I'll ever be able to take such a trip -- should have done it in my 20s.
This year is the 50th anniversary of the trip. How awesome would it be to take a 200 series on a similar voyage?
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This year is the 50th anniversary of the trip. How awesome would it be to take a 200 series on a similar voyage?
I think there are some countries that they went through that a U.S. citizen would be crazy to venture into now. But it would be super cool to try to do most of the route. Not sure about the 200 series -- seems like there is too much stuff to break. I'd go for a FJ-62.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:55 PM
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I read this book every few years. Not sure I'll ever be able to take such a trip -- should have done it in my 20s.
Some exciting things coming in the next Toyota Trails about this book...... Stay Tuned.
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Default What books ya'all reading?

Recently:

The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.

Somewhere in here read Flags of Our Fathers

Who Moved My Cheese? by Spencer Johnson

The 6th Extinction: A Sigma Force novel by James Rollins. I was trying to get a hold of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert but was led astray. Anybody else read a Sigma Force novel? I guess it was interesting.

It turned me onto this:

The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Same writer as the Sherlock Holmes series. Good stuff.

Also just finished this one:

When I Stop Talking, You'll Know I'm Dead by Jerry Weintraub.

Fascinating and humorous story of the concert promoter for Elvis, John Denver, Led Zeppelin, Frank Sinatra, and movie producer for The Karate Kid and the Ocean's trilogy. He grew up as a kid in the Bronx but ended up becoming a successful businessman and befriending some of the most famous people in the world including actors and presidents.

A Briefer History of Time by Stephen Hawking. Very fascinating breakdown of science and the discovery of the inner workings of the universe up to the present time.
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On Writing - by Stephen King

If you like to write, this is good.
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I would like to get Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic, by Rob Siegel.

I found him in the BMW club magazine Roundel. He is a good writer, and it sounds like his projects are amazingly similar to mine!
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I would like to get Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic, by Rob Siegel.

I found him in the BMW club magazine Roundel. He is a good writer, and it sounds like his projects are amazingly similar to mine!
Memoirs of a Hack Mechanic

I have to say, the Roundel magazine for the BMW club is a really solid club mag.
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Also, just finished a brilliant book on how to talk to women.

Best ever.

It is called, "And Then What Happened?"



I guess it was more of a pamphlet...
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Also, just finished a brilliant book on how to talk to women.

Best ever.

It is called, "And Then What Happened?"

I guess it was more of a pamphlet...
Haha, this is great.

I've been reading How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams (Creator of Dilbert) -- pretty cool book on how to try lots of things, assess your strategy, and have some of them succeed.
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The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell. Similar to Blink, it has some great observations on human trends.
Finished

David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell. The Tipping Point is on my reading list, as are Blink and Outliers.

Almost finished

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen by Christopher McDougall

Almost makes me want to be a runner - and a barefoot one at that! Will have to learn more about that.

This book is getting passed around my office right now, so I finished it in Glenwood Hot Springs pool yesterday

The Martian by Andy Weir

Really fun novel, definitely recommended
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