Overlanding is a term that Dale and I were not familiar with until our recent discovery of a great site, dirtorcas.com. Paul Strubell, a fellow Iowan, with a passion for all aspects of adventureous overland travel, has created an informationally rich and visually stunning “one stop shop” for fellow travelers.
On the site you will find abundant information, including, but not limited to overland travel, nature, wildlife, camping, and overland vehicles and their accessories. Don’t miss the reviews section which is an invaluable source for roadworthy gear and advice.
Need some new adventure ideas? Then check out the Trips section of the site and you will not be disppointed.
One of the other great features of Dirt Orcas is the availability of podcasts . It is great to be able to sit and work on some new routes while listening to the podcasts for ideas, information, and advice from someone who has already been there and done it.
Dale and I are also trying to fit in the 2nd annual Dirt Orca’s Summer Classic ride, happening June 23rd-24th. Sounds like a wonderful combination of education and great riding!
Spring is finally here in the midwest and Dale and I are ready to ride! We will be taking some of the information we have gleened from the site with us and we encourage you to do the same. One of the central ideas we have in common with dirtorcas.com is the belief that the ride is not about the destination but about the journey itself. So let’s all get out there and create our own adventures. Ride safe!