Stylish Dead Folks

Stylish Dead Folks

Hey Team,

Between twitter making me lazy and being stuck in a hearse for a week (Who would have ever thought I’d have the opportunity to say that and mean it?) there hasn’t been much new info up here in the last few days. But SO much has happened and so much is in the process of happening that I don’t anticipate running out of things to say anytime soon (much to everyone I meet in person’s dismay).

Here’s the scoop on the hearse and tomorrow I’ll fill you folks in on yesterday’s dirt bike race!


Thanks to a ride down to Seymour, IN with my Indianapolis couch surfing host, Karla, this past Tuesday I was able to pick up the classiest Dead People Mobile I had ever seen. If dead people wanted to ride in style circa 1984 then the only real option would be this Cadillac Hearse…anything else would be uncivilized. (Not to give you the wrong impression: despite all the strange questions I got while driving not one person asked for fancy mustard.)

There was no real rush to deliver the car to San Francisco from “Team Do or Die” (the endurance racing team that paid for the gas for me to pick up their newly purchased hearse in Indiana and drive it to California) but I absolutely had to be in Caruthers, CA on September 27th for the Caruthers Nationals dirt bike race. This turned out to put a lot more pressure on the trip than I would have expected.

Day 1 brought me west to Missouri where I met up with Zack Luye of Bottles, Blends and Brews to shoot an episode of his podcast with him where we reviewed a few non-alcoholic beverages and I sat in for his regular co-host.

That night I fell asleep in a home theater and woke up to drive a hearse across the country…how rad is my life? Answer: Very.


Over the next three days I slept a grand total of about six hours. I geocached in six states in one day (often traipsing through dew covered fields and forests in the middle of the night and returning to the hearse soaked and pulling pine needles off of my shirt). I built a mountain of used energy drink containers. And I had an untold number of conversations that usually went something like this:

“Do you really have a body in that thing?”

“Well…kinda. I’ve just found it’s a lot easier to transport drugs across state lines inside of corpses.”

*blank stare*

Most importantly, not only was I able make it to California in time for an exciting dirt bike race but I’ve now officially finished all but ONE geocache and that’s the California geocache that we’ll all look for together to finish up this epic trek on October 25th in Fresno, CA when you folks come out to the giant end of Amtrekker party!

I’m done.


Just for the record. Bookingbuddy really is a pretty rad website if you’re looking to plan a trip. It actually allows you to search most of the top website from one location. Pretty handy! But more importantly…our new affiliation with means all you have to do to help out Amtrekker is click on one of their ads and sign up for an awesome newsletter filled with travel deals! Thanks everyone!


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