2 09, 2015

Lyft Driver Application – Dryving with Lyft

By |September 2nd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Auto, Society, Tech|Tags: , , |

In the "Dryving with Lyft" blog series, I'll be writing about any fun (or not so fun) experiences I have over the next few months. I've been pleasantly surprised by the community Lyft created, and I want to share it with you. It'll hopefully inspire you to sign up with Lyft as a driver or a passenger. Hit the buttons below if you decide to take the leap. Don't sign up without a referral code; you'll lose out on extra money. Disclosure: if you sign up via these links, I get a kickback from Lyft. [...]

23 08, 2015

West Magnolia Trail Review: Off-Road Excursion

By |August 23rd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Auto, Videos|Tags: , , , , , |

Off-Road Excursion is a new series of articles and videos that will cover the best 4x4 trails in Colorado and beyond. If I've taken my 2011 Tacoma on the trail, I'll add it to the site, hopefully with video. I'll only feature the trails I love and call out the trails I don't. In this inaugural episode of Off-Road Excursion, I'm hitting up West Magnolia Trail just south of Nederland, Colorado. West Magnolia Trail - Nederland, CO West Magnolia Trail was an interesting find. I spent a few hours r [...]

22 02, 2015

Toyota Dropped CarPlay Support – Shoots Self in Foot

By |February 22nd, 2015|Categories: Articles, Auto, Tech|Tags: , , , |

With nearly every major auto manufacturer on the list for CarPlay integrations, I'm admittedly a little surprised that Toyota dropped CarPlay support. In a recent New York Times article, Toyota's John Hanson said, "It currently had no plans to adopt Android Auto or CarPlay in the United States." No plans? That's a mistake, right? I hope he's just saying that so Toyota can spend more time on the integration. If Apple gets CarPlay into 50% of the industry this year, I think the brands that don't a [...]

7 02, 2015

Best Leather Interior for Your Vehicle

By |February 7th, 2015|Categories: Auto, Automotive, Recommendations|Tags: , , , |

I bought a 2011 Toyota Tacoma this summer. Some of you may have a very real emotional reaction to that statement (good or bad), but I've dreamt of off-roading in a Toyota since I first saw Marty McFly's truck in Back to the Future. Unfortunately, Toyota doesn't sell the Hilux in the states any more. So, I settled for the Tacoma. The very nature of Toyota's vehicles is function before fashion, but I still like nice things. I bought this Tacoma with the intention to do several modifications: leath [...]

8 01, 2013

Good vs Evil – Buying a New Car

By |January 8th, 2013|Categories: Articles, Auto, Society|

We received an email a few days ago from Dave Britton at McDonald Hyundai (Littleton, CO) saying that they wanted to sell my Sonata to a customer who couldn't afford a new car.  While I never saw it in writing, he specifically mentioned that we could continue the terms of our current lease in a newer Sonata.  That sounded cool, so I took the bait, and visited the dealer to check out our options. Finding a mommy car While talking to Dave, I mentioned that we were interested in moving to a mommy c [...]