NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Heading Home…


On the way home, last stretch across the Verrazano Bridge …


17 MARCH 2015: Roadtrip marathon from North Carolina back home to the New York metro area, traveling at night. Transitioning back to the cold, after enjoying a few warm spring-like days in the South…



Problem-Solving in the Field


Learning to think creatively on the trail …


15 MARCH 2015: The focus was on recovery and creative problem solving with Bill Burke’s 4-Wheeling America in Uwharrie NC today. Learning more ways to combine tools and techniques to make it over difficult terrain, we concentrated on improving our skill sets. A series of complex obstacles forced us to push our limits and think outside the box…



On the Trail in Uwharrie


Getting some trail time in the mud …


14 MARCH 2015: First day out with Bill Burke’s 4-Wheeling America in Uwharrie NC was a little on the muddy side, but made for great fun on the trail. An intensive day full of new insights into different driving scenarios and lots of solid mechanical fundamentals with a few recovery opportunities thrown in…



A Visit to Uwharrie


On the trail around the Uwharrie National Forest …


14 MARCH 2015: Wet weather made things more “interesting” out here in Uwharrie, NC where we are checking out some purpose built trails on private property with Bill Burke’s 4-Wheeling America. It is a great opportunity to get to know some new terrain…


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THIS MONTH:

A road trip to North Carolina and an intensive weekend of training with Bill Burke’s 4-Wheeling America.


NEXT MONTH:
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USnomads is reconnecting in Paris, France, for a break with good friends, favorite neighborhoods and some research into the next Sahara scouting trip.


COMING UP SOON:

USnomads is proud to be presenting two classes at Overland Expo West this May. An international event that educates and inspires people to get out and explore the world, Overland Expo promises to be both fun and informative. The three-day event brings thousands of overlanders to Flagstaff, AZ for a chance to connect and exchange information.


TEAM 171 PRESENTATION



USnomads, c’est l’histoire d’une amitié de plus de 20 ans, qui s’est construite à travers le temps, les cultures, les expériences de la vie et des voyages. Seule l’union de deux caractères forts et respectueux l’un de l’autre explique que nous soyons arrivées à nos fins dans chacun de nos défis.

Ceci est notre première participation au Rallye des gazelles et nous ne sommes pas des professionels, mais JoMarie a une certaine expérience de l’Afrique et des situations d’urgence. D’autre part, elle s’est totalement investie dans la préparation de cette course et Isabelle s’est récemment mise à la navigation.

Le Rallye des gazelles dans le désert marocain sera le théâtre d’une nouvelle épreuve pour nous : une Jeep, une boussole, une carte et tout le pouvoir de notre volonté d’y parvenir fera le reste.

Ce défi sportif s’inscrit dans un projet humain plus large, celui de traverser le désert du Sahara d’Ouest en Est dans l’espoir d’accompagner les équipes d’ONG dans leurs micro-projets d’aide aux peuplades nomades locales. JoMarie en produira un film documentaire qui donnera à mieux connaitre les hommes de cette partie du monde.

L’équipe 171 prendra fièrement son envol le 15 mars 2014 avec toutes les autres participantes ! Et que les meilleures gagnent !

Mais quelle valeur et quelle portée aurait cette leçon de vie, si nous n’étions pas soutenues par l’amour de nos proches, de nos amis et de tous ceux qui nous entourent. Merci !


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MORE NOTES FROM THE ROAD:
February – Back Home
January – Mauritania
15-31 December – Roadtrip
1-14 December – Southwest deserts
November – Paris and planning
October – Overland Expo and Workshops
September – Moab and more
August – Topless For Tatas
July – Summer Fun
June – Bantam Jeep Festival
May – Overland Expo, Rausch Creek
April – Back Home
The Gazelle Rally Recap
Archive


SPECIAL REPORT

SCOUTING THE SAHARA IN MAURITANIA: WAYPOINT NOUAKCHOTT

The first in a series of reports from our scouting trip in Mauritania takes and indepth look at the capital city of Nouakchott, and its fishing port… [read]


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SPECIAL REPORT

ON BECOMING A GAZELLE: THE DESERT’S FIRST CHALLENGE

The second installment in a series of personal reflections on our experience in the Rallye Aiche des Gazelles–Putting our skills to the test in Morocco on the first day out in the desert, known as the “Prologue,” there are a few surprises… [read]

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