NOTES FROM THE ROAD


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Goodbyes and Givebacks…


Day Four of #LonCon18 wraps up…


5 August 2018: Day Four of the Ladies Offroad Network convention started with a wrap up and plans for next year, then ended on a very positive note with the program’s “Giveback” project that brought the LON ladies together with local women to share some skills and inspiration…



A day for Driving…


Day Three of #LonCon18 includes some fun driving…


4 August 2018: Day Three of the Ladies Offroad Network convention brought us out to the Ford Performance Racing School at the Utah Motorsports Campus where we got some seat time test-driving different tires on different types of terrain and continued our learning…



A day of Learning…


Day Two of #LonCon18 is all about learning…


3 August 2018: Day Two of the Ladies Offroad Network convention focused on learning, with a full schedule of seminars across a range of topics related to off-roading, overlanding and racing. Participants could design their day around their own interests, creating a customized program to fit their needs and accommodate their existing knowledge levels. Many of the seminars included a “hands on” experience, which allowed everyone to actively jump in and “get dirty” …



Getting Started at #LonCon18…


Day One of the Ladies Offroad Network convention…


2 August 2018: The Ladies Offroad Network convention got off to a good start this afternoon as women from around the country began arriving and checking in at the event registration center in Salt Lake City. The conference room became a temporary learning hub with a number of informational exhibits staffed by Network members on themes like airing down, packing a vehicle for off-road adventure, and using “toy” Radio-Controlled (RC) vehicles as a teaching tool…



On the Road to SLC…


Headed to the Ladies Offroad Network convention…


1 August 2018: Leaving Moab and heading north for the 2nd annual Ladies Offroad Network convention, #LonCon18. The event is happening in Salt Lake City and will bring together a group of motivated women from all over the United States to focus on various aspects of the off-road world for four intense days under the guidance of Charlene Bower, I4WDTA certified trainer and owner of Bower Motorsports Media, who founded the Ladies Offroad Network in 2016 …


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THIS MONTH:

Participating in the Ladies Offroad Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, 2-5 August 2018. The Ladies Offroad Convention is an action-packed, interactive 4-day weekend educating, motivating, and guiding for ladies involved in all aspects of the offroad world. Presented by Charlene Bower and the Ladies Offroad Network, the event creates a space to learn more about offroad activities and share experiences with like-minded women from around the country…


COMING UP SOON:

Heading to a small village in Serbia to help out with the annual plum harvest and spend some time exploring the countryside with friends …


LEARNING TO WELD


An Introduction to Welding was taught by master welder Cora Jokinen, owner of Torq-Master Industries, who gave participants an excellent base for understanding the process in a “101” class, before guiding each one in a hands-on welding exercise during the “202” class. Miller Welds provided equipment and materials for the seminar so that the attendees could actually get some first-hand experience joining metal under Jokinen’s guidance. Everyone enjoyed the class and a number of ladies were inspired to search out additional training …


ABOUT THE NETWORK


The Ladies Offroad Network was created in 2016 by Charlene Bower after the overwhelming response to her initial “Ladies Co-Driver Challenge.” Through the “challenge,” Bower, a BFGoodrich Performance Team Member and Off-Road Motorsports Hall of Fame Industry Rising Star, used her industry “insider” status to provide exceptional opportunities to ordinary women. The contest was wildly successful with 91 women from across the country competing to be co-driver of the BFGoodrich Tires Jeep in one of three events. Bower saw the need to expand the opportunities for women wheelers and launched the Network building on the momentum of the Challenge events. The Ladies Offroad Network held its first Convention in 2017 with the idea of creating a space where like-minded women from around the country could learn more about offroad activities and share their experiences. The 2018 event grew to more than double in size and offered an action-packed, interactive 4-day weekend educating, motivating, and guiding for ladies involved in all aspects of the offroad world. Membership in Ladies Offroad Network is open to any woman who is interested in offroading. For more information: ladiesoffroadnetwork.com


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