Off Road Podcast Episode 226 - Dan Grec: The Road Chose Me

Tonight Ben gets some training, Aaron gets stuck yet again, and Jeremy plays with some new gear and we interview Dan Grec from The Road Chose Me.

Welcome to the Off Road Podcast. Today we will be exploring the off road world-- whether you like crawling up rock ledges or enjoy exploring the backroads with your family. Stay with us to find out off road news and topics to interest every guy & girl who craves the outdoors as seen through the windshield. I am your host Ben and I’m here with my co-hosts Aaron & Jeremy and our guests Dan Grec from The Road Chose Me. How's everyone doing?

Anyone done anything exciting? 

  • Aaron- Got the Nissan stuck where the LMTV was stuck a month back.  The ground is still mucky and wet. Got my 6.5 CM sighted in.

  • Jeremy- Got my coyote works dialed in.  Got my rental car in San Diego- big change from my own

  • Ben- been running around wrapping up last of my certifications for SAR and just got back from a trip to South Dakota stopped on the ringing rocks in Montana and turned it into an offroad adventure.


Tonight were joined by Dan Grec. What have you been up to since we saw you at the NW Overland Rally? 

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Main Topic: 

Let's talk about you:

  • How did you get started off-roading?

  • What was your first rig?

  • What's your current rig?

  • What type of wheeling do you like to do?

  • Most embarrassing moment on the trail?

  • What is your biggest win on the trail?

The Road Chose Me:

  • It’s been 10 years, wow, tell us how the road chose me began.

  • You did a few Reddit Ask Me Anythings, one prior to and one post trip, What kind of reaction did you get?

  • For those who haven’t seen Dan’s rig, both rigs (the one from Alaska to Argentina and the one from the Africa trip) feature a map of your route,  how did that start?

  • How long did it take you to build your vehicle?

  • How did your setup change from your Americas trip?

  • What was the biggest takeaway from your Americas trip that helped you in Africa?

  • Why did you choose Africa?

  • Was there a resource you relied on heavily while planning your trip?

  • What was your favorite country to visit?

  • What was your least favorite?

  • What country did you stay too long in?  

  • What country did you wish you’d stayed in longer?

  • What countries were you most surprised by?  Good and bad?

  • Why did you skip the countries you skipped? Safety or route?

  • How did you fund your trip? How much did it cost?

  • Did you have to pay any bribes? How did you deal with that?

  • Did you have any bad experiences with animals?

  • Coolest animal experience?

  • Did you get sick while you were on your journey?

  • How did you handle routine vehicle maintenance?

  • Any bad experiences with people?

  • Best experience with people?

  • Is there a plan to go overland in Australia or any other continent? 

  • Any major breakdowns on your trip?

  • What was your worst time you got stuck?

  • Best music for a trip like this?

  • What was the scariest part of your journey?

  • Did you have any mobile communications like a sat phone with you?

  • Anything on the Jeep you would have changed?

  • So I have to ask, why did your journey end at 999 days?

  • What’s next for you?  **talk over each other 1:04:15ish

  • How can our listeners support you?

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Closing Statements

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