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  • So I just got the '10 years on StP' achievement. Add 5 to that and that's about how long StP has been around. Pretty crazy!
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    kokomojoe
    I just checked and saw I've been on here for 5 years now, just seems crazy
    highwayman
    highwayman
    Where is my date located? nvm I found it.
    briancray
    briancray
    Solid man...only been three years for me, but I'm glad I found this site.
    Finally quit my job yesterday, soon I'll be starting my bike tour in Portland!
    autumn
    autumn
    Hell yeah! Quitting a job is the best part of having a job.
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    Kim Chee
    You didn't get them to sponsor you instead?
    A
    Do you have any suggestions to a beginner to train hopping?
    Matt Derrick
    Matt Derrick
    Upload an avatar, then go read the train hopping section.
    I'm just about done getting all my gear together; the next month is just saving money to spend on my travels!
    Brother X
    Brother X
    d00d, I'm in the central coast area and I have an air matress and floor space for a night or so if you need it. hmu, when you pass through the San Luis area.
    Matt Derrick
    Matt Derrick
    sweet man, i will totally do that, thank you!
    Brother X
    Brother X
    Cool. HMU in private message here when you get close, like San Simeon or Cambria and I'll give you my deets.
    Hey thanks for promoting my YouTube videos, greatly appreciated. Will be posting more content when I have time. Hope you're doing well in Austin
    Matt Derrick
    Matt Derrick
    for sure, i finally had the chance to check them out today, and i thought they would be super useful for the StP audience, so feel free to post anything you upload in the future here on StP :)
    56 days until my exodus from austin.
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    kokomojoe
    hell yeah, I'm hoping to be on the road again some time this month
    I just found out that I'm wearing 2,000 dollar shoes. I got them on the free table at Slab City LIBRARY MOTHERFUCKER YEAH!
    Matt Derrick
    Matt Derrick
    shiz son, time to ebay that shit! hope you can get a mint for em!
    trying to figure out how long it's going to take me to bike down the coast so i don't miss the jambo.
    73 days until I leave austin to go bike the west coast...
    Georgeez
    Georgeez
    I see people bike the Oregon coast all the time during summer and fall. Just watch out for dumb drivers. Cyclers don't get much space on the road, plus all those sharp turns. But you sure do get some great views =)
    CrustyFuckinP
    CrustyFuckinP
    Austin, tx? I love Austin
    Fred the German
    Fred the German
    I was supposed to initially leave Anchorage and end up in Austin, somehow I ended up in Tacoma. When you hit WA drop us line. Maybe I'll join you on the bike ride north.
    I was going to hike the AT for a bit but the weather looks much nicer west, however I'll go anywhere that isn't Cleveland lol
    i might put some StP shit on the back burner so i can have more time to study and get a real job (that i can travel with).
    Matt Derrick
    Matt Derrick
    @Brother X for sure man, i'd love to pick your brain about it. have you ever worked on upwork/odesk?
    Brother X
    Brother X
    Yeah, I get all my work through Upwork (formerly oDesk), eLance (Upwork affiliated now), guru.com, dice.com, weworkremotely and Craigslist . Also, it helps to cultivate a LinkedIn profile and friend recruiters and let them know you're looking for contract work. I get 10-20 offers a month from recruiters I've met on LinkedIn and cybercoders.com.
    Brother X
    Brother X
    Do you already have skills? LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP), Wordpress , Drupal. HTML5, JQuery, AngularJS, General IT principles, Photoshop /web image optimization and SEO are all skills in steady demand. It helps to know Git too. http://codecademy.com is one place to learn for free. Also. http://appacademy.io offers classes that you don't have to start paying for until you're employed.
    Wow I've been kinda bummed out and not motivated to do anything since the bus fell through.
    Matt Derrick
    Matt Derrick
    not exactly sure what you mean by the craigslist comment.

    in other news, i do think i've found something better than what i was going for, but it's going to take me most of the year to save up for it :/
    Vulture
    Vulture
    Buy/ sell shut including vans
    Matt Derrick
    Matt Derrick
    @Vulture i guess so? it's not like i wasn't looking at CL as well.
    probably just had the worst weekend ive ever had in recent memory. dont buy vehicles on ebay.
    tobepxt
    tobepxt
    storytime
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    Kim Chee
    I hitched a ride from a guy once who was an interstate vehicle transporter. He had a 3 car trailer driving around country. His advice...make sure you see vehicle before purchase. We picked up a truck that wasn't worth freight:(
    briancray
    briancray
    You also should have a mechanic check it out unless you have mechanical skills. A lot of people try to fuck you over. Hope you did not lose any money man, even if they did waste your time.
    C
    Hey Matt thanks for the tips I lived in Austin from 2008 to 2014 and met so many travelers there and that's how I got to travel with gypsies. What would you consider to be the best way to get out of Florida with low cost? Would love to head back to Austin to see friends and then head to Cali and then to Oregon
    Matt Derrick
    Matt Derrick
    hitchhiking is generally the cheapest way to get around.
    Almost done with a new website design that will be cleaner, faster, and (hopefully) work better on mobile devices.
    Killjoy
    Killjoy
    I was wondering why it wasnt uploaded properly! Seems faster now. Thanks :D
    hi this is the itsbetteroutdoors
    i just posted on train hopping thread ask for help with a location of a possible yard camera or ask if engines have cameras on them just want to know if this is ok
    Matt Derrick
    Matt Derrick
    should be fine. check the rules in the FAQ area if you need clarification.
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