My name is Josh.  I was raised on a a farm 40 miles west of the Village of Louis (aka Louisville Ky).  My hometown has a population of (according to the sign) 814.  The town was founded as a railroad stop and gained its fame from tourism after a rather large cave was discovered back in 1883.

Because of the size of the town most everyone  commutes to work and in most cases its a long drive.

I drive 47 miles from my driveway to the parking lot where I work… and this gives me lots of driving time behind the wheel.  Usually 3 to 5 thousand miles each month depending on what my weekend activities are.

The driving options I have are County Roads, State Roads, and Highways.  County roads let me test steering and suspension through blind curves and on rough pavement or gravel.  The state roads offer smooth flowing and usually quite curvy roads with an awesome scenic view.  And the highways in my area are long, straight and after 10pm are usually empty.  This gives a great opportunity to test at a higher speed, and see what types aerodynamics offered by the car, and types of fuel economy .

My passion for cars in general has gotten me into trouble in the past.  I will see a car and decide on impulse that I love it and will start saving up to buy one.   I limit myself to owning no more than 3 vehicles at one time….. unless I can justify the 4th 😉

This allows me one daily driven vehicle, one pleasure/utility vehicle, and one project vehicle.

I was raised traditionally by my parents – I went to church every Sunday,  and to my grandparents for Holidays.   I was home schooled – and after I graduated I went to Indiana University.

Growing up so far away from civilization allowed me to get a lot of experience with directions, operations, basic repair procedures (like fixing a flat) or the proper way to jump start a car.  Lot sof driving hours allows for “school of hard knocks” style learning experience.  I’ve driven in two feet of snow, extreme winds and rain – and at moderate high speed (135mph on four wheels, and 170mph on two wheels).

People become good at what they do through experience and mistakes – people become great at what they do by looking back and thinking about how to correct it; and then looking ahead to prevent it.

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