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"My name is Robin and I was born and raised an Okie. I am very happily married to my best friend Christopher. We have been off-roading/overlanding together for the past few years (Christopher as the driver and myself as the passenger). We attended the Overland Expo East in 2016 , where I was introduced to the world of Ladies Offroad. I made several friends at the Ladies Night, which in turn became Facebook friends, which led me to the Ladies Offroad Network. I heard about the Ladies Offroad Convention, and my husband told me to GO! Since attending the convention, I now have my own offroading rig and I am excited to start a new adventure with me as a driver!"
Occupation: Fitness Instructor/Loss Mitigation Analyst
Birthday: August 10, 1973
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Questions & Answers
Q: What is your favorite color?
A: "I don't really have one, I like warm colors."
Q: What is your favorite food?
A: "Sushi and Mexican"
Q: Do you have kids?
A: "I have a 25 year old daughter who is married and lives in Nebraska, and I have 3 step-daughters. 2 of which are attending college in Emporia, KS, and the third is expecting twin boys on November 3rd. They will be the first grand-babies."
Q: Do you have any pets?
A: "I have a beautiful princess by the name of Gypsy! She is very well behaved and likes to go 'by bye' any chance that she gets. She's a Dogo Argentina."
Q: Do you take your pets off-roading?
A: "Yes! She loves going on road trips!"
Robin's Off-Road Facts:
Q: How old were you when you first started wheeling?
Q: Are you usually the driver or the co-driver?
A: "I am a co-driver no more! Mama's in the driver's seat now!"
Q: How often do you get to go off-roading?
A: "We try to get out at least once a month."
Q: How did you get started in the off-road world?
A: "It started with the purchase of my husband's FJ, then we purchased a Turtleback Trailer for camping, and really got in to Overlanding. My husband encouraged me to get my own rig so that we could go out and play together, and also so we had a back up in case something happened."
Q: Where is your favorite place to wheel?
A: "I don't have one yet."
Q: What is on your off-roading bucket-list?
A: "Goals- I want to learn everything possible regarding my rig and what it can do. I want to educate myself with as much off-road information as possible. I want to participate in as many ladies challenges and events as possible.My bucket list is to complete the Rebelle Rally (hopefully next year)."
Q: How are you active in the off-road world?
A: "I am just getting started, but I am a member of a few groups."
Robin's Off-Road Stories:
Q: What is your most memorable offroad moment?
A: "When I took my Tacoma out for the first time. It was such a rush! Not going to lie, I did cringe a lot when I hear the branches scrape down the side of my new baby. She has now received her first beauty marks and is ready for more off-road driving!"
Q: What was your first wheeling trip?
A: "I haven't taken a wheeling trip yet. My first overlanding trip was to Arizona to pick up out Turtleback Trailer. We went to the Grand Canyon, and then to Flagstaff for the Overland Expo West."
Q: What was your longest wheeling trip?
A: "It was more overlanding than wheeling. We just got back from a 5-day trip where we went to Wyoming, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Kansas. We had so much fun seeing the Devil's Tower, Mount Rushmore, Crazyhorse, Bear Country USA, did some canoeing, and finished of hte trip by watching the eclipse."
Q: What was your favorite wheeling trip?
A: "My favorite to date would be my trip to Colorado Springs for the Ladies Offroad Convention. The knowledge and friendships I walked away with are priceless! I look forward to attending the convention every year."
All About the Ladies:
Q: How do you feel as a woman in the off-road industry?
A: "I feel very EMPOWERED! The ability to get out there and do things I would never do is just, wow!"
Q: What advice do you have for ladies who want to get started off-roading?
A: "Just get out there and do it! You'll never know what you can do if you don't give it a try! Don't let fear hold you back!"
About Robin's Vehicle:
"Toyota Tacoma Pick-up TRD Edition"
Q: Does your vehicle also serve as a daily driver?
Q:What is the best modification you have done to your vehicle?
A: "It's going to be my new Warn Winch I won from the Ladies Offroad Network give-away!"
Q: Do you work on your own vehicle?
A: "Not yet, but I will learn to as I go along."
Vehicle Type: TRD Pick-up
Tire Make/Size: 285/6518 BFGoodrich KO2s
Wheel Make/Size: 18x9 Fuel Recoils
Front Suspension: ProComp 3/2 Level Kit
Engine Horsepower: 278 hp
Engine Torque: 265 lbs-per-ft
Body/Interior: Gray Leather 2-row seating
Body Modifications: Tacoma tailgate insert
Hood/Grille: TRD Pro Grille
Winches - Front/Rear Brand & Capacity: WARN Winch VR10-S Winch