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Buy vs. Build. It’s the classic gearhead dilemma. I first encountered it in the world of rally racing. It’s often quicker (and less expensive) to buy a pre-owned machine than to build something from scratch. So why do we so often favor the slower, more expensive route of building?
The whole built-not-bought mindset comes to mind, sure, but there’s more to it than that. For some, it’s a question of realizing a lifelong dream—building the machine you always wanted; free of surprises. For others, it boils right back down to cost—half of more than you’ve got is often still more than you’ve got.
In the first post on the Adventurist Life Blog, I mentioned having several stories in the works. What you’re about to read is a conversation I had with Ryan Bartholomew… last July.

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