Two more wheels than usual…

Hooray! I managed to get in on the ATV tour I was hoping for. I was worried about them not having room, but it turns out that since it was the day before the July 4 holiday, and the off-season… there were only 4 of us on the ride, including the leader.

Woke up early Saturday, got some gas, and set the cruise control… almost 2 hours later I pulled into the parking lot where the team was already offloading the quads.



Filled out some paperwork, grabbed helmet/gloves and some water and snacks, then we were led through a brief exercise to make sure we knew how to get around 🙂



Then we were off! Crawling down the sand tracks and through the forest:





About 10 miles later we stopped for a quick drink, then headed out again.



We only found one fallen tree too large to pull out of the way, and few puddles. The entire trail was pure sand the entire trip: not a root or rock in site:





A few times we came across other quads (most utility, and a couple sport), but no dirtbikes. We could always see them coming well in advance and everyone was keeping to safe speeds:





Then another quick break in a campsite (that’s apparently packed in the regular season) then we headed back to the lot, stopping for some group photos…





…and “action shots” through the largest puddle we could find 🙂





I had a great time, and it was nice to be back out on some sort of ORV… since my dirtbike has been parked for a month now. Hopefully I’ll get to go out again this weekend: weather looks hot!

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