Nicholas Fluhart

August 27, 2010

Riding and Fun

Filed under: Trips and Fun — Nicholas Fluhart @ 8:25 pm

Most of my posts have centered around working, whether it be building or rebuilding machines, so this time I wanted to post about the “fun” portion of the process.

I don’t go nuts with snorkels, big tires, and gonzo mud. I prefer to take a more stock machine with some performance modifications and see what I can get away with. This tests my riding skills while keeping the ATV universal enough to use in various applications. Back during the spring of 2010 we went on a good ride just south of El Dorado, Arkansas that was perfect for what I like to do. It was a swampy, hilly, muddy, fun place to ride and I got some of it on tape (check out the video clip below). We had a great time, however it wasn’t without incident: we crashed in a deep hole. But alas, we survived and I was able to salvage my high-dollar HD camera. Whew….that was a close one!

Yeah, good times…. OK so we kept riding and encountered some awesome, gnarly terrain. We crossed several questionable bridges, including an old bridge made from a tractor trailer floor:

…and this is what happens when a bridge fails:

All of the trails were good and slick, so we got to test our tire traction in more than just deep mud. Overall, it was a great ride and I’m looking forward to going back.

Welcome to the jungle.

I’ll be posting a lot more riding/camping/hunting trips, so stay tuned…

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