Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Uwharrie Off Road Fun!

Expect the Unexpected! 

This is something every off-roader should be prepared for when they hit the trails. It's one thing I learned when I wheeled in Uwharrie during the Carolina Trails Off Road Spring Invasion. 

In May of 2018, I wheeled the three "D" trails at Uwharrie; Dickey Bell, Dutch John and Daniel. Those three trails are the most difficult trails there. This year I decided to wheel the other trails I wasn't able to wheel last year. 

The rains in the area days before the event created very slick, slippery red clay covered trails. Last year the trails were dry and dusty which allowed for good traction. Not this year. It was a huge learning experience for me. 

I was very frustrated on parts of the trails because my Jeep was getting no traction. I had to be towed on one trail where my driver's side tire kept slipping into a two foot rut. Several other off-roaders made it thru, but they had their throttle timing down to a tee. Something I needed to work on. 

My Jeep Wrangler Fail - You Tube Video

It took a few slick trails to get used to hitting that skinny pedal harder than I am used too. I am usually crawling up rocks not muddy slick trails. By the end of the day I was doing pretty good.

Learning to Throttle Up 
You Tube Video

All in all it was a great trip. I learned new off road skills and got to hang out with my Carolina Off Road Friends! 

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