We just finished Rocky Mountain Race Week, and there is a ton of carnage on events like it that require creativity to fix so you can make it down the road. People are always looking at some of the fixes thinking WTF were they thinking, and rightfully so. Well if you think some weird stuff happens there, then you should start off-roading because the fixes that rock crawlers sometimes have to do are some of the finest bit of backwood engineering you’ll ever see. We’re talking about big heavy components, with big heavy duty hardware, and sometimes limited tools to take some of that stuff apart. And it only breaks in places that nobody can get to you to tow you out, and usually while part of the group has made it through the obstacle but part of it has not. This creates a logjam that makes things even more of a problem.
That’s what happened here.
Take a One Ton axle, break the holy hell out of the entire knuckle, all while on a trail you can’t possibly get help at. Meanwhile, most of your buddies are stuck behind you with no way to go back, and the couple friends ahead will need to go back to camp, tear one of their Jeeps apart to get the parts off needed to make yours moveable again, and then you’ll have to drive out of the trail without tearing anything else up. Yeah, it sounds nuts. And it is in some ways. It’s also going to be an epic memory for all these guys.
With that said, the way they went about some of this is SKETCHY AS F! Seriously don’t do this. Watch this, but only so you know that you shouldn’t do it this way.
Also, I love these guys and wish I had been there to thrash on this one because even though it was wrong it is awesome! Because I like the thrash.