I had a blowout on my trailer about 15 minutes after leaving the Flying J in Alamance County……foreshadowing? The club rented 2 cabins and several campsites. Attendees included Carl and Anna Barclay, Doug Johnson, Mimi Chan, Ron Watson, Dusty Rhodes, John Herr, Ken Carter, Scott Roberts, Devin Terry, Erika Luke and father, Scott Simmons and family, Ryan Sandy and son, and Jeremy Payne. Some arrived early enough for daytime wheeling on Thu. We also wheeled Thu and Fri evening in addtion to Fri and Sat daytime.
The Good Evening Ranch is a beautiful, multi-use facility. Their website gives the big picture, our photo album tells the story of our trip.
Notable events, Anna breaking a bead and the following repair in place. Perhaps we should have moved ahead 10 feet, but we wanted to avoid tire damage. CO2 was used to reseat. My Bronco proceeded to smoke out anyone following me, blew a ring on a cylinder, time for a new, fuel injected engine. I see repairs in the pics, what’s going on there? I also heard “someone” ran out of gas…at night. And that same someone had a gravitational malfunction while donuting on flat terrain!
Full disclosure, on an evening ride, with Mimi riding shotgun, I embarrassed myself pretty good! I thought I would take a bypass while the extremists took a different line. Realizing no one follwed me, I backtracked and took what I thought was the line others took, next to a creek bed. But they all went in to the rocky bed. Driving next to it, on a sideslope, I started to slide. I have little tolerance for off camber, especially when on the low side. I tapped out and called for help. Of course it didn’t look that bad to the bystanders, but I’m glad they could see what I thought of the situation! Thanks to Scott for hooking his winch to my rollcage for stability as I eased through it.