Clinic Pre-run

I arrived at the obstacle course at around 8:45 and met up with ED4 member CJ. He was in the process of preparing his rig for some mud wheeling. I knew it was going to be slick when I slid into my parking space. Anyhow, after reintroducing myself to CJ and meeting his friend Patrick, I went about getting my jeep ready for the day. While this was going on my friend Coby arrived with his Rubicon, Ron and Arlene and Darrell arrived. We had nice lively conversations while we waited for the rest of the members to arrive. Jason Green, Jim O’Leary and Tom arrived and we were ready to wheel. It was slippery, but a whole lot of fun. We had a few minor hill climbs and one real steep descent that is probably not a big deal when it is dry, but put some mud into the mix and it gets a lot more interesting. The park was pretty quiet early on, it seemed like we had the place to ourselves. It seems that most of the people already there were content with doing donuts in the old obstacle course area. It was a mud bog. We played at the ravine for awhile and even that was a new challenge for me with the mud making things quite slick. I really enjoyed the new obstacle course as we all spent a bit of time there playing. I just could not get over that last log obstacle, even with Jim trying to spot for me. Oh well, I will conquer it eventually!

All in all it was a really fun day. I headed home around 1:30 or so knowing that I would have to spend a lot of time cleaning the mud off the jeep.