May 2002 - Predator
We started Predator bright and early Monday morning, one vehicle short from the original group.
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Predator is pretty much non-stop obstacles. I believe some of the local 4 wheelers unstacked it a while ago so it was fun.
Pictures from the first section of trail.
The notch was the only spot that looked like someone had built a road. There were a lot of rocks in the notch, enough that you didn't have to climb the walls to get threw. With a bypass right next to the obstacle I just can't understand why there would be any rocks in this spot. If you don't want body damage, go around it.
Like I said, we squeezed everybody thru.
Here's a shot of the guys making a repair to John's spare tire carrier, he drug it on the rocks in the first picture.
A fun little twisty section.
This giant cube shaped boulder is a new obstacle on the trail. Erik and I had enough flex to go right over it, everyone else skirted it.
This next section was hell on the tires as you'll see below.
Paul made it thru but slit one of his MTR's open towards the end. A few tire plugs and he was back in business.
He also caught his rear window on a branch.
I believe Alan had already lost the bead or cut open 3 of his BFG's by this point. On this obstacle he sheared off a piece of the valve stem on the front and rear drivers side tires. The rear one went flat but the front one just had a slow leak so they swapped out his plugged spare. I have a feeling there are some TSL's in Alan's future :)
Next Trail - Annihilator