We completed two more prerun trips, covering portions of Stages 6, 7, 8, & 9.
In prerun 4 we had Mark and his buggy come along as support and to carry gas. In that trip we ended up in a wash that was too rocky and difficult for the buggy. We had to turn back early and ended the trip far from completing what we had planned. Plus, my wife decided she will NEVER go a trip like this again.
Then this past weekend we put in 3 more days of tough riding. Good thing the buggy didn't come on this one because we ended up going down a gnarly boulder wash, then a bit later we hit a similar wash going up. For me these sections weren't much fun at all, but they will stay in the route to keep the difficulty high.
Hogette Wild in the buggy
Buggy in action:
Ready to go (before falling into the cow piss&shit hole):
LKN4DRT's piss&shit bike towing our support wagon:
LKN4DRT on the edge!
Grand Canyon hillclimb to Heaven:
Grand Canyon hillclimb from Hell. The map says this is a road !
Remote view point:
Where we start the day, and where we finish it. Everything in between is just Grand !
New F2R roadbook and ICO switch (thanks RMS