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Back to the last page... Click through for a closer look...Click through for a closer look... Hector Valenzuela gave it the next try. After a small delay on the first set of rocks, Hector moved right along the first part of the course. Finally it was my turnNo problems except that my carb wanted to act up and my starter was going out. Click through for a closer look...Click through for a closer look... As we cleared the upper rock garden, we started down the hill to tackle the next section of Purgatory. Everything was going fine until I decided to test my inclinometer on two huge boulders as I navigated my way down the hill. In all of my previous rolls, it has only been on either the driver's side or the passenger's side, so when she started going over on the passenger side I started leaning to the left side so I wouldn't land on my co-pilot, Corey Bradford. Click through for a closer look...Click through for a closer look...Well this time it hit the passenger side and kept going. That's right, it then hit the roof and then ended up on the driver's side. Now this whole time I am trying to crawl back to the center of the vehicle as it continues it's vicious roll down the hill. If I only had a little more momentum, I could have landed back on my wheels. Needless to say, I looked like a rag doll inside there. I banged my head up pretty good along with my shoulder, back and elbow.  Click through for a closer look...Click through for a closer look...A helmet and USING my entire 5-point harness next time will definitely be the plan. Another group had been watching us and they rushed to our rescue. They extracted Corey and myself from my rig and made sure we were OK. We got it set back up on all 4's and I was finally able to get it down off the side of the hill. Jeff insisted that I go sit in the shade because I looked pretty banged up. As I ventured toward the shade, I went through a big mud hole and left some nice 37" Bogger ruts that would be found later that afternoon. Click through for a closer look...Click through for a closer look...As the rest of the group finished up Purgatory, which cuts across the side of an enormous hill and forces you across a narrow trail of almost zook sized boulders in a most seat puckering off-camber angle and then releases you into the quarry where rocks and stair steps of all shapes and sizes await for those who dare to challenge them. I watched from the shade while eating aspirin, pain crushers, and drinking water.  Click through for a closer look...Click through for a closer look...Jeff, not happy with just internally unlocking his hub earlier, manages to break a stub shaft and bend his tie-rod. During all this, Tom Wood manages to twist his ankle on a rock. The others in our group navigated that off camber section with ease. We ate lunch at the bottom and waited for the Rock Rage Competition that afternoonbut that's another article

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08/11/10 15:31

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