More off-roading in CT! Spent the day at the Tipsy Taber Trails in Putnam, CT. This is a 10 acre, private property for weekenders to off-road.
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Sunday, November 14, 2021
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Intro To Off-Road Driving - NY
What an amazing opportunity to learn basic technical skills for off-road driving! I have to admit I was really stoked about this course, but very anxious as well. At first, I had no idea if my stock Toyota 4Runner would be capable for this class. But after speaking with the owner, Scott Trager, I signed up for the course. And I'm so glad that I did! I learned basic technical techniques for off-road driving, and more importantly, I realized that my stock 4Runner is more than capable to handle off-roading! Scott was very thorough in explaining all the details and I look forward to taking more classes. Safe off-roading is fun!
NORA - Northeast Off-Road Adventures is located in Ellenville, New York, and has several off-road courses for every experience level. I signed up for the "Intro To Off-Road Driving" class. This two-part class (virtual presentation & onsite instruction) included an overview of common 4 wheel drive controls, driving on woodland terrain, working with a spotter, minimizing environmental impact, and off-road driving safety. There were 5 vehicles in our class and we drove the rock & boulder obstacle course, working with a spotter and understanding the importance of putting your tire on a rock! Afterward, we navigated a beginner trail drive with instructors, Scott & Alex, walking alongside our vehicles and spotting for us. The onsite terrain included driving over rocks, tight woodland trails, and hill sections. Enjoy some photos and videos of my instruction.
I also had the opportunity to use the Crawl Control feature on my 4Runner while driving down a short, steep incline. The Crawl Control does all the work of adjusting the throttle and the brake and lets the driver focus on steering. No foot on the brake or throttle pedals. The crawl control also works in Reverse! In Toyota 4Runners this feature is loud and to me, sounds like "mechanical purring!" 😆
Saturday, September 25, 2021
Soapstone Mountain, CT: Off-Roading
|From the summit of Soapstone Mountain, CT|
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