anno a Farmington nel New Mexico, una settimana prima di Pasqua, si
tiene un grande raduno. Il protagonista è uno spettacolare percorso: il
Choke Cherry Trail, uno dei più belli dell'intero New Mexico. Ecco il
reportage di Adam Way che sul suo Range Rover soprannominato
Strangerover è spesso da quelle parti...
Adam ci ha anche inviato il nome dei singoli ostacoli ed una loro breve
I call this obstacle the Abyss. Short wheel base vehicles really get
that roll over feeling when going across. My vehicles suspension is
relatively balanced , but those that are not, get serious three wheel.
Everyone I know scrapes both front and rear bumpers.
This obstacle is the first challenge on the waterfall trail. Land
Rovers with the rear trailing arm ears, often have severe difficulty
getting up and over this one. It is a really cool trail. It is a great
place to watch roll overs during the Farmington invite (always 1 week
prior to Easter Jeep Safari).
This obstacle has no name that I know of. It is a little cross axle
articulation hill. It is really steep, despite the reletively flat look
the pictures gives to it.
Same cross axle articulation hill, just 10 feet prior to the picture above.
A little bit of three wheel on the way down. Very safe obstacle to
test suspension on.
This is a difficult turn to negotiate. This is a famous obstacle in
Farmington. It can often be seen in many 4x4 mags. Short wheelbase
vehicles often lay there vehicle on the side. Before this notch, there is
a steep loose, under-carriage climb. It is very off camber.
This is just a side shot of the "v-notch".
Same "v-notch". It is located after the "V-notch"
on the waterfall.
This is called the Marking rock. The goal is to touch your back
tires to the rock without rolling backwards. Once again the picture doesn't
do it justice, but it is a fun tame obstacle to get that fun "wheel
The troff is the name of this obstacle. It is a really good obstacle
to test out new suspension set-ups. It is a safe obstacle to let new
drivers go through. It is impossible to roll, and you can get as much
three wheel as you want. I like to see how my back right and front left
get really good three wheel and sometimes two wheel. It often happens at
the same time, making it fell like you are on a bit of a teetor-totter
playground toy. Really good suspension test site.
The snow in Farmington made all of the obstacles more exciting.
There was a lot of snow that trip for New Mexico. The snow on slickrock
melted fatster than that on the sand, but if you look closely you can see
where I slided down the rock notch.