Adam Way and the Strangerover at Choke Cherry Canyon in Farmington, New Mexico

 

 

Ogni anno a Farmington nel New Mexico, una settimana prima di Pasqua, si tiene un grande raduno. Il protagonista uno spettacolare percorso: il Choke Cherry Trail, uno dei pi belli dell'intero New Mexico. Ecco il reportage di Adam Way che sul suo Range Rover soprannominato Strangerover spesso da quelle parti...
Adam ci ha anche inviato il nome dei singoli ostacoli ed una loro breve descrizione.


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.
Strange Rover in Farmington
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).
Strange Rover in Farmington
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.
Strange Rover in Farmington
Same cross axle articulation hill, just 10 feet prior to the picture above.
Strange Rover in Farmington
A little bit of three wheel on the way down. Very safe obstacle to test suspension on.
Strange Rover in Farmington
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.
Strange Rover in Farmington
This is just a side shot of the "v-notch".
Strange Rover in Farmington
Same "v-notch". It is located after the "V-notch" on the waterfall.
Strange Rover in Farmington
Same "v-notch".
Strange Rover in Farmington
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 stand" feeling.
Strange Rover in Farmington
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.
Strange Rover in Farmington
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.


                                                                              

 


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