You know you’re a redneck when you blow up your air mattress by holding it up to the exhaust pipe of your quad and revving the engine. Make that an innovative redneck.
It’s now 9:30pm here and we’ve shut ourselves inside for the night. The rest of the parking lots is abuzz with hooting, hollering, beer swilling and hopped up diesel trucks doing circles and throwing mud everywhere. It’s quite a scene. I remember the huge number of uncorked Cummins and PowerStroke trucks here from last year. Some have 4” pipes running up out of the bed behind the cab and all blow huge plumes of black smoke. Testosterone run amuck.
We managed to get the van stuck again. Third year in a row at this event and who knows how many times we’ve done it this year all together. Kinda funny but still a little sad. Best part was that Joe and I knew it was mired beyond hope the instant it happened and we both reached for the door handles to jump out and go for help simultaneously. Didn’t even try to get out on our own. Just looked to the horizon for help.
Luckily there were 20 something-year-olds with a beater Chevy 4×4 right next door. They were happy to tug us out and even hooked their rig up to the camper and backed it into the spot we chose. Thanks guys.
Great front row course position at this race. Having been here before we had an idea of where to park and as soon as we saw the course direction headed to a spot just past the scoring tent. Joe has a plan to help him get that last lap in and it involves a non-stop race strategy and 40+ A start row. I wish him luck. You need to read his blog to learn the details.
Ive been a bit under the weather this last week with a little stomach bug. Don’t expect that to hinder my race much but it might. I’ll take it easy over the next day or two.
My bike is ready to go and we are here a day early so that makes tomorrow free to experience more GNCC than we normally do. Quad rides is what I’m thinking.