Sunday February 18, 2007 was
a COLD winter day with LOTS of SNOW, but that was NOT going to stop the Speedball's from having FUN!
Mike, Joe, Brian & Speedy show up prepared for the FRIGID conditions forecast for the day & with plenty of snow &
a heavy crust buried just beneath the surface, some trails might not be conquered??????? But WHO really cares????? LOL!
After warming up our trusty 4x4
quads, we head out across the frozen Pa. landscape towards Shenandoah & points beyond . On the way there you can tell
we are having a BLAST in the snow as everyone power slides & roosts at every chance we get. YEHAAAAAAAAAA! This is FUN!!!!!!
|MIKE, JOE & BRIAN BLAST AWAY IN THE SNOW!
|CLICK TO ENLARGE!!!!!
The air is so
cold it makes the skin on my forehead crinkle likes it's starting to peel off as we throttle our quads past the 40 mph mark
on our odometers. My eyeballs water & everything becomes more & more blurry & I'm forced to ease off the 87 octane being
pumped into the carbs on my Susuki 700 Twin Peaks 4x4. PHEWEEEEEE it's COLD!
As we rattle across the frozen terrain
at the base of AC/DC coal banks , we notice the we have the trails all to ourselves. I wonder why????? HE! HE! All trails
have a hidden heavy thick crust hidden beneath the surface, so some of our normal trails exiting Shenandoah are too risky
to traverse today, especially since the floods from June have created HUGE washouts that seem to have NO bottom right
next to our normal trail .These are even a little sketchy in the best of conditions! One wrong slip & OOPS IT's OVER!!!!!
NO rescue, NO 911, just a FINAL good-bye!!!!
After successfully finding an alternate
route , we head out towards Centralia & points beyond. Speedy with his 4x4 sporting monster lugged 26" sneakers acting
as trailboss & breaking trail, we crunch & plow our way across mountain after mountain .