Addicted to off road, is this terminal?

  1. BigGreen

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    Hi all,
    First off, I'm new to offroading, always been more of a pavement guy. The JL is the first thing I've had that can actually get into the fun stuff, and it is SO MUCH more fun than I could have imagined. I ran Schnebly Hill recently and started taking intentionally more difficult lines as the trail went. It was more fun than I ever had in Autox or drag racing. Drag racing was the closest, but it was over fast. I smiled so much my teeth dried out!

    All I have to say is, it got me. I got the bug. I'm not so much into doing modifications yet, but I definitely need to be exploring aimlessly offroad, pushing it as far as I can.

    Anyone else accidentally get addicted to this? How did you get into it?
     
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    Sorry dude....it is terminal, as of right now, there’s no known cure, you can only manage it by hitting the trails as often as possible......:rock:
     
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    My first off road experience was in my 63 Galaxie. Then I discovered 4WD and that was it. That was 47 years ago. It only got worse.
     
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    Yes it is terminal. Like with most addictions you will be counseled to join a group and participate in as many meetings as you stand.

    Welcome to the madness.
     
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    Let it be said that the fore mentioned group is a band of 4WD enthusiast that meet regularly on some off the beaten path.
     
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    Sounds like I should start making preparations.
     
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    Can be. On a more serious note....I've had 3 close friends die in different accidents due to Jeeping. Two were driver error....one was metal fatigue.
     
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    The only cure is to open wallet and empty aggressively to feed the addiction. It helps but eventually you will seek the next level of relief which all depends on how severe the addiction is. Good luck.
     
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    just don’t drink the kool aid......;)
     
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    I started by reading magazines - knew I'd enjoy it. Then I bought a Cherokee, lifted it and loved it! Then I rebuilt a Comanche for offroading and loved it! Then I stopped...because it was expensive as a hobby...sigh.

    Several years later, I got back into motorcycling and ended up, naturally, back offroad.

    Now, it's been years since I owned and wheeled a Jeep offroad, but as with everything, it's bound to have gotten cheaper over time. So I figure now's the time to get back into it all! Gonna cost me pennies a month to wheel!






    :CWL::LOL::devil::like:;)

    Though I'm still in it for the same reasons as ever - I like to explore. :)
     
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    Enjoy all your money and available credit now....itll all be gone soon
     
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    I've always driven performance coupes of some sort - my last two cars were a BMW 135i that I drove across the country and a 2014 Audi S5. My buddy got a JLU Sahara about 6 months ago not knowing much about it aside from wanting that doors / roof off life. We took it up a big mountain trail blindly one day and within a week I had my S5 up for sale, and within a month I ended up trading it on a '19 JLR and about 85% of the 2500 miles I have on it are trail miles, or driving-to-trail miles. I'm a convert for life. I've taken my cars on salt flats and done 150mph, and taken them up some of the best mountain driving roads in the country and the most fun I've had on four wheels is going 3mph in the Jeep over obstacles, in the middle of a mountain range only well-equipped wheelers can get to.

    Congrats for catching the bug, just be careful:
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    It can only be terminal if you don’t prepare, if going deep into back country take two v vehicles in a buddy system, bring first aid, emergency blanks m, excessive water, food, backpack, hiking shoes, ham radio, recovery gear, hand crank battery charger, basic tools, and a come along or winch system..

    It is far more often a chronic and life long affliction, that takes a massive toll financially, but with proper funding, time, and a support group you will live a long and happy life.

    #youarenotalone
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    You realize that living out West, much of the State is now more accessible because most of the mileage out here is actually dirt roads. That's how it happened for me, living in UT, once I got a 4x4 I started going to a lot of remote places, interior wilderness areas, seeing all kinds of cool stuff only reachable by unimproved roads. Then you find out that none of the crowds are out there either, they're all taking pics by some National Park sign on a paved road.
     
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