Anyway, as promised, an update on Mud and Mayhem last weekend. On our arrival we were divided into two groups (very important for later on) and the first activity was blindfold driving. Not only that but there was reverse steering so when we turned left it went right.
Next was 4x4 driving. Certain rules - thumbs on the outside of the steering wheel and no crossing arms when steering because if the wheel turned suddenly thumbs and/or arms could get broken!!!!!!!!!! What a good start. I engaged first gear and took off the handbrake and was told to clamp that foot to the floor as only the accelerator and 1st gear were used. Up the hill with foot down and all I could see was the sky, then foot off as the vehicle went over the top and "do not steer as the 4x4 knows how to go down the hill, oh and you can breathe now" says the instructor!! I knew the final hill had a corner at the top but it was still scary as I didn't want to roll down the slope on the other side.
We were all marked and a male club member in the vehicle with me was only marked 5 out of 10.and I got 9 out of 10 and felt on top of the world.
Next was quad bikes on a very rutted track.
|Not me as I took the photos|
A good day and my team won, though we don't know how it was scored and we got a real bottle of champagne, which in keeping with our friendly club, we shared with the other team.
I have finished my Road Trip Scarf and am really pleased with it and it keeps my awful old neck warm.
|The photo does not do justice to the colour which is more shades of purple|
I have decided to start next month as I do not have any time at present as I have my Mini Mania Log Cabin to finish and then we have
Higham Piecemakers Biennial Exhibition
next weekend 26/27 September at the Bede House in Higham Ferrers.
Busy, busy, busy.