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My friends and I decided to go to Anza Borrego this weekend and it was a great time , I have been all over the place but we did have some with us that has never been in the area. I decide it would be fun to drive over to the base of Heartt attack hill and show him. We hit the first real bad obstacle and about 15 other rigs and at the bottom was about 10. We decided to pull off and watch rigs coming up which was not an easy thing, lockers were pretty much required. After watching some rigs go up and others try and have to be winched up there a couple of people out of control. Two rigs were driving with no experience and really not sure how they did not roll it or break something, full gas with wheel in the air and jumping all over the place :Wow1:. My question is when is it the responsibility of someone from the group to say enough and shut these guy's down before somebody gets hurt or breaks something.
TACOVENDER was that you on Saturday.
12-12-2011, 10:51 PM
In general I'll offer help if someone looks like they're in over their head, and the only danger is to themselves or their rig's mechanicals. I'll be a little more firm in a recommendation that they take a minute and reassess with someone more experienced if the road they're headed down leads to a passenger or bystander getting hurt. If someone turns down advice and breaks a birfield I won't lose any sleep. If someone rolls a rig over with a passenger inside and I saw it coming, that doesn't sit well with me.
Hill, Bill E.
12-12-2011, 11:36 PM
In general I'll offer help if someone looks like they're in over their head,...............
I'm with Eric. I'll offer to help, if they turn it down, they are on their own.
With the exception of them putting someone else in danger, whether it be their kids or bystanders.
Each situation is unique, and has to be evaluated by itself.
12-19-2011, 02:33 PM
Personally, I didn't like when people kind of ordered me around when I was behind the wheel. I sometimes felt like people were just barking orders at me and I wasn't really learning anything which could be frustrating. As has been mentioned here several times, I think the best thing to do is just have another driver take a second to think things through. Sometimes getting out of the vehicle to better examine the obstacle they're about to take on. If they're unsure after this point offer some advice on their line and offer to spot. I've tried this with one of my friends who is new to wheeling and it's worked out really well even though he's extremely stubborn. If someone is just spinning their wheels, bouncing or getting a little tippy I usually step in pretty quick. Basically any situation where they could do some decent damage to their rig or themselves.
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