Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Teal Terror gets muddy at Mud Fest

The Teal Terror in the mud at Mud Fest - Subcompact Culture
Mercedes and I headed out to the Santiam Four Wheel Drive Association's annual Mud Fest event outside of Sweet Home, Oregon today. I was out there to get some photos and video for my day job, but had to bring the Teal Terror, of course.

Mud Fest is basically a giant field with a mega-ton of sloppy, oozing mud nearly everywhere. Add a bunch of people and giant jacked up 4x4s that look like they're ready for a mud-based apocalypse, and you've got yourself a good time. There are mud pits, mud flats, mud holes, and rivers of mud slurry. I didn't dare take the Sidekick with its modest 2" lift and all-terrain tires into the main area, though. There were some places around the parking area that only had about 1'-2' of mud, so I decided, what the hell? While at Mud Fest, I'd better get the Teal Terror muddy.

The BFGoodrich All-Terrain tires did better than I expected, but a set of mud-terrain tires would've been optimal. It did get bogged down once, but I was able to back out of it, and make it through. Hey, at least I kept my foot into it. I even wore my muddin' shirt today. Yee haw!

Hold my beer and watch this shit

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