Summertime in Memphis if just miserable. If you have ever been here this time of year, you know what I mean. People talk all the time about how hot it gets out West, but it’s not the same. I have been out there when I used to drive a truck. The humidity is what gets you here. Once it gets in the 90’s, it feels like your lungs will collapse when you just step outside for a minute. You don’t even have to move to start sweating. Anyway, just haven’t been in the mood to pack up & go riding lately because when we stop to rest or eat, it’s unbearable. Hope to get back at it soon & bring you all some cool new videos.
I just busted through the 100 mark on subscribers to my channel…excited. So, just wanted to fill you all in & leave you with the video that has gotten the most views (over 9,600) on my channel so you could check it out. Hit that “subscribe” button & be looking out for new stuff soon. Thanks, click this link for the video.
This past Saturday five groups of us (two sxs’ & three atv’s) went to Bikini Bottoms in Dyersburg, TN to ride & check it out. It’s really a nice place for mudding, cool scenery (a river, a lake, & even a swamp with cypress trees), but just not quite big enough to go all the time (it’s about 70 miles from us). It was a nice change & we had a great time with some new friends. They even have an awesome zip line that you can ride. They host big hill climbing events too.
I wouldn’t drive too far to get to it, but if you live pretty close to Dyersburg & haven’t been, it’s nice & has plenty of mud (we even got the Highlifter stuck) & not too tough of trails. They have a shower house & a water hose hooked up to kinda clean your ride off before you leave. It costs $10/person & they are open from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm on weekends. Gonna leave you with with one of the videos I put together from there that was all IPhone 7 Plus footage. Hope you enjoy.
Ok, a little over a year ago when my wife & I got married she found this awesome & beautiful place for us to go on our honeymoon & go riding. Yep, she’s that awesome…found the place & wanted to go (her idea). It is 40 miles north of Knoxville, Tn & is called Ride Royal Blue. We were there for five days & had an awesome time on our 4-wheeler. Two weekends ago (8th-12th) we decided to go back. We were able to take our two oldest boys this time because we now have two sxs’ (got rid of the 4-wheeler). There is basically 200,000 acres & 600 miles of trails that are on TWRA land & three campgrounds on this land. Royal Blue , Trail’s End Campground , & Sunquist. Each have cabins to rent, rv sites, & tent sites. You can buy 1 permit & ride all three of these. There is also Wind rock & Brimstone , however these two are private & require individual permits to ride them.
This time we stayed for 4 days at Trail’s End. We rode the trails there all day on Friday & then on Saturday we loaded up & drove over to Royal Blue for the day. We haven’t ridden the other three, but love Royal Blue & Trail’s End. The scenery is just beautiful & the trails are as tough as you want or easy as you want. You have to make plans to get to one of these places. The trail’s are all numbered & marked, plus you can get a free map of the trails to follow. Trust me, it is well worth the trip & I know you will enjoy it. Gonna leave you with the first video I made from our footage from the day at Royal Blue. Check my channel for the one at Trail’s End & will be getting up more footage from both real soon. Catch you real soon.
Riding at Royal Blue Part 1
Ok, so we picked up a new ride yesterday. We have decided to sell the 4-wheeler & get another sxs so it will be safer & easier for the kids to start going with us. My wife’s two boys live with us & my youngest two kids are with us every other weekend. Now we can alternate taking them & the good thing is that my wife & I can now ride every weekend instead of just twice a month. I feel so much more at ease knowing the kids will each have their own seat & seatbelts, plus navigating big ruts will be so much easier for them. We have the 2016 1000 Highlifter Edition & now yesterday I picked up our new 2017 900S RZR for the kids.
Looking forward to taking the boys this weekend & teaching them & showing them some stuff so this can become a family adventure that will build great memories for them. Have to get them ready because we are taking a 4-day trip up to Trail’s End Campground next month. Gonna be a great time.
Our local riding spot here where we live is called “Sugar Creek Trails”. It’s a cool spot a man owns (about 500 acres) & he has let people ride out there like 30 years. It’s right outside of Memphis about 30 miles in Drummonds, TN. We ride here the most because it’s about the best around here & the closest to us. Once a year in May, they host an annual “Mud Bog” event which brings out all kinds of atv’s, sxs’s, trucks, jeeps, & even some monster trucks. Last year was mine & my wife’s 1st time out there to this event & we couldn’t believe how big it was. So, this past Saturday the 13th we went back again. Had a really good time & hope you enjoy the footage I got.
6th Annual Mud Bog at Sugar Creek 2017
Are you looking for a really nice ATV park to go to? Well my wife & I found this place a little over a year ago in Bryant, AR. We love it & have now been there three times. It’s right at 20 miles west of Little Rock off of I-30. It sits on 1,000 acres & has plenty of trails for the beginner on up to really hard & technical stuff. Plenty of mud, awesome hills, beautiful creek, beautiful scenery, & even an obstacle course. They host cool events & concerts there too. They have about 12-15 cabins, rv sites, & tent sites. There is an awesome food truck too that usually shows up on the weekends. If you are able to go & check them out, I think you will love it like we do. Here is their site.
Carter Offroad Park
I wanted to post a couple of videos as well of part of our rides there. One is kinda an intro to my YouTube channel with footage from there & one is all footage from there. Hope you enjoy & check out my other videos too.
Our 3rd Trip To Carter’s
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