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January 2017 JOTM Winner!

January 4th, 2017

Congratulations to James “Jeep Jockey” for January 2017 JOTM Winner!

While out for a day of wheeling at Bridgeport off road Park with Sharon and Ben (dog), we had wheeled most trails that we were interested in doing. In route to our last trail of the day “Meno’s” we encountered an unexpected obstacle. Driving down a steep muddy access road with off camber ledges our driver front tire dropped off a ledge before our passenger tire came off the ledge and it was on, resulting in the roll over that brings us to this picture. Never would I have expected that out come on a trail road that I’ve been on many times before.

Upon finding ourselves inverted I asked Sharon if she was hurt, which she answered no we found ourselves laughing. You see, Sharon had vowed to never drive the Jeep off road until it had been flopped, still says she won’t drive! With the help of Bart’s winch at the bottom, and a snatch block we rolled the jeep back on its wheels checked everything out then cranked it up and drove it back to the parking lot via the rocky Menos trail then continued our drive home without any troubles.

Our Jeep is getting a make over hood, windshield frame, rear quarter, and roll bar have been changed as well as some other problems being addressed. Our Insurer GEICO covered all damages and we will be back on the trails this spring hopefully .
Jim & Sharon AKA “Jeep Jockey”

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