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Last Friday me and my son Wiley and a couple of friends went out for a ride to enjoy the 70 plus degree day. Others might have been shopping but we were riding. My son Wiley normally rides a Honda Recon but this particular day I decided to let him try my 2014 Grizz. Needless to say that was a mistake. He's claimed it for his own now! LOL! He's a good sized kid for his age and is a good rider. We covered almost 50 miles and he didn't struggle in the least doing all the same stuff us big guys rode. He did learn valuable lesson about mud riding. Our group stopped by the same mud hole that claimed rwreuter's Grizz on our last ride down there. Wiley couldn't contain himself. He had to ride through all that mud. The kid never slowed down enough to get stuck and boy did he love ripping it in the mud. I don't think in the 5000+ miles I've put on that Grizz did it get so muddy. In fact sitting on the sidelines watching him ride through the mud I couldn't help but think about Wgc and his love of mud, watching Wiley and my buddy Nick would have given Wgc bad dreams! LOL!....Anyway on the way home all Wiley could talk about was the fun day of riding he had on the trails and in the mud. We didn't get home until late that evening, so I didn't unload the machines until the next day. This is where Wiley learned a valuable lesson......Ole dad gave Wiley the opportunity to wash all the mud off that Grizz. I bet in total it was 4 hrs of cleaning. The mud had dried and was almost like concrete and packed everywhere. Needless to say he's rethinking how much mud he goes through the next time we ride, but he still wants to ride the Grizz! Here's a few pics.
 

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Looks like he had a blast, thanks for sharing the pics.
 
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I take it, "sitting on the sidelines watching him" meant that you stayed out of the pit?

The weather this past weekend was absolutley amazing and boy was I thinking about riding while I was in Texas visiting the in-laws.

Thanks for the pictures!
 
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Looks like a proud owner of a new Grizz lol thanks for sharing the pics
 
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I take it, "sitting on the sidelines watching him" meant that you stayed out of the pit?

The weather this past weekend was absolutley amazing and boy was I thinking about riding while I was in Texas visiting the in-laws.

Thanks for the pictures!
Yes sir! I stayed on the bank and took pictures! It was a nice day and to top it off we saw very few other riders out on the trails. I wish we would have camped.
 
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Looks like you guys had a great ride!
 
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That's a great day! Glad you made him earn his keep by cleaning up.
 
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That’s great!! Why is it that I’m the one that gets to learn “the lesson” every time my wife dives off in a mud hole with her machine?..... Nevermind... I remember.
 
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hahaha, at least you made him do the cleaning.

And for the record, I'm right there with wgc on the cringing about going mudding. Not my idea of fun... the clean up that is.
 
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Now...That's the look of a proud and happy man.

Great job RP!

 
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Looks like fun. Well, looks like he had fun which is fun for you. Like Red Rocket said I don't eagerly do the mud anymore. Too many places on the Grizzly for it to hide. At least he cleaned it.


Where were you riding?
 
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That’s great!! Why is it that I’m the one that gets to learn “the lesson” every time my wife dives off in a mud hole with her machine?..... Nevermind... I remember.
I'm usually right there with you man. This time I started to rinse it off and I said "Not this time", and got Wiley out there and trust me he enjoyed himself! NOT!

hahaha, at least you made him do the cleaning.

And for the record, I'm right there with wgc on the cringing about going mudding. Not my idea of fun... the clean up that is.
I don't mind to ride in the mud if I can rinse it off before it drys. We rode all day, then trailered 2 hrs home and then it sat over night. It was dried hard and well set in place.

Looks like fun. Well, looks like he had fun which is fun for you. Like Red Rocket said I don't eagerly do the mud anymore. Too many places on the Grizzly for it to hide. At least he cleaned it.


Where were you riding?
We were riding in the Mark Twain National Forest at one of our favorite riding spots called Glade Top. Easily 2 or 3 days worth of riding in the area. Most of the trails range from easy to moderate but a few are really technical and rocky.
 

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We were riding in the Mark Twain National Forest at one of our favorite riding spots called Glade Top. Easily 2 or 3 days worth of riding in the area. Most of the trails range from easy to moderate but a few are really technical and rocky.[/QUOTE]

Hmmm. I've never heard of Glade Top. I think I have some research to do.
 

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Looks like a great time and great pics. That mud hole looks familiar??????
 
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Looks like a great time and great pics. That mud hole looks familiar??????
Yes you are right, that was the same mud hole, but Wiley and Nick made it a lot bigger! LOL!
 
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