We Get It Done, Just in Time
Time was ticking and the Ultimate Adventure was growing near. All we had to do was finish the Ultimate Avalanche, pack our gear, drive 2,500 miles across the country from California to North Carolina, and then do all of the initial off-road testing of our big red hulk in the mud and trails of the Southeast. So it was, of course, business as usual.
Some people think that building a conservative rig in the allotted time and then getting some testing in would be the way to go. We, on the other hand, had certain goals that we needed to reach, and as crazy as they were, we wouldn't be happy until they were accomplished, even if this meant no sleep and living off of coffee and doughnuts for our daily allowance of vitamins and minerals. We can honestly say that when the truck hit the trail, it was as ready as possible without any testing, and most everything we planned on was installed.
Unfortunately, the DVD player with surround-sound didn't make it, but we felt that that was one concession we would sadly make, plus it may have been a bit excessive. So to all of our sponsors and shops, we want to say thanks for the jobs well done. As for any damage incurred on the trip, well, we hate to lay blame, but Pw did it.