Really not much of a tale here , kind of embarrassing also.
I was on a week long family vacation with some friends in Hurley,WI. We were all (myself and my 2 daughters) traveling on a straight gravel road. Kathryn in the middle, Josie bring up the rear, and Dad leading.
Katie being the middle cuz she had the least time on the ATV.
We had talked before we went out that it was important to keep to the right cuz the locals had beed taking more than thier share of the road when going over hills.
So in short, I get sucked into a ditch. When I got to close to the soft shoulder, and hit a large part of a rock embankment. The ATV flips, slids, and all 280# of Dad drops and rolls in the gravel.
Once the girls saw I was OK, 14 year old says " I guess they should have covered this during our ATV training course we took last month"
Always a wise guy out there.
I can't say enough for the importance of wearing your protective gear. Helmet,gloves, boots, pants, longsleves, and goggles.
No one hurt, and the Grizz did't look bad but the frame and other parts were pretty bent up.