Whether you do it in a truck, Jeep, or some other SUV, going off-road is more than just fun, it’s an experience!
It’s having the chance to ignore the rules of driving for a little while and do something exciting or even push yourself and your off-roader to the limits of both of your capabilities.
When someone asks you what you love about off-roading, it’s easy to say it’s fun because you love the hills or crossing water, or even rock-crawling if that’s your thing.
Yet what are the real reasons you love it?
Read here to see if these top 5 reasons apply to you and your love of off-roading!
1. Lanes? Where We’re Going, We Don’t Need Lanes!
Maybe Doc Brown was talking about space-age flying DeLoreans in "Back To The Future;" however, there’s a similarity to this sentiment when you're out off-roading.
Taking it off the highway and away from the monotony of lanes and traffic is exciting!
You can go where you want and explore how you want, miles away from those backed up lanes of traffic.
Out on the trail, just forget about everyday life for a little while and lose yourself in whatever activity you choose to do with your off-road vehicle.
2. Say Goodbye to Traffic Lights and Cop Cars
Another thing you can forget about when you turn off the roadway and onto the trails is stop signs and traffic lights.
Sure, you’ve got to use common sense and trail courtesy when off-roading with others, yet there are no cops out there to pull you over for speeding along the trail or blasting up and down the hills.
You’re truly free out on the trails to do what you want to do as long as you keep it safe.
3. The Feel of the Trail Beneath Your Tires
Ever felt the hum of the highway almost lulling you to sleep because of how smooth it is?
You get to enjoy every bumps and bounce when driving off-road and feel every rock your truck or Jeep passes over.
You can really experience how fast you’re going, which is a big difference from speeding on the highway and not realizing your actual speed.
4. Putting Your Skills to the Test
Driving off-road is challenging, whether you’re negotiating simple paths or pushing your vehicle’s limits because anything you do requires thought, planning, and careful execution.
Tackling different obstacles requires you to think a little bit and use problem-solving skills as well as knowledge of your truck and different off-roading techniques.
You’ll learn something new every time you go out as well as come away with a sense of accomplishment once you’ve scaled that pile of rocks or crossed that mud hole!
5. A True Sense of Freedom
Best of all, when you disappear out onto the trail or hit the hill sites, there’s that sense of excitement you feel when for a little while at least, you’re removed from civilization and able to just do as you please.
You can go fast or slow, explore different trails, try different challenging obstacles, spend some time camping away from any reminders of the 9-to-5 grind, and be totally free!
Off-Roading - So Much More than Just Fun!
Tell them about how it feels to be a rebel and an outlaw, and all the challenges involved.
Tell them about how much fun those bumpy trails are when you take them at a high speed and the thrill of surmounting steep inclines.
Most of all, tell them about that feeling of freedom you get and then invite them to go with you the next time to experience it themselves!