Stop before you lose your Focus


Off-Roading is an intense sport and requires your full concentration. Focusing on the trail can have you feeling tension through your entire body. Not only do you feel the after effects from the incredible tension that can mount by the concentration on each rock, rut, tree, mud pit, or cliff, after a day of off-roading, you can feel like you have been caught up in a real good beat down.


Fatigue can set in early in your day, especially if the trail you are running is very intense. It becomes harder to stay focused. You begin to miss things, things that could result in damage to your vehicle or get you caught up in some difficult predicaments. Many bad things can happen when you lose your focus due to fatigue.

If you are unable to pay attention every moment your vehicle is in motion, it is better to quit than risk damage to your vehicle or worse yet, yourself or another. Know when it is time to take a break, regardless of what the rest of your group is doing. The trail will be there when you are better rested to truly enjoy it.

Written by Andrew

"You're telling me it's got four wheels, two seats and goes faster than the speed limit? Good, I'm driving."

5 comments

  1. It does wear you out for sure. Most people think you’re just ‘riding around’ but they don’t understand. It is a stressful, but enjoyable, way to spend a few hours.

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  2. That’s really good advice. Off roading is a sport that requires concentrated effort on what you are doing. I’ve seen accidents that could have been avoided with a little common sense. If you’re tired, get out of the vehicle and rest. It’ll still be there when you’re ready to resume.

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  3. I think this is my guy to a ‘T’. He just doesn’t know when to call it quits. I know he loves being off road, but he pushes himself hard and I’m afraid he’s going to end up hurt or worse. This morning he was texting me while on the trails. I finally turned off my phone so I wouldn’t be worried about what the heck he was doing.

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  4. If you can’t stay focused do everyone a favor and get off the trails. Not only are you endangering yourself, but you are a danger to all whose path you cross.

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  5. Fatigue can creep up on you, especially when you are having fun. You need to know when it’s time to quit. Accidents can happen, but they can also be avoided with a little common sense.

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