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.