Mud, Merch, Music, and... TornadosBrimstone's White Knuckle Event is not your average off-road event. Sure, Brimstone has over 300 miles of trails through the gorgeous Cumberland Plateau region of eastern Tennessee, as well as plenty of mud, rocks, and hills to challenge any rider. That's enough to make it a worthwhile bullet point on any dedicated rider's bucket list. But at the White Knuckle Event, the folks at Brimstone went out of their way to bring a community of riders together to have fun and make merriment with live music every night, karaoke, obstacle courses and so much more. It really is an event all about cutting loose and having fun. And we were so happy that SuperATV could be there to make new friends and have some fun. It was a great event! Even if inclement weather interrupted some of the festivities.
More trails than we can handleWe've said it before and we'll say it again: SuperATV is made up of enthusiasts. We spend our weeks pushing pencils and writing emails so we can get out to events like this on the weekend. Quite a few of us got to get out there this year. We had people from all over the company leaving their work behind and just having a good Memorial Day Weekend tearing up trails. [caption id="attachment_1393" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Looks to me like Jordan was "spotting" by whipping out his phone and snapping this picture[/caption] "It was my first time to the park and let me just say WOW! I loved the trail diversity and picture perfect scenery. For an event that’s said to bring thousands of enthusiasts, the trails were not over crowded at all. My favorite part was launching up a hill and nearly rolling back down. Thankfully Jordan and Zach were there to spot me back down."
The picture perfect scenery cannot be overstated. Brimstone is packed with overlooks that give grand views of the of Cumberland Mountains just a few miles away. [caption id="attachment_1569" align="alignleft" width="359"] Getting stuck in the mud in the dark while a tornado threatens the area isn't usually a great time, but these guys made the most of it.[/caption] "Brimstone is an awesome place to ride, we didn’t even touch all the trails they had to offer." Jordan is one of our dealer reps and on his very first outing to Brimstone he brought his 2017 RZR 1000XP with 1.5" forward offset high clearance A arms, front & rear bumpers, nerf bars, a tinted roof, full windshield, aluminum lower doors, and our UHMW skid plate which he says is a must have for the trails at Brimstone. You can count on seeing him back at the White Knuckle Event next year.
Zach is a design engineer and is another first-time visitor to Brimstone. He had a lot of fun and was impressed by the trail diversity on offer. "My experience at Brimstone was great as it was my first time there. We rode everything from slick rock creek beds to slate covered sides of the mountains and even had a run-in with a certain slithery reptile. "I was in my RZR 1000 XP equipped with our new rear trailing arm paired with our new tube style RSL’s and they performed flawlessly. I found myself in several sticky situations where the +1” allowed me to maneuver the rig without rolling it over. "The most useful thing I brought was the flip up windshield. It was great for when we had to road ride to the trail, where the dust was abundant. Times like these I would flip the windshield down and drive on with no delay. When we would get to the trail I would flip the windshield back up without any delay making the experience completely hassle free." Check out Zach's footage for a little taste of their trail riding. [wpvideo wSDJKo6f]
The scenery and the 300 miles of quality trails bring people back year after year. Trace is a quality engineer that manages to find time to ride nearly every weekend. He's a Brimstone veteran and he has yet to get bored there. He always takes the hard route. "Brimstone will always be an event I will circle on my calendar. I enjoy seeing everything from the great views, to climbing up technical rocky trails to get to the top of the mountain. I ran a RZR 900S with a SATV conversion, high clearance forward offset A Arms, SATV full skid plate, and EZ Steer power steering. This combination made it easy to get over those big rocks and deep ruts. I was never worried about bending an arm or ripping off my skid plate. EZ Steer made it a comfortable ride on the technical trails. Our group broke axles, skid plates, and A Arms. All of which were stock OEM parts."