Suzuki Enthusiasts Gather for the PowerFest fix in ’06
Editor: Eric Bewley Photo: S. Bewley, D. Arnold, D. Jarman, B. Long
TILLAMOOK, OR – A short notice didn’t slow down this year’s crowd of Suzuki enthusiasts. Beautiful conditions made for a stellar day of wheeling and whimsy. Several new faces were seen and new friendships created during the eight hour gathering in the TSF, Brown’s Camp OHV recreational area. With little formality we all met at the Brown’s Camp staging area and lined up into groups based on vehicle build up. After a short welcome message, the groups were off.
This year everything was simplified even more to get back to the basics of what it’s all about. Suzuki enthusiasts getting together to celebrate a common interest and have some fun wheeling down the trails. That was the goal and that is what took place.
The “stocker” group or vehicles with less than 29″ tall tires and no locker went on quite a loop. Dave Arnold, from the Mid Valley Crawlers led this group through several of TSF’s fun and more gentle trails.
The “moderate” group led by Jason Hoff, from the Mid Valley Crawlers, consisted of Suzuki vehicles with at least 29″ tall tires and one locker enjoyed new obstacles that had just been finished on one of the premier trails in the area.
Finally, the “difficult” group led by Matt Verley, from the ZUKIWORLD Forum, for Suzuki vehicles with 33 inch tall tires and two lockers went to tackle the ever popular Crushers trails.
Following the day of wheeling, most participants met up for a group picture with all of our vehicles. One group was still on the trail due to an equipment failure and they missed the photo op. After pictures it was off to a spaghetti potluck dinner at one of the campsites, some tomfoolery around some campfires, and then a good night’s sleep. See you next year!
More photos can be seen at our Forum.