This was a much too common scene however. Let's see FIRST, Brad's winch gave out, so he had to drive a little more aggressively. I believe this was birfield explosion #1.
Brad carries a spare, so after swapping this out in the FREEZING cold weather, it was ready to roll again.
Here a tree fell over as Brad was driving by. You can see the root ball to the right of his rig.
That was the end of the pics as the camera died...
The story doesn't end there though. Brad then broke 2 more birfields, 3 in all. So try running the busywild, in the winter, in rear wheel drive only with no winch. Well, you can't!
There was a LOT of team work finding ways to get him out of the trail and a LOT of creative winching by JR and Jaydog. Dragging him with a strap was very difficult if not impossible in most situations.
He had to pull out both of the broken birfields as they locked up his front end when they broke... so much fun when you're freezing cold and wet.
Everyone did get home but it was VERY late and a very long day. Pretty much exactly what you expect when you run the busywild in the winter.
Quoting Jaydog though, "That was the must fun I've ever had wheeling!"