When out for a quad ride it’s always a good idea to have a 2nd person come along.
My friend George had never being quading and was dying to go. We managed to swindle…err…convince another friend to let George borrow his quad.
So there we are at the trail, I informed George should he need to get my attention just honk the horn. With his helmet on he gave me the thumbs. Since this was Georges first time, I only wanted to introduce him to the trails that would not get him killed…I would have to wait for next time.
Throughout the day, I would periodically look behind me to ensure George was still ok and following.
At one point he had slowed down to manoeuvre around fallen trees and dried out mud holes. I figured he would catch-up… I was wrong.
Instead of going straight, George had thought I had turned left at the next trail… he was wrong.
When I realized George was no longer behind me, I turned around and waited for him at the turn off. I sat on my quad with the engine turned off and my helmet removed in order to hear his quad.
Somewhere on the trail George was still driving but couldn’t seem to catch-up, so he decided to honk the horn….that’s when he realized… there was no horn!
The red button he pushed….that was the kill switch. The quad came to a rolling stop and poor George panicked thinking he just broke the quad. He sat on the quad with his helmet off, hoping to hear my quad coming to the rescue…he was wrong again.
George finally figured out the kill switch and made his way back and snickered, “You knew there was no horn, didn’t you?”.
Giving him a half cracked smile, “Whaaat? I didn’t know.”.