Flat surfaces and straight lines are exceedingly rare in nature, represented only by frozen lakes, spider webs, and snakes in full-body casts. Wind through a bumpy ride the all-natural way with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a half-day four-by-four off-road-training course from Legendary Excursions in Clermont (a $199 value). While off-roaders should plan on bringing their own Jeep or SUV with four-by-four capability, Legendary Excursions rents modified Jeeps for an additional $30 per hour.
During their off-road driving clinics, Legendary Excursions's wheelmen teach automotive amateurs the expert tactics necessary for navigating all manner of unpaved environments. Each basic off-roading course unlocks three hours of training around the 6-mile track, introducing drivers to the rudiments of four-by-four operation and safety including driving techniques, off-road etiquette, and the least embarrassing way to ask a bear for directions. Under the tutelage of the same certified instructors that train military personnel, law enforcement, and racing professionals, students develop essential recovery skills to extricate vehicles from mud holes and snow drifts in a controlled environment as they get comfortable jostling behind the bumpy wheel.
Legendary Excursions runs their off-roading courses rain or shine, though they will reschedule in severe weather, flash floods, and meteor strikes. A reservation is required for participation, and patrons should arrive 30 minutes early to prep for a punctual departure.
6849 NW Gainesville Rd.
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