Ivan teaches me that the single most important thing is concentration, because there are a million things that could destroy your vehicle in an instant. He coaches me on how to read the terrain, to look at mountains and see where water would typically run—that’s where ditches will be and you'll have to be ready for them.
If the soil’s discolored, it’s probably wet, which means there could be a suspension-breaking trench if you’re not ready for it. “Look ahead and find the smoothest route you can take,” Ivan says, “and don’t worry about going fast."
Don't go fast? Isn't that the point?