"Go! Go! Go! Go!" shouted Ed Adams to Pathways to College Charter school students whose eyes were bright with excitement.
"This might look easy," said the president of the Victor Valley 4 Wheelers club, "but it's not."
What wasn't easy was a club member steering his red 4X4 Jeep with gnarly knobby tires up a large ramp. Higher and higher it went.
"Can anyone guess how high this time?" Adams asked.
"Ninety-five!" a boy said. "One-hundred!" said another.
When the driver reached his limit, the climb was announced by Adams:
"One-hundred and 28 inches!"
The crowd of students applauded and exclaimed with oohs and wows.
The club's "task force" came to Pathways thanks to Lisa Groot, the school's business manager who is a new member of the 46-year-old club sponsored by Victorville Motors.
"We're teaching safety awareness to kids," Adams said.
The club, which has about 50 active members, began visiting Hesperia schools in 2007 when a contingent of four-wheelers wowed a group of Hesperia Christian School students. Since then they have showed what they can do at several Hesperia public schools.
The club holds two meetings a month, a membership meeting on the first Tuesday of the month and a Safari Night social at Pasco's Pizza on the third Tuesday.
"Anybody's welcome," he said.
Club members also go on runs on many weekends and helped create several 4X4 trails such as the "Jackhammer" and "Clawhammer."
"We do everything from hardcore trails to scenic stuff."
The next meeting of the Victor Valley 4 Wheelers will be at 7 p.m. on May 3 at Victorville Motors. For more information, log onto www.victorvalley4wheelers.com.