Riding through rutted muddy areas at speed?

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I was at my friends and his yard has many rutted, muddy areas, and When I would go through them, my bike would drift around and become unstable. How do you get through these types of areas without having your front end dance all around?
 
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Do the opposite of what your mind tells you, go faster. :) I try to stay on the gas and sort of wheelie through it, by that I mean to pick the front wheel off the ground just a little.

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Yeah, I started to find during the end of the day that holding the throttle wide open was the best solution. Seemed pretty scary though. I thought I was gonna slide out any moment, lol.

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I say look well ahead of your bike keep a steady speed or speed up you should keep a constant speed on ruts stay loose and let the bike work under you I mastered this years ago and not to brag but I`m amazingly fast through ruts roots logs mud etc.now.I can really see the difference.everyone that i ever rode with had trouble in these areas one day a buddie of mine chrashed 3 times in the same section of muddy ruts i passed him each time as he paddled with his feet which ruins your momentum and unweights your suspension.
never look at the ground in front of you as that`s right where you`ll go.i look about 30 feet ahead at all times as i stay loose my bike may step out and dance all over the place and i just keep on sailing it`s become my favorite thing after hill climbing, especially rutted steep hills.