Posts ByMarty Anderson, Author at Mountain Sledder
That giant fireball in the sky is attempting to burn the skin off of your body. You’re shorthanded at work, trying to cover for everyone’s vacations. The snowpack is at a season low. This can only mean one thing: We are in the middle of two months of the worst snowmobiling of the year. Here’s why summer sledding sucks.
Getting out on the mountain to enjoy a fresh snowfall with a group of like-minded, powder loving individuals is one of our greatest thrills. Sometimes we don’t realize it until years or perhaps even decades later, but memories and lifelong friendships are being made each time we do. It may not seem obvious at first, but snowmobiling is the tie that binds.
Like most who delve into the world of sled modification, you are probably looking for better performance—usually via either weight savings or increased power. It’s time to take a look at the cost of weight loss.
While it is hard to comprehend someone going through life without knowing that the Beastie Boys fought for their right to party, here are a few other things that this new generation of mountain maulers has missed out on in the early days.
When I first met my wife, she wasn’t a sledder. The transformation over the last 15 years to her full-blown obsession with mountain sledding has been an interesting voyage for us both. We learned a lot about what worked and what didn’t when it came to introducing your spouse to mountain sledding.
You have a relaxing weekend planned with your wife when the phone rings and a voice says, “Hey, you want to come down and try out the new Polaris 850 RMK?” What do you do?
If you’re anything like me, you drop everything, ditch your plans and leave tire marks in the driveway. After all, it’s not every day you get an offer to put some miles on a sled that isn’t even in production yet.
Loaded with a head full of assumptions and preconceived notions, the plan was put into place to demo a snow bike for a couple of days
Who will know you’re in trouble when you get lost or injured in the backcountry? Maybe no one, if you don’t leave a trip plan with a responsible person.
Snowcheck time is here again. For some people, snowcheck is an exciting time to plan ahead for next year. Meanwhile, others have trouble understanding the desire to spring order a new snowmobile.
It’s that exciting time of year again—no, not the first snowfall. That other exciting time. No, not snowcheck season either. Valentine’s Day!