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Brodie Evans is an avalanche safety ambassador, a 4th year apprentice carpenter, a competitive enduro biker, a recreational dirtbiker, and a guy who organizes his life so he can sled almost every day in the winter. Feature photo by Julie-Ann Chapman To say this clean-cut 24 year old—originally from …
The ﬁrst day did not disappoint. We met up with Reagan Sieg, Cody Borchers, and Riley Suhan. Everyone was scanning the terrain for booters, and snow conditions were great. We took turns picking out features and getting our sleds upside down. There were hips everywhere, a sledder’s paradise. We rode until the sun set behind the mountains; by that time we were beat. Good snow and weather, it was an epic day.
Many snowmobilers have other motorized hobbies to help pass the arduously long summer days while we wait for the snow to return. This is a necessity as true throttle junkies will go stark raving mad if they don’t have some outlet for burning fuel and raising adrenalin levels. These summer …
Most people cringe and some actually get offended when they see what we put our machines through just to get that fix, but I see it differently. Really, what’s the worse that can happen…? A set of sliders, maybe skis worn down or a wrecked cooler from bagging tough miles of dirt. I don’t care about that stuff because it can easily be replaced. Riding some dirt seems like a small price to pay for the priceless feelings and thrills that come from spring riding.
Any storm dropping in excess of 20cms of snow will put this protocol in effect. If there is a sunny day following within 48 hours then that day shall automatically be deemed a provincial holiday. You don’t even need to call your boss, just go ride.
The thrill of racing was escalated by the atmosphere there: the sound of the announcer and the excitement in his voice, the music from the beer gardens and the smell from the food vendors. It was great to see the spectators enjoying themselves on the sidelines, on the chairlift or even up above enjoying the view from a helicopter ride.
What is it that makes mechanics just so damned interesting?
For starters, did you know that there are only two types of people in the world that wash their hands before they go pee? Doctors and—you guessed it—mechanics. That puts them in a pretty elite group right there.
If you are worried about the next generation getting hooked on snowmobiling, here are a few easy things you can do to help prevent it.
It’s hard to have a bad time when the snow is fresh and the sun is on your face. That certainly contributed to the overall good vibes of the day. But it was the attitudes of the people there that really made Yamafest 2017 into an enjoyable day on snow.