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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.
It’s not every day that you are offered the opportunity to get seat time on a pre-production sled. So when Mountain Sledder had the chance to ride the 2018 Ski-Doo Summit 165″ and 175″ sleds (of which there are only a handful in existence), naturally we jumped at the opportunity.
Here’s our take on the new 175″ and 165″ Ski-Doo Summit X Gen4 Rev 850 sleds.
TGFG photo Saturday, April 8, 2017 will be the date for the annual Yamafest event, presented by Yamaha Motor Canada. The event will take place at Boulder Mountain, Revelstoke BC. Sledders are welcome to demo ride one of several 2018 Yamaha Sidewinder M-TX on hand between 10:30am and 2:00pm …
Sometimes the potential in a sled is more important than its actual accomplishments, and if you have enough potential you could win an MLT or “Most Likely To” award. The winners of our categories have gone above and beyond in proving their valuable worth to the snowmobiling community with what they are Most Likely To accomplish.