Sunday, January 22, 2012

January 22, 2012 and we finally have snow!

You can tell by the kiddie parade that there is plenty of pent up snowmobile aggression in our neighborhood?

Macy finally got the chance to ride both the four-stroke sleds and she realizes that there is not a "better" one, they are both fun to ride! You will see that it took a few passes, but her last jump she got the sled off the ground! (if only an inch or two)

You get that many kids all in the same place, you will see progression. All the way from the 3 year old on the Polaris to the teenager on the Arctic Cat. They were all watching each other and learning.

Can't wait for more snow to come! We need some trail time!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Our Trip To Pipette, Ontario

The four of us took off from Detroit Lakes after 6:30pm and got to just south of Ear Falls, Ontario around 3am! By the time we got all the gear boggined back to the cabin is was 6am.

Sorry I didn't get more video of the sledding as it was amazing!!

Thanks Bryce!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Snowmobile Sled for our Canadian Trek

From what I hear we have to haul gear, propane and fuel either 2 miles across a lake or upwards of 9 miles in to Bryce's Cabin. This should help get some gear in.

It's a bit rinky-dink, but I think it should work on a budget. The PVC wrapped ropes quick disconnect with beeners and the rope runs fully around the sled to spread the load and give places to tie down the gear.

My bungie net should help keep items in the sled and from rattling around.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cleaning Day

So there wasn't enough snow to ride this weekend, SO I WAS TOLD! So we put away xmas tree and decorations. I also got a chance to organize the garage a bit.

So is this rack a bit anal? I think it works in a heated garage.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sledding in White Earth, January 2, 2012

So Davey-J and I had heard the reports of the snow in White Earth and Ada, so we got our butts on the road. We drove up through Ada to find ridable ditches, but kept rolling on over to Pinehurst Resort in Naytahwaush.

There was at least 13" of ice on the lake, so there were plenty of pickups on the ice. The trails just off the lake were a bit rocky, but once we got south to the main trails it was amazing!!

Heading to the south end of Elbow Lake on the river shore was a bit dangerous though. I was noticing the ice was a bit sketchy, so I stopped and stepped off the sled and my foot went right through the ice up past my knee in water. I slowly got back on to spread my weight and yelled at Dave to slowly back up!!

Needless to say, we rode North of Elbow lake the rest of the day.