Ever Ride A Snowmobile??

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by FullClip, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    Way back in the day as a teenager in IL.



    Motorcycles are better.

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  2. Pete perfection

    Pete perfection

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    I don’t like snow or cold weather. Sounds miserable.
     
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  3. Hannie Caulder

    Hannie Caulder Diva extraordinaire

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    No, but they look like fun. I have ridden a jet ski.
     
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  4. IAhunter

    IAhunter Venor ergo sum

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    I had a little one as a kid in the 70’s in PA. The folks moved us out west in 74, not much use for one in these parts. Now I have my quad.
     
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  5. porschedog

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    My only sled experience was a ride on one as the ski patrol brought me down off the mountain in Vail with what turned out to be pretty bad knee injury Floridians have zero business attempting to ski ( mine was more of the crashing variety than the schussing along smoothly type) I am not a fan of weather that gets colder than it does in my freezer or sports that require massive frigidity.
     
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  6. peng

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    Yes, many times to get to ice fishing spots in Canada.

    Skidoos will actually ride on open water, check out Youtube. I was in Cadillac one year and they were going from one frozen lake to the other through a canal that was open.
     
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  7. Rotn1

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    Grew up in Montreal. Lots of folks had “Ski-Doo’s”.
    The area averaged about 148” of snow back then so finding places to ride was not a problem. At least once every year there would be a road closing / city closing blizzard and they would allow snowmobiles on main roads.

    Alcohol, collisions with cars and trees, falls through ice took a very high toll every year either with death or paralysis.
    I can’t remember if there was an age limit at the time but it seemed that teenagers got smoked regular.
    Last time I was on a snowmobile was in 1996 near Whistler BC. A company outing. It was awesome.
    One of the guys wanted his picture taking making jumps. He damn near killed himself. Fool.
    If there was regular snow where I lived I would have a couple of these marvelous machines.
     
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  8. Dr. Bill

    Dr. Bill

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    Only rode one once at a party when I was a teenager. My friend and I were roaring through the dark, snow-covered fields, when we saw a single strand fence wire about throat high. I got on the brakes, stopped in time, but the last few feet had to reach out and pull the wire over our heads as we slowly glided to a stop just past it.

    Sometimes we experience God's mercy when we least expect it and don't deserve it. :cowboy:

    Haven't snowmobiled since. Not out of fear, just no opportunities. Seems like a lot of fun. Don't go through the ice, FullClip!
     
  9. The_Dan

    The_Dan The underscore is silent

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    Texan who went to college in Wyoming here... always thought snomobiles were like golf cart level performance. Went “sledding” with buddies while at school and thought it was ironic the leisure machine was called an “Indy 500”... Casually listened to the instructions given then opened the throttle up and nearly wet my pants.

    I was stunned at the performance and had a blast freezing for the next few hours. We went a few more times and it was the highlight of my couple years trapped in Laramie.
     
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    Here in Wyoming the "Sled" is the only winter transportation off road. You can cover 100 miles in 4 hours with the new improved machines.
     
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    We have gone at -20, the 2 strokes run crisp, and if ya dont ride like Mrs Daisy, you will be sweat soaked all night. As ditch bangers, we dont use the seat, standing up, your knees give ya a little more suspension and one heck of a whole body work out.
     
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    No, I don't get a lot of snow in my AO. The most snow I have had this year measured around 8 inches and was gone in about 3 days. I have a Honda 4 wheeler that I can use instead.
     
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    Went snowmobiliing a few times years ago with friends. Slow and easy. Fun outings but never a passion.

    I was in my late 20s when the brother of a friend who combined snowmobiling with alcohol, speed, and darkness, drove at full-speed into the blades of a trail groomer.

    Ghastly.
     
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    'Ol Grandad Director of civil unrest

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    I found out many years ago that I am not a sled guy. But put me on two wheels and I'm a GOD!
     
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    I loved snowmobiling from around 1990 to 2007ish. I lived in central OH, so I had to drive 400+ miles to snowmobile. Northern Michigan, the UP, northern Wisconsin. I have a lot of great memories of those days. I was not a fast rider, more into touring and enjoying the scenery. But, I did a LOT of 200+ mile days. Mostly groomed trails and unplowed forest roads. A lot of that was riding by myself. I very quickly learned NOT to snowmobile on weekends. WAY too many idiots that seemed to think they were the only ones on the trail. We took a trip to Yellowstone in 2004. That was great fun, inside and outside the park. We did another family trip to the Black Hills, in our motorhome, towing the sleds in an enclosed trailer. I miss the snowmobiling experience a lot. After living in AZ for a few years, I don't think I could tolerate the cold any more. Might just have to try a rental sometime..........
     
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  18. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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    Woods path & ice fishing.

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    Pete.......
    Again, I’m dated here, but the prescribed clothing was called (back in the day) “Ski-Doo suits and Ski-Doo Boots”.

    One piece oversized snowmobile suit which provided tremendous warmth. Add to that a proper full helmet with face shield and full heated mitts and you could tear along in the open field at -20 all day and feel great.
    Clothing was very important.
    If you had a Ski-Doo you had a Ski-Doo suit, boots, Helmet and mitts.
     
  20. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    Many times, yes.
     
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