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  1. Yeah. I plinked a rock that was looking just my direction just north of Wawa many years ago. Never seen it! But the shear edge was sharp and hooked in hard. Hadn't ridden 5 klicks from the truck yet, and the weekend was over. Stuffed my bulkhead back. It was a total loss - on the chassis... Within a few days I found a chassis in Indian River, Mich for cheap. Dealer had replaced the whole sled onto a new chassis. The left ski had caught something, and stuffed the trailing arm mount back into the footwell. My left footwell was fine. Pop a few rivits and replace, and then move the rest of the sled over onto it. Couple day job to move the whole thing over, but for the dealer to have just replaced the footwell would have been a LOT easier than what they had done. But as you say - apparently that's not how it's done... .
  2. A 2by and a sledge would likely go a long way. If the other option was a complete replacement, what would you have had to try?
  3. Ox

    Weather

    I would not ass_u_me that at all. Typically a warm winter hangs on late, and a cool summer follows. Now in our case here, we had a cool summer last year with a warm winter following it. So it could go either way, just depends on when the trend breaks and swings the other way.
  4. Revy looks terrible too!
  5. Ox

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    IDK about Rabbit Ears or Vail or Grande Mesa, but Wolf Creek Pass (of CW McCall fame) "The snowiest place in Colorado" is showing 61" base right now. That is low for them, but plenty deep enough. But best of all, Monarch Pass (closest to our riding area) is now showing 61" as well! And that is prolly aboot normal for this time of year. Maybe even a bit over norm? Last week - their 4-day showed 9-19" if you added it all up, and yesterday - they showed a full 19" of fresh for the last 48 hours! But looking at Togwatee Lodge, that doesn't look too deep there. No-where's near what it should. The Albany Lodge web cam in the Snowies Range (Laramie, Wyoming) looks like it should be rideable. Not a lot at the lodge, but I'm guessing that there is more as you head up the hill from there. We rode there a few years ago @ Easter. Planning on Colorado next week! .
  6. Ox

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    Fixed it fer yuh....
  7. Al's Snowmobile (?) in New York or some such. Superior Snowmobile Salvage (?) near Grand Rapids, Michigan Bought from both. Been to Superior.
  8. Ox

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    IDK how the rest of the Rockies is dooing right now, but our spot in central Colorado is keeping it's head just below freezing yet. 46" base with 10-20" in the 4 day. Hoping to head that way soon!
  9. 1998 maybe? This hangs on the wall in my shop:
  10. The 2001 version of that same map does not have the southern arm shown above. Just the east/west trail. .
  11. Sounds like a drug dealer with a skidoo - rather a sledder with drugs [and guns]. Never needed a Burger King clip to go sledding before. He wasn't charged (or at least it wasn't mentioned) with not having a trail permit, so kind'a makes yuh wonder why he took off?
  12. How aboot Chap? Did they git the snow, or did it peter out before that? How aboot the Montreal River area? The cam pics don't look any different than they did a week ago (not overly encouraging) but the date has changed ... so .... ???
  13. I just looked at the Wawa Goose a little bit ago, and it looked like they were getting decent snow today. The pic at Montreal Harbour looked like they got some snow, but no wind? Snow is just stacked there - right on the water! ??? http://users.vianet.ca/naturenorth/5.html?fbclid=IwAR3HR7cMt8xGXCjqzhiLX-CWMrZZ47OGz4xr-pmKvUidu2K_WUFAipspqEQ .
  14. I presume that this was on Crown land, so likely not a trespassing issue. Speed kills. That's life...
  15. Ox

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    Not much snow in the forecast for Algoma, but maybe it can get tightened up a bit this week? Interesting - their 3 day cold snap is 3 days behind us. ???
  16. Ox

    New Cats

    Are you hypothisizing, or have you ridden one on trail? I would have to think that it would wear out tracks a lot quicker? Maybe lugs? Maybe glass rods?
  17. Apparently someone else got a Crystal ball as well then....
  18. Ox

    Weather

    We had snow all day today. What a wet and miserable day! Good grief, my Carharts were soaked! Hopefully it holds off until you git below freezing!
  19. Ox

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    Looks like the groomer came through ahead of you tho. We broke that open in 12/96 (different route back then tho) with no tracks and hardly any signs in -30*. That day could have gone much worse...
  20. Manitouwadge / Pic River. (trail to Marathon) Now there is a big snowmachine bridge over the river - right next to the hwy - to keep "Top D" status - that seldom ever sees a skidoo at all. One million of your permit Loonies to git accrost... Actually, it sorta seems like The Queen backed that up a fair amount. (?) https://www.google.com/maps/@48.7072175,-86.2824653,3a,60y,317.65h,89.45t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sMx7PrlMoPZTgosssB8qw6Q!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu And absolutely does the Marathon area have HUGE country with trails to match! Or at least they did back when we were there. Sounds like about the same time you were. They could have moved some stuff around by now? They actually have a club some years yet. .
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    OK, so ... I don't like seafood, and I haven't been fishing since ... '83 I s'pose. So, maybe I am missing sumpthing, but what does that last statement mean? .
  22. Ox

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    Wheat'll be fine. There was one wet fall that we got our wheat in really late (Nov?) and it never came up at all until spring, and it was a fine crop. I was kind'a scared and then I was pleasantly surprised with the yield. About the only thing that seems to take out wheat is spring flooding. .
  23. Not sure just how well this will copy/paste, but here is a post that I made on another site the other day: Ox Snowest's Axe Murderer Lifetime Membership Premium Member Tuesday at 8:30 PM Add bookmark #2,242 While I was searching for the post below to quote, I stumbled upon this one above, and I find it interesting that me and Mrs. O were watching a doc series on Netflix last night about natural disasters. It was a 4 part series. The shows were maybe 1/2 hour each? The one part of course dealt with volcano's. And the one volcano that they were spotlighting was one that was interesting, it had a live lava lake in the bottom, and apparently hasn't changed much in ... well, in our time anyhow - or I take it that way as they have built a powered cable system to let volcanologists down and back up to study it. So it has obviously been stable for quite some time. And what I found interesting is that they said that this one volcano, that is "live" but just sitting there idling, spews more gasses in the air per week (? could have said day, but I think it was "week") than the US emits in a year. This was just this one volcano - that is basically just sitting there at a stable idle. When I saw this video linked below, I remembered you mentioning about the glaciers near you that you are witnessing retreating, and when doo we think they formed? One thing that you (we all) should find interesting about Tony Heller is that he claims to have been a Global Warming believer in the beginning, and he tells his story about his change. I just seen that video recently, although I think that it was an older video. That info is likely found on his website tho. Also, this one is very beneficial as well as it shows how the cloud formations actually help to regulate how much sun actually hits the surface of the Earth, and how much gets reflected. Here is a link to the Netflix Doc Series that I quoted: https://www.netflix.com/title/81346975
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