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  1. Doo you mean Hearst to longlac?

    Yeah, that's 150 miles or so.


    Otherwise Manitouwadge is in the middle, so no issue.

    I think that you can make it from Manitouwadge up to Longlac on one tank.

    We was able to git gas in Caramat as we were headed back east to Hearst and I don't think that we have ever been on the short stretch east of Longlac?

    Hard to say if Caramat is open anymore tho.





  2. On 4/1/2024 at 11:51 PM, scottyr said:


    That sled has been for sale since last fall.     The decals are not the correct ones for the machine.    My spidey sense is telling me there is a story about that sled.   



    Apparently - that is a sign of it having had a wrap on it.


    They strip all the OEM decals off and put on ... those ... things ....

    I really don't git it ....


    So then, when they go to sell, they either have to find someone that thinks that wrap is kewl or they need to take it off and sell with no decals, or fetch new ones again.



    Can't say how many times I see a sled for sale.

    1 yr old

    Laundry list of aftermarket shtuff they bolted onto it

    Don't forget the really kewl wrap!

    400 miles


    $5000 in aftermarket BS and they got 400 miles on it...


    I jist don't git it....



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  3. On 3/24/2024 at 8:48 PM, burndog said:

    My  Silverado came with Duratrac, put 85K on em, way too noisy, glad to wear them out



    My chum had a Jeep pick-up in high skewl. Straight 6 with Desert Dogs.

    Those tires are so loud, that he lost his muffler on the way to skewl one day, and didn't know it 'till he got there.

    Found it on the way home.



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  4. We used to run Hot Doggers (smaller unit than the Miff Pot).


    I think that the last time that I used that was one beautiful day when we were riding in + temps all day.

    It was tough going off-trail tho. Plenty of stucks I think.


    I had burritos in my [black] tank bag.


    When I put the burritos in the Dogger, they were both thawed, but didn't think much aboot it.

    We stopped at dusk for supper, and I made it aboot 100-200 meters and I was already sick!

    We were still 60 klicks from Halfway, and I had a hard time moving.


    Chums were playing and soon enough we were on the groomed trail for the last 45 klicks.

    I remember riding ahead slowly while they played.

    I got a ways ahead and stopped, shut the sled off, laid back on the sled and wished I was dead.


    I could hear noises in the bush beside me. I suspected that it was just sluffing snow, but it could have been a moose? 

    I didn't care, I just laid there. :barf: 


    After a few years of that - the novelty wore off, and I am just fine with dry goods packed for the day anymore.



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  5. 1 hour ago, Blackstar said:

    Technically, the proper fix is to write off the sled. A dealer would never do what I did. 





    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...




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  6. 17 hours ago, Strong Farmer said:

    Yeah going to be a cooker summer. Lake should be nice and warm by may 24 weekend 😆. Maybe it be good for beer sales. 



    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.

  7. 16 hours ago, skidooboy said:

    We just drove up from the Soo, to Dubreuilville. there are no snowbanks on 17 or 519. Very little snow in the bush, and what there is varies greatly mile to mile. towns are bare as well. Ski  


    Revy looks terrible too!



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  8. On 2/3/2024 at 10:10 PM, Strong Farmer said:

    It's bad in Ontario. Out wesr is warm too. Only spot that has amazing snow in Alaska broke all kinds of records for snow fall this winter. Last week they got 41 cm's in a day 😳



    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!




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  9. 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!

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  10. 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?

  11. 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 .... ???

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