Any snowmobilers out there?

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“91 Whiskey”

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids

#1 Dec 28, 2009
I went from Irons to Manistee on Saturday and then to Cadillac and back yesterday. The trails were alright considering the fact that there hasn't been a lot of fresh snow in that area in the last few days. There were a few rough patches once we got into Wexford county but it wasn't too bad other than that. Did anyone else get out this weekend?

“Lucky”

Since: Sep 08

Charm City

#2 Dec 28, 2009
We did not get out last weekend but are headed to the UP on wednesday. It looks like we should be ok up there. From there we come back down to the Traverse City area. We have a friend in Irons and they were out all weekend. LET IT SNOW!!!!
Bentely

Rockford, MI

#3 Dec 28, 2009
oma2 wrote:
We did not get out last weekend but are headed to the UP on wednesday. It looks like we should be ok up there. From there we come back down to the Traverse City area. We have a friend in Irons and they were out all weekend. LET IT SNOW!!!!
I am not a snowmobiler, its way to cold out there for me. Have a good time when you go and be careful, there are some people out there who dont care how they act or the way it would affect other riders.

“91 Whiskey”

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids

#4 Dec 28, 2009
Bentely wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not a snowmobiler, its way to cold out there for me. Have a good time when you go and be careful, there are some people out there who dont care how they act or the way it would affect other riders.
Yeah, I know. I ran in to a few people who descided not to use hand signals on the trail and one of them came close to causing an accident.
Bentely

Rockford, MI

#5 Dec 28, 2009
Kevz wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah, I know. I ran in to a few people who descided not to use hand signals on the trail and one of them came close to causing an accident.
People who do things like that should not be allowed to be on the trails.

Since: Mar 09

Grandville, MI

#6 Dec 28, 2009
Bentely wrote:
<quoted text>
I am not a snowmobiler, its way to cold out there for me.
It's not as cold on them as you probably might think.
If you wear the right clothes, like a snowmobile suit and everything, and the right gloves and boot's etc. you dont get cold.
I havent had one for quite a few years, I kinda miss it sometimes.
I used to live kinda out in the country and could just go on it from home.
Cant do that anymore.
So for me it just isnt practical anymore.
Besides, we just dont seem to get the snow like we used to.
Some of my friends that have them go up to the U.P. alot with their's, but they always complain about how expensive it is to do that.

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#7 Dec 28, 2009
We've been from Bitely to Irons before, but not in a couple years. Love the Irons area. Fife Lake is pretty nice too.
Kevz wrote:
I went from Irons to Manistee on Saturday and then to Cadillac and back yesterday. The trails were alright considering the fact that there hasn't been a lot of fresh snow in that area in the last few days. There were a few rough patches once we got into Wexford county but it wasn't too bad other than that. Did anyone else get out this weekend?

“Where I came from”

Since: Jan 09

the universe

#8 Dec 29, 2009
I had a bad experience on one when I was a kid. My first ride was with a cousin who only knew how to go as fast as possible so where did he take me through an uncut cornfield no gloves no hat. So I had an aversion towards them for a long time. If I lived somewhere where I could get on one and use it on a daily basis in the winter you bet I would have one. Like my motorcycle its in the garage ready to ride if we get a little thaw and clear roads next month you know I will be out. I know snowmobiles are fun just never owned one.

“91 Whiskey”

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids

#9 Dec 29, 2009
My dad just got the Arctic Cat Z1 Turbo. Why he needs a sled with 1056 cc's under the hood is beyond me. The F6 that I have has 600 cc's and even though I'm a bigger guy, that's still almost too much.

“Lucky”

Since: Sep 08

Charm City

#10 Dec 29, 2009
sniff, sniff, I smell CAT!

I have a Yamaha 500 vmax and a Ski Doo 600 grand Touring. That's plenty for me.

“91 Whiskey”

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids

#11 Dec 29, 2009
Based on my calculations 1056cc equals about 177hp. Does that sound right?
qwertie

United States

#12 Dec 30, 2009
Snowmobilers around here seem to think they have the right to go everywhere. I don't like it when they go up and down our driveway in the middle of the night. The noise and bright lights bother me. To keep them off, I guess I need to puchase and post a bunch of No Trespassing signs. The problem is that they can enter our property from 2 different roads or from several adjoining fields. How do I mark all of it?

“Everybody gets one (L)”

Since: Apr 09

Lansing, MI

#13 Dec 30, 2009
qwertie wrote:
Snowmobilers around here seem to think they have the right to go everywhere. I don't like it when they go up and down our driveway in the middle of the night. The noise and bright lights bother me. To keep them off, I guess I need to puchase and post a bunch of No Trespassing signs. The problem is that they can enter our property from 2 different roads or from several adjoining fields. How do I mark all of it?
it won't matter to some... just remember that 1 or 2 asses doesn't make every Snowmobiler a ass... but really i know theirs more then 2...

“Where I came from”

Since: Jan 09

the universe

#14 Dec 30, 2009
Kevz wrote:
Based on my calculations 1056cc equals about 177hp. Does that sound right?
I don't know if its right but it sounds like F U N,, FUN!
Off With Their Heads

United States

#15 Dec 30, 2009
qwertie wrote:
Snowmobilers around here seem to think they have the right to go everywhere. I don't like it when they go up and down our driveway in the middle of the night. The noise and bright lights bother me. To keep them off, I guess I need to puchase and post a bunch of No Trespassing signs. The problem is that they can enter our property from 2 different roads or from several adjoining fields. How do I mark all of it?
Stretch a piece of razor thin wire across your driveway right about neck level.
That'll solve your problem.

“91 Whiskey”

Since: Nov 08

Grand Rapids

#16 Jan 3, 2010
qwertie wrote:
Snowmobilers around here seem to think they have the right to go everywhere. I don't like it when they go up and down our driveway in the middle of the night.
I don't think they have a right to go up and down your driveway but snowmobiles do have a right to cross your driveway if they are within the road right of way and the county you are in allows snowmobile travel along county roads. By the way, I just got a report from up north and there seems to be a good bit of new snow in the Lake/Mason county area.
qwertie

United States

#17 Jan 3, 2010
I'm talking all the way up and past the house.

“Lucky”

Since: Sep 08

Charm City

#18 Jan 4, 2010
Kevz wrote:
<quoted text> I don't think they have a right to go up and down your driveway but snowmobiles do have a right to cross your driveway if they are within the road right of way and the county you are in allows snowmobile travel along county roads. By the way, I just got a report from up north and there seems to be a good bit of new snow in the Lake/Mason county area.
I went to Petoskey sledding on Friday and also went through Lake county. Very good conditions up there.
Festus

Saint Charles, IL

#19 Jan 4, 2010
We went out of Jackson Hole one year and it was absolutely fabulous. Pricy though, we rented machines, suits etc.. Probably not as pricey as owning your own machine though.
Snow blows and so does Pete.
qwertie

United States

#20 Jan 5, 2010
Wow! Look at all those judging marks!

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