New York marks snowmobile safety week

New York marks snowmobile safety week

There are 46 comments on the WNYT Albany story from Jan 10, 2010, titled New York marks snowmobile safety week. In it, WNYT Albany reports that:

New York is marking Snowmobile Safety Week January 10-16. For Ken Passeretti of Porter Corners in Saratoga County, snowmobiling is a great family activity.

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Who cares

Albany, NY

#1 Jan 11, 2010
Why can't these fiddigity people sit still FOR FIVE MINUTES? Snowmobiles waste gas, time, and are dangerous. I don't get it.
Mariah

Troy, NY

#2 Jan 11, 2010
I don't get motorcycles, but there are people who love them. Too bad it wasn't last week before all the deaths and accidents.
Kyle

Albany, NY

#3 Jan 11, 2010
Im pretty positive That when this reporter got on the back of the ski-doo in the video, he was not very "safe". It's a 1-person sled that specifically says "DO NOT SIT HERE" on the back of the seat, yet the reporter went out for a spin....

“You can't afford my life!!”

Since: Dec 09

Latham, NY

#4 Jan 11, 2010
Who cares wrote:
Why can't these fiddigity people sit still FOR FIVE MINUTES? Snowmobiles waste gas, time, and are dangerous. I don't get it.
Me either, my only conclusion is that trailer people buy snowmobiles, knowing they can't afford gas, to appear that they have money, I mean come one normal people who are intelligent know they are dangerous and keep kids off of them, trailer people have a proven record of ignorance
Giggety

Guilderland, NY

#5 Jan 11, 2010
Relax... this is just another way of thinning out the numbers. So far, we've got the opinion of a goup of women (except for you Kyle)... we'll revisit senseless whenever they write a report on Ugg boots or soap operas. In the meantime, we can simply recognize that these, for the most part are young men and thrill junkies who look for the same rush as skydivers, mortorcyclists, bungee jumpers, parasailers, endurance enthusiasts. There are plenty other dumb, yet extremely fun things out there to do as well - this is just another one of them. Ask David Carradine how adrenaline seeking hoobies can go wrong! Its not for everybody - myself included. We just cant jump to the conclusion that its stupid when we all have our guilty pleasures.

“I am better than YOU!”

Since: Jan 10

Moneyville

#6 Jan 11, 2010
Giggety wrote:
Relax... this is just another way of thinning out the numbers. So far, we've got the opinion of a goup of women (except for you Kyle)... we'll revisit senseless whenever they write a report on Ugg boots or soap operas. In the meantime, we can simply recognize that these, for the most part are young men and thrill junkies who look for the same rush as skydivers, mortorcyclists, bungee jumpers, parasailers, endurance enthusiasts. There are plenty other dumb, yet extremely fun things out there to do as well - this is just another one of them. Ask David Carradine how adrenaline seeking hoobies can go wrong! Its not for everybody - myself included. We just cant jump to the conclusion that its stupid when we all have our guilty pleasures.
Uggs are great boots! Except when trailer people buy the fake ones and wear them on dangerous snowmobile with children! Losers!
Pete N

United States

#7 Jan 11, 2010
It should be noted that the snowmobile trail system is "state funded" exclusively from fees collected as part of snowmobile registrations.

Funding does not come from the taxpayers. Unlike hiking or other trails, the snowmobile trail system is paid for by the users.

The fund is administered by the NYS office of Parks and Recreation and teh salaries of the administrators is paid out of the trail fund.

Furthermore, the state trail fund only pays for a portion of trail maintenance. Most of the work is done by unpaid volunteers from the snowmobile clubs.
Carl

Albany, NY

#8 Jan 11, 2010
Snooki wrote:
<quoted text>Uggs are great boots! Except when trailer people buy the fake ones and wear them on dangerous snowmobile with children! Losers!
Wow, who are you so jelalous of? That is what you cry in all you posts.
Pete N

United States

#9 Jan 11, 2010
Previous negative comments about snowmobiling and snowmobilers are biased, unfair, and inaccurate. I'll wager that those comments are being made by people who have never even tried snowmobiling and only see the sensational news reports about accidents.

As far as being "figity" what's that supposed to mean. So everyone should do nothing but sit in front of a TV all day?

If you are a hiker or a cross country skier or go anywhere on any kind of vacation at all you "waste gas" to get to wherever you recreate. You "waste time" walking around in the woods and it is dangerous because you could get lost or hurt and there is no 911 response right around the corner.

If you go shopping for recreation you waste gas and time and money buying useless junk that ends up in landfills.

Snowmobiling is a great sport that allows us to get out in the winter to go places and see sights that would be virtually impossible by any other means. For the majority of snowmobilers it is not all about speed. The sport should not be judged by actions of a minority of idiots.

Snowmobiling is not inherently unsafe. I have been snowmobiling for nearly 40 years and have never had a problem.
Steven

Schenectady, NY

#10 Jan 11, 2010
That is very true Pete thanks for adding that. Giggety as I agree that some are adrenaline junkies, there are many out there that ride to be in the great outdoors with family and friends.
Scott

Saratoga Springs, NY

#11 Jan 11, 2010
Pete said it well, the only thing I would like to add is that we normally only hear bad things about snowmobiling. Due to the fact that most people feel it's only for adrenaline junkies, which is very untrue. 99% of the people I have meet or passed onlocal trails are very respectful and thankful for the trails they are allowed to ride. As with anything it only takes one person to give something a bad reputation

about two weeks ago A 89year old female fell outside a bingo hall, later it was stated she had been drinking. Should we close all bingo halls. BE Real people......

Since: Jan 10

Troy, NY

#12 Jan 11, 2010
HEY!!

“You can't afford my life!!”

Since: Dec 09

Troy, NY

#13 Jan 11, 2010
Pete N wrote:
Previous negative comments about snowmobiling and snowmobilers are biased, unfair, and inaccurate. I'll wager that those comments are being made by people who have never even tried snowmobiling and only see the sensational news reports about accidents.
As far as being "figity" what's that supposed to mean. So everyone should do nothing but sit in front of a TV all day?
If you are a hiker or a cross country skier or go anywhere on any kind of vacation at all you "waste gas" to get to wherever you recreate. You "waste time" walking around in the woods and it is dangerous because you could get lost or hurt and there is no 911 response right around the corner.
If you go shopping for recreation you waste gas and time and money buying useless junk that ends up in landfills.
Snowmobiling is a great sport that allows us to get out in the winter to go places and see sights that would be virtually impossible by any other means. For the majority of snowmobilers it is not all about speed. The sport should not be judged by actions of a minority of idiots.
Snowmobiling is not inherently unsafe. I have been snowmobiling for nearly 40 years and have never had a problem.
No Peter you are incorrect they are very accurate!

“Snowmobiles RULE!”

Since: Jan 10

A Trailer House

#14 Jan 11, 2010
Giggety wrote:
Relax... this is just another way of thinning out the numbers. So far, we've got the opinion of a goup of women (except for you Kyle)... we'll revisit senseless whenever they write a report on Ugg boots or soap operas. In the meantime, we can simply recognize that these, for the most part are young men and thrill junkies who look for the same rush as skydivers, mortorcyclists, bungee jumpers, parasailers, endurance enthusiasts. There are plenty other dumb, yet extremely fun things out there to do as well - this is just another one of them. Ask David Carradine how adrenaline seeking hoobies can go wrong! Its not for everybody - myself included. We just cant jump to the conclusion that its stupid when we all have our guilty pleasures.
Hey..........I wear fake Uggs
Steve

Schenectady, NY

#15 Jan 11, 2010
Don't bash something until you've tried it yourself. As far as the comment about only trailer people doing it...very untrue. The individuals my family and i ride with are all hard working middle class people that enjoy getting out and not sitting around watching a TV.

I have met hundreds of great people from websites i belong to all different kinds of people from all different places.

Someday you will understand until then,

Drive Safe, Steve
Michael

Sharon, CT

#19 Jan 12, 2010
Typical trailer park trash. Nothing better to do then sit on there butts and whine and complain about what others do. Snowmobiling is a huge tourism industry. Without it many small towns in remote areas would find it hard to stir up any revenue.
Steven

Schenectady, NY

#20 Jan 12, 2010
Michael, not to mention a new sled is not a cheap purchase. Then add the trailer to tow it. Registration and insurance. Gas. Not very many low income families can afford to sled. What we have here are people who live on the net and do nothing but bash others. They obviously have nothing better to do. Not to mention no doubt live in the projects and steal their internet service from the local cafe's. We snowmobilers have a life. They must be jealous.
Pete N

United States

#23 Jan 12, 2010
Queen Uppity wrote:
<quoted text>No Peter you are incorrect they are very accurate!
And you base this opinion on what information?

Have you ever tried snowmobiling?

Do you know any snowmobilers?

Do you live in a rural area where there are trails and snowmobile activity - or are you just an armchair quarterback who is just listening to the anti-snowmobiling rhetoric and has no concept of what it is like out in the country where snowmobiling happens?

Have you ever gotten out on the trails and really in the woods in the winter via snowmobile, skis or anything else?

I am a snowmobiler. The snowmobilers I know are decent, responsible, intelligent, hard-working people.

I know for a fact that I know am not "fidgity" or a "thrill junky." Nor am I "ignorant." In fact I have Masters Degrees in Engineering and Education.

I resent the blanket negative characterizations. They are simply untrue.
King Uppity

Hudson Falls, NY

#24 Jan 12, 2010
Pete N wrote:
<quoted text>
And you base this opinion on what information?
Have you ever tried snowmobiling?
Do you know any snowmobilers?
Do you live in a rural area where there are trails and snowmobile activity - or are you just an armchair quarterback who is just listening to the anti-snowmobiling rhetoric and has no concept of what it is like out in the country where snowmobiling happens?
Have you ever gotten out on the trails and really in the woods in the winter via snowmobile, skis or anything else?
I am a snowmobiler. The snowmobilers I know are decent, responsible, intelligent, hard-working people.
I know for a fact that I know am not "fidgity" or a "thrill junky." Nor am I "ignorant." In fact I have Masters Degrees in Engineering and Education.
I resent the blanket negative characterizations. They are simply untrue.
I don't mind snowmobolilers.
It peopel who lie about having Masters Degrees in Engineering and Education that I can't stand!
Pete N

United States

#29 Jan 12, 2010
King Uppity wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't mind snowmobolilers.
It peopel who lie about having Masters Degrees in Engineering and Education that I can't stand!
I am not lying and can prove it, if it was worth my time to do so.
But obviously you are stupid since you can't correctly spell simple words like "snowmobilers" and "people."

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