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Wisconsin / Re: Barnstormers 1/17/19
« on: January 27, 2019, 11:19:12 AM »

Wisconsin / Re: Barnstormers 1/17/19
« on: January 23, 2019, 11:38:24 PM »

Tuesday evening we met two of your Barnestormer Groomers. First the wheeled tractor and then Soucy version.
Think it was this morn we rode past your groomer shed. The wheeled version was sitting out in the driveway.
Kind of interesting to me. I groom out of Brule and meet up on the Bayfield Cty line with Barnestormer trails from Barnes.
(South of Iron River)

Of course our trails are nicer.  ;)  We have more snow. :nana: Can't say that about southern part of our county.
Most of our club's system runs a lot of east and west so the lower end of our Trail 27A has just enough.............

Thanks for the good job with the amount of snow you have. We had a good time.

General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: It's coming
« on: November 17, 2018, 07:35:47 PM »
They only get a week or two depending on where. We have the rest of the winter.
Let them get stuck freezing $#*! down.

General Snowmobile Discussion / It's coming
« on: November 13, 2018, 01:52:30 PM »
Winter is working it's way in.
Out doing some last minute signing in several inches of snow yesterday.
The thermometer had a pretty small number this morn...    2.6 degrees.
Couple guys had a little below 0.
But Wednesday is supposed to be a high of 38 then pretty much stay under freezing.

Hal that depends on which version of the 900 she bought. If it's the non turbo 900 I'll give the nod to the the Yam but very close.  Turbo 900 will eat up the Yammie.  If it matters?
She bought the non turbo. She did consider the 1200 that was $500 cheaper, but got the lighter sled.

Even though it's less hp I much prefer our 900 to our 1200. I only drive the 1200 when the wife is around............... ;)

General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Put on your way-back hats
« on: October 01, 2018, 10:55:35 PM »
That "Coyote" had to be some hacker or something....the original, gpoing back to the days and beyond, lived on Drummond Island where his wife was Postmaster (Misterss?) if I'm not mistaken. Carl (real first name, can't remember surname) died more than a decade ago....

Rode with Carl part of a day on Drummond Island till the crank went in my Indy 500......... (pretty sure he was married)
He gave me and the Indy a ride to St Ignace.
Interesting about his opinion on 2nd homes. (I'm assuming he was a Lefty)
Greekboys idea of a sledding cabin is one of the few times you could EVER convince me of a 2nd home was a good idea.
Kind'a like having a wife AND a girl friend. Good God ! One of each is enough !

General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: First Day of Summer
« on: September 23, 2018, 03:31:10 PM »
Live'n the dream. Don't have a Railroad pension but don't have to shoot bill collectors either.
Fall is here. Couple cool raw days in a row here. No temps under 40 yet... (But today is barely 50)
Just wandered back from two weeks camping our way across ND, eastern MT, eastern WY and SD.
Had a cool couple nights in MT and WY, 38 degrees in a CG in the Bighorn NF up by Medicine Wheel. Another night somewhere was 42.  (heater nights)
Spent a couple nights up in Bighorn Canyon Rec Area north of Lovell WY. (said to be the third biggest canyon in the country) but camp grounds are actually in MT.
End of a dead end road 25 miles from town. So quiet you could hear the gas fridge hissing at night.   :specool:

88 days till the first day of winter.

General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: First Day of Summer
« on: July 25, 2018, 04:33:14 PM »
Noticed a few trees turning in the higher gravel (drier) country this week in NW Wis. (I'm about 20 miles east of Duluth MN and 6-8 miles south inland of Lake Superior).
We've had a wet early summer here, heavy rainfall, flash flooding to the south and east of here. US Hwy 2 is still closed for bridge repair west of Ashland. Our club lucked out with not too much damage from flash flooding. Only went over our grade in three places in a small area.
Southern part of our county around Solon Springs was hit pretty hard along with Eastern Bayfield and Ashland County's section of Trail 2  (Tri County Corridor).

Now, wet as it was earlier we haven't had much rain lately, thus some of the trees turning a little early.

Now we're out mowing and grading our Summer ATV railroad grades.

General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: First Day of Summer
« on: June 26, 2018, 09:13:07 PM »
My countdown says 25.4 weeks.    :biggrin:

General Snowmobile Discussion / First Day of Summer
« on: June 21, 2018, 07:35:58 AM »
First Day of Summer !
From now on every day gets shorter ! 
Then it's  :sledder:

General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« on: June 21, 2018, 07:33:44 AM »
Man it's been a long time but I had a 77 and an 80..........
Thought they were a little different.

General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: New Iron
« on: June 07, 2018, 07:03:58 AM »
I've run across a dealer or two like that.
Zirt nails is though. "It will be a little while before we can accommodate you".

General Snowmobile Discussion / 50 years ago Ralph made it
« on: April 19, 2018, 10:31:50 PM »
50 years ago today Ralph Plaisted & crew were the first people to make it overland/ice to the North Pole. (Confirmed by the US Air Force) By snowmobile of course.  :beer2:
The National Geographic Society doesn't like to admit that their boy Robert Peary never actually made it to the Pole, missed it by 60 miles . :nana:

I have made the Pilgrimage to Ralph Plaisted's birthplace, Bruno MN on Hwy 23 between Duluth MN and the Twin Cities.
Here's to Ralph, the first Super Sledder.  :beer2:

General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: 1981 eltigre resto
« on: April 19, 2018, 05:43:15 PM »
Hmmm, 80 Pantera brings back some memories !   :thumbsupsmileyanim:
Bought it new in midwinter,
Lousy sled, didn't keep my wrenching hands in tune much.  ;)
I think I put 7500 miles on it, then sold it to a neighbor (with the second set of slides on it ?) Then he put a pile more miles on it.
For it's time line I didn't do much to it.  A little clutch work of course, but not much.
I think that's the sled the the clutch face broke away from the hub (?) (under warranty)`

General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Last ride of the season
« on: March 14, 2018, 05:20:51 PM »
We are pulling groomers in and contemplating locking the gates before the weekend. Looking at the forecast i wonder a bit but we have a few nasty holes in our system from open areas, logging etc. The sun is pretty powerful these days. To really make a go of it we need snow. The last storm only hit the southern party of our territory.
The Fat Lady is tuning up.   :(

We ran our grooming equipment Saturday night, without new snow I don't see us going out again.

We pulled 3 of the 4 groomers in Monday doing a little grooming along the way.
Probably had my last good ride yesterday. Breakfast in Barnes and headed home. 80ish miles for the day.
Going to have to check but I think I cracked 2 k and the first half the winter I just couldn't get into it.
The last few weeks were much better. Things started going better when I got on the sled EVERY DAY for about a week straight. That fixed me right up!
Part of that was weather got better, and it SNOWED, i put the sled on the trailer and went somewhere else for the day, along with a couple other things).

The club made supplemental funding on all three of our contracts. That put me in a better humor too.   :beer2:

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