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  1. #1
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    Default Let's not forgot why we're here on johndee.com

    I'm mostly a lurker and not much of a poster on this site, but for whatever reason felt compelled to share my thoughts. I'm grateful that John created this site and for the mods who contribute their time to make this site what it is.

    I live in MN and have been riding the Keweenaw area since the mid '80's. It will always be my favorite place to ride. I love the people that I've met over the years in the Kee and am thankful that the area is blessed with abundant snowfall annually. It's nice to have a place to ride every year that I can count on having snow and that has a lot of hard working folks that go out of their way to maintain the trail system and provide the hospitality.

    I try my best to support the area and just got the call yesterday that my new sled has arrived at Pat's Motorsport's. It's a bit of a drive (325 miles) for me to pick up my new sled but it's worth it to me to support the area that supports my passion.

    With all of the negativity in the world of late I just thought the time was right with the temps slowly starting to drop and the leaves starting to turn to post something positive. Winter will be here soon enough and I always say the snow makes everything better.

    Pandemic or not and politics aside, we're all here because of our shared passion for snowmobiling. Cheers!

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    Well said Boomer. Congratulations on the new sled.

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    Great post boomer! What sled did you order? I hope we get tons of snow and you get to use it often!!

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    Nice post Boomer, I don't post much either but its nice to hear something positive in a world that has become so divisive. If you are ever down in Manitowish Waters, WI let me know, I'll buy you a beer at the local watering hole.

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    Thank you...thank you...thank you for that... I really needed that, I was hoping that someone would come around and you did it...nicer words couldn’t of been spoken.. So glad to hear you’re buying from Pat‘s motorsports, I go along way in history with that place, Kip and the crew are an absolute standup
    group of people

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    Thanks also from all those down here who do not usually look up things at the JD website. I, too, mostly just read the posts without posting because it seems that every time I post, I end up becoming a target, so I just read and move on. The JD website is awesome and something I look at several times a day. Hope it can go on for a long time; the journal is one of my favorites also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mspease View Post
    Great post boomer! What sled did you order? I hope we get tons of snow and you get to use it often!!
    I know what he bought, but I'll let boomer spill it. It is an epic sled.

    Great post sir boomer! Enjoy the new sled. Still waiting to hear from my local dealer.

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    Thank you all for the positive comments, I appreciate it. I hope that we all can enjoy an epic winter this year.

    I'm anxiously awaiting the day when John releases his seasonal forecast for the upcoming winter.

    My new sled is a Yamaha SideWinder SRX to replace the 2017 SideWinder LTX-LE that was also purchased from Kip.

    I'm very fortunate to have a wife that also enjoys riding with me. She has her own SideWinder and loves it.

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    You had me until you mentioned Yamaha....Just Kidding. I've been following the site since the Pol-cat days.

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    X2 on the anxiously waiting for the seasonal forecast. Also anxiously waiting for daily winter forecast. I need something based on science from someone I believe I trust. ��

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    Quote Originally Posted by maddogg View Post
    You had me until you mentioned Yamaha....Just Kidding. I've been following the site since the Pol-cat days.
    The Pol-Cat Days, wow, what a throw back there! Maybe John can throw a picture back up of that. I have to agree with you though maddogg, they had me until Yamaha too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boomer View Post
    Thank you all for the positive comments, I appreciate it. I hope that we all can enjoy an epic winter this year.

    I'm anxiously awaiting the day when John releases his seasonal forecast for the upcoming winter.

    My new sled is a Yamaha SideWinder SRX to replace the 2017 SideWinder LTX-LE that was also purchased from Kip.

    I'm very fortunate to have a wife that also enjoys riding with me. She has her own SideWinder and loves it.
    My husband and I have matching 2017 Thundercats. I hope she loves her Sidewinder as much as I love my Thundercat!

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    Let’s be honest....the world hasn’t “become” decisive...

    Majority of us just fine.

    Btw- Got a nice layer of frost this morning..

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    Quote Originally Posted by brad460 View Post
    Let’s be honest....the world hasn’t “become” decisive...

    Majority of us just fine.

    Btw- Got a nice layer of frost this morning..
    Yes, frost on roof tops and grass this morning, even down here in SE Wisc. Was nice to see but no where near ready for what's to come and hopefully not here by end of October like it was last year, was a nice reminder that it is just knocking at our door!

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    I know the season is getting closer because I had a horrible dream last night....

    I dreamt I was out for the first ride of the season and my motor blew up. I could not get back to sleep when it woke me up. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkHardPlayHrd View Post
    My husband and I have matching 2017 Thundercats. I hope she loves her Sidewinder as much as I love my Thundercat!
    That's awesome! I love to hear about couples that enjoy the sport as much as we do and the husband has enough respect for his wife to equip her with the good stuff. Kudos to you both.

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    Sticking with the good vibes theme...2021 trip is officially fully booked! Anyone renting sleds is done, cabin was booked in March and just lined up the lodging for our overnight/backback to Copper Harbor and the Mariner North. Now all we need is snow and no Rona!

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    Our club has 5 trips planned, and three of them have confirmed dates with the hotels we will be staying at. Rona be damned, we will be riding!

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    I like this website because of John's forecasts and also because it's a good place to see what's going on in the UP and northern WI. This might be blasphemous, but I'm not even a snowmobiler! I'm just a weather geek.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matti View Post
    I like this website because of John's forecasts and also because it's a good place to see what's going on in the UP and northern WI. This might be blasphemous, but I'm not even a snowmobiler! I'm just a weather geek.
    Yes, it is a good place to get the weather and web cams to see for yourself what's it like out there. The big news in the U.P. right now is the exploding covid cases. Houghton County is at 392.9 daily cases per million as of Sept 20th. The worst by far in MI. The Governor is threatening to move the U.P. back to phase 3 if you naughty guys and gals don't wear your masks. Covid cases are showing up in the schools daily. Escanaba High School just closed to in person classes until Oct 12th.

    Take Governor Whitmer's warning seriously.
    https://www.uppermichiganssource.com...pper-michigan/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    Yes, it is a good place to get the weather and web cams to see for yourself what's it like out there. The big news in the U.P. right now is the exploding covid cases. Houghton County is at 392.9 daily cases per million as of Sept 20th. The worst by far in MI. The Governor is threatening to move the U.P. back to phase 3 if you naughty guys and gals don't wear your masks. Covid cases are showing up in the schools daily. Escanaba High School just closed to in person classes until Oct 12th.

    Take Governor Whitmer's warning seriously.
    https://www.uppermichiganssource.com...pper-michigan/
    Midwest player what does that number even mean? There are only 311,361 people in the UP as of 2010 census so how do you do the math to figure 392.9 per million just in houghton county what does that equal in real numbers? Quick google search says 35684 population in houghton county now that number does not reflect MTU students which is about 7300 students so total about 43000. Can you do the real math and tell us how many people that really re testing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofy600 View Post
    Midwest player what does that number even mean? There are only 311,361 people in the UP as of 2010 census so how do you do the math to figure 392.9 per million just in houghton county what does that equal in real numbers? Quick google search says 35684 population in houghton county now that number does not reflect MTU students which is about 7300 students so total about 43000. Can you do the real math and tell us how many people that really re testing.
    Today the U.P. set another all time high of 93 cases of covid. Since the population of the U.P. is so low, when you convert those cases to daily cases per million they really stand out. They do this as a way to compare apples to apples. Right now Houghton County has a total of 336 cases of covid. It has just over taken Marquette County as the worst county for covid in the U.P.

    Play with this map and click on the counties in the U.P. When you look at cases per million the numbers get scary. You can check out all the areas in the state and Houghton county is the worst on a cases per million basis.
    https://www.mistartmap.info/?fbclid=...mqn9uAbbc9A36c

    If there is any good news it appears the covid on MI Tech campus is starting to decrease, but it is to late. It has spread to the community and is now in the schools. Watch this site to see how Tech is doing.
    https://www.mtu.edu/flex/testing/statistics/

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    Quote Originally Posted by goofy600 View Post
    Midwest player what does that number even mean? There are only 311,361 people in the UP as of 2010 census so how do you do the math to figure 392.9 per million just in houghton county what does that equal in real numbers? Quick google search says 35684 population in houghton county now that number does not reflect MTU students which is about 7300 students so total about 43000. Can you do the real math and tell us how many people that really re testing.
    The Western U.P. Health Dept just closed all Houghton County Schools.
    https://www.mininggazette.com/news/l...vid-19-spread/

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    How many people are actually sick? My cousin works in the lab at a local hospital. She said they sent 50 unused covid tests in to be tested. Unused tests. All came back positive. Or my my friends Niece who thought she had symptoms and called the hospital. They said come in and get tested. She got to the drive through test lane and there were 8 cars infront of her. She left and went back home untested. 2 days later she got the call from the hospital that she had tested positive.... Its all about the money baaby and the hospitals get paid for each positive test!!


    Edit: I fell into the trap of the Troll known as MP.... She takes a good hearted thread like this one and turns it into crap shoot. I will be better. Blocking her right now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    If there is any good news it appears the covid on MI Tech campus is starting to decrease, but it is to late. It has spread to the community and is now in the schools.
    I agree with that, just think, had we NOT closed everything down, we'd probably have this all behind us already! But nooooo, keep on kicking it down the road. This will go down as the longest flu season in history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    Today the U.P. set another all time high of 93 cases of covid. Since the population of the U.P. is so low, when you convert those cases to daily cases per million they really stand out. They do this as a way to compare apples to apples. Right now Houghton County has a total of 336 cases of covid. It has just over taken Marquette County as the worst county for covid in the U.P.

    Play with this map and click on the counties in the U.P. When you look at cases per million the numbers get scary. You can check out all the areas in the state and Houghton county is the worst on a cases per million basis.
    https://www.mistartmap.info/?fbclid=...mqn9uAbbc9A36c

    If there is any good news it appears the covid on MI Tech campus is starting to decrease, but it is to late. It has spread to the community and is now in the schools. Watch this site to see how Tech is doing.
    https://www.mtu.edu/flex/testing/statistics/
    How many people in the hospital MP?
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    Yes and how many of them peeps just have some sniffles and a cough err two??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midwest Player View Post
    Yes, it is a good place to get the weather and web cams to see for yourself what's it like out there. The big news in the U.P. right now is the exploding covid cases. Houghton County is at 392.9 daily cases per million as of Sept 20th. The worst by far in MI. The Governor is threatening to move the U.P. back to phase 3 if you naughty guys and gals don't wear your masks. Covid cases are showing up in the schools daily. Escanaba High School just closed to in person classes until Oct 12th.

    Take Governor Whitmer's warning seriously.
    https://www.uppermichiganssource.com...pper-michigan/

    Why does this guy have to ruin every positive thread?????
    Last edited by ckreimeyer; 09-26-2020 at 08:05 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckreimeyer View Post
    Why does this guy have too ruin every positive thread?????
    Because some people always need to make others unhappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WorkHardPlayHrd View Post
    Because some people always need to make others unhappy.
    Why would anyone let someone on the internet make them unhappy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbide View Post
    Why would anyone let someone on the internet make them unhappy?
    You got that right ignore trolls or block and move on to next topic. The net is loaded with worthless BS I just laugh and move on to next topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckreimeyer View Post
    Why does this guy have to ruin every positive thread?????
    I started this thread to give us a place to post positive comments but I knew it wouldn't take too long for some of the "Negative Nellie's" to chime in.

    No big deal to me if they can't resist the temptation to spew their views here and try to build up their self esteem. Good for them.

    Ever wonder why they don't start their own threads to talk about their agendas but instead chime in on threads that have nothing to do with their agendas?

    I generally don't waste my time and effort to comment to them and just try and take the high road and follow the advice of someone who I admire:

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    The weather is starting to turn the corner this coming week and it shouldn't be too long before all of us winter lovers will be looking at scenes like this in the Yoop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carbide View Post
    Why would anyone let someone on the internet make them unhappy?
    Right on Carbide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitedust View Post
    You got that right ignore trolls or block and move on to next topic. The net is loaded with worthless BS I just laugh and move on to next topic.
    Well said whitedust.
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