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mountainmaxman
04-13-2008, 10:31 PM
Well we managed to get another ride in this season--April 12. The Peshekee and Arvon have been our favorite spot for go for the past couple of weeks.

This time I had someone take a few pix of ME for a change! They could have been something besides falling into the swamp tho'!

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The first one was the second OOPS in about 15 minutes. Sometimes being the last in a line isn't the best. I fell through the little swamp and gotter stuck. And to add insult to injury, I took a step back and fell into the middle of it--in fact, I'm standing in the goo in the pic. BOY DID THAT STUFF STINK! Soaked one side and the back of my leathers not to mention my gloves, boots and liners...made for a cold ride back!


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Gotta watch out for those boulders which seem to get pregnant and really pop up this time of year! Did a really good number on the spindle as you can see. The ski was totally bent backward.

After getting her back on "solid and straight ground", a little standing on it bent things back into shape. Steering was a little sloppy and broke the "puller" on the ski. This was the first oops. I should have turned around and headed back to the vehicles then, but it was just too nice to call it quits.

After I gotter back to the trailer, no one was around to hold the trailer down, so I packed some snow on it and started to load up the trailer. Just as I got close, a wind gust picked up and began to push the rear back level.

Short story, the damaged right side caught the back of the trailer, broke the tie rod, bent the H-E- double toothpicks out of the brand new carbides installed the night before and even bent the trailer!


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Nothing like turning yer sled into a jet ski for a little spring ridin' on Da Pashekee River. Sean, the guy on the Kitty cat was awesome. He almost went swimming a couple of times--that rear dropped WAY below the water on several occasions-- but was scootin' all over the place!

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Same Kitty Cat but on more solid ground in the woods. Snow was EXCELLENT until late afternoon when the sun came out and started making things a little sticky.

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A little R&R during a "social stop"!

It was a rough day for my poor ole sled, but I wouldn't have had it any other way. What started out as a cold and windy day turned out to be a great time despite all the problems and breaks.

At least they all waited till the FINAL ride of the year...or am I going to be in the garage again this coming Friday night doing some quick repairs for another Saturday?

One could only hope!

sledhed32
04-13-2008, 10:46 PM
looks like you guys had a pretty fun time. Awesome pics.

ill_marty
04-14-2008, 05:48 PM
Looks like a good time had by all . I tried hard to get my buds up for one more ride ,but all was busy. Thats my favorite area to ride . Maybe next year we can hook up. Let us know when some of that snow starts to melt . We go jeepin up avron road in the not snow season.

fishs_summit
04-15-2008, 05:51 AM
Think you'll have to burn the boots....man does a swamp stink.Put only one foot in back in december.Hope to never do that again. A small price to pay for a good ride the middle of april.