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Old 11-10-2011, 04:03 PM   #181
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:11 PM   #182
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But what do I know... not like I can ride or anything.


Did you go back for that sled in the Spring?
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Old 11-10-2011, 05:27 PM   #183
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Nailed!!!! One full pot for me this morning!!!!

But come on, Bro...... You got to understand that winter sadness is coming on.

Did anyone read Clem's recent article in Rider this month? He talks about our bikes having personalities and the feelings we have for them. Really good article. So when I peek out into the garage and see the bikes tucked away, being neglected......I am saddened.

If Mexico wasn't such a sithouse of crime, I would try to ride down there next month. I still have a dream of riding Copper Canyon. Death Valley this winter....anyone?
I say there 'ol chap...DEATH VALLEY!!! COOL!!! Let's go!!
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:00 PM   #184
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Did you go back for that sled in the Spring?
Actually got it out that day. Took about 3 hours...

Took most of the snow and piled it into the hole under the sled... front bumper was resting on a block of ice.



Another group came along, requested their assistance in pulling on the end of the rope that wasn't attached to the sled... finally got it out. Left one hell of a hole


Dinner at the parking lot that night was pretty awesome though.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:15 PM   #185
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Great pictures SnowMule. Looks like lots of fun!
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Old 11-11-2011, 07:27 AM   #186
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I'm so glad I have snowmule on ignore.



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Old 11-11-2011, 10:01 AM   #187
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John, I been looking at getting this system...that way I'm still on the motorcycle.



On sale now $2,500
http://www.2mmotorsports.com/en/expl...bike/XPLO.aspx
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:15 AM   #188
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:45 AM   #189
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John, I been looking at getting this system...that way I'm still on the motorcycle.
Timbersled's mountainhorse kit's going to do a -lot- better in snow than the 2moto/explorer will. Full-on mountain sled skid on a bike.



And yes... do want.
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Old 11-11-2011, 10:56 AM   #190
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Ok, dumb question.

When you are riding in those mountains in the snow, how do you know where the trail is, under all that snow? Or does it not even matter when the snow is that deep?
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:15 AM   #191
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Ok, dumb question.

When you are riding in those mountains in the snow, how do you know where the trail is, under all that snow? Or does it not even matter when the snow is that deep?
I'm going to say WHO CARES, its snow, if its that deep what are you hurting!!! Should I now put my flame suite on?
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:19 AM   #192
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SnowMule - It seems there are not enough of the various kits out there to really know which is better. I guess it depends like anything what your riding in (as far as conditions). I like the idea of the Explorer Kit mainly because it keeps stock items, easy to change over and in general looks to be a simple system.

*I hope to have something in the works*
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:19 PM   #193
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Ok, dumb question.

When you are riding in those mountains in the snow, how do you know where the trail is, under all that snow? Or does it not even matter when the snow is that deep?
You don't.

That's what I really like about sledding... freedom to go wherever you want, on the trail or off the trail.

Trails are usually marked with orange poles though.
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SnowMule - It seems there are not enough of the various kits out there to really know which is better. I guess it depends like anything what your riding in (as far as conditions). I like the idea of the Explorer Kit mainly because it keeps stock items, easy to change over and in general looks to be a simple system.

*I hope to have something in the works*
The way I see it... the explorer kit is great because it keeps the stock swing arm... but... the swing arm isn't designed to have a track on it; it's designed for a wheel. I'm not sure the stock swing arm could hold up to some snow situations.

I'd rather take the time swapping out a few more parts ot have something purpose-built and engineered for snow.
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Old 11-11-2011, 02:58 PM   #194
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My lamentations about winter coming on and look where this thread has gone.........
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Old 11-11-2011, 03:59 PM   #195
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My lamentations about winter coming on and look where this thread has gone.........
Some people just don't know NOT to encourage snowflake
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