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Old 01-12-2013, 08:33 AM   #91
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This time last week i have 6+ inches of snow in my yard, now i have f-ing grass. Winters are just a joke around here.
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:52 AM   #92
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27 below zero outside right now. Maybe I'll just do some laundry and keep the wood stove fed...
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Old 01-12-2013, 08:30 PM   #93
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5th riding day this week, Mt Hall..... I gotta start getting the camera out more often.

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Old 01-12-2013, 08:54 PM   #94
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Kind of a short day for us ... Plan was to get out to the lot, unload sleds, get the camping gear set out and ride.... till the furnace wouldn't light. No furnace means no camping ... not at -30F-ish. So we'll be in the hotel for the next few days.

Hooked up with a couple of other guys we know that ride here regularly, Entz was out here but we didn't meet up with him today; maybe tomorrow. Since we're not loading/unloading all our gear now, we can gear up in the room and get out there, should give us some more time to ride tomorrow.

XC, Skibreeze, and Tudizzle. Let's Ride!


Lots of stucks today. Good snow.




But a great day of riding nonetheless.


Here's where Skibreeze bent an A-arm ... Limped out to the trail, then back to the trailer for some wrenchin'.


Nikon's going along tomorrow, hopefully get some better shots.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:23 AM   #95
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heres my contribution

08 MXZ 600 SDI
- Cudney/Howards tweaked primary
- 43/47 Helix & Purple spring Secondary Improvements
- Shocks revalved by Lynn Williams owner of Amazing Kustoms
- XRS springs all around
- One tooth lower top gear
- Boyeson Reeds
- Grip-n-Rip braces
- P coated bits
- 1 1/4 Rip Saw no studs
- Bondi air box coming soon

Little trail screamer that makes 800's cry on the trails. Its only good to 100, so its not a lake racer,and not much good off trail.

Sadly all the snow is gone in the North woods of Wisconsin, chompin at the bit to get out for the first time this year

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Old 01-13-2013, 03:47 PM   #96
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What set up are you using on the bikes? Are you fairly happy with them? I have been looking at the Timbersled setup for my 500 EXC - looks like a ton of fun!


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Old 01-13-2013, 08:32 PM   #97
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Gelled diesel... Not a good start to the day. Hit -38F-ish through the night.


Finally got 'er started and out to the mountain.
Tudizzle


XC


Skibreeze




Stop for lunch in the trees


Saw one guy struggling to unstuck a sled... turns out his buddies blew a belt and headed back to the trailer without him. Ran into Entz on the way back to the truck.


Great day of riding.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:58 PM   #98
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What set up are you using on the bikes? Are you fairly happy with them? I have been looking at the Timbersled setup for my 500 EXC - looks like a ton of fun!
I'm not sure what you mean by "what setup"

I'm running a 450 XC converted to a 525 with the Timbersled 136 track that is pretty decent. As always more horsepower would make it real sweet, hopefully someone will sell turbo charger kits for them soon.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:07 AM   #99
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Does anyone know if a moto converted to a sled with one of those track systems is legal on the Vermont vast trails? I took the training and it mentioned no tracked vehicles, but sounded more like quads or utvs with tracks. Seems a moto with a track would more closely resemble the footprint of a sled and not damage the underlying growth?
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Old 01-14-2013, 04:50 PM   #100
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damage the underlying growth?
The growth is covered by snow...

When I lived just south of you in Massachusetts, Quads were frowned upon on the sled trails because their wheels would rut up the trails. I see no logic in them having tracks and messing anything up. A Quad isn't any wider than 90% of groomed trails. To me the sled converted bike would get boring fast on groomed trails but hey that's just me.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:51 PM   #101
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Morning drive to the mountain


XC sticks it on the first hillclimb




So I go up to help him out aaaaannnndd.... two stuck sleds.







Lunch break


See that little log right there?


Yeah, that little log?


That'll fuck up a sled's front suspension pretty quick. My week's done.


Still a pretty good day of riding.
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:54 PM   #102
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The growth is covered by snow...

When I lived just south of you in Massachusetts, Quads were frowned upon on the sled trails because their wheels would rut up the trails. I see no logic in them having tracks and messing anything up. A Quad isn't any wider than 90% of groomed trails. To me the sled converted bike would get boring fast on groomed trails but hey that's just me.
Yeah that was the reasoning they gave for not allowing quads, the tracks would damage the land beneath the snow... Whether that's true or not I don't know.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:35 AM   #103
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Yeah that was the reasoning they gave for not allowing quads, the tracks would damage the land beneath the snow... Whether that's true or not I don't know.
The problem is that they just rut up the trails and if not enough snow trash the ground to. Years ago I hit some tracks someone made with a ATV and it ripped the handle bars out ta my hands and took me right off the trail.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:06 AM   #104
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Ouch, how bad off is it?

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Old 01-15-2013, 10:58 AM   #105
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Ouch, how bad off is it?
Dunno, sled's still a big ball of snow and ice
Get it in the garage and defrosted this evening and take a close look tomorrow. Probably just the A-arm.
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