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SnowMule 09-10-2012 10:28 PM

'12-13 Snowmobiling season!
 
Haydays last weekend (Official kickoff for winter snowmobiling), and a new sled in the garage. Reports coming in of snow on the peaks of the mountains. Leaves are changing colors.

Hopefully this year will be better than last year. :wink:

SnowMule 09-10-2012 10:33 PM

Drove from CO to MN for Haydays. Lots of this...
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5488-L.jpg

Minnesota sunrise/fog as the sun rose (We drove straight through the night)
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5499-L.jpg

this place is -huuuge-
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5549-L.jpg

One of three swap meet fields :eek1
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5556-L.jpg

Got there and unloaded our junk
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5565-L.jpg

Did I mention *huge*....
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5586-L.jpg

Wind kicked up a bit saturday afternoon.
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5681-L.jpg

Didn't sell as much as I wanted to, but did get rid of some of some 900 parts. About 1400 I slapped a "Free!" sticker on the bulkhead, and an hour later someone took it home. :lol3 I think I got a better deal than they did. :rofl

SnowMule 09-10-2012 10:40 PM

And a new smowmobile for me :D
'12 Pro-RMK 800, 155". A *LOT* lighter than the 900. Shouldn't have to pull this one apart every year to replace motor mounts and bulkhead braces. :doh

Out of the crate...
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5539-L.jpg

...and into the trailer. :wink:
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5545-L.jpg

Home!
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5711-L.jpg

It'll never be this clean and shiny again. :lol3
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5714-L.jpg

:eek1
http://mule.smugmug.com/Snowmobiles/.../DSC5725-L.jpg

Let the modding begin. :lol3

Gummee! 09-11-2012 05:16 AM

As much as I hate the thought of winter coming, congrats on the new toy! Take lots of pics (again) this winter wouldya?

M

troidus 09-11-2012 08:31 AM

When I rode from Kansas City to Halifax back in '04, it was interesting to note the change in toys in the yards along the way. Down here it's boats. Going through IL, IN, and OH, it transitioned to ATVs. Once I got up to NY, MA, and NH, it was snowmobiles.

seriousracer 09-11-2012 09:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by troidus (Post 19568829)
When I rode from Kansas City to Halifax back in '04, it was interesting to note the change in toys in the yards along the way. Down here it's boats. Going through IL, IN, and OH, it transitioned to ATVs. Once I got up to NY, MA, and NH, it was snowmobiles.

you took the southern route.

NICO 09-11-2012 10:09 AM

May be as 205 as Hitler's GS, but always worth a re-post...

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troidus 09-11-2012 03:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by seriousracer (Post 19569287)
you took the southern route.

I needed to be in Halifax, so I slabbed it. I took a right at Erie and ran I-86/88/90 across to Worcester, MA. It was my first long bike trip (and I still had the stock saddle), so it took me three days instead of two.

anonny 09-11-2012 07:48 PM

You will be happy to know we are getting snow up high in Revelstoke.

dorkpunch 09-11-2012 08:24 PM

Apparently we had snow up in the hills here last week. :cry

Wish I could afford to run my FREE sleds this year, aint going to happen. I will live vicariously through y'all so y'all better be posting some good pics!

Hardware02 09-12-2012 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NICO (Post 19569550)
May be as 205 as Hitler's GS...

:roflThat's sig line material right there.:rofl

Dukeryder 09-13-2012 08:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dorkpunch (Post 19574170)
Apparently we had snow up in the hills here last week. :cry

:clap hopefully that means we'll have a good year this year in the Rockies. It's no joke been T-Shirt weather here since mid MARCH! That's when I traded off my old Edge RMK for a Jeep and I drove the Jeep home with no top and in a T-Shirt.

I'm ready for the snow to hit the mountains.

SnowMule 11-01-2012 11:50 AM

Hopefully start riding later this month....

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Sniper X 11-01-2012 12:11 PM

I can't beleive that as much as I LOVE motorcycles, that I have NEVER been moved to buy a snowmobile. I have never even wanted to ride one but once when a buddy asked me to ride his I did. It was fun but didn't make me want to buy one. I guess if it was as trick and as fast as some I would have been moved to buy one. It was a stock Ski Doo and had to be twenty years ago.

SnowMule 11-01-2012 02:00 PM

Might be time to give it another try.

Sleds today are -nothing- like they were 20 years ago.
Or even 10 years ago.


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