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New Years Snowmobiling Resolutions

New Years Snowmobiling Resolutions

It’s that time of year when we’re supposed to make New Year’s snowmobiling resolutions to break. I’ve made and broken my share over the years. I figure many resolutions fail mainly because they’re typically about trying to force myself to do things I really don’t want to do. Thing like taking up rock climbing, stopping ice cream or …

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Ontario Snowmobile Speed Limit Needs Updating

Ontario Snowmobile Speed Limit Needs Updating

I donned my TekVest before penning this politically incorrect blog about the Ontario snowmobile speed limit. I’m going to open a controversial can of worms. So I fully expect a slew of darts and arrows to speed my way. Hopefully, there’ll be a few kudos too. So here goes… There are already reports of radar traps on a …

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Stay On Trail Or Stay Home

Stay On Trail Or Stay Home

Enough pussyfooting around. I’m really pissed off. I’m fed up with the “I-can-go-anywhere-I-want” mentality of some snowmobilers and how it’s hurting our favourite winter activity… I’m sick of snowmobilers causing trail closures. How? While supposedly trail riding, they cut corners in farmer’s fields, ignore stake lines, run stakes down and stray off the designated trails to play in the …

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Reduce Snowmobiling Risks By Taking Precautions

Reduce Snowmobiling Risks By Taking Precautions

What’s the point of trying to reduce snowmobiling risks? No matter how you ride, snowmobiling poses certain inherent threats. Why? Because it occurs in an unpredictable and uncontrollable natural setting far away from civilization and emergency assistance. That said, 99.9% of snowmobilers return home safely after each ride. No matter what your riding style, ensure you continue to be …

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Snowmobile Clothing & Snowmobile Gear Tips

Snowmobile Clothing & Snowmobile Gear Tips

Snowmobile clothing and snowmobiling gear can make or break your snowmobile tour fun. They can even affect snowmobile safety on a snow machine. The snowmobile magazines display an overwhelming variety of clothing brands. Many models and features exist in jackets, pants, helmets, boots, gloves and under layers. They all claim to be good for any kind of snow conditions, snowmobile tours …

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Summer Sledding For Snowmobilers

Summer Sledding For Snowmobilers

When I squeeze the throttle to go summer sledding, my Sea-Doo GTX 155 watercraft powers up like a thoroughbred bursting from the starting gate. I cut my trail across a table top-smooth surface and accelerate to cruising speed; the exhilaration grows with the thrill of the ride. I lean into the next turn and my jet ski corners …

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