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Snowmobile Trail Signs Tips for Riders & Clubs

Snowmobile Trail Signs Tips for Riders & Clubs

Over my sledding years, I’ve visited many different trail systems and given a lot of thought to snowmobile trail signs. I’ve seen many best practices on the snow. And also witnessed some really poor signage. I’ve come to some conclusions and here they are… Throughout the primary trail riding provinces and states, most snowmobilers typically engage in what’s called …

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Snowstorm Snowmobiling Tips For Trail Riders

Snowstorm Snowmobiling Tips For Trail Riders

Why do we need snowstorm snowmobiling tips? Is there any such thing as too much snow? For snowmobile trail riders, the answer is generally no, measured over the course of the winter. But when there’s a huge dump all at once, it’s a different story and snowstorm snowmobiling tips can be very helpful…   Trail riding is the most …

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Longer Battery Life For Electronic Snowmobiling Devices

Longer Battery Life For Electronic Snowmobiling Devices

Why is it important to get longer battery life from electronic snowmobiling devices? It seems every time I turn around, I’ve acquired some new gadget to carry while snowmobiling. I resisted for as long as possible. But with no success. So now I have a smart phone. A sat phone. A DSLR camera. Heated FXR Recon gloves. With …

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Snowmobile Trailer Roof Snow Overload Tips

Snowmobile Trailer Roof Snow Overload Tips

Have you ever left your trailer parked for several days? Only to return to find it covered in snow? Here’s the reason you should remove it before driving away. Regardless of trailer size… One winter, we had a few small storms followed by a good 18-inch dumper. While hooking up the trailer, I became a bit concerned about all …

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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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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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TS Pilot Adjustable Skis Best Product Review

TS Pilot Adjustable Skis Best Product Review

I gotta say it. I love the TS Pilot Adjustable Skis on my 2018 Ski Doo Renegade Enduro. Dare I proclaim that they’re the best stock skis any OEM has ever provided? Read on to find out… Okay, I admit to being skeptical when Ski Doo introduced the TS Pilot’s in 2017. My first reaction was: just one more …

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Snowmobile Pavement Riding Tips & Techniques

Snowmobile Pavement Riding Tips & Techniques

Nobody has yet invented a device for how to snowmobile pavement perfectly on a snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation, as any snowmobiler trying to steer a sled at a gas station well knows… Whatever you do, don’t turn your skis sharply and go forward on asphalt expecting your sled to turn. It won’t and all you’ll accomplish is filing your …

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Tips For Meeting Snowmobile Trail Groomers

Tips For Meeting Snowmobile Trail Groomers

Meeting snowmobile trail groomers unexpectedly can be scary. You’re cruising along. Then suddenly there’s this behemoth blocking your way. It’s heart-in-throat and grab-brakes time. Especially if it happens on a corner or hillcrest. Here’s what you need to know to help avoid surprising encounters… You can help gauge your risk of meeting snowmobile trail groomers by knowing a …

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Thinking Like Pros Trail Riding Tips

Thinking Like Pros Trail Riding Tips

Thinking like pros can save lives. It can prevent serious injury and permanent disability. Thinking like pros involves using advanced trail-riding techniques to avoid those “oh-shit!” moments we’ve all encountered. For the purposes of this post, I’m assuming you’ve already got the riding basics covered. So I’m going to look at real life trail challenges and offer real …

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Snowmobiling With Kids On The Trail

Snowmobiling With Kids On The Trail

Do you want your kids to love snowmobiling as much as you do? Get them started early and make sure they have fun every time. But snowmobiling with kids on board isn’t the same as riding double with an adult… Initially, this means shorter rides with lots of snack breaks, warm up stops and potty breaks. It means …

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Satellite Phone Globalstar Product Review

Satellite Phone Globalstar Product Review

A Globalstar Mobile Satellite Phone is the best snowmobile satellite phone for your snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation. I was on tour when a sled broke down on a trail with no cell service. Before we made a beeline for the nearest dealer, I called ahead on my handheld Spot Globalstar Phone to request service. This helped avoid a layover that would …

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