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Snowmobiling Separation Anxiety Disorder

Snowmobiling Separation Anxiety Disorder

Anyone conducting a health study into the psyche of snowmobilers like my friends in the accompanying photos would quickly discover a unique and chronic condition that results from snowmobile riding. It deserves some highfalutin, medicinal type name. Maybe it would be “No Snow Phobia” or “Between Season Stress Syndrome” or how about “Snowmobiling Separation Anxiety Disorder”? Yeah, I …

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2017 Winter A Downer For Many Snowmobilers

2017 Winter A Downer For Many Snowmobilers

That’s a wrap for the so-called 2017 winter. Time to summerize and put away the Ski Doo snow machines, get out the Sea Doo watercraft to go PWC touring and spend my summer dreaming about a better snowmobiling season next year. No doubt, opinions about the 2017 winter vary depending on what snow conditions were like close to home, whether trail …

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Things Go Wrong On Snowmobile Tour

Things Go Wrong On Snowmobile Tour

Not every snowmobile tour goes smoothly – things go wrong. One day in Quebec, one sled blew a piston in the middle of nowhere. Not being close to anything, we decided to tow it to our next hotel destination. We hooked up the tow straps and began what would end up being a 200-kilometre pull. The tower, towee and …

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Snowmobile Or Not After Lousy Weather

Snowmobile Or Not After Lousy Weather

Recently, I had to make a tough decision – to snowmobile or not. With acceptable weather in the forecast, we’d trailered almost 750 kilometres that Monday. We’d had expectation of decent snow conditions and good trails during our six-day saddlebag tour. But by the time we arrived, the forecast had changed for the (much) worse. Rain and warmer …

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Trailer To Snow for Best Snowmobiling

Trailer To Snow for Best Snowmobiling

It’s the new normal to trailer to snow. Nothing’s more useless than a snowmobile without snow. However, for all but a lucky few, gone are the days when we could count on Old Man Winter to deliver good snow conditions everywhere and always. For most of us, the days are also gone of being able to snowmobile from …

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Meltdown Snowmobile Trail Conditions Riding Tips

Meltdown Snowmobile Trail Conditions Riding Tips

What should you expect during meltdown snowmobile trail conditions? It could be a temporary mid-winter thaw or the first stirrings of an early spring. But you’re bound to encounter a snowmobile ride in temperatures warm enough and lasting long enough to start meltdown snowmobile trail conditions. Of course, the severity of the meltdown depends on many variables. These include …

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Snowmobile Pathfinding Heavy Snow Tips

Snowmobile Pathfinding Heavy Snow Tips

Why snowmobile pathfinding tips in heavy snow? Because riding on well-marked, groomed trails on a snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation may dull our innate path-finding sense. We can easily rely too much on man-made indicators or GPS on snowmobile tours. So what happens if your snow trails disappear and you have to go snowmobile pathfinding in heavy snow? You …

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Snowmobile Rain Riding Best Advice & Video

Snowmobile Rain Riding Best Advice & Video

Nobody in their right mind wants to go snowmobile rain riding or in a meltdown. But sometimes it’s unavoidable, especially if you do a lot of snowmobile tours. Like when you’re on a tight snowmobile vacation schedule to get to your next destination or the weather suddenly turns sour in the middle of a pleasant day ride. The one …

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Stay on Snowmobile Trails in Bad Weather

Stay on Snowmobile Trails in Bad Weather

How are you at snowmobile pathfinding on your snowmobile tour or snowmobile vacation? While there can be no doubt that trail riding has increased the popularity of snowmobiling, one potential downside is that it lulls us into a false sense of security in the wilderness. Yes, all snowmobile trails lead somewhere eventually, but you could still be miles away from …

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Global Warming Debunked

Global Warming Debunked

Snowmobilers will be happy to see global warming debunked, if the awesome winter of 2014 hasn’t already done that!. So good news, here’s a report where a leading scientist says cold is in the air for years to come… Dr. Don Easterbrook – a climate scientist and glacier expert from Washington State who correctly predicted back in 2000 that the …

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