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Old 12-28-2012, 07:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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First ride today

Hi all...Went for my first ride to day other than a one minute rip across the field and back the day before x mas.. Anyway am I ever in bad shape went for 2 1/2 to 3 hr ride and I was worn out. My Polaris 600rr was running great though.Just had gearing,clutching and suspension work done really happy with the outcome. Should be a great season as long as I get in better shape being retired and getting older doesnt help I guess. Seeing this white stuff on the ground is sure welcomed especially after last years dismal season.
Ride on guys and have a Happy New Year!
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I definitely understand the soreness. I took a ride a couple days ago, and I could barely get out of bed yesterday.
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I'm right there with you guys. I rode 148 miles Wednesday night and I'm still sore. It was worth every ache and pain though. After 9 months of rebuilding my sled completely, I couldn't be more happy with the end results. Can't wait to log some more miles.


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Old 12-28-2012, 10:50 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Went for my first ride of the season today too. I'm going to be a hurtin' unit tomorrow. Only went about 40 miles but it was all straight up and straight down and a little sideways action in there too. Oh and I did a *really cool* face smash into my steering column too. Didn't lose any teeth though... One of those flat light conditions and you're out carving through a meadow when you suddenly realize you're air borne.

Good times good times! Can't wait to go again!
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:28 AM   #5 (permalink)
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i always go for a short ride the 1st time out, sorry oot (i'm Canadian)! It's hard not to want to ride all day, but nobody's body is ready for that...a short ride will get you back in form. Stiff and achy body are not a good reward after riding for a long haul.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:40 AM   #6 (permalink)
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But it hurts so good!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 06:59 AM   #7 (permalink)
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A glass of chocolate milk and a hot shower right away helps with that problem!
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Old 12-29-2012, 07:11 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Im still hopeing to head out tommarrow? Glad to hear Im not the only one gettin old! But atleast I can laugh off the saying, 'Hey lets get out before the old Guys'! Just try to keep up Little Boy!
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:18 AM   #9 (permalink)
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My first little screwup of the year was a bit painful. I was carving around a hill and hit something with my left ski. I fell off the ride side of the sled, but my right foot stayed in the foot well. It drug me for awhile, headed for the trees. Luckily I'm enough dead weight that it stopped about a foot from one. That's a first for me, but maybe I need to put a tether on the RMK.
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Old 12-30-2012, 07:08 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Rode yesterday, about 70 miles and boy are my shoulders sore still.
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Old 12-30-2012, 08:39 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Rode wendnday threw Saturday and then my rear shock blew out... Lol
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Old 12-30-2012, 09:56 PM   #12 (permalink)
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a tether kill switch is important...never underestimate!
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Old 12-30-2012, 10:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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A glass of chocolate milk and a hot shower right away helps with that problem!
This is serious, folks... RJ speaks the truth. Look it up. Many exercise programs have a "shake" that they want you to buy as part of their program to drink at the ends of workouts. A glass of chocolate milk does the same thing for your body and helps your muscles heal more quickly.
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Old 12-30-2012, 11:55 PM   #14 (permalink)
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got my sled out for the first ride yesterday just around the park for 20 minutes, not much but it felt good. trails are starting to open around london ontario now, bout an hour from me there are trails open, hopefully make it out there put a few KM on the sled
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Old 12-31-2012, 02:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Haven't really gotten a chance to ride much but I'm planning on going out tommaro, iv put on about 6 miles totle this year between my two sleds so far
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Old 01-01-2013, 11:18 PM   #16 (permalink)
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This is serious, folks... RJ speaks the truth. Look it up. Many exercise programs have a "shake" that they want you to buy as part of their program to drink at the ends of workouts. A glass of chocolate milk does the same thing for your body and helps your muscles heal more quickly.
Good point. Stay away from all those Red Bull energy drinks, have a cup of coffee for sure, almost all of us do, but milk has protein and other vitimins..... Also never hurts to drink water or even gatorade to keep hydrated...but stay way from all thos energy drinks that are marketed like crazy...just because Levi and others drink them doesn't mean they're any good for you. Milk or chocolate milk is always a good choice. And 1 coffee is enough to get the cobwebs out in the morning.

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My first little screwup of the year was a bit painful. I was carving around a hill and hit something with my left ski. I fell off the ride side of the sled, but my right foot stayed in the foot well. It drug me for awhile, headed for the trees. Luckily I'm enough dead weight that it stopped about a foot from one. That's a first for me, but maybe I need to put a tether on the RMK.
that sucks i had my ankle run over by my 4 wheeler a couple years back any ways i have video of me and my first little f up haha nothin bad but i was one of those dam y did i do that haha its about the 40 sec mark we had just stopped to get some new plugs hahaha i tor 3 ligaments in my ankle so i dont really have the confidences to ride hard but i am gaining it day after day today i did a little boon docking but could not switch sides do continue on doing it but i will get there plus i am fat now hahahah

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Good point. Stay away from all those Red Bull energy drinks, have a cup of coffee for sure, almost all of us do, but milk has protein and other vitimins..... Also never hurts to drink water or even gatorade to keep hydrated...but stay way from all thos energy drinks that are marketed like crazy...just because Levi and others drink them doesn't mean they're any good for you. Milk or chocolate milk is always a good choice. And 1 coffee is enough to get the cobwebs out in the morning.

AND NEVER RIDE UNDER THE INFLUENCE. ARRIVE ALIVE!
I'm not talking about energy drinks, caffeine drinks, sports drinks, or anything else like that. Chocolate Milk, specifically, has certain vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients to help your muscles heal after a workout or similar activity.
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Old 01-02-2013, 11:01 AM   #19 (permalink)
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milk and other protein drinks are very good after a ride
and let me tell u i feel like a cripple
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