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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-26-2015, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Reflection from an older rider for you new riders

I dropped in to browse around today. I'm waiting for snow to fly.

This is a great sport, but it has some inherent hazards that are slightly different than a lot of others.

I see some posts by new riders. It made me think. I'm still learning every time I go out. I've had a lot of different sleds in different states of aging machinery. Take a safety course... ....ride with a buddy.

I was just reflecting that some of you new people may not be considering some of the personal safety issues involved with going miles into the woods in the middle of winter.

Prepare more than just getting a good set of warm clothes. Take a safety course. Pay extra attention when they are talking about breaking ice on lake and rivers.

Getting stranded. Listen when they are discussing staying put so rescuers may know a general area where to find you. Find an emergency kit list and pack one. A fifteen minute ride - what, you could be 7~15 miles into the woods in some parts. Short ride - long time waiting for help.

Tell someone where you are headed. If the plan changes, update whomever you've told. Even if nothing is wrong, they may worry if you don't show uip on time.

Thank you all for listening. May the powder pile up under you track.

Where's the white stuff?
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excellent advise. just never know when things are gonna happen. its always in the back of my mind as i ride alone. i like to have a charged cell,rope,fire starting supplies,tools for simple repairs, spare wire, even a few fasteners and a few tools. can't have everything but i may save the day or end a long walk.
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I have and do ride alone on occasion but it's more fun for me with a buddy. And a cell phone to update and txt someone my plans is a must. Good advice silversurfe!

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Nice avatar. I miss my '94 Storm!

Where's the white stuff?
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Thanks! It's a beast for sure! Got an xtra 12 in back and a modded xtra 12 upfront. 8k+ untouched miles on the motor except for jetting and a rebuilt clutch and a stator

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I remind people that 10 minutes on a snowmachine can mean an hour walk back.

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Great advice!

Braaap!

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Hey bear my dad used to tell us boys the same thing before we hit the trail. Kinda of an warning to be careful.

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