Leaves in belly pan, BAD!
Join Date: Oct 2005
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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?