January 16-19, 2009 Southern Harbor: (7 Photos)

 

7.   With Wednesday's snowstorm fresh in my mind, I was looking forward to a great weekend riding with the crew in Southern Harbor. Unfortunately rain at the end of the storm was followed by temperatures dropping to -15 c, meant that all the Trailway was now a sheet of ice. Not having a studded track nor ice scratchers I decided to leave my sled home for this trip around the bay.

 

6.   This weekend a couple of the guys picked up new rides. Captain H. picked up a 1999 MXZ 670H.O. in fantastic condition,

 

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4.   and sold his 1996 Formula 583 to Young Joe...looks like no more 250 Citations for him!!!

 

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2.   Old Joe came out from town with his RX1, and Scott was around to show off his new Polaris 800 Dragon. Even though the weather didn't pan out for a decent run, we did get a lot of bugs worked out of the sleds for when the weather turns favorable. Captain H. had some pull cord mechanism trouble and a belt failure, young Joe installed a new Pull cord and had a minor problem starting the sled from being flooded, and Old Joe found out that an RX1 with a defective battery sucks!!! No sled should have electric start only!

 

1.   This year Tyson will be proudly sporting the old Orange Tundra. The guys did try to get a short run in, but the sleds were overheating and hyfax was suffering. Looks like I made the right decision by leaving my sled in town! Hopefully the weather will be better next weekend to get some sensible miles logged and have a cook up back in the country!

 

Cheers, MIKE

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