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Snowmobiling Separation Anxiety Disorder

Snowmobiling Separation Anxiety Disorder

What is 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 …

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Summer Sledding Is Next Best Thing For Snowmobilers

Summer Sledding Is Next Best Thing For Snowmobilers

Discover Summer Sledding By Touring On Sea Doo Watercraft… When I squeeze the throttle to go summer sledding, my Sea-Doo GTX S 155 watercraft powers up like a thoroughbred bursting from the starting gate. I cut my trail across a table top-smooth surface and accelerate to cruising speed; the exhilaration grows with the thrill of the ride. I lean into the next …

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Things Snowmobilers Say on Snowmobile Tours

Things Snowmobilers Say on Snowmobile Tours

Tongue In Cheek Look at Typical Snowmobiler Sayings… During years of snowmobiling, I’ve heard and seen it all, including things snowmobilers say in person, on snowmobile videos and in snowmobile magazines. So I’d like to recall some of them to you – maybe you’ll recognize a few that have passed your own lips – and impart the benefit of my …

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Things Go Wrong On Snowmobile Tour

Things Go Wrong On Snowmobile Tour

What Could Possibly Go Wrong on Your 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 …

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Ontario’s Best Butter Tarts On Snowmobile Tours

Ontario’s Best Butter Tarts On Snowmobile Tours

Follow Snowmobile Trails to Ontario’s Best Butter Tarts… Why not tart up your Ontario snowmobile tour? There are many good reasons to go snowmobiling and one of them is discovering Ontario’s best, trail accessible butter tarts. This is a worthy, if never-ending mission that many snowmobilers take as seriously as what brand of sled they ride and where to find great snow …

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New Years Snowmobiling Resolutions

New Years Snowmobiling Resolutions

Will My New Years Snowmobiling Resolutions Help You This Winter… It’s that time of year when we’re supposed to make New Year’s resolutions to break. I’ve made and broken my share over the years. I figure many resolutions fail mainly because they’re typically about trying to force myself to do things I really don’t want to do. Thing like taking up rock climbing, …

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Fractured French Snowmobiling in Quebec

Fractured French Snowmobiling in Quebec

How English Only Riders Can Get By With French Snowmobiling… I call it fractured French snowmobiling. Many snowmobilers ask me what language challenges to anticipate while snowmobiling Canada’s numerous Francophone regions on a Quebec snowmobile tour. Suddenly being immersed in an unfamiliar tongue may be a little uncomfortable at first. But the hospitality, charm and desire to help that characterize the Québecois, Acadian …

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Duct Tape Uses For Snowmobile Tours

Duct Tape Uses For Snowmobile Tours

Duct tape – that’s what several of my Facebook followers replied when I asked for suggestions for other handy products they have found useful on snowmobile tours. In fact, avid snowmobilers Linda Miller and David Clarke (check out his My Old Sled channel of snowmobile videos on You Tube) both highly recommended using Gorilla brand duct tape! Whatever your choice, there are many duct …

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Funny Snowmobile Trail Signs You May See

Funny Snowmobile Trail Signs You May See

Have you seen funny snowmobile trail signs on snowmobile tours? Trail signage can be both useful and entertaining. Mostly, it’s useful and serious, which is why people stealing snowmobile trail signs is so stupid and dangerous as I point out in this Snowmobiler TV video clip… That being said, I don’t know if some of the messages are intended to …

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My 2015 Snowmobile Stats

My 2015 Snowmobile Stats

Some avid riders say they want my job as The Intrepid Snowmobiler and National Tour Editor for Snow Goer Canada Magazine, but take a look at my 2015 snowmobile stats and decide for yourself. If I had to sum it up in one word that would be “glacial”! In recent memory, I don’t remember setting out on so many extremely …

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Snowmobile Gourmet Tasty Trail Treat Snacks

Snowmobile Gourmet Tasty Trail Treat Snacks

So when did I become a snowmobile gourmet? Every pasta meal flashes me back to my longest ride. I foolishly agreed to a 30-kilometre, nighttime trip to town and back — immediately after scarfing down a major spaghetti feast. That starchy lump in my belly seemed to expand with each unseen bump, lurching around in there like an alien embryo …

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Under Prepping Snowmobile Trails Top 10 Clues

Under Prepping Snowmobile Trails Top 10 Clues

What are the top 10 clues for under prepping snowmobile trails? In a previous post, I took a tongue in cheek look at over prepping trails. So here’s another tongue-in-cheek look at what happens if your club doesn’t do enough to get ready in the fall. What would the scenario be if there were Top 10 clues that your club may …

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