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That's what they used to look like, never "got" snowmobiling, why go fast into icy wind?

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> Born to be WillD Wrote:

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> they look like bumpercars

Yessssssssss

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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> That's what they used to look like, never "got" snowmobiling, why go

> fast into icy wind?

As I said before. Like a smelly, smokey magic carpet ride. 35 hp of pure power. Most vintage sleds will rip your arms off to full throttle if you dare hold on. Mash the throttle and off u go. Not like a moped and need to pedal. Even the weakest of vintage power will most likely give u all the white knuckle love you need

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They are fast, I went snowmobiling a few times, it was fun and old 2 stroke anything is cool, but I froze my ass off each time, not my thing! :)

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Here is a few more pics of my 80ss.

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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> That's what they used to look like, never "got" snowmobiling, why go

> fast into icy wind?

there is a radio add over here for a local sporting goods shop and the guy says 'there is no bad weather, there are only bad clothes'

growing up here we were outside all the time, when i got a little older and started finding higher end outdoors gear i've always kinda had that same mantra. I have some really heavy snowmobile snowpants, good Sorel boots, a 'tourmaster' ADV riding jacket with pads, a couple layers of different fleece/ long underwear, and this really fancy KLIM brand balaclava that goes under the helmet and works awesome, i would recommend it even for motorcycle riding in the spring and fall because its probably the best $30 i've ever spent on gear.

3 years ago we woke up at 5 am and rode like 30 miles with -25 air temp, i'd be lying if i said i wasn't a little cold but i had a great time blasting with my brother through the woods as the sun came up.

whats fun about doing all this winter stuff- ice ridng the dirtbike, skiing, snowmobiling, etc, you spend the whole winter just praying for snow and cold. we had 40's last weekend and i was just bumming... cant wait for it to snow again. When march gets rolling, its time to start getting excited about fucking around with planting stuff and digging up the dirt and getting mopeds running... and so on all year until its snow fun season again.

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> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> > Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> > That's what they used to look like, never "got" snowmobiling, why go

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> > fast into icy wind?

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> there is a radio add over here for a local sporting goods shop and the

> guy says 'there is no bad weather, there are only bad clothes'

>

> growing up here we were outside all the time, when i got a little older

> and started finding higher end outdoors gear i've always kinda had that

> same mantra. I have some really heavy snowmobile snowpants, good Sorel

> boots, a 'tourmaster' ADV riding jacket with pads, a couple layers of

> different fleece/ long underwear, and this really fancy KLIM brand

> balaclava that goes under the helmet and works awesome, i would

> recommend it even for motorcycle riding in the spring and fall because

> its probably the best $30 i've ever spent on gear.

>

> 3 years ago we woke up at 5 am and rode like 30 miles with -25 air temp,

> i'd be lying if i said i wasn't a little cold but i had a great time

> blasting with my brother through the woods as the sun came up.

>

> whats fun about doing all this winter stuff- ice ridng the dirtbike,

> skiing, snowmobiling, etc, you spend the whole winter just praying for

> snow and cold. we had 40's last weekend and i was just bumming... cant

> wait for it to snow again. When march gets rolling, its time to start

> getting excited about fucking around with planting stuff and digging up

> the dirt and getting mopeds running... and so on all year until its snow

> fun season again.

If you live in a cold climate you have to adapt to the bullshit that it brings. I have always had the summer toys and the winter toys. I have traveled 200 plus miles on 100 plus hp snow machine and never missed a beat. Got to dress the part man! We all have our secret cold weather mixture. I love peds for the straight simplicity but u got to be a little more dedicated to be runnin sleds. Sleds r a life style and peds are like knitting or some shit. "Ok today I'm gonna knit this pipe and try and get the carb to make it run ok and hit 45mph". That's the way I look at it. Vintage snowmobile people r kinda bland on the forums

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Pic of my 70 panther the second time I restored it lol.

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> Graham Motzing Wrote:

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> > Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> > That's what they used to look like, never "got" snowmobiling, why go

>

> > fast into icy wind?

>

> there is a radio add over here for a local sporting goods shop and the

> guy says 'there is no bad weather, there are only bad clothes'

>

> growing up here we were outside all the time, when i got a little older

> and started finding higher end outdoors gear i've always kinda had that

> same mantra. I have some really heavy snowmobile snowpants, good Sorel

> boots, a 'tourmaster' ADV riding jacket with pads, a couple layers of

> different fleece/ long underwear, and this really fancy KLIM brand

> balaclava that goes under the helmet and works awesome, i would

> recommend it even for motorcycle riding in the spring and fall because

> its probably the best $30 i've ever spent on gear.

>

> 3 years ago we woke up at 5 am and rode like 30 miles with -25 air temp,

> i'd be lying if i said i wasn't a little cold but i had a great time

> blasting with my brother through the woods as the sun came up.

>

> whats fun about doing all this winter stuff- ice ridng the dirtbike,

> skiing, snowmobiling, etc, you spend the whole winter just praying for

> snow and cold. we had 40's last weekend and i was just bumming... cant

> wait for it to snow again. When march gets rolling, its time to start

> getting excited about fucking around with planting stuff and digging up

> the dirt and getting mopeds running... and so on all year until its snow

> fun season again.

I hear you on the gear, it is critical, and I have good stuff, for just generally being outside, not blasting into the wind making my own windchill! I have lived in MN since '77, and can take the cold, I don't really hate it until it dips below 0, and it bugs me more as I age I guess, but at any age I could see no point in making it worse, or being out in it any longer than needed, one exception was down-hill ski, used to love that until about 18-20, something about it was a real work-out kept me really warm. If you want to become a bad-ass in shape dude, cross country ski, holy fuck is that exhausting, it's not as fun as downhill, but you see some beautiful places.

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> > > That's what they used to look like, never "got" snowmobiling, why go

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> > there is a radio add over here for a local sporting goods shop and the

>

> > guy says 'there is no bad weather, there are only bad clothes'

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> >

>

> > growing up here we were outside all the time, when i got a little

> older

>

> > and started finding higher end outdoors gear i've always kinda had

> that

>

> > same mantra. I have some really heavy snowmobile snowpants, good

> Sorel

>

> > boots, a 'tourmaster' ADV riding jacket with pads, a couple layers of

>

> > different fleece/ long underwear, and this really fancy KLIM brand

>

> > balaclava that goes under the helmet and works awesome, i would

>

> > recommend it even for motorcycle riding in the spring and fall because

>

> > its probably the best $30 i've ever spent on gear.

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> >

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> > 3 years ago we woke up at 5 am and rode like 30 miles with -25 air

> temp,

>

> > i'd be lying if i said i wasn't a little cold but i had a great time

>

> > blasting with my brother through the woods as the sun came up.

>

> >

>

> > whats fun about doing all this winter stuff- ice ridng the dirtbike,

>

> > skiing, snowmobiling, etc, you spend the whole winter just praying for

>

> > snow and cold. we had 40's last weekend and i was just bumming...

> cant

>

> > wait for it to snow again. When march gets rolling, its time to start

>

> > getting excited about fucking around with planting stuff and digging

> up

>

> > the dirt and getting mopeds running... and so on all year until its

> snow

>

> > fun season again.

>

> I hear you on the gear, it is critical, and I have good stuff, for just

> generally being outside, not blasting into the wind making my own

> windchill! I have lived in MN since '77, and can take the cold, I don't

> really hate it until it dips below 0, and it bugs me more as I age I

> guess, but at any age I could see no point in making it worse, or being

> out in it any longer than needed, one exception was down-hill ski, used

> to love that until about 18-20, something about it was a real work-out

> kept me really warm. If you want to become a bad-ass in shape dude,

> cross country ski, holy fuck is that exhausting, it's not as fun as

> downhill, but you see some beautiful places.

Yeah I get it. The older I get the more I don't want to spend outside in the cold. I'm in maine and we pretty much have winter six months out of the year. I guess I don't mind it as much when we get good snow to play in but the last few years it's been feast or famine. Makes for a long cold winter. I drive a plow truck so that makes it worse I guess? Me and the wife got cross country skis about eight years ago and never touched them. Still hanging in the garage collecting dust, haha.

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THESE ARE SO COOL. i absolutely love the design alone, it just screams fun

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Saturday was a BLAST

Trailered the Colt to a trailhead where i met up with my buddy Matt (who got me into this)

He had his '72 arctic cat panther all shined up, and brought his son along

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We rode about 6 miles through some beautiful countryside to this rural bar for the show, we were the only two 'vintage' sleds that actually rode in, so we definitely made an entrance, plus having the little man along.

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On the ride back we went up a big hill and i ran out of gas because it all sloshed away from the pickup... wow feels like mopeds!

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Sunday it was like high 40's, I put my son on my lap and we rode around the back yard for about an hour then shut her down.... 55 this weekend so time to get the sleds 'summerized' and start getting the mopeds and dirtbikes ready!

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Jimmy Cincinnati /

Im really digging that Arctic Cat Panther, looks like a blast. Too bad Ohio never gets enough snow to really enjoy one of those. So how long until you convert one into an obnoxious looking scooter?

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Good pic

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GAAAAA! A Green Bay hat! ;D JK, just got to tease ya some, they are our arch rivals, we are conditioned to twitch a bit at the sight of the logo....but that show looked cool as well as some nice country you rode through. We are to see 55 or so this weekend too! :)

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haha yeah my brother had a couple beerskis and decided to go rip donies in the back field

didn't break his arm or jump off any roofs though, bad neighbors played it safe.

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didnt climb shit break arms or jump off of things? your brother?

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Got a 96 Polaris Indy 340 Lite when I was like,, 14? I rode it to school and friends houses and shit all day everyday because I lived on a river and it would take me to a trail that went right next to the school. Shit was like my first freedom like mopeds are to a lot of people. They're awesome and I want to get into fixing and running them but I live in the middle of a college town and I don't think one will fit easily in the back of my Baja lol.

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Dude yea, I never had one in highschool but alotta friends did. it was real po;pular around me, basically every road had a snowmobile trail alongside it, there were alot of trails behind my house that people would ride. We totally let them, I used to go XC skiing and the snowmobiles were like a convenient free groomer for the trails.

i didn know some kids who apparently had enough of people riding behind their house or whatever, maybe it was just a stupid malicious prank but they cut a tree across the trail, some fella slammed it and didnt survive. They all got involuntary manslaughter and as punishment, for whatever reason, were made to join the army? Or like by enlisting the judge reduced their sentence? Is that really who we want in the armed services? anyway crazy shit but still bummed I never managed to get one.

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also theres this super boring guy i work with. like for reference he had a buncha star wars figurines in his office for years and took them all out after force awakens because (spoiler alert) he couldn't handle hans solos death, like that was too much for him. cancel years of fandom.

anyway, hes boring but in his youth apparently rode from cleveland to put-in-bay, a summer resort island in lake erie, on snowmobiles one winter. that's like 90 miles each way over a barren lake. must been nuts.

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yeah i'm gonna lean into it over the summer... who am i kidding i'm gonna pull it out the day of the first snowfall and slam to get it ready for the season... and get it all cleaned up so i can trust it long distance. there is a vintage show thats about 40 miles from here by road, probably closer to 80 on the trails, want to do that next winter.

nobody rides to these shows, its kinda like showing up to anything on mopeds, people are stoked you're running the old junk.

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