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Old January 27, 2012, 15:58   #1
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Let's Go Snowmachining!!!

You boys think it's cold?

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Old January 27, 2012, 17:18   #2
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Just think how it was on the Russian Front during the Battle of Stalingrad and the other abortive battles like Napolean's invasion and his retreat during the winter. Those guys were tough.
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Old January 27, 2012, 17:21   #3
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+53 F here at my house in SE TN. Frogs have been croaking every night this week. I don't guess we are going to have any winter this year.
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Old January 27, 2012, 17:22   #4
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Two places I'd never want to be: Ostfront and Alaska in the winter (summer's another matter). Those guys didn't have a choice, but thank the gods, I do.
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Old January 28, 2012, 09:54   #5
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it will always be snowmobiling to me, think snow-mobile, snow-mobile, snow-mobile, sunny & 50's here in new mex
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Old January 28, 2012, 10:24   #6
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Yeah, I thought snowmachining sounded weird. Only hicks and Canadians say that.

Gman, say it with us: snowmobiling. Atta boy.

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Old January 28, 2012, 10:35   #7
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Yeah, I thought snowmachining sounded weird. Only hicks and Canadians say that.

Gman, say it with us: snowmobiling. Atta boy.

here in Vermont we use the terms snowmachining, snowmobiling and skidooing. then again i can see Canada from my front door
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what i've seen on the news GMAN your going to be riding until July.
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Old January 28, 2012, 11:14   #9
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Whooee, -61 degrees.......you gota be crazy to live in that environment.

Reno is 18 F. this morning, I'm crazy to live here....going to be relocating to warmer pastures soon.
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Old January 28, 2012, 19:10   #10
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-28 this morning on the Kenai-BTW it's snowMACHINING!! in Alaska-snow mobiling is putzinng around on groomed trails stopping at the lodge or cafe for a hot toddy-SNOWMACHINING is taking off across the tundra, making your own trail at 55mph with no destination in mind at -20-We do it differently up here to say the least!

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Old January 28, 2012, 19:31   #11
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I use to live in the interior of Alaska. Matter of fact that's where my wife and I met and got married many many years ago. For you young fellers that are thinking of moving up there you might want to take a woman with you. It's not always an easy task finding a good woman in the remote parts of Alaska.

Alaska is a young mans playground. If I had my health and youth I would be back there again. I don't so I am living the easy life down here in Northern Maine.
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Old January 28, 2012, 19:31   #12
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-it's snowMACHINING!! in Alaska-snow mobiling is putzinng around on groomed trails stopping at the lodge or cafe for a hot toddy-SNOWMACHINING is taking off across the tundra, making your own trail at 55mph with no destination in mind at -20-We do it differently up here to say the least!
back when i was younger and was in the sport we used to be the first ones to break the trails around my grandfathers place. we'd stop build a fire and have lunch out in the woods. nothing like stepping off your machine into snow up to your waist grooming was usually done by somebody from the local club with a small pull behind groomer. now the trails are like super highways no fun there.
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Old January 28, 2012, 19:36   #13
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Skeeter you doing the fishing derby this weekend?

I might head there tomorrow if I can find the time. lol
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Old January 28, 2012, 19:46   #14
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No, I have been under the weather lately that's why I have been on here posting so much. My youngest daughter is up that way this weekend. Not sure if she is fishing or snowmobiling.
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Old January 29, 2012, 12:11   #15
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In the mid to late 80's, when I lived in Bethel, everyone called them snow- go's. I suppose a lot has changed since then. The population was about 3500 people.
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Old January 29, 2012, 17:41   #16
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Low 70s here and we have those things but here they have little boats under them and they float.
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Old January 30, 2012, 05:35   #17
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When I drive one around I call it "working" since using one is part of my job at a ski area. The noun I most often use is "snowmachine". Like 4-wheelers the rest of the year, I see them strictly as a job tool. No recreational interest for me.

It's been a horrible winter for people who enjoy this hobby here in New England and another blow to the regional economy. I have friends who spent hundreds just registering their family's sleds and haven't been out at all. Very sad.
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"It's been a horrible winter for people who enjoy this hobby here in New England and another blow to the regional economy. I have friends who spent hundreds just registering their family's sleds and haven't been out at all. Very sad."


Blackmore, Send them up our way there's enough of the white stuff up here.

Snowmobiling is a big boom for our economy up here. We have thousands of miles of trails and people come from all over the country to run them. Last few years the wealthier folks have been paying someone to haul their sleds up here. The people fly up meet their sleds and spend a week riding them. Then they fly back and their sleds get trucked back home. It's getting so it's harder to find a hotel room in the winter then it is in the summer up here. For an area that's rural and poor it's a big help.
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Old January 30, 2012, 13:46   #19
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In the mid to late 80's, when I lived in Bethel, everyone called them snow- go's. I suppose a lot has changed since then. The population was about 3500 people.
They are still called snogo and by the Yup'ik snu-kuuq. The "q" represents a glottal stop in the back of the mouth/beginning of the throat that is impossible to translate.

I knew there were a couple guys on here that have lived in this neck of the woods, so I figgered it'd be better to use snowmachine than snogo.

Lemme see...s-n-o-w-mmmmmm....mmmm...mmm...GO! Snogo!

There ya go Lew, I did it!!
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Old January 30, 2012, 14:09   #20
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I lived at Eielson AFB in 70-71. They didn't even cancel school unless it was 50 below zero. It is a different kind of cold up there as I remember. VERY dry in the winter. You had to have a hymidifier in your house to keep the static electricity down. Us kids used to put them snowmobile suits on and stay out for hours and hours. Didn't bother us a bit. After spending 5 years in boiler rooms on ships my metabolism changed permanently. I can't tolerate cold anymore. It is some of the most beautiful country on earth but I just don't think I could take the cold anymore.

The Artic Cat 440 was considered a pretty decent snowmobile at that time.
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