By skylar on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 08:46 pm: Edit Post
After reading John's journal tonight, I would have to agree, EPIC CONDITIONS! Just unbelievable. I met more people from John's site on this trip than I ever have. I am a shy guy by nature, so unless you see my sled somewhere, and come up and talk to me, you won't even know it's me. So, it was nice to meet, Brooks, Chazz, Patrick, Andy, Chris from Team Hennesy, and asb3lakes and her husband. Everyone was really cool. Andy and Patrick, you guys are hysterical. Can't wait to ride next year with you guys. Just remind me not to have the same sled as Andy, holy crap was that funny! Lance's switchback is all good.
By asb3lakes on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 08:59 pm: Edit Post
Skylar...looks like you lost your touch like I did earlier today...are your pics too large?? Can't wait to see them!
By skylar on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 09:07 pm: Edit Post
Nice meeting you also. Good luck on moving up there! That is awesome! Later, Skylar.
By mxzx989 on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 10:01 pm: Edit Post
Hey Skylar, I think we passed you on the trail 3 on Friday between Twin Lakes and Toivola. There were three of us, 2 doos and a black cat. Do these sleds look familiar?
By asb3lakes on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 10:07 pm: Edit Post
The images weren't there before...does the posting come up before you've completely uploaded them? New to this and still learning....
By skylar on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 10:08 pm: Edit Post
Yep, yep ,yep!! What a blast eh?
By kingofmountain on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 10:36 pm: Edit Post
Skylar, looks like you boys had one sweet___ time!! The snow is amazing up here now...and I figure you wouldn't want to miss this epic event, yah, I just read John's journal. Wish I would of been there, but some of us have to work to make it safe for others to play (LOL). Enjoy your day.
By dougyb on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 10:59 pm: Edit Post
I just don't get it
By scottiking on Monday, April 09, 2007 - 11:00 pm: Edit Post
Just got back from Bristows and They are going to tear apart Chris's new sled in the morning and have it back to us thursday so we can head to krupps again friday!
By admin on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 04:53 am: Edit Post
Very nice Skylar! Glad SOMEONE took lots of pics of the riding conditions!
By acase27 on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 07:34 am: Edit Post
Skylar, I was at Krupps saturday morning too. Just wondering if you guys saw an 07 rev and a ZR 900 both short tracks, haha. Yeah we got stuck. It was well worth it tho. I was looking for you guys but never saw you.
By yooper on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 08:01 am: Edit Post
AWESOME PICS!!Unbelievable powder Wish I was there!
By bigkevs on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 08:06 am: Edit Post
Hey Skylar, I've got an '06 s/b900. Really like the sled. Make sure if you get one all the updates are done.Check all the sites for clues on what else you can look for. Had mine out West, only regret was I shoulda gone with a 2" track vs. 1.25" stocker..Looks like a lot of fun up at Krupp's neighborhood! Wish I was there!
By bigkevs on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 08:14 am: Edit Post
OOPS, Meant to say Hey Scottking! Sorry skylar. me bad....!out!!!
By mrsjac95 on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 08:28 am: Edit Post
Yeah - over here sobbing now, uncontrollably sobbing.
By skylar on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 07:17 pm: Edit Post
Kingofmountain, thanks for making the roads safe! But, man, it must have been driving you NUTS to see all that snow, and not be out playing in it!
By admin on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 07:38 pm: Edit Post
By kingofmountain on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 08:35 pm: Edit Post
John, reading, and wishing for a time machine.
By maxmachz on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 08:55 pm: Edit Post
Raftin Johnny and I are going back up Thursday,we'll post some more pics of what we find for you....our 121's can't go where you guys go tho, but we will still burn 2 more tanks of fuel in the Mach Zs for the second time this April after it being grass!! Last Friday was the BEST, Scotti we should have stayed and not gone home
By skylar on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 09:28 pm: Edit Post
Here are a few more
By scott_b on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 09:41 pm: Edit Post
By scott_b on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 09:47 pm: Edit Post
And thanks for the great pics, always look forward to your posts after a trip. Hope to meet up with you some day.
By skylar on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 09:54 pm: Edit Post
Nope, the RMK was not fixed yet. I called the dealer Thursday and told them I was swinging by to pick it up. It is still ridable. It wasn't the jump that bent it, it was what I landed on, and the angle that I landed at, that bent it.
By rusty1577 on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 10:20 pm: Edit Post
hey what do you all think the snow will be like this weekend? pack?fluff??????????
By skylar on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 10:26 pm: Edit Post
By mrsjac95 on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 10:34 pm: Edit Post
Hey Skylar - THE MANSION... Did it fall? Or did you finally have that BOMB fire???
By skylar on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 10:42 pm: Edit Post
It was sacrificed in the name of fire safety training. One step closer to the dream becoming a reality. But, still a few years to go though.
By skylar on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 10:50 pm: Edit Post
LMAO. I was just thinking of last weekend as I was looking at the pictures here, and I have to tell the story. As Joe and I and his son and my brother towed the 02 RMK back to Krupp's, and to get the back up sled, the rest of the gang stayed at the BP. Well, Andy and Patrick are brothers, and like most brothers, not to easy on each other. Lance and Andy have the same year sled, except Andy's has a small windshield and handguards. Anyways, Patrick's summit's front bumper was damaged a little bit, so Andy kept kicking it, and telling Patrick he was going to wreck it more. So Patrick decides he is going to ram his sled into Andy's, at a distance of about 5' or so. So he does, and breaks the rest of his bumper. Weeelll, he actually slammed into Lance's switchback, and not Andy's. I wasn't even there to see it happen, and I was laughing my arse off. No damage to Lance's sled.
By 95xcr600 on Tuesday, April 10, 2007 - 11:20 pm: Edit Post
April 10th and there is still snow like that to be had at Krupp's? Man, I am living in the WRONG state. Iowa sucks...
By tilltheend on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 11:17 am: Edit Post
Wait Skylar my bro started it! He broke that thing in Wyoming in February, I told him it would go through the powder better without the bumper! And for the record I have one good handguard left after friday. It was a good day to bad we could only ride friday, were thinking about heading back up this weekend, waiting on how the weather is. You guys heading back up?
By willey on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 01:24 pm: Edit Post
Skylar, from the looks of it you guys had an awesome time. How do you like your RMK? I am thinking about picking up a 07' 600 RMK 144.
By skylar on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 09:14 pm: Edit Post
TTE, my bad, I though you broke it a little first.LOL. It was still funnier then . Not sure if we are going up or not. It will probably be a last minute descision.
By jeffxc700 on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 - 11:36 pm: Edit Post
your pics make me DROOL!!
By ridesafe on Thursday, April 12, 2007 - 11:11 pm: Edit Post
Totally awesome Skylar!!!
By mnnolesks on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 01:07 am: Edit Post
Not to be rude or out of line but some parts of this thread have lost their site. The pics are great but it seems this thread has been taken over by pics and vids and their comments.
By twark_kesslers on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 01:18 am: Edit Post
I would contend that the pictures definitely indicate snow conditions. Even look at the title. If John Dee complains will obviously comply with his wishes.
By mnnolesks on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 02:41 am: Edit Post
I will not argue that the pictures tell of the past conditions. Personally I just see that this section of the boards has become a picture post and comment section. While it has become hard to sort through for true conditions. As I said let us self police ourselves, If lots of pics, let us all say, they are in picture thread, and post our condition statements here.
By snowstump on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 08:44 am: Edit Post
there is always someone complaining about something, crap, are you sure your not just jelouse that you don't have a story to tell? P.S. shoutout to the J DEE family,have a good summer. I'm still high from all the POW awsome weekend!!!
By skylar on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 11:37 am: Edit Post
Don't worry, I'll move this one to the guest shots soon. Maybe when I get back Sunday from another weekend of riding.
By marty700 on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 11:48 am: Edit Post
I was in Twin Lakes this week. Rode Monday to Wednesday with my son. The area is definitely getting spent. The warmer temps and traffic have all but killed the Bill Nichols trail. Off trail riding is still decent, but very few areas are left for new tracks and many forestry/logging roads were also getting bumpy. Best riding was north of Houghton. You have to trailer North to get over the bridge, but North of Calumet, the trails get good. We broke trail the last 15 miles into Copper Harbor on Tuesday. We were literally bushwhacking as we had to move many downed branches and even a 5 inch diameter downed tree. The fresh snow was worth it though - I'd say it was about 24"-36" deep on the trail, deeper in some spots. The view from atop Brockway was breathtaking - because of the time of year, you could literally see Thunder Bay on the other side of Lake Superior. For those looking to ride this weekend, I'd defintely suggest trailering North. There's plenty of snow left up there and its in pretty good shape. I know we left the last 15 miles into Copper Harbor in beautiful condition - on the return trip form Copper Harbor, we tried to smooth it out a bit for subsequent riders. Finally, one note: the gas station(s) in Copper Harbor were closed. I had to syphon gas from my son's long track (1996 Ski-doo Tourning LE 380cc) to my short track (2002 Ski-doo Legend 700cc) to get back to the gas stop just South of Phoenix. I'll try to post pictures early next week.
By mnnolesks on Saturday, April 14, 2007 - 11:21 pm: Edit Post
Looking back I am sorry for the way I had posted or worded the message/s. I was leaving to head back to the UP in a few hours and wanted to try and find condition updates for the area, and was frustrated having to scroll through countless picture comments. I just updated the condions thread that was started on my opinion of what I say from friday - early this morning. I will post the pictures later as soon as I get them sent to me, in the pictures area.