View Full Version : The Itch!
09-01-2009, 12:30 PM
Let the itch begin!!
09-01-2009, 12:36 PM
Some of us talk about snowmobiling almost every day... we are hopelessly hooked
09-01-2009, 12:50 PM
For me the itch began over 35 years ago, and it has never stopped.
Spent many of Sundays watching out the front window for the Chrysler station Wagon pulling the 4 place trailer loaded with Ski-doo's to pull in. Just so I could ask my Dad and brothers: How was the trip? Did anyone crash? When can I go? Steve, did you run into the back of the car again? (Dad told him not to go too fast the first time he was allowed to load his own sled on the trailer. He drove it right into the back end of the Chrysler)Seems like every week I would help carry those Egg shaped hoods to the basement for some fresh fiberglass repair and a fresh coat of Ski-Doo yellow paint.
Ohh when my dad brought home that new Allouette Jr. Brute for me, that was the beginning of my freedom.
Now, all summer long when riding the Harley, what are the most of my thoughts while riding??
Imagining that the road I'm on was a freshly groomed trail.
09-01-2009, 01:30 PM
I first got hooked 10 years ago when a friend ask me to go with him. Never been right since, now I have my wife and kids, mom and dad, uncle and his 2 boys hooked! Priceless!
09-01-2009, 04:14 PM
here were it started for me
got it off the reservation in Hayward lakes area when I was A wee little guy...
09-01-2009, 04:17 PM
g eich - you said it right..."never been right since." I ride about 8 days a year, and think about the rest. Living in central indiana, if I had any sense, I'd get interested in something else.
09-01-2009, 05:40 PM
ooooh my gosh!<font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font> I cant wait!
09-01-2009, 05:54 PM
Itch? wha wha whaaa whaaaaaat iiitttch? lmao
yeah I got it!!! http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif
09-01-2009, 08:26 PM
09-01-2009, 09:09 PM
The itch has been all summer for me really getting bad with this cooler weather. Sunday cleaned the carb on my neighbors snowblower for him and today dug the kid's Kitty Cat out of storage and cleaned the carb and checked everything over.
Maybe in a couple of weeks going to bring my two older sleds home to start working on them.
09-01-2009, 09:21 PM
The itch started to be scratched for me this past Saturday when we went out to my buddy's farm where my son's sled is stored. After a lot of pulling it fired up. The problem is now I am itching even worse. Mine and the wife's I won't mess with for another couple of months IF I can wait that long.
09-01-2009, 10:39 PM
few more months, its coming
09-01-2009, 11:04 PM
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09-01-2009, 11:10 PM
09-02-2009, 11:19 AM
<font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font><font color="ff0000"></font> yes! The wedding is over, getting cooler at night, and the bikes are almost done with for the year! Time to get the sleds in my shop!
09-02-2009, 12:39 PM
September 1st and the cooler weather is always the start of the itch for me. And with the magazines starting back up just adds fuel to the fire. Snow Rocks!
09-02-2009, 01:41 PM
I got the itch - not a good one, but I think it's because I was up in Hurley quading a few weeks ago. Same symptoms from when I visit up there during the sledding season. Who knows!
But seriusly smooth trails are callin my name. Back in December of 05, the season opener up there was perfect for riding - had to do a little grooming yourself though.
09-03-2009, 12:03 PM
The yamis are already to go. I just have to replace the speedo cable on one of them.
09-03-2009, 01:09 PM
While I enjoy my quads and my old Jeep, nothing compares to the sleds.
I actually picked up the sport reluctantly about 6 years ago, I used to think it was just a way to get from bar to bar but my Uncle built a place up north and bought a couple, then we rented one more(a 2up) for a weekend and we all went north for the weekend. 300 miles and 14 inches of snow later I was hooked. Now my wife and oldest son ride as well.
Last year my 10 year old made one of those paper chains and every day cut off one link until it was Dec 1st. We go to the Novi Sled Show as a family to check everything out. Last year the wife helped stud the track of her own sled.
My sled will be coming out in the next week or so and getting a new top end.
Then the real itching will begin!!!!
In the meantime I still run Doo oil thru the weedwacker to get my fix.
09-03-2009, 03:45 PM
I guess I am just one the sick ones, I've been praying for snow since the last ride last year at the end of April in Da UP Eh!!I am on the sled sights everyday, multiple times, always looking for a deal on parts or some new photos to peruse......Call me nuts
09-03-2009, 03:58 PM
Cant frickin wait, two best things in the world... Snowmobiling, and Hockey!!! when not doing one, doing the other lol bring on the snowwwwwww
09-03-2009, 06:24 PM
I think I have passed the itch down! he started tearing down the sled last week, he says he only has 93 days to get it completed. http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/9/113949.jpg
09-05-2009, 07:59 AM
I have always been a dirtbike and ATV rider. Back in 1997 I was 21 and worked with a lady at UPS who asked me if I had ever been snowmobiling. I said no, but always wanted to try. She said her and 3 of her friends (all gals) got them and were heading up to a place in Michigan called St. Ignace for 4 days and if I wanted to go? A snowmobile trip with 3 women how can you pass that up? I went and rented me a 1997 cat 440. I had the time of my life riding that sled. I knew at that moment I was hooked. Since then I have been riding older 2 stroke sleds, but this year I finally bought the big dog. I got a new 07 Yamaha Attak looking at me in the garage everytime I go out there. I've already been talking about when I retire buying a place in the UP and so forth just to feed this addiction. I have no desire to head South for warm weather anymore. let it snow let it snow!
09-05-2009, 09:02 AM
It dosent ever stop, from the last ride of the year all i am doing is just thinkin about the first run of the next year. The crave for the snow never stops. If it wasnt for john dee and this site i would think i was going crazy being the only one.
09-05-2009, 09:52 AM
cmharcou- wait, wait wait. You go sledding with 3 women and all you talk about is sledding? Wow dude you got it bad.http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/happy.gif lol
09-05-2009, 10:46 AM
I have the itch 24/7/365, no matter how hard I scratch, I can't get rid of the itch.
I've got it so bad, tomorrow there will be some pond skipping going on!
09-05-2009, 02:15 PM
eagle1! my point exactly. I can ride it when I want, shut it off when I want, and it doesn't talk back!
09-05-2009, 07:15 PM
Skylar nailed it! I'm the same way man! Except i wont be doin no pond skippin LOL! :P
09-05-2009, 09:13 PM
I love snow!! I canít wait!! The first forecast of snow in west central IL have my blood pressure up and my head spinning. I drive my wife nuts checking the window for the first flurries. My first ride of a season was October 23 and we werenít even done with harvest yet. My latest was April 15 and there was corn planted in the neighborhood. The most miles for a season were 3100, 2000 in the U P and 1100 in IL. The most for a day was just over 300 and 1165 for a 5 day trip. My goal is to break all my records every year! I have been riding for 34 years and I like it better every winter.
09-06-2009, 09:06 PM
have had that itch for 34 years spent many nights sleeping in front of the sliding door cause the weatherman said its gonna snow mom couldnt get me to bed so thats where i slept 38 years old still cant sleep when they first start forcasting it!! now i got a wife (that i got started in snowmobiling) that bugs me in august when the weather calls for frost!!
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