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thebluff
10-15-2009, 03:23 PM
I have been plesantly suprised that there hasnt been much (if any) talk about not riding this year. Last year with the gas prices, many were cutting back.

Does pretty much everyone plan on getting out and having fun this year?

michaeladams
10-15-2009, 03:45 PM
i will ride no matter what the cost.and will also go to where the snow is if theres none by me

whitedust
10-15-2009, 04:36 PM
Sure I'm riding unless gas goes back to $4.50 a gallon the I would need to limit trail miles. No other costs for me just gas.

dew69
10-15-2009, 05:05 PM
Yep, I will ride! Does not matter what the price of gas is. I will pay to ride.

xcr440
10-15-2009, 05:07 PM
dew69, don't say that too loud, we don't want the enviro's and everyone else that hates snowmobiles thinking that......

maddog24
10-15-2009, 05:16 PM
I would cut out other luxuries before I would cut out sledding, if things got tough!

bonnevier
10-15-2009, 05:37 PM
Just finished up lining up a cabin for MLK weekend in da Yoop!

dcsnomo
10-15-2009, 07:32 PM
As much as I can!

harvest1121
10-15-2009, 07:34 PM
I might not ride this year if there is no snow in Illinois but be in the Up on the 1st of January 2010.

lvr1000
10-15-2009, 07:39 PM
Heck yes we're riding this year! I'm hoping for 3 full weeks at least. I told the wife if I loose my job, she can just forward my mail and allowance to da UP. I'll keep her sled warm for her.

sledjunkie25
10-15-2009, 08:24 PM
michaeladams- you said it the best my man same with me

dew69
10-15-2009, 08:32 PM
xcr,
I did not mean to say it out loud. I forgot to use my inside voice! For myself, it does not matter what the economy is. If I want to ride, than I will ride. Either at home or travel some where.

samc
10-15-2009, 08:49 PM
Were ever the snow takes us. Cabin, UP, Out West, etc....... Be very very quite, were hunting White Gold.......

ezra
10-15-2009, 08:50 PM
you only go around 1 time. and only so many years you can physically ride the steep and deep. out of those years what maby 30days max for most guys who don't live in the snow belt or the big hills out west.yeah I think I will just keep 10 + grand of toys locked in the garage because I am nervous about my next job.I don't think so.

polarisrider1
10-15-2009, 08:52 PM
Is this a trick question?

isitwinteryet
10-15-2009, 09:00 PM
business is slow, economy sucks, am I thinking about a trip this year?? you betcha bring it on asap and several trips I hope!

zr580
10-15-2009, 09:01 PM
i will find the snow and punish it.

skylar
10-15-2009, 09:04 PM
Ahh, yea, I will be riding!

samc
10-15-2009, 09:24 PM
The machines are not in the garage to look at.

ezra
10-15-2009, 10:09 PM
I do like looking at them they just look so nice with the rest of my toys.

doospunk
10-15-2009, 10:31 PM
yup. December 16th is my opener. "Out West".

jeffkg
10-16-2009, 10:48 AM
1st trip of 6 to the Western UP, set for Dec 2nd-7th. Getting close, can't wait!

brad_2001
10-16-2009, 11:42 AM
Not looking good, rotator cuff surgery next friday, maybe if I'm lucky I might get to go for a ride in march.

Bradzooooo

pfd_crew
10-16-2009, 11:46 AM
heading up to munising the 26th of dec. for a week, then again in jan. feb. and hopefully march if the weather holds up

xcr440
10-16-2009, 11:51 AM
Quite honestly, asking this question on this site is not going to get very many IF any "No" responses.

If you're here, you're planning on riding this year.

beakjones
10-16-2009, 11:59 AM
Well, I kinda sorta need a new ski on my XLT so that might not be ready by the time trails open. Good thing I have 2 other sleds I can drive. There will be much riding this year. I always save every vacation day to get in 3 full weeks worth or riding plus many many weekends of sunrise-midnight+ rides.

bigvin
10-16-2009, 12:14 PM
<font size="+2">LET IT SNOW !</font>

thebluff
10-16-2009, 12:17 PM
It is good to see such enthusiastic responses. I think the question was one of honest curiosity. A year ago there was quite a few that were cutting back, storing sleds and even a few that were talking of selling due to the high price of fuel and job fears, etc.

I didnt see really any of that being talked about this year so I was curious. Keep in mind, I provide lodging in the Yoop.<font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> keeps me curious if people are going to ride. We have been taking a few reservations which is earlier than we typically have seen them in the past.

We have lowered our prices this year and intend on doing all we can to stay as close to 100% occupancy all week that we can. If you are looking for deals, check our online calander. If there is an odd couple days that are empty or say a reservation that ends and leaves a Sat night open.....shoot me an email.

Great input.

www.thebluff.biz (http://www.thebluff.biz)
906 883 3515 906 884 2498

upbarleyboy
10-16-2009, 03:26 PM
Blazin&#39; trails by day, Drinkin&#39; Ales by night!!

As long as the ground has plenty of snow, everything will be alright.

yooper
10-16-2009, 03:53 PM
I wil be riding for sure....been counting down since day 257...I&#39;m down to day 96 :-&#41;

indybru
10-16-2009, 04:24 PM
Yes, but not as much as past years. Maybe as much as last year because my season was cut short in March when I ride a fair amount.

I down hill and cross country ski more.

Last year we used 2 of 5 snowmobiles and haven&#39;t used the trailer in 3 years.

lenny
10-16-2009, 09:35 PM
I&#39;ll be riding but less I think. I am on a tight budget and if i burn a few gallons every time out that is 5 bucks and last year I was out alot, sometimes twice a day

mjdeutsch
10-16-2009, 09:41 PM
Am I going to breath today? <font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font><font color="ff0000">•</font> Yeah.

Hoosier
10-17-2009, 12:08 AM
I&#39;ll keep riding as long as I have a job - i.e., until the recession hits me personally. I only get out about 8 days each year though.

xsledder
10-17-2009, 12:51 AM
Scheduled four trips. Hope to get more miles in this year.

scottiking
10-17-2009, 01:30 PM
I don&#39;t think I will be riding this year!

Scottiking OUT











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zx6r1996
10-17-2009, 06:01 PM
Not only are we going to be riding, but we are going to RIDE HARD!

www.teamridehard.com (http://www.teamridehard.com)

Ride Fast Or Be Last!

Firecatguy
10-17-2009, 07:13 PM
I might give it a try this winter!!

When do the Trails Open?

polaris_5
10-18-2009, 11:18 AM
Lenny, I think we need to pass the hat around to keep you out on the trail all winter. I need the updated photos you put up. They were greatly appreciated last year especially when we were coming up in march. If not for the photos and feed back we would have not come up. Glad we did it was a great time. Thanks

lvr1000
10-18-2009, 12:02 PM
Oh, I get it scottiking: &#34;Are you going to ride this year?&#34; being 01/01/09 through 12/31/09. I guess I&#39;ll only get a week in, hopefully!

peter
10-18-2009, 12:15 PM
For Sure!!!

kimmer
10-18-2009, 01:40 PM
Im ready to ride,pick up more sea&amp;snow on sale at fleet/farm and the sled is ready to rock the u.p.

600hoic
10-18-2009, 07:21 PM
No job here so the sled is staying tucked away. How sad.

lenny
10-18-2009, 07:49 PM
I&#39;ll for sure be hitting freshies, I gotta keep my priorities straight, freshies rule!
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/58069/117107.jpg

600hoic, you never know what my come your way, keep optimistic bro

lenny
10-18-2009, 07:55 PM
we&#39;ll, maybe that pic is a few day old freshie ride but none the less untracked and deep. Here is some mfresh stuf.
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/58069/117109.jpg
I got off the sled at the bottom of this low area and sat for a while taking in the sight. Maybe one of my most favorite rides

lenny
10-18-2009, 07:57 PM
one more for grins
http://www.johndee.com/discuss/clipart/your_image.gif

lenny
10-18-2009, 08:00 PM
what the!

http://www.johndee.com/discuss/messages/58069/117121.jpg

dickie
10-18-2009, 08:33 PM
Headed to wyoming 2nd week in Dec. cannot wait