NY Snowmobile Conditions

91 messages Options
123456 ... 10
Harvey Harvey
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Camp snowmobile conditions

Chris wrote
Chris wrote
SWEET PICS onto the next page
"You just need to go at that shit wide open, hang on, and own it." —Camp
Chris Chris
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Camp snowmobile conditions

In reply to this post by campgottagopee
Haven't made it to Speculator, yet.  

Yamacat- How about them Sidewinders??  I've had the opportunity to ride a couple of them in poor conditions... Scary fast.

I spend a lot of time in Stratford/Oppenheim/Arietta area.   I help groom/maintain the Stratford Snowdrifter Trails, just haven't had enough snow there yet.  If the snow was more dense it would be a different story, lots of bones up there.

Plenty of snow to poke around, just not enough to groom so you can really rip.  We groom with Mogul Masters behind Skandics.

We had plans of doing a big ride on Saturday AM, but this weather isn't looking too promising.

We may go up and do some BC skiing.  The snowmobile trails, are great fun for skiing and give access to some promising pitches around the Good Luck Mountain area off of Rt10.

The day begins...  Your mountain awaits.
campgottagopee campgottagopee
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Camp snowmobile conditions

Yamacat --- haha

Haven't ridden the Sidewinder but only because I haven't had a chance to yet. I'm sure once I get to Speculator my biddy will let me rip one across the lake.

I'm an Arctic Cat guy but I'll admit I was pretty psyched to find out they merged with Yamaha. I feel I have the best of both worlds with a Yamaha motor and Cat chassis. Totally digging the 4 stoke torque, the engine braking is taking some getting used too tho. Doubt I'll ever go thru a set of brake pads.

We mainly are trail riders around here which, as you know, is much diff than the riding up there. If we get a 2 mile shot of flat groomed before ducking back  into a single track wood section we're lucky. And when we do we'll lap it a couple times to let 'em eat. We do have some power line rips that are substantial POW rides. Like anything else when the conditions are right it's nothing but drift blastin', POW floating grins ear to ear.

I am looking forward to getting to Speculator for some serious groomed trail riding tho. It's soooooo fun!

We have a super nice county loop that's right a 110 miles --- we were hopeful for Sunday but it's not looking good. I'm looking at Tuesday )fingers crossed) as my next day to ride.

Do you ride with a Tech Vest?? I just ordered one. The majority of the guys I ride with all have them and have convinced me to spend the 300 bucks to get one.
NorEaster27 NorEaster27
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Camp snowmobile conditions

I hear moose river plains is riding real nice out toward inlet and eventually old forge, my cousin did 160 miles last sunday.
Chris Chris
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Camp snowmobile conditions

In reply to this post by campgottagopee
campgottagopee wrote

Do you ride with a Tech Vest?? I just ordered one. The majority of the guys I ride with all have them and have convinced me to spend the 300 bucks to get one.
I actually ride with my arcteryx shell, pretty much the exact setup that I use on the ski hill/in the woods.  Thing blocks all of the wind and I let me under layers do the insulating.  If it's cold I'll wear my Carhartt bibs with longjohns/sweat pants for lower body.  Up top just a long sleeve, sweatshirt & down coat under my shell.  Only thing that gets cold on my is my fingers, but I just ordered new hand warmer elements last night off of Dennis Kirk

I just started riding with a the 509 MX style helmet/Goggles and love it with a Balaclava.  I came from a Modular helmet, but have a massive head and had fogging issues and a hard time with the mouth cover thing.  I still wear Modular on warm days, they're nice for on trail refreshments along and when grooming to easily be able to talk to people and again.. have a refreshment.

The day begins...  Your mountain awaits.
campgottagopee campgottagopee
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Camp snowmobile conditions

I mean one of these things ---- mainly protective gear in the event of a crash ---- but I'm told the built belt helps tremendously supporting your back.




I just ride in a shell as well ---- all gortex jacket and pants ---- new sled has a heated seat, can you believe that shit?? LOL


Funny about you switching to helmet with goggles ----- when I rode years ago that's what I rode with, now I went to modular w/ heated windshield. I wear glasses and find I fog up less with that modular due to being able to just crack the shield a little. On warm days I just ride with the sun visor and leave the main face shield up
campgottagopee campgottagopee
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Camp snowmobile conditions

Got for a 60 mile rip yesterday. Some sketchy spots but all in all a great day for riding. Highlights were the wind loaded hedgerows in the fields, drift surfing at it's best!

 


Kleetus Kleetus
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Camp snowmobile conditions

Looks nice. Didn't get to ride last weekend on account of the carnage from the rain and letting trails firm back up but will be riding this weekend. Ride up around Old Forge mostly. Been pretty good up there so far this season.
campgottagopee campgottagopee
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Camp snowmobile conditions

Yea, I didn't ride last weekend either. From what I hear there was lots of open water around, but that's all frozen solid now.

We'll make a trip Specualtor to ride but other than that we ride right from our houses. I't kinda sweet not having to trailer and all the crap that goes along with it.
tjf1967 tjf1967
Reply |
Open this post in threaded view
 

Re: Camp snowmobile conditions

what about riding from your house up to speculator?  I met a few guys from Syracuse at Lisa G's that rode the whole way.

Nice shots BTW.  Drift jumping is hoot.  Snow banks right after they were plowed make pretty good jumps to.
Reply
123456 ... 10