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  1. vt_bluyamaha54

    To off trail riders who can’t stay on the trail

    Off-trail riders many times do use trails to get to a place to ride - whether it is a legal OT area or just somewhere they choose to jump off. Paddle tracks do far more damage to a trail than normal height lugs. The point they jump off the groomed trail also becomes a danger point for trail riders who tend to hug the snowbank on the right side of the trail because they create a hump,of snow.
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    Heading West

    Looked like a great trip. The ‘little camera’ took nice pictures and must have functioned well in the cold - unlike most of our phones. Thanks for sharing.
  3. vt_bluyamaha54

    A new @ stroke from YAMAHA????

    There are many sleds that are taken care of and we can all agree that maintenance generally adds longevity but there are certainly other things that are also in play. Design, quality/strength of materials, and build quality are a few that come to mind. I realize there are strong feelings in the 2-stroke vs 4-stroke camps but from a purely engineering standpoint, a 2-stroke will never last as long as a 4-stroke because the 4-stroke has the advantage of consistent lubrication. The consistent lubrication also provides consistent, distributed cooling which always makes engines last longer - period.
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    Trailer advise

    One thing not mentioned that can be a real PIA is the guy wires for the ramp doors. They can be a serious hazard when backing a sled out - especially if the initial lineup is off just a bit or the sled shifts in the glides on the way out. That, and whether all sleds always get unloaded or not would make the V-nose door(s) a consideration for me. I second Mr. Gutz's endorsement of ProLine trailers. They are made in NH by a family of snowmobilers and they are a first class operation. They make other trailers too and many go to Canada. Talk to them and compare their product to others; you'll be glad you did! https://nhtrailers.com/
  5. vt_bluyamaha54

    When will it stop?

    I know Vermont and NH state in the OHRV regulations that chasing/harassing any wildlife is a fineable offense. I would guess it also is in Quebec and anywhere else. My encounters have always been resolved by stopping completely, shutting the machine off and staying seated until they are out of sight. Following them slowly on the trail can sometimes have a bad outcome if they decide to turn back so I don't recommend it. Just be alert to the surroundings as there can always be another animal in the area that you DON'T see!
  6. vt_bluyamaha54

    Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    Your Dad was a remarkable person and I know you and the family will miss him. Take comfort in the many memories he gave as you celebrate his life and say your goodbyes. My thoughts are with you my friend.
  7. vt_bluyamaha54

    Outfitter, lodge, near chandler

    Yeah, scratching my head a bit on that but he definitely asked about Domaine Valga in the first post. Anyway - I have stayed at Domaine Valga several times. The food is excellent, the rooms clean and comfortable. Eric and his wife are great people. Recommended. IMO, you can still experience great views of the mountains without going all the way around the peninsula. Traveling east on TQ 5 and taking the 597 trail will still check the views boxes.
  8. vt_bluyamaha54

    Rain coming

    The 14 day weather for RDL shows temps going back to teens (and single numbers at night) by Sun 12/23 and staying cold thru the week until another brief warmup (30s) for Sat 12/29. This, and the snowcover will help take care of absorbing the rain and most of the attendant runoff IMO. Groomers will be able to go back out as soon as the temps allow so it should be OK (but might be hard). There is lots of good riding in the Montmagny area IMO and if you are only planning on a couple of days to ride it might not be worth going to the Universal. Currently the C/A area map shows very good conditions in that area.
  9. vt_bluyamaha54

    Groomer Contest 2018-19

    12/11. Late to the party so not the date I wanted but I'll be optimistic and go for an early opening!
  10. vt_bluyamaha54

    My new Mistress...from the beginning.

    They do a lot more finish work than I would have guessed. Probably because it is truly such a custom piece. Very impressive welding and paint work!
  11. vt_bluyamaha54

    Shield Heater Tester

    Things like this make many of us miss good old Radio Shack!
  12. vt_bluyamaha54

    Wifey made the FCMQ news letter

    Props to your wife for making the effort to get back out there! Very inspirational
  13. vt_bluyamaha54

    Iceman a’ Indy

    Wow. Always interesting to see the new equipment. Takes allot of time to shine one of those boys up! Thanks for sharing Don.
  14. vt_bluyamaha54

    Gaspe trip

    Hotel Fraser is a good stop. Good pics; thanks for sharing and glad you didn't get knocked off your trip plan by the storm. There were quite a few years that the trail into Perce wasn't being groomed - or was only being groomed about once a month. Too bad b/c places like Roland's and Fleur de Lis Hotel got hurt by it. Maybe others can chime in but I believe it was some kind of landowner dispute(?)
  15. vt_bluyamaha54

    Spending a extra day at the Delta

    There's really nothing to gain, and much that can be lost when the weather turns up there. The combination of wind and just a few inches of 'forecasted accumulation' creates potentially life threatening travel for snowmobile travel. Nothing to be ashamed of. You made a good decision.