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Everything posted by vt_bluyamaha54

  1. Were the tickets for speed or riding the town road or something else? Not defending the police here but wondering why so many were being ticketed. Pittsburg gets a lot of traffic in a normal year and I’m sure they are crazy busy with Quebec shut and many New England states not having a lot of snow
  2. I bought a “CMP” lift through my dealer about 15yrs ago and it has been well worth it. (Was about $285??). Not sure CMP is still around though. I did add the wheel kit and would definitely recommend it b/c there are always times you’ll want the sled moved to another spot in the garage - even if it’s just to get it closer to the open door to run it for track alignment checks, etc. A quick additional thought - NONE of the wheel kits are much good on anything other than a concrete floor b/c they are small and each have a lot of weight on them.
  3. How many miles on Snohorse’s 850? Gotta wonder how a sled that just came back from a dealer that did a full service ends up with a toasted motor such a short time later?
  4. Two strokes will always be affected more by bad fuel due to the destructive effect of combustion detonation caused by the water. Might just be timing - those that got fuel soon after a delivery got a lot of water and/or dirt stirred up by the force of the delivery nozzle. Water will always be in the bottom of a fuel tank and without a way to drain it off will always become a problem most noticeable after a delivery or when the pickup is at the bottom of the tank.
  5. Nearly all of the aluminum trailers have steel/galvanized axels. This cause galvanic corrosion due to the dissimilar metals and is accelerated by the presence of road salt.
  6. Always a yearly treat when you share your trip to St. Come Alain! Excellent!
  7. Collett Communicators equipped groomers with warning beacons (GWBs) that emitted a “wee-waahh, wee-Waahh” tone to your helmet radio. I rarely got an alert In Quebec but regularly heard the warnings in Vt + N.H. As a groomer operator, it is always a scary thing to meet oncoming sleds As others have said, it should never be depended upon to enable riders to ‘own’ a trail like there’s no oncoming traffic.
  8. If your wife would enjoy spa experience, instead of diverting to all the way to Montmagny, go to St. Paul-de Montminy and go here: https://www.appalachesspa.com/en It is a beautiful place with outdoor hot pools, etc. it is about 30m SSW of Montmagny between TQ35 + TQ55. (If you drew a line between Montmagny + Lac Etchemin, it’s about in the middle)
  9. Nope that’s another place and that’s by Thetford Mines. Lac etchemin is northeast of there.
  10. Actually really sucks because the groomer had just done the trail and now must not only do it again, but has to fix all the spots where the car swung wide and buggered the trail. Thanks mostly to GPS, we’re seeing more and more of the car-on-trail incidents.
  11. There still seems to be folks in the snowmobile community who are continuing to promote hand signals to approaching sleds about the number in your group. JUST STOP IT!
  12. A curiousity question for our Quebec residents: When a path across water is staked, does that mean it is safe and/or checked periodically for safe passage? I always respect the saying “no ice is ever ‘safe’ ice”
  13. Just incredible pictures! Hoping everyone stays safe and gets dug out ok.
  14. Very heartwarming story about your daughter. Glad she bounced right back and is doing well!
  15. Great pics and travelogue Ice. Looks like a hard base and only about 25-30cm total(?)
  16. Very sad that a guided trip would end like this. Praying for a good outcome for all. Here’s another link to the story: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/snowmobile-ice-fall-1.5435756
  17. I’m glad everyone got out ok and a huge congrats to the Canadian military and the first responders. BUT this should start a discussion about off-trail riding and how to fund worst case rescues like this. Many states encourage back country adventurers to purchase cards or contribute to funds that supplement local S&R groups’ funding.
  18. Mike I think he’s looking for a place to stay on a Sunday night before leaving on a Gaspe trip but I second your thought of the Beauceville Clubhouse as i have also parked there while riding for several days. JTD0314 - in addition to Floridasnowman’s excellent hotel suggestion, there is an Econolodge nearly across the street from the Oiseliere as another choice.
  19. Just senseless vandalism. Really makes you wonder what these folks do for work. Obviously they knew the place well enough to do their dirty deeds when they wouldn’t get caught Disgusting.
  20. Another point to consider while on the subject of medical care: 1). If you are a US citizen covered by Medicare, your coverage may or may not cover you when traveling outside the US so check! 2). Some of the US healthcare policies may or may not provide coverage when traveling outside the US so you may want to check on supplemental travel coverage.
  21. Very glad to support la coulée verte d Albertville again this year! Good for you to not get all the emails ha ha
  22. I know I've always felt a little guilty emailing my information to Groomer because I knew all the other steps he and the Albertville club would have to complete to get my pass to me. Yes, I was supporting their small club but someone still had to fill out the form, deal with FMCQ, fill out the Canada Post forms, etc., etc. Volunteers everywhere have enough to do so if the burden of trail permits can be eased let's embrace the change!
  23. So sorry to hear this Andy. My thoughts are with your family as you celebrate the great memories he leaves behind.
  24. Like your picture tours Alan, the video was great. Those pressure ridges came up quick and it must have been nervous moments until you could see what was on the other side!