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    Re: When did you start sledding in the mountains?

    Great Pictures and Great Memories.
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    Re: When did you start sledding in the mountains?

    Ahh man this is the best thread on the net as far as I am concerned. If I had a time machine I would go back to then in a heart beat.
    Absolutly love the pics. Good on ya. There has to be more guys with classic photos out there.

    I only started sledding mountains since 05 so really I got nothing. Lol. But growing up in Manitoba riding the 82 Polaris cutlass with a 440 jimmy rigged into it got me my jollies for many years.

    Cant wait to see more.

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    Re: When did you start sledding in the mountains?

    What kind of sled is this one?? And where can a guy get one?? already having vintage sled mod ideas.



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    Re: When did you start sledding in the mountains?

    Awesome thread! Great idea and great pictures. Thanks.

    PS how did those guys survive? More than 1 on the hill at a time and I can't tell for sure but I didn't see beacon, probe, and shovel. No back packs with survival gear, no extra gas, and no one drinking beers....geeesh it must have been boring!!!!

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    Re: When did you start sledding in the mountains?

    This has to be the Best thread on S&M, really great to see them old girls up there. Couldn't imagine riding all day then coming down the Renshaw trail on one of those sleds, Back when they made men tough. lol.

    Dad started taking me when I was 14, he had a 95 Wildcat 700, and he would rent a little Phaser for me to ride. we went once a year, then in 2000 he picked up a ZR 600 121 track, and I took over the Wildcat. we started going twice a year. eventially I got tired of wrenching on the Wildcat, and switched to Yamaha, got a 2004 Mountain Viper, ran that for 5 years and went back to Cat, now running a 1000 CrossFire, Still get out twice a year to McBride. Not the fastest or the highest, and still need to learn how to ride, lol. but I have fun, just to get up there and tool around.

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    Re: When did you start sledding in the mountains?

    Great Thread!, keep the pictures coming!...I started riding the mountains in 2003 on a XLT 580
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    Re: When did you start sledding in the mountains?

    thank you for this thread! I wish i could get my dads old vhs tape they made in yellowstone to work! I remeber when my parents would bring me and my sister to yellowstone and waking up to 3-4 feet of fresh on the sleds in the morning going for a ride to ol faithful and seeing the buffalo all over definately some great memories! My first sled was a kitty kat then a yamaha sno scoot blue with a kickstart! rode a few of my dads jags and indy's around.
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    Re: When did you start sledding in the mountains?

    Quote Originally Posted by oler1234 View Post
    What kind of sled is this one?? And where can a guy get one?? already having vintage sled mod ideas.



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    Re: When did you start sledding in the mountains?

    Quote Originally Posted by ferniesnow View Post
    Awesome thread! Great idea and great pictures. Thanks.

    PS how did those guys survive? More than 1 on the hill at a time and I can't tell for sure but I didn't see beacon, probe, and shovel. No back packs with survival gear, no extra gas, and no one drinking beers....geeesh it must have been boring!!!!
    LOL! Beacons didn't exist. Shovels and Probes? Nope. No cabins (where they were riding), no trail grooming. Heck, no trails in places, had to make your own. No backpacks but they did pack gas (rode with it strapped to the side of the running board) and beer? Well, beer did exist at the time... ;-)

    As far as avalanche training, these boys learned by observation and learned quick too. Not to diminish the need for avalanche training and awareness, but Dad could probably teach the important points anyone needs to know in three sentences. Not to brag or anything, LOL!
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    Re: When did you start sledding in the mountains?

    Thanks for this thread and pics. Back then there was no retardnet to argue who's sled was better everybody was just out for some fun. My first mountain trip was in 92, some of my older friends took me to Revy. We were all on short track late 80s Phazers except one guy had a 90 Mach 1 short track. We made it all the way back to Turbo and to the far end of the ridge at Frisbee on .7" tracks. Then we hit the strippers in Revy....ah.... the good old days. Keep the pics coming they're awesome!!!!!

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