Hello fellow sledriders. How are we all feeling this time of year? Getting a bit antsy? I bet you are. It’s a definite that there’s more then one of you out there doing some low key, late night snow dances as to not disturb the neighbors. Temperatures are dropping into the minus digits and we are soon to be into another season of snowmachining. Ahhh yes, its not long now until we can muster in that first teaseof a ride. One where we get to justify throwing on our helmets and spinning the track around a petty excuse of a snowfall that just leaves us with the deep ache for another 12 inches of snow,…and then maybe some light rain ..another 12inches? …and follow that up with a couple hours of sun exposure, and another 4 and a half feet of the fluffy stuff. (wouldn’t that be nice? Ooph!) But only in the woods, I mean no one needs that s*** in their driveways agreed?
Whether you tour the freshly groomed trails around this beautiful province on your GTX with luxuries such as full windscreens, heated grips and microphone headsets, allowing you to talk to your passenger with ease, or you race Sno cross on your 440 Sno Pro with no windshield, screaming at your opponents as you fly past them huckin a mean can can.. You’re well aware you could be in for broken parts and bones, as well as frostbite and wet feet. And you’re more than confident there will be lots of petrol burned, (for some you that equals empty wallets as well) a whole lot of km under your belt and a hell of a good time.
What better way to start the season off than with some camera bearing Newfoundlanders and their snowmobiles? It was another year of following the flakes and replacing broken parts for the boys at Phat Mountain Films who are currently releasing their 4th independent backcountry snow machine video next month.
However, ladies and gentleman, boys and girls, the time is approaching and the nail biting and warm weather anxiety will soon be over. Winter is coming! But hey, some of you readers may rock out on a 1988 Bravo and you need the lil sucker to tow fire wood, or as a mode of transportation…and the sound of that minute 250cc Yamaha engine does nothing for you but shoot a moment of dreaded foresight through your cranium of bogged down long tracks with weighted wood bearing trailers followed by aching backs and stiff knees. Then I wonder, why the devil you would be reading sledaddicts.com? Weird. BUT, back to those of you who have hearts and the sound of that 250 digs up fond memoriesof the past or have you critiquing the idle and wondering how Skipper Joe has his carbs set up.
Stylish straight airs, upsidedown antics and to-the-handle hill climbing make for an hour well spent if you’re a snowmobile enthusiast.
What better way to start the season off than with some camera bearing Newfoundlanders and their snowmobiles? It was another year of following the flakes and replacing broken parts for the boys at Phat Mountain Films who are currently releasing their 4th independent backcountry snow machine video next month. “OutportUnderground” follows local riders including Carter Combdon and GlenDecker, (just to name a few) around Newfoundland’swest coast. Filmed throughout the Gros Morne and Blowmedown mountain regions in widescreen HD, this latest flick displays the utmost excellence in quality for picture and sound.
Stylish straight airs, upsidedown antics and to-the-handle hill climbing make for an hour well spent if you’re a snowmobile enthusiast. If you happen to be reading this and live in the vicinity of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, here’s an invite. Throw it up on your calendars and show some support to the “lilfilm company who could” on November 6th at 7:30 post meridian, by heading on over to the Majestic Theatre for the premier. If the showing was pleasant enough and you find yourself pondering, “say,…was that guy just holding a java from Brewed off that kicker?” (Plugin the locals..Oh yeah!) then DVDs will be for sale at the door as well as some stickers for wherever you maywant to stick one….hey, be creative.., I like to see if I can stick them to theback of peoples heads as they walk down the sidewalk. And even if you dislike the angry music and wouldn’t be able to bear sitting through it again, we greatly appreciated your support and hope to see you again in the near future.