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August 31, 2007

Gettin tanked with a buddy?

I was riding into work this morning on the same hi-way I travel every day. There is a spot where the local sled trail crosses the road, the pavement is lightly grooved and discolored from many carbides and studs. For some reason today it registered in my sub-conscious and I found myself thinking about snowmobiling… soon. I figure there are a whole lot of us who have had a thought triggered recently, maybe it was a breath of brisk morning air, a glimpse of a trail sign at the edge of a farm field, a pick-up truck with a sled in the back… In a fraction of a second it is no longer summer, it is almost winter. That’s one great thing about being a Canadian, our seasons change so quickly its hard to get bored with anything done out of doors. It’s time to start preparing for winter, GAME ON!

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August 23, 2007

No More Vacation Blues

Well for the first time in several seasons, I took off for two consecutive weeks of vacation. And having been back in the saddle for three days now, those two weeks of fun-in-the-sun at the cottage are rapidly becoming another fond but distant memory. The weather during my holiday co operated with many days of +30 temps and nary a cloud in the sky. Though not surprising, I did find myself spending a lot of time musing on sleds, this blog and the now fast approaching snowmobile season.

The pinnacle of my, ahem, well earned leisure time, was watching my young daughter conquer her fears and establish several new firsts. aug07-084.jpgShe got up on water skis (in only her second attempt), caught and landed her first bass on a flimsy pink ‘Dora’ rod and learned to pilot her own 50cc Raptor, following dad’s Kodiak all over the place.img_2487.JPG Together we attended the Canadian round of the World Motorcycle Enduro circuit where she met Clinton Smout from the Canadian Motorcycle Training Services who quickly wooed her into visiting his site at Horseshoe Resort this fall to learn how to ride a motorcycle. I could not have been more proud and pleased as she was the one asking to try all these new activities without any provocation from me and I should add, much to her ‘nanna’s’ chagrin. Some things just don’t change 😉

I can hardly wait for winter when she will get to hop on a cute little kids sled.

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