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December 24, 2007

Yamahappy Holidays

It’s Christmas eve and I am fortunate to have my parents staying with us for the holidays. I’m not the most sentimental guy but its hard not to reflect on ones life this time of year and appreciate all the good things we have created or been bestowed.

One of my greatest accomplishments this past year has been this site. I have hinted in other posts, the proposal of the Sled Talk blog sent up a lot of red flags within the company. It has been an interesting challenge to write honestly about topics, some of which are sensitive with regards to Yamaha product liability and corporate policies. And at the same time remaining true to myself and what I have come to believe as a snowmobile rider and enthusiast.

Bar far the most rewarding part has been the words of support I receive from people (you) who visit the blog and enjoy what they read. It still surprises me how few written comments I get in relation to the ‘hits’ as Sled Talk has shown steady growth since launching last March. I smile whenever I hook up with an old (or new) acquaintance who frequents the blog and cites a post of interest… I know there are many of you who come here to read and enjoy but don’t comment.

I guess what I want to say is a heart-felt thank you for supporting Sled Talk with your time spent here and showing me respect, reserve and good judgment with regards to your comments. I am confident we can keep this going into 2008 and beyond.

As I’m looking out the window at my sleds sitting, covered in the backyard, snowflakes falling…I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. I hope you enjoy lots of quality time with your family (and your sled) over the holidays.

I’ll be back online in the New Year and until then, may your hands be warm and your feet pleasantly dry 😉 cheers cr

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10 Responses to “Yamahappy Holidays”

  1. Iliya Spanovich says:

    Thanx to you and all the staff at Yamaha Canada,Merry Christmas Happy Holiday’s and all the best to you and your loved ones.


  2. Dustin Hanson says:

    Merry Christmas to you as well Chris! May our winters become whiter!

  3. RICK FYALL says:

    I’d like to thank you and Yamaha for this blog site as I believe this is a great way to communicate in a sensible manner. From all us B.C.ers who are spoiled by huge piles of deep fluff, Merry Christmas and all the best for 2008.

  4. Glenn D. says:

    Thanks CR (and yamaha) for bringing a great idea to life. I wish you all a Merry Xmas and a new year of snow, sleds and much joy.

  5. Chris Gaylor says:

    Hi Chris, I found the site and some good topics here. Good to see you again on Sunday, and hope Santa is good to your family.
    Say hello to Keith and Sally and it was good to see them as well.


  6. dnr says:

    Happy Festiva my friend.
    Wonderful to have you as a part of my life.
    Everyday is an opportunity to be thankful for what we have shared.
    Love you and yours,God bless.

  7. Yellowknife says:

    Merry Christmas Chris!!

    I’ve spend the past couple of evening’s upgrading the MTX with many accessories – one of which is a Tour Buddy – any idea where it came from???


  8. Gerry Nicholson says:

    Chris , I jsut wanted to say i dont talk alot on your blog as I have an onlder (03)rx1 but I do read every one and enjoy it .I want to thank you (and I am sure I speak for everyone) for putting the time into this blog . I know when you were just getting started with it we talked on the phone about it and the time commitment it will take . You have been great at keeping it going and interesting .

    Thanks so much for you effort . Yamaha is lucky to have someone like you working for them . Hopefully the realize it .
    Have a good holiday season !
    Gerry Nicholson

  9. Carl says:

    Merry Christmas!

    p.s. This blog introduced me to Yamaha and convinced me to buy one. Member for life.

  10. Jim Manning says:

    A belated Merry Christmas to you and all of the great folks at Yamaha!

    BTW, I asked Santa to bring me a new 40th Edition Nytro this year on the 25th. I’ve looked uder the tree several times since – I’ve got nothing. It’s Manning, with two’N’s. Could you look into this when you have a moment?

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