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Looks like a nice day for a ride. When I was a kid a friend had a snowmobile but he sold it because he could only use it every 4 or 5 years down here. With the snows we get these days an ATV does just fine.
 

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In a state like Minnesota as well as the adjacent states of Wisconsin and Michigan, Snowmobilers are a big part of the economy in the winter. There are trail networks, and the restaraunts etc in the pictures get a lot of winter business from snowmobile riders passing through. Yes, from a utilitarian point of view, an ATV is more versitle, but the sensation of riding a snowmobile in entirely different.

I may live in the south now and don't want anyone to take this as an insult, but I don't plan on retiring here. Snow and cold is in my DNA as a native Minnesotan!
 

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Some communities in Ky are legalizing ATV's on the highway, and opening ATV trails for tourism. I would like to try out snowmobiling some time.
 

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Nice pictures of the JD sled during your 50 mile jaunt! I enjoyed the trip.
Regards,
Chris
 

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Thanks for the compliments! Riding a vintage machine with limited suspension travel is sort of like riding an old three wheeled ATV with just the tires for suspension and comparing it to a modern 4 wheeler.

I tried to capture the scenery as best as I could.

Here, take a ride with me through my parents woods!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxdwiR_25MQ
 

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That looks like a blast. I would like to spend one winter "up north" just so I could say I did :lol: I broke my leg on an old three wheeler 20+ years ago and it never has been the same :roll:
 
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