: How Many Of You Can Leave From Home?
02-13-2003, 08:13 PM
I've always been lucky enough that when I want to go quading/ski-dooing I could leave from home. In Newfoundland I could go all day without ever crossing a road. In sudbury I had 1 minute of road and I was on the trails. Now I'm a minute on the lake from the A trail and countless miles of cruising.
How about you?
02-13-2003, 08:21 PM
The trail runs right by my house but I have a trailer and pickup to. Its nice to go riding some place different every so often or when there is no snow at home.
02-13-2003, 08:24 PM
Ditto with redf7.Only trailer when lack of snow to leave from home.
IH FARM BOY
02-13-2003, 08:31 PM
I always leave from home of course with all these stupid city slickers moving in its getting harder and harder to get to the trails
02-13-2003, 08:36 PM
I can stand on my back patio and look at my trail, all i have to do is cross the highway and right on the groomed stuff. :hallo1:
02-13-2003, 08:41 PM
With my location, I have no choice............ The next step in fixing this problem is in progress though........
02-13-2003, 08:50 PM
I don't neccessarily trailer everytime I ride, but I do have to drive to the sled. I keep my baby at the cottage 1hr 20 mins. north of me. When I'm there I ride right from the door. It would be nice to be able to do maintenance on it during the week, but not having to trailer every weekend is much less stressful. I tow a landscape trailer 8 months out of the year, so I don't mind trailering, I just hate getting any bit of salt on my sled!!!! An enclosed trailer is definitely high on my wish list, even if it only gets used a few times a year!!
02-13-2003, 08:51 PM
right now i live with the inlaws while we are getting our house setup and going. To get to the trail we go across the back field. When we get the house set up, the trail will have to be moved a little or i am going to have sleds running through my front door. I love it
02-13-2003, 08:55 PM
Nice groomed trail 50' from my property line, love it. :p
02-13-2003, 08:58 PM
:D , 100 yards down to lake on flat groomed trail that i groomed every other night, then i can go in any direction, i love it, can just go down and have a few very hi speed runs, if havin a bad day, or just go down put on a few miles...winter is too short........
02-13-2003, 09:09 PM
Im one of the lucky ones also, I can see the trail from my living room window :D . I still like to trailer it though and find some new riding locations.
02-13-2003, 09:12 PM
As long as the cottage is considered home (thats were the sleds live) then yes always from Home!
02-13-2003, 09:32 PM
I ride from my home some of the time, but it's mostly farm fields and roads to the trail. The trail which is an old railroad bed that gets too much traffic and the cinder stone works to the top and becomes tuff on the slides & carbides. My wife likes to ride from the house. I would rather trailer for a hour North and get to the better trail systems. I got a enclosed trailer so I drive in and out. I have been known to drive for 4 hours in search for snow to sled for 2 hours. Worse part of trailering is bad weather and slippery roads. Thats when I want to be riding not driving.
02-13-2003, 09:35 PM
I usually trailer to ride. The last 3 years alls I've done is trailer since we've had ####ty snow, otherwise I can ride right out of the garage.
Trails all over the place here...just drive out the garage door, let it warm up and punch it!
02-13-2003, 09:43 PM
the only time I truck my sled is when i plan on going somewhere far far away. Like this april I will take it to corner brook during Race on the Rock. and do some mountian riding out there. ( 7 hour drive)
ZR 500 kid
02-13-2003, 09:48 PM
I don't have it too bad, drive right outta the garage and follow the fence line to the trails. Crappy snow however so i've had to load it in the truck and drive 120 mile for 80 miles of sledding( work to dang much0 and it was worth every mile. Gas prices suck tho!! :angry:
02-13-2003, 09:54 PM
Well I live right on a lake were there are campgrounds I cruise around on, but to get anywere special requires alot of tar crossing..and I value my picks way too much :D So I do trailer, actually going to Moosehead Lake/Milo area tommorow in maine :) Cya Sunday for the race!
02-13-2003, 10:35 PM
I too can ride from the yard. There is a nice field right beside the house that we and many others test the sleds and do some dragging in when there is snow. Until this year thats where I did all my riding. I got a trailer now and like to go and explore some other trails. Gets a little boring riding around here. Not many trails. But still takes the itch away!!
02-13-2003, 11:45 PM
Through my foggy memory, I remember when there was this white stuff on the ground and I could drive out my backyard take a nice ditch for 3 miles and be on the trails. Of course it's been a couple years since I could do that, but I think I still could.
Last couple years its been almost as easy (yea right!), load up the trailer and head north 400 miles to the UP.
02-14-2003, 12:09 AM
Unfortunalty I must trailer to the trail. Tring to convince wife to move just outside city limits were I, UH I mean WE can ride from home. I have a cabin on Lake of the Woods too but again trailering is involved. My five year old is on my side, wish me luck. :D
Unfortunatley I own a truck and trailer, and 99% of the time I need them to go riding. :(
02-14-2003, 05:50 AM
Used to be able to get to the trail through fields, old rail bed. Thanks to urban sprawl and housing tracts, now tow it to the trail head, just a few miles down the road. Just want to show some respect to the home/landowners. ;)
02-14-2003, 06:25 AM
Out the door, cross the road and onto the trails! When buying a house, how far we are to the trails was an important factor.
02-14-2003, 07:33 AM
I have to trailer north of my house about 15 miles to the trails! We usually go futher north to get to better snow... but the trails just north of me are great for night riding during the week.
I some times leave my sled at a buddies... he lifes right by the trails! :thumbsup:
02-14-2003, 08:17 AM
I tried riding from my house once and it almost cost me $250. :doh: Now I trailer.
02-14-2003, 08:27 AM
I ride mostly from my second home, Trailblazer's, it's just a 2 1/2 hour drive to get there! :0:
02-14-2003, 08:38 AM
I trailer every time I go snowmobiling. I have a lake cabin in central MN. where I do most of my riding. I live in the metro area. Riley
onlytime we trialor is when we want to go somehere new, or we have no snow in our area. but most winters we have enought snow to leave from home.
02-14-2003, 09:00 AM
I can leave from my house and go in any direction but its nice to trailer it to some place diffrent.
02-14-2003, 09:27 AM
Main trail goin N/S is about 300 yds from my house. But, being the main trail it sometimes gets beat up pretty bad by other sledders coming up from down state to snowmobile in my area.
02-14-2003, 11:18 AM
basically new restrictions,in cochrane,you can take the trails, ditchs or powerlines from town to town,and leave right from your yard
02-14-2003, 12:02 PM
I keep my sled at my pals place. He lives beside the trail! We can either go left or right :D
I can leave from home. I also trailer up to the UP when I can.
02-14-2003, 12:36 PM
I also leave my sled at a friends house, whos a member here. Trails have been nice, but just a tad on the cold side. Makes it hard for the groomers to cut the trails flat. The trail from my buddy's to the main trails gets pretty bumpy, but otherwise i can't complain.
02-14-2003, 01:01 PM
When it comes to buying a house ,How close is the trail?, is my first question. second , is the garage okay or need to be bigger?. the trail is right across street which is nice just wish i paying more attention tuesday night when the neighbors 2 sleds were stolen.
80%of the time I can leave from home....If there is snow I can go! :D :D
02-15-2003, 08:49 PM
:( wow,i feel sorry for the 21% that have to trailer all the time...i've become so used to just leaving my backyard and crossing the road that i forget how hard it must be for some people........i can even ride it to work everyday but i make excuses not to :doh: once i cross a sideroad i'm on the main trail,then 2 stop signs later i have to decide whether to continue on the main trail or turn right and ride on the bay......spoiled i guess :D
02-15-2003, 11:04 PM
well, I make my own trails through the ditches and across fields for about 6 miles and then come to the MN state trail system! It's awesome! But I do trailer to some new places though. :thumbsup: When I look for my first property I am going to park my arse right on the river; that's where many people around here ride. BTW...anyone that has extra snow send it to me! ???
02-16-2003, 07:02 AM
Been lucky this year!! I've only trailered for 120 of my 850 miles, the rest have been right from the yard. I haven't seen a bare spot in it since Christmas day and their calling for another 6" to 10" tomorrow...the snow gods have been good to us this year, but had to trailer for the 800 miles that I put on total last year. The trail I leave on goes right through my yard. They used to run along the road out front, but have gradually talked to everyone and steered them through the yard. Only thing that bothers me now is to come home from work and see new tracks through the yard....damn work!!!
02-16-2003, 12:06 PM
I leave from home. Just open the shed door and I have a 3 min ride to the groomed trail when there is enough snow for the groomer. If not I can truck it 7 min and I am right into the middle of winter. This usually happens around April month. When the town has the grass Cold Brook has the snow.
Hey Newfiebullett did ya like your time home Christmas?
02-16-2003, 12:22 PM
Hey darryl nice to see another fellow newf here, im in corner brook we should hook up for a ride somtime, im out around your neck of the woods all the time. SWRules