2000, all in northern lower Mich. Normal would have been closer to 4500-5000, my average. To get the 2000, it cost me a set of hyfax and 3 sets of 10" carbides. Under a little more normal conditions, I would measure hyfax and carbide wear in years. It was really irratating at first, but when I thought about it, these expenses were worth it when compared to the other choice - sitting there looking at what I have invested in the sport.
I got just under 2000 miles on this year. Not bad considering the weather and my work load. I must admit that the conditions were marginal at best sometimes, but what are you going to do? Sit and watch a new sled collect dust? I DON"T THINK SO!!! I just have to replace my carbides and hyfax. No big deal. Hope for better next year. Or I'll just find more water...
I just moved to the north of Sweden a couple of days ago, and here it's actually possible to ride sleds during the season (I lived 700 miles south of here before). I bought my Mach Z 800 the day after I arrived here even tho the season is like over already
Unfortunately there's no snow left right here, I have to go about 100/150 miles north, into the mountains for some snow.. those 30 miles were in the worst conditions ever, 10 minutes after I started my first ride, I got stuck in a lake with a mixture of piss and snow, up too over my knees in this yellowish water.. how fun
Anyway, it was fun after all, my friend (who is actually experienced) had been driving the worst parts (I didn't feel like doing waterskipping myself on my first ride) and I think we did about 6 miles of skipping in total.. Can't wait for next season when I will get a chance to drive on good snow also!
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