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Pre Season Training


Although snowmobiling may seem like a long way off, it is never too early to get ready. Here is an off season training plan, and some things to help you be ready for the best part of the snowmobiling season ....

1. Go to your local snowmobile repair shop, smile and give the first guy you see $200. This will get you used to spending money there on a regular basis.

2. Remove the muffler from your lawnmower, place it in a metal garbage can and start it up. Put your head in the can and have someone close the lid.

3. Fill a 50-gallon barrel with sand. Lower it into a hole. Now lift it out. If
you can, add water to the sand and try it again. Do this 5 times per day. This
will get your back in shape for those deep snow stucks.

4. Tie a rope to a heavy-duty spring. Pull the rope repeatedly with each arm
until the pain in your shoulders meets somewhere in the middle of your back.
This will get you in shape for starting your bud's sled, that he conveniently
forgot was out of gas and didn't tell you. It's best to do this exercise while
someone is spraying starting fluid into your nose and eyes also.

5. Drink four ounces of cod liver oil mixed with a strong laxative. Dress with
long underwear, wool pants, snowmobile bibs, insulated boots and heavycoat. Walk far into the woods without any paper products and wait for a personal emergency.

6. Place your hands in a bucket of ice water for 20 minutes. Put the carburetor from your lawn mower in the bottom of your deep freeze. Now climb in the deep freeze, shut the lid and overhaul it while holding a pen light in your mouth.
This gets you prepared to work on your sled in the freezingcold and black of
night.
NOTE: Advanced riders do this with a leatherman tool.

7. Dress up in your new $350 snowmobile bibs. Pour 2 stroke oil down the right leg, gasoline down the other and Peppermint Schnapps and Beer all over the front. Fill your boots with ice cubes and ask your wife or girlfriend to dance. This will prepare her for the stops at the local bar after a ride.

8. Put on a Balaclava and a full-face helmet. Attempt to drink hot chocolate
through the opening. Advanced riders attempt this while riding a lawn tractor in the nearest farmers field.

9. Find a place where you can pay $3.50 a gallon for regular gas; $19.99 per
quart of oil; $16 for a hamburger and frozen french fries; $3 for a coke and $60 to sleep in a cold cabin on a bed with springs sticking through the mattress.
Stay for two nights, minimum. This will prepare you on the high cost of your
future winter trips.

10. Practice explaining to your banker why you need another loan for a $40,000 truck to pull the four $10,000 toys in your $9,000 trailer that you still owe $40,000 on.

Now, you are 50% ready, and somewhat conditioned to head for the trails and ride your sled.

Have fun.
 

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Yea thats pretty well the basic's of it.....we'll deal with the mechanical end of things next week when everyone is in shape.....lol :D
 

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don't forget the thought of your helmet sliding off the seat of your sled from the vibration and taking a full roll filling it with snow.

the reason why you took your helmet off is because you flooded the pig and after eleven hundred pulls it starts to get hot inside there. so what is better the virgin snow to cool you off. :sarcasm:
 

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Don't forget to slide down a flight of stairs at least a dozen times a day. This will prepare you for the studder bumps that plague every heavily used trail. Best time to do this - AFTER all of the other above mentioned excercises have been done, and every bone in your body aches. :doh:
 

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Now thats a training routine. I found pulling corn stalks out of the garden is similar to pulling a chord. Something else to add is to walk in a wet garden with your work boots on, this will prepare you for deep powder walking when helping your buddy get out. :doh:
 

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I like that, its true its true :D
 
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