Tag: humor

Planning A Snowmobile Trip: What You Need To Go Sledding

Planning a snowmobile trip can be complicated, especially the first one of the season. Here’s what you need to go sledding, written by Iwana B. Riding (AKA Randy Toth). “Guess what honey, it’s starting to snow,” I called out excitedly ...Read more

Published on February 9, 2017 in In The News, News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Snowmobile Lost and Found

There’s nothing worse than the realization that you have lost something, especially if it’s expensive, has sentimental value or is vital to your well-being. It’s immediately painful, the eyes bulge, followed by a loss of breath, and a twitch as ...Read more

Published on February 9, 2016 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Planes Trains and Snowmobiles: Part 2 (Gerry Balchuinas)

As we left last time, we had just gotten out on the trail and were headed around the corner. We were on a nice groomed trail and there was a big bull moose in our way. Yes, I know he ...Read more

Published on December 18, 2015 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Tekvest: Peace of Mind While Snowmobiling

Tekvest: Peace of Mind while Snowmobiling. Close calls happen everyday. A simple drive to work challenges both mind and body. Encountering a dog, cat or cow in the middle of the road can be a weekly occurrence. Imbeciles holding a ...Read more

Published on March 2, 2015 in News & Updates, President's Message
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Santa Delivers Toys by Snowmobile (Video)

Merry Christmas from everyone at the Snowmobile Association of Massachusetts and the SledMass team. Here’s a holiday video from 1973 featuring our good friend Santa Claus delivering toys to good boys and girls by his Arctic Cat snowmobile in a very ...Read more

Published on December 24, 2014 in News & Updates, Vintage
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Snowmobile Tool Kit (Dan Gould)

The stock snowmobile tool kit hidden away in the average snowmobile is little more than an empty promise. “I’m here for you, but when you need to tighten that loose suspension bolt I’m going to make your knuckles bleed.” Actually, ...Read more

Published on October 29, 2014 in News & Updates, President's Message
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Safely Trailering your Snowmobile (Randy Toth)

This story by SAM’s own Randy Toth was recently featured on the American Snowmobiler website. Have you ever seen a snowmobile sticking out of the back window of an SUV? It was an experience that I almost had firsthand. How ...Read more

Published on November 26, 2013 in News & Updates, Safety
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Breaking Bad: Snowmobile Trailer Axle Fails (Dan Gould)

Cold weather dominated our sledding excursion, now it was T-shirt time. We had snowmobiled for a few days and were snaking our way down the mountain road in the cab of Scott Sumner’s pickup after the last ride of the ...Read more

Published on March 13, 2013 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Tech, Snowmobile Travel
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Snowmobile New Years 2013

Happy New Year!

In a chest at the bottom of my closet, Lies a coat of colorful fabric. The smell of exhaust and gasoline, A smell of pure heaven, though wretched and vile, Fills me with a sense of joy and freedom. Each ...Read more

Published on December 31, 2012 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Snowmobile trail groomer

Learning to Groom from The Master (Randy Toth)

The following story is true. Only the master’s name was changed to protect the individual. We received our first snowfall shortly after I retired. While sleeping late and thoroughly enjoying the experience, the phone rang at the crack of dawn ...Read more

Published on January 18, 2012 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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Saddle Bagging the Gaspe Peninsula

Saddle Bagging the Gaspe Peninsula (Tom Rosato)

We did it – sixteen hundred and fifty (1650) miles in eight days on a sled. Just as planned – well, almost, anyways. A group from the Easy Riders Snowmobile Club toured the Gaspe Peninsula in Quebec, Canada in a ...Read more

Published on January 4, 2012 in News & Updates, Snowmobile Travel
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Real Riders: Be Bold, Ride Old! (Mel Scuderi)

While most snowmobilers want to be riding the latest and greatest, hot, new sleds my buddies and I prefer the challenges of driving the old stuff. Three of us, Wally Black, Bob Gagnon and myself, were riding in the DAR ...Read more

Published on August 26, 2011 in Guest Columns, News & Updates, Vintage
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No Snobots for Me (Dan Gould)

I admit it. I’m an obsessive fan of technology. Cars, snowmobiles, computers, handheld devices, medical breakthroughs… the scope of technological advances are absolutely stunning. However, there are always negative aspects of new technologies, be it the discovery of fire or ...Read more

Published on December 22, 2010 in News & Updates, President's Message, Snowmobile Tech
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Who Sneezed in the Carburetor? (By Dan Gould)

The day of father-son bonding over mechanized aluminum was upon us. When the kids were little, they never showed much interest in tinkering, but now that Danny has his first sled he asks if we can go down in the ...Read more

Published on July 13, 2010 in News & Updates, President's Message
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Batteries Assaulted in VT! (By Randy Toth)

Hotflash decided to chain his replacement flashlight to the outside of his sled to avoid any unplanned meltdowns (You remember what happened to his last flashlight, don’t you?). He purchased a small heavy-duty piece of casehardened chain and attached one ...Read more

Published on January 25, 2010 in Guest Columns, News & Updates
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