Monday, January 26, 2009
What a way to get some fresh air! it was great to see so many families out enjoying the racing action and the day! it seems as tho some lil guys just couldn't wait to get home and have their nap nap...
so if you are looking for a good family day outdoors... you might want to get to a CSRA event near you.
spoiled in life in general.. I have a great husband, son and family.. I work for a fantastic show... and have 2 brand new sleds in my garage... on top of ours.... Ya not much room to move around, and my jeff was out in the garage making room this past week end as it was driving him nuts....!
Last week I had to run up the lake to Buckeye Marine to follow up after the boat show.. Opened up my garage and went.. hummm what sled shall I take!? The gsx ltd.. the Arctic Cat crossfire 1000.. decisions decisions.... The cat is a GREAT lake runner.. and no one will be out on the lake at all.. huh.. sorta fun.. but it's soooo much better when you can scream by someone and scare the crap out of them.. NAW i don't do that! ;)
But I chose the one wayyyy in the back.. my girl I haven't taken out this year... my 2003 Ski doo REV mxz 800.... slightly customized.. ya if you've seen it... white custom paint.. with a few pink graphics.. (will be changing after the KS snow run.. it's been a few years)
why would i chose this sled?
You get used to something I guess.. kinda like that favorite pair of jeans, or in my case flip flops..After being able to ride the newest, best , fastest.. damn it's nice to get back on your own... and yes it's a 2003 so beavertail and all. I looooooove this sled... the lake was full of whoops and drifts and it coasted over them so well.. Power.. ya it's got it.. plus one Christmas i was super happy to open a box with a Straightline Performance silencer... o and a tour buddy for my thumb.. LOL! I just have to get Chris to figure a way to make another one to mount on the outside then I think i'll be able to not STOP EVERYTIME i see GAS!!!! Ya one of the downsides of the ride.. ah well.. I think i'll keep her.. I'm looking forward to getting out and riding on it a bit more this season... so for all of you out there with older sleds... keep it, customize it and RIDE!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This being "my" rookie this season.. I have done pretty well..(video on it's way of my "slight dusting")
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Jeff chose a late 90's Polaris XCR 600...(check out jeff's blog to see his side of the story) My ride.. a 98 Arctic Cat ZL500. Ya ya , I knew my ride needed a little bit of work, but I went to a dealer - Spoiled Sports and had Rich take a peek at my choice.. just to get the low down on how much work and how much it was really worth.. This is a great way to see if you are getting good value for your money.. or take someone along that knows more than you do in regards to engines/ wear and tear and general upkeep.
WAY back when.. This was my first spring ordered SLED! I can still remember the day picking it up in the fall with just a skiff of snow.. ya you all know it!!! ripped up the lawn ... whoops. 11yrs later.. it is still a great model... it's a perfect entry/ low performance model. 500cc' it has a bit of guts.. but not all at once.. nice and easy for throttle thumb and the suspension is pretty good! it'll be even better after Jeff installs the Ryde FX shocks!
Seriously , Jeff needed the edge to beat me while on the lake.. so he took the carb apart and wasn't going to put the magnet back in..i'm suuuuuure that's how i lost... but hey! I won the bet! my sled, all the add ons... tour buddy, carbides and shocks...
So stay tuned for the install of the shocks.. jeff will be covering this in a trail tech feature!
Saturday, January 3, 2009
The trails were awesome.. freshly groomed and only a couple people had been on..
O but wait i'm sooooo getting ahead of myself here.. Let's go back to the begining.. I arrived about 5pm the night before after loading at Supertrax HQ my TR sled.. the GSX ltd.. I also grabbed the Etec 600 for Doug to ride.. after a long day in the truck with my 15 month old we arrived at CASA Newton! No brother in law... hummm and minus one niece..Brent was stuck in a bit of a swamp with my niece and they walked out over 2 miles to get to a phone and call for help.. ahum.. i'm going to stop typing and let the pictures explain...