It ain't Hawaii, TORTURE but it's all I got
Posted May 25, 2004 - 04:34 PM
We headed down Baffin Bay a bit...
and then worked our way inland
into the mountains
Didn't make it to the top the first time
But eventually got there
Found a few soft spots along the way
This was a tough one
I had to stomp the snow down a bit
but she finally climbed through it
Had to take a Sno-cone break after that one
Headed back to the Bay
and found a bit of water along the way
Cruising on the Bay is pretty boring unless you find a bit of buried treasure. I was cruising along nice and relaxed headed for home when I found a pressure ridge hidden under the snow. The sleds and 4 wheelers floated right over it but I hit it like a concrete curb. The front end bottomed out and then shot up
and instantly the rear hit it, slammed the front back onto the ice and my seat slapped me in the a$$ and tried to shoot me up over the bars. The camera blacked out a bit from the impact but I got a couple of good shots.
I sailed along up there for a few seconds but didn't go right over and managed to land back down on the seat
All in all it was great to get back on the trails again.
Posted May 25, 2004 - 04:57 PM
Here's a short helmet cam clip I shot in January.
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Posted May 25, 2004 - 06:04 PM
Now that would be cheating. I prefer to ride "AU Nateural".
Fun pics. Traction might be better with a snowmobile rear belt instead of the tire? Mod time.
Posted May 26, 2004 - 05:26 AM
I love the snow, skiing boarding and snowmobiling in Canada every year. The snow mobiles are awesome, and its amazing where you can go, but the thought of doingit on a WR is mental!
Fair lay to ya fella! Truly increadible ride that. And I was having fun pootling round the back roads up to my local MX circuit and blasting round the place.
I need to ship it out somewhere like where you guys ride.
Posted May 26, 2004 - 05:38 AM
Your pics are really cool!
I definitely want a ski like yours to put up front. This way, I could ride almost everywhere in Quebec...
Posted May 26, 2004 - 10:22 AM
How do you keep your WR running right? Do you have the radiators blocked off?
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Posted May 26, 2004 - 03:38 PM
but there are always a few surprises. Further out from shore it can crack and one side of the crack will rise up higher than the other and get hidden under a coating of fresh snow. The spot I hit on the weekend was a crack that had shifted and I drove into the edge of the high side. Going the other way I wouldn't even have felt it.
Posted May 26, 2004 - 04:45 PM
I've heard of guys using duct tape on their rads but to tell you the truth, I have more of an overheating problem. I brought the bike up new in the fall of '99 and richened the jetting as the temp dropped but never touched the rads and the bike works fine. I even crunched one rad in the middle of winter and tried to get away with a copper tube bypass but the engine would boil over. Some folks say that riding cold is hard on the engine, but I ride 2 or 3 times a week, year round and have never had a problem. I popped in a new set of rings 2 years ago just because I felt guilty about only spending money on gas. It starts great, runs great and is 10 times better on gas than my sled and twice as much fun.
All Hail the "WR"