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Old 01-30-2018, 02:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Good article on the issues we face. Most of these are well known to us, but feel free to share to inform others.
Issues: No snow, aging volunteers, lack of youth and family involvement, landowner issues.
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Good read.. I think they pretty much covered it.
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But global warming isn't real....
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But global warming isn't real....
You sure like to preach that topic, don't ya
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But global warming isn't real....
I thought our leader told us its not real anymore also?
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We have a similar issue here, we get snow but rideable snow starts later and goes away earlier.. Wheeled vehicles in this area, Sawyer County, far out sell and out-rent Sleds the last several years..

"Global Warming"? what happened to that last Ice age again?? Climate has been changing since the beginning of time, they find lost cities under water from Centuries ago, how'd that happen, Model T's perhaps..
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To be honest, I'm basically amazed that the trail system even exists. IDK how much money the state collects every year to maintain it, and divvy it up to clubs to maintain it, but WI has over 25,000 miles of trails. I would say the majority of them have not been used at all in the past 3 years due to mild winters.

Even when you go up north where 'everyone goes', its' really not THAT many people. Then you have trails down in central/southern WI, they clear them every year, fix things every year, and put up signs every year, but they never get used anymore. It's kind of insane. I feel like $30 is such a small price for a trail pass ocnsidering how much effort it all requires.
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I buy a wisco out of state yearly. Only went one weekend last year, still to me it was totally worth it. Shit I can spend 50 bucks at starbucks in a week.
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Morse Powersports' biggest issue is not lack of snow or even dwindling interest in local club membership - it's Cat's declining sales numbers over the past decade exacerbated by the fact that they are a single brand dealership.

These types of dealers will all but disappear over the next few years. Dealerships have been consolidating for some time now. Unfortunately the small guys just cannot compete.
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