Age Poll - how old are snowmobilers? - HCS Snowmobile Forums

View Poll Results: What age group are you part of?
15 to 20 years old 2 0.90%
21 to 25 years old 5 2.25%
26 to 30 years old 11 4.95%
31 to 35 years old 15 6.76%
36 to 40 years old 29 13.06%
41 to 45 years old 42 18.92%
46 to 50 years old 39 17.57%
51 to 55 years old 33 14.86%
56 to 60 years old 28 12.61%
61 to 65 years old 10 4.50%
66 to 70 years old 4 1.80%
71 to 75 years old 3 1.35%
76 to 80 years old 1 0.45%
Older than 80 years old? 0 0%
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Old 01-17-2017, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Age Poll - how old are snowmobilers?

A thread in the Vermont forum was looking to see if a poll could be created to see the ages of snowmobilers. Here we go
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:30 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I just clicked old.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I tried clicking 2 ages for myself at 46 and my boy at 12. Wife and 2 daughters bailed out of snowmobiling.
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Old 01-17-2017, 10:39 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I tried clicking 2 ages for myself at 46 and my boy at 12. Wife and 2 daughters bailed out of snowmobiling.
I'll see if I can go in and edit it to allow for multiple choice.
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Old 01-17-2017, 11:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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You know when your getting too old when a theres a fresh snow storm and not wanting to hit the trails as soon as its over.
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:14 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You know when your getting too old when a theres a fresh snow storm and not wanting to hit the trails as soon as its over.
I don't believe in too old! Not able to maybe. I plan on riding till I no longer can safely. I've seen plenty of 70-80's youngsters out on the trail. Makes me smile Everytime!
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:21 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I have been snowmobiling my whole life. From the time I helped my dad turn his sled off on landings from road approaches by slamming my helmet into the kill switch, to watching my cousins race ISOC, to riding with my highschool buddies before basketball practice, to taking my partner, my sister and her husband on sledding trips. It is in my blood, there is no reversing it now.

Knowing peoples age right now is kinda meaningless imo. What age did you start sledding, and how old are you now, is a better question imo.

I meet tons of people in their 30-40s that want to get into snowmobiling but none of them know anything about sleds, trails, or maintenance. Is why I think youth snowmobiling is the key to snowmobiling in the future. You have memories of snowmobiling from your childhood, you are more likely to invest in sleds when the time is right in your life.
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I don't believe in too old! Not able to maybe. I plan on riding till I no longer can safely. I've seen plenty of 70-80's youngsters out on the trail. Makes me smile Everytime!
A very good friend of mine, who is as passionate as anyone about snowmobiling, is in his early/mid 70's. I tell ya what, if you ever found yourself behind him on the trail, and followed him for any amount of time ... you'd be shocked to see what he looks like if he took off his helmet. You'd think you were following a kid the way he moves on his sled & is capable of horsing around. Heck, he's the first guy to line up to race when we get an opportunity.

To "oldguy" ...
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Old 01-17-2017, 12:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yep, I know a few of those old guys. That's exactly how I picture myself in 20 years , body willing!
My boy is the same way. He can't get enough. His first legal snowmobile trip a few weeks ago, we put on 225 in a day and a half. Boy was he pissed when I started loading sleds Saturday morning of new years to get home to keep mama happy too. Even more pissed this week when I'm leaving on a big boy trip and he didn't get invited!
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Hey, stop with the old guy stuff! How about the experienced rider group? Your only as old as your mind will let you be. I am 62 and when I am riding, I think I am A kid again.
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