AT minus 13, things usually dont go smoothly, as was today. Started out at the camp and drove to Lunenburg Variety to gas up,. we got maybe 3 miles up towards the powerline and I experienced the famous Polaris XC Chaincase grind thump and break,..that was the end of that sled for a while, Eric pulled me out to the nearest road, (Pond hill) and I drove my buddie Arnies ZRT600 back to retrieve the truck. With a locked track, we had to winch the 05 XC (with only 2800 miles on it) into the trailer. We got that back to the camp and I uncovered my 04 XC and we continued o, down the perfectly groomed 102, down to the Moore dam. Trails on this area (groomed by the Caledonia county club) were practically flawless, and we rode arond on them in the sub zero weather for a while. We decided to eat and warm up At Vinnys, and as usual, the menu was delicious. Gassed up and headed back to where its now minus 12. While in ST JAY, I drove into All Around power and picked up a pair of Gauntlets, my hands were frozen even with new $70 gloves and a super hot hand warmer,..what a great product these gauntletes are, you can litterally ride without gloves on. Another good thing to have is a pair of work gloves incase you need to do some work in the cold. AND,..a tow strap, as we always carry one. It would suck to be stuck out in the cold without a few items, luckily we were close to home and I was not riding alone. We`should head out to Walde, peacham and Groton tomorow,..I hope it warms up a bit....