Read the new sled reviews and to my surprise every sled these guys rode, which is all of them, is great no bad review,what a joke they all can't be awesome or can they?
[/quote]Originally posted by Killer700DOO@Sep 28 2005, 03:36 AM
I've never been a fan of OSM and see it as a Fraternity of sledhead brethern unable to grasp the reality of the majority of sledders: We don't snowmobile for a living or do work in the industry, we do it for FUN and pay for it!
If anyone is listening at OSM, stop drooling over hockey players and bitching at people who get to ride 1000 miles a year, and treat us iwth the respect we deserve. I pay good money to use the trails, I treat them with respect and I deserve the same. I think the $180 is a steal for what we get, but that doesn't mean you have to shove it down my throat.
I'm out, but what do others think?
[/quote]Originally posted by Senior@Sep 28 2005, 08:54 AM
I spend years grooming, clearing brush, rocks, etc.. & what happens, the clubs on both sides on me get paid operators! Then they say you can't groom any more your not qualified, no Heavy Equipment Licence? WTF our club now has a paid groomer op that does no extras, never has done any extra's, & they want ME to go work brushing for free?? Then you see all the city riders rippin the trails all week-end complaining about the odd piece of brush or what's worse if the groomer pulls out a rock they'll drive around it all w-end :frech32: & I have to pay the same $180. as them :dunno: No thanks OFSC, I'll pay, ride & bitch like the rest from now on :doh:
And with all the saftey slammed at us in the rags, what ever happened to a certain Rag writer that creamed some people while he was on the WRONG side of the trail up N of Madawaska!!! That sure went quiet???? :Wow1:
Sorry guys rant-off :smiley-faces7:
[/quote]Originally posted by zoso@Sep 28 2005, 08:54 AM
Read the letter to the editor by Keith Taylor. This moron advacates trail passes being $500.00, this guy is retarded I buy 2 passes and our family also skis in the winter. I would have to make a choice if the pass was this high and my choice would be clear, ride the lakes fuck the trails and continue to support my daughters ski racing.
[/quote]Originally posted by Killer700DOO@Sep 28 2005, 03:27 PM
Keep riding :div20: You make a good point about the groomers. Why are these guys paid when there would be a lot of poeple out there ready and willing to jump into a cool ass groomer so they can head out that night to rip on their own lines. Pay for the other grunt work, let some retiree ride the groomer. As far as bitching, I really can't as the trails I ride are almost always to perfection as long as there's snow. Mind you I ride in some of the most populated areas... $180 bucks is fine with me, but give my OSM subscription price back to the clubs, I don't want it, especially considering they don't send it to me...
at current inflation levels it should be another 40-50 years before the trail permits are $500, so unless we see some drastic changes such as snow in the summer, :fluffy: lets keep the increases to the reasonable side. That said, they aren't raising the cost this year, but what about next year? When are they going to slam another $20 increase on us? I'd rather pay an extra few $ every year to keep up.
As far as skiing, 2 years ago, living in Montreal I skied 32 days. last year when I moved here I skied 1, and most of the day was spent in the bar. $50 lift pass for 300 feet of vertical isn't worth it to me after ripping out east and the big guns out west. If I could I'd move out west buy a sled with a chummer and kill 2 birds with 1 stone. oh4:
Keep your daughter on the planks and leave the wife to look after her so you can rip with the boys in silence! :drunk: