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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 11:27 AM Thread Starter
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Eagle River WI - good snow!

For the guys who like to sled. I just got back from Eagle river. Conditions are grerat right now for this time of year. Was riding a 2008 Arctic Cat 570 2 up sled with the wife.

Here are a few pics from the week. (Wife all bundled up )






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That looks like fun.

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beautiful pics, that hallway of snow covered trees is exactly what I'd like to be doin' 100 mph through!
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Awesome! I have yet to try it. What would a rental cost?

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awww i miss WI- sometimes lol
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Nice pics, MC. Looks like my kind of vacation place.

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Chills, yeah.. it's a blast up there.

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Awesome! I have yet to try it. What would a rental cost?
Well during "holiday" it's $140 a day for a two up sled. Its a little cheaper after the second week of Jan.

If you have never done it... do it. Only thing I'd say is if you are a renter.. be real careful not to damage the sleds. You don't get any insurance from the dealer (atleast the one I go to). I personally, never had any problems, but I have heard of some people getting bent over.

We put on over 260 miles in two days. Flying over the frozen lakes at midnight is freaky. Pitch black out. Night riding is fun as hell and the best part if you ask me. Oh yeah, and tons of bars off the lakes. Good eats and drinks.

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Nice pics, looks like a blast . How fast can you go on those sleds?

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The sled pictured (570 2 stroke) with just me on it did 67 mph which for just trail riding is fine. I rode a brand new 2008 Yamaha Nitro - 4 stroke 130hp sled and it did about 80mph in a real short distance awesome suspension. The 150 hp sleds will do about 100 stock, few mods and they are in the 115mph range.

Plenty of speed for the trail system and a few open lakes. As with anything you can go crazy and make some really fast sleds if you want.


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The sled pictured (570 2 stroke) with just me on it did 67 mph which for just trail riding is fine. I rode a brand new 2008 Yamaha Nitro - 4 stroke 130hp sled and it did about 80mph in a real short distance awesome suspension. The 150 hp sleds will do about 100 stock, few mods and they are in the 115mph range.

Plenty of speed for the trail system and a few open lakes. As with anything you can go crazy and make some really fast sleds if you want.
Nice, I didn't know they could go that fast. It's a gixxer on snow .

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My folks are up there as we speak...I was supposed to go but am on call starting Weds. There are 15 people and 2 Dobermans up there. I can only assume everyone is having a blast!

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Nice! My dad just got back from Lake Gogebic over the weekend. We go two or three times a year minimum. I couldn't go due to work but we're going up for our trip in late January anyway. If you haven't done it you must do it! There is nothing like being on an open trail at night and just soaking it all in. I'm one of the idiots out there racing along every trail I can and putting as much into every corner as I can... I guess racing snowmobiles never calmed me down haha. I don't do it stupidly though and leave room in corners for people coming.

If you do go though and you rent as it has already been said. Don't push it. You break it you buy it is the general rule of thumb and that's one way to ruin a good weekend. Just get out and have fun. Any newer model 600cc or better will do 115+ indicated which is probably about 98ish. I haven't gpsed it yet but I'd say it's pretty close.

A couple obvious things... when you stop mid trail. Don't do it immediately after a corner. Pull all the way onto the side so you're almost entirely off of the trail and stay out of the way. Be courteous and if a group is faster than you let them by either by pulling over and waving them through or stopping at the next stop sign and letting them through. It's one of the most annoying things in the world to come upon a group of people doing 40mph in a flat just groomed trail with no stops for the next 35+ miles who won't let you pass.

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