I'm thankful we've finally engineered an elegant solution to the pesky problem posed by those damned barbed-wire fences.
I'm thankful that Ted was the test rider chosen to prove the concept during next week's board meeting, rather than me.
I'm thankful that we seldom have to lift the hood on these modern snowmobiles.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, April 11, 2014.
It's April, with all the usual indications: returning birds, snow melt, emerging (and greening) grass, etc...
But it's still riding season for Arctic Cat snowmobile engineers.
And it was still winter in Minnesota this past week when I visited the crew.
Alex Fortune is an Arctic Cat rider (and Wildcat racer) with a penchant for performance.
A few weeks ago he purchased a new 2014 Arctic Cat XF 7000 Limited from his dealer, then logged 600 miles during the few remaining days of winter snow.
Click to read his thoughtful observations on the new machine.
I'm thankful for the strange tension that occurs between Igor and me whenever we go for a ride on the motor toboggan.
I'm thankful that my children's children will enjoy the added pleasure of handlebars and risers.
I'm thankful that adding a quarter-inch of toe out has eliminated the worst of the darting.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, April 4, 2014.
Welcome to the evolved site!
The previous owner let the domain name lapse, allowing a new group of like-minded Polaris riders to swoop in and dominate the internet terrain like never before.
Stay tuned in the coming days for great stories that highlight everything and everyone involved with the star of the north.
We hope you enjoy all the new content. We hope you continue to ride the most dominant snowmobiles, ATVs and side-by-sides ever created.
UPDATED: Whew, I worked out a deal with Danica Patrick, got my domain back from GoDaddy and, when the clock strikes Midnight, will be back in business!
Thanks for not abandoning me everyone, I know I can count on (most of) you when things get tough and the AXYS of Evil is bearing down on me.
Look for more great ARCTIC stuff soon (I'm in TRF for the next couple of days so it will be quiet here until I'm back).
A few weeks back Arctic Cat legend Roger Skime stopped by Road, Track & Trail, an Arctic Cat dealership in Big Bend, Wis., where owner Nick Rank has a nice collection of sleds.
Check out this video of Skime experiencing the great sound of a 1971 King Kat that Rank fires-up for the occasion.
My favorite part: at 0:39 when Roger wets his finger and touches the four exhaust pipes.
This is a little late, but it's still worth noting Team Arctic's 2014 snocross and cross-country championship success.
Click to read the press release.
I'm thankful the Marketing folks backed off on their original plan to use bricks instead of plywood.
I'm thankful the Engineering folks coughed up a few extra front bumpers for the sled.
I'm thankful the Lawyers will eventually wake up and put an end to this nonsense.
And I'm thankful that it's Friday, March 28, 2014.
Back in January, three friends and I commenced on a two-day, 423-mile ride from Arctic Cat's St. Cloud, Minn., engine facility, to its headquarters in Thief River Falls.
It involved bitter cold temps, Paul Bunyan, crazy amounts of snow, Nimrod, candy cigarettes and four Arctic Cat ZR 6000 El Tigre snowmobiles.
We dubbed it "Honor the Engine Ride Odyssey" or HERO, to commemorate the new Arctic Cat 6000 Series 600 C-TEC2 engine with DSI.
Here's our story.
I'm thankful that dormant grass means I have more time to work on my inventions.
I'm thankful that some of us still believe that snowmobiles will one day again roll out of Horicon, Wis.
I'm thankful the term "ditch pickle" is reserved for that other brand.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, March 21, 2014.
Here's a nice recap of the final cross-country race of the 2014 USXC race season, from Walker, Minn.
Here's a cool video of Team Arctic oval racer Colt Dellandrea winning the recent Semi Pro Champ final at Trois Rivieres, Quebec.
There's some nice passing and great racing!
Team Arctic Champ oval racer Gary Moyle ended the 2014 as a (now-three-time) champion of the Canadian Power Toboggan Championships.
But it wasn't easy getting there.
Click to read a great, brief recap of the weekend and to see a video of what makes Beausejour a fantastic race AND Moyle a great racer.
The second weekend of March, 2014, turned into another victory parade for Team Arctic terrain racers.
Click to read the press release.
I'm thankful the Andersons share our passion for snowmobiling, fine art and humanities.
I'm thankful the wonderful tenor could hit the same notes as our trusty Johnson Skee Horse.
I'm thankful for the endless opportunities afforded by a snowmobile and cutter.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, March 14, 2014
Is the new 2015 Arctic Cat ZR 4000RR an excellent consumer sled or a race replacement for the Sno Pro 500?
Click to read the details.
Okay, so this press release is a week late (and will soon be followed by this week's release)...
It still needs posting!
So click to see which Team Arctic racers topped the charts two weekends ago.
Monster Energy/Arctic Cat racer Tucker Hibbert was almost perfect again this past weekend at the ISOC National in Fargo.
Here's a video recap of his weekend.
Two wins and a second place in Pro Open marked the strongest snocross weekend of the season for Christian Bros. Racing.
Plus they won the overall Pro Stock championship in USXC!
Click to read the team's press release.
I'm thankful for shelter.
I'm thankful I opted for one cab and two snowmobiles, rather than the other way around.
I'm thankful that, with a little tinkering, I was combined my three passions: 2-up snowmobiling, ditch-banging and ice fishing.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, March 7, 2014.