The 2014 Snowmobile Hall of Fame weekend in St. Germain, Wis., offered great people, stories, snowmobiling, history and blown corners.
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I'm thankful for that feeling I get when I look into your eyes.
I'm thankful for this excellent parking space next to the pool.
I'm thankful we're going to ride the wunder wheels off this thing.
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If you were at the USXC I-500, you are probably sick of the ArcticInsider.com radio ad that played on KTRF. In which case, I apologize.
But if you weren't there and you want to hear it, click the player below for 30 seconds of blatant self-promotion.
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I’m thankful in two years I’ll have my 30 and won’t have to deal any longer with slednecks like these two.
I’m thankful the fine amount on this citation will wipe the shiteatin’ grin off this punk’s face.
I’m thankful I caught them when I did… anyone dumb enough to ride 2-up on one of these contraptions is bound to commit more criminal behavior.
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Last weekend was the 3rd Annual Vintage Snowmobile Show & Ride in downtown St. Hilaire, Minn.
Event organizer, town mayor, closet Arctic Cat lover and all-around great guy Steve Dahlen checks in with a brief description of the event.
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I'm thankful that Fred's inlaws from the Hamptons gave him a set of used polo clubs for Christmas.
I'm thankful we convinced Fred to play with a ball instead of baby seals.
I'm thankful the team now agrees that we play our very best snowmobile polo, with the greatest forward progress, when we hold the clubs in our left hands.
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Two weekends ago, at the USXC lake cross-country race in Willmar, Minn., Team Arctic racers Ryan Simons and Brian Dick tested the sled they will race at the upcoming Soo 500 enduro.
For the first time ever, the duo will race a Speedwerx massaged 7000-Series Yamaha 4-stroke engine in the ZR R race chassis.
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I'm thankful that Aunt Ethyl bequeathed to us her Lawrence Welk signature organ.
I’m thankful Northwest Piano & Organ switched from sled dogs to iron dogs for moving equipment from their truck to customers’ homes.
I’m thankful we’re doing this in January instead of June.
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I'm thankful the authorities will be here momentarily.
I'm thankful they have radio communication with the K9 unit and the horse mounted officers.
I'm thankful that all of us scofflaws have agreed to NOT crack any 2-up-riding jokes once the authorities arrive.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, Jan. 17, 2014.continue reading ...
While I can’t guarantee that you will win the above 2014 Arctic Cat F5, I CAN ABSOLUTELY promise you that by participating in the Snowmobile Hall of Fame Raffle, that you will support a truly great organization AND have a chance at riding away on the F5.
I like your odds!
The raffle is just one way to participate in the SHOF. Better yet, I recommend attending the entire 2014 Induction and Ride with the Champs.
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I'm thankful this thing has a Hemi.
I'm thankful that I bought the convertible option... otherwise I have no chance of hooking up with her.
I'm thankful I didn't wear that stupid "I Bang Ditches" T-Shirt that I bought at Hay Days.
And I'm thankful it's Friday, Jan. 10, 2014.continue reading ...
Yesterday the news came from P.J. Wanderscheid that he and his crew will not race at the upcoming Eagle River World Championships, or any other events this season.
The 4-time World Champion and his family made the difficult decision because his father, Dick, is locked in tough battle with Stage 4 lung cancer.
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Brian Dick’s Pro Stock win at the USXC cross-country in Detroit Lakes, Minn., almost didn’t happen.
Not because of the wicked pace of his teammate Zach Herfindahl, a miscalculation on sled set-up or a mental mistake that would have cost him the win.
Brian’s win almost didn’t happen because he almost stayed home to work on his other race sleds.
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I’ll soon post the Team Arctic results and press release from the first weekend of racing in 2014, and it will highlight Tucker Hibbert’s historic win.
But the official press releases won’t tell what I think are two of the best stories of the weekend.
The first unfolded on Friday night at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.
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I'm thankful that jumping a snowmobile over an measly automobile, with no landing ramp, was SO last week's news.
I'm thankful that Caeser's Palace was booked by that other guy who jumps stuff.
I'm thankful the PR department agreed to leave out the horses.
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I'm thankful 10,000 people paid to witness the absurdity of this situation and, more importantly, that I get a portion of the gate.
I'm thankful the outfit I'm wearing completely obscures my true identity.
I'm thankful I can risk my life for the inglorious distinction of jumping just one single Caddy with my snowmobile.
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