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TGIF: The Jan. 10, 2014 Edition

(1/10/2014)

TGIF: Hey Baby, it's hip to be square

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.

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Staying Home with Dad: No Racing for P.J. Wanderscheid This Season

(1/8/2014)

P.J. Wanderscheid, Team Arctic 4-time World Champion.

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.

Click to read more.

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Almost Didn't Happen: Brian Dick's XC Win in Detroit Lakes

(1/6/2014)

Brian Dick en route to winning in Detroit Lakes. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

Click to read the rest of the story.

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Supermen: Hibbert Honors Morgan at Canterbury

(1/6/2014)

Tucker Hibbert's "superman" nod to Blair Morgan. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

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.

Click to read about it.

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TGIF: The Jan. 3, 2014 Edition

(1/3/2014)

TGIF: jumping my snowmobile on arcticinsider.com

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.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.

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Happy New Year

(1/1/2014)

Happy New Year (on an Arctic Cat)

This morning, I raise my coffee cup to the New Year.

Wherever you are on the trail of life, and no matter where your tracks go, I sincerely wish you the best now and in the adventure that awaits.

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Twas the Night Before (Hammer and LumberHead's) Christmas

(12/27/2013)

Hammer and LumberHead's world

Sorry to post this a few days late, but it's worth every bit of the wait.

A slightly twisted version of "Twas the Night Before Christmas" from my north-of-the-border friends, Hammer and LumberHead.

Click and Enjoy.

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TGIF: The Dec. 27, 2013 Edition

(12/27/2013)

TGIF: I love jumping Caddys with my snowmobile

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.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 27, 2013.

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Wishes Come True: Snow Depth for Dec. 27, 2013

(12/27/2013)

Snow depth Dec. 27, 2013

So far, the winter of 2013-2014 has answered the hopes and prayers of snowmobilers living in most areas of North America.

Click HERE for the NOAA site, where you can find detailed analysis of anywhere in the U.S.

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Merry Christmas to the Unknown Snowmobiler

(12/24/2013)

winter at night

Merry Christmas to the unknown night rider from all those years ago.

(Click to read his story.)

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TGIF: The Dec. 20, 2013 Edition

(12/20/2013)

TGIF: snowmobiling naked in Sweden

(NOTE: You need to READ THIS for today's TGIF to make sense)

I'm thankful for the great experiences during my recent trip to Sweden.

I'm thankful the hotel in Farsnas didn't charge me extra for the bed sheet that got tangled in the track.

I'm thankful the guy was fumbling with his camera phone on my approach.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 20, 2013.

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Dec. 27-29 Demo Rides in Wisconsin on 2014 Arctic Cat Sleds

(12/18/2013)

2014 Arctic Cat snowmobile Demo Ride Event

You can demo ride several 2014 model year Arctic Cat snowmobiles this Dec. 27-29 in Hazelhurst, Wis.

Click for all the details.

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Merry Christmas 2013 from Everyone at Arctic Cat

(12/16/2013)

Merry Christmas from Arctic Cat!

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December 2013: Two Days at Arctic Cat

(12/13/2013)

Winter in Thief River Falls. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

It's winter in Thief River Falls (and most of the world, it seems), which I happily discovered during my trip to Arctic Cat this week.

Click to see what's going on at the home of the Cat.

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TGIF: The Dec. 13, 2013 Edition

(12/13/2013)

TGIF: snowmobile protection from... everything

I'm thankful the bitter cold that's enveloped the northland won't penetrate the comfort of my snowmobile cab.

I'm thankful that I can launch off this cornice in full confidence (and if an avalanche does occur, I'm safe inside my own snowmobile's biosphere).

I'm thankful that I can wear my wool suit and cap during this week's poker run.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 13, 2013.

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Three World Champions: An Evening at Wanderscheid Racing

(12/8/2013)

World Champs Jim Dimmerman & P.J. Wanderscheid. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

Recently I enjoyed an afternoon in the Wanderscheid Race Shop, where World Champion P.J. Wanderscheid and his brothers Mark and Dave played host to World Champions Jim Dimmerman and Steve Thorsen.

It felt like World Champions' Day!

The conversation was about Champ 440, engine building and of course Eagle River.

Click to go a few laps with these champs.

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TGIF: The Dec. 6, 2013 Edition

(12/6/2013)

TGIF: snowmobile barbed-wire beater

I'm thankful that aftermarket companies are finally addressing the needs of snowmobilers who are constantly confronting barbed-wire fences while out chasing fox, coyotes and other critters.

I'm thankful I could easily mount this wire-cutter on the hood of my sled, with only a couple lag bolts.

I'm thankful I haven't come to a sudden stop and flopped onto the hood.

I'm no dummy... I'm thankful it's Friday, Dec. 6, 1971 2013.

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TGIF: The Nov. 29, 2013 Edition

(11/29/2013)

TGIF: rider forward snowmobile design

I'm thankful some companies are REALLY pushing the envelope when it comes to rider-forward.

I'm thankful we've FINALLY figured out how to solve the decades-old rift between skiers and snowmobilers.

I'm thankful for Ski-Dog.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, Nov. 29, 2013.

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Building an Iron Dog: Brian Dick's 2013 Arctic Cat Alaskan Race Sled

(11/25/2013)

Arctic Cat racer Brian Dick’s 2013 Sno Pro 600 Iron Dog race sled. Photo by ArcticInsider.com

In the 2013 edition of the Alaska Iron Dog race, Team Arctic’s Brian Dick and Eric Quam paired as a potent team capable of winning the rugged event.

Running a pair of Arctic Cat Sno Pro 600 race sleds with a host of modifications, the duo were running in second place heading into the final few hundred miles of the event, with a shot at the win, when two component failures ended their bid.

What does it take to build a potential race-winning sled for Iron Dog? Scroll the pix to see and read the modifications that Dick and Quam incorporated into their 2013 sleds.

And be sure to read the update on their sled choice for 2014.

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TGIF: The Nov. 22, 2013 Edition

(11/22/2013)

 

TGIF: the snowmobile gas can in the wilderness edition.

I'm thankful that teaching you how to drive the snowmobile has brought us closer together.

I'm thankful we stumbled upon the stashed fuel in the middle of this wilderness.

I'm thankful our preparation for this year's Alaskan Irondog race is going so smoothly.

And I'm thankful it's Friday, November 22, 2013.

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