Ida O. Johnsen Snowmobile May 28th, 2018 - 15:49:09
Wintertime as we all know is a time of cold winds falling snow and snow covered terrain. The average vehicle needs snow chains to travel through snow covered roads but these will have trouble with deeper snow covered areas. Snowmobiles which were configured for this type of terrain began in 1916 and you can still find some of these age-old snowmobile vehicles out on the snow covered ground. The antique snowmobile still has a lot to offer in the way of restoration. You also might be amazed at the strength of these old vehicles.
The earliest incarnation of snowmobiles date back to 1923 when Carl Eliason of Sayner Wisconsin hand-built the first model. His invention consisted of a modified Model T Ford stripped of its tires and the undercarriage replaced with tracks and skis. His invention proved popular for rural mail delivery. Thankfully snowmobiles have progressed greatly since those heady days of delivering mail and can be found throughout the worlds snowy realms. One such destination where snowmobiles have found a particular home is nestled in the resort community of Whistler BC.
Not only is this potentially dangerous from debris hidden by snow but it is trespassing and landowner complaints may close the trail. Always wear a helmet and facemask. Dress in layers under a full-body snowmobile suit; wear proper gloves mittens and boots. Consider that when you are riding at 40mph you are creating 40mph winds upon yourself which makes the air feel much colder on any exposed skin. Take a Snowmobile Safety Course. Especially if you only ride a handful of times a year its worth the $10 to take the independent study course from the Minnesota DNR. You can get a training CD by visiting their certification page. Youll need it to get certified and since youll have the CD at home you can review it before you ride for the first time each season.
We cant all be James Bond or a professional snowmobile racer but many of us can enjoy the highly technical and exciting sleds manufactured by the Bombardier Company. Ski Doo snowmobiles continue to rise in popularity. The company offers special models of snowmobiles that can only be ordered in the spring. These early ordering programs have become quite popular enabling a rider to be the first in line for the coveted new models and designs. You can expect to see many Ski Doo snowmobiles this winter zipping along freshly groomed trails and fresh powder.