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Port Tack Racks presents the second in a series of posts, this is a list of the equipment I carry on my person as I ride.  Personal gear is just that, personal.  There are many things to consider, type of riding, temperature, breath-ability, spares, weight, layering, style, and I'm sure many more.  This post is not meant to encompass everything, but just a general guide. Inner Layer We've got some standard long johns.  Second column in are some warm mits.  These aren't really for riding, but rather for if something happens and I'll be hanging around on the mountain for a...

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With the beginning of a new snowmobiling season I like to pull all of my gear out of the closet and check it over.  It seems like there is an ever growing amount of electronics gear that is associated with Snowmobiling, so we'll review some of the new gear added over the summer to the gear I used last year. First up is the gear I pack on my back .   Starting on the left is the pack itself.  I'm using the BCA Float 30.  It is an inflatable backpack with a rip cord on the shoulder.  When inflated...

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Still in development but nearing completion, have a look at the holder design currently. And the same rack holding skis As you follow our development in this blog you'll notice a few things.  We'll be patient in releasing the design as we know how rough and tough these racks need to be.  You'll also notice the craftsmanship that goes into our metal work, a core competency of Port Tack Racks.  The final thing you may notice is that Peter really likes the color blue, check out his blue skis and his blue snowboard... also notice him wearing blue almost every...

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Hi Snowmobile Riders, In my day job I work with a lot of safety systems and I thought I would share a useful on that applies to riding snow machines.  This simple program is the P.A.R Card, or Personal Assessment of Risk. We were reviewing it today and I couldn't help but think how good the questions are to ask when every I start my snowmobile up or when I'm just about to head into the mountains. There are 5 questions that I should ask myself, according to the card: 1) What could go wrong? 2) How will this effect...

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Had a pretty fun ride in the caribou last winter, there was some decent snow around Christmas time so we did some exploring.  Our buddy was relegated to the 70's Yamaha 440 on the last day cuz his 05 Ski Doo Summit was broken down.  With pedal to the metal he went around a corner and couldn't quite make it... luckily he jumped off and stayed on the road, unlike the poor 440.  Couldn't have asked for a better dent though, hugging the exhaust!

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