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Wow!  La Nina is a welcome blessing for us in the NorthWest looking to get into the backcountry. The last time a La Nina here was 1994 and set all kinds of records for snow.  The 2010 - 2011 winter season looks like it is off to the same great start.  Usually the start of the season in Snowmobiling is full of grinding skis into gravelly paths and avoiding boulders and stumps.  Well not this year.  This year the snow is deep and fresh, no need to ride in tracks, every day is riding on fresh pow. Check out the...

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We took a nice slow run into Brohm Ridge on the weekend.  Here is a look at the November conditions up there.  Brohm is small but safe and has a couple nice playgrounds for modest uphills, varied terrain, and boondocking.  There are plenty of space and linked geographical features to link while riding.   Here is a video of the ride in:  Nothing too exciting here on the snowmobile front, except that there is a nice little shot of the jerry can and rack at 1:44.  I unload the jerry can at the bottom of the hill at 3:50.  You can see...

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What's becoming a theme for this blog in our (now series) of posts about 'missed corners... The Port Tack Racks R&D crew were riding up to Brohm Ridge on Sunday in a group of four.  The snow level isn't all that far down so the ride up is a mix of ungroomed whoopies and rocks.  About half way up, one of our friends (no need to name names) wasn't on the ball and didn't take the corner all that well.  See the pic below. Notice the gap in the snow on the side of the bridge! He tried to jump...

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Sunday November 21, 2010 was a momentous day for a few good reasons. It was our first day riding of 2010 It was the earliest in the year we've ever gone Snowmobiling in BC The conditions were fantastic Peter and I set off from Vancouver and linked up with Mike at the Chevron.  Filling up with fuel was daunting, as the wind was over 40 miles an hour.  The forecast was for very little wing, but that wasn't helping what we were feeling. The drive up was hectic, with the logging road very slippery.  By 10:30 we were on our...

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Port Tack Racks has some quick maintenance tips.  Here is a quick run through on greasing a snowmobile. There really aren't that many things you need to do to maintain a snowmobile, so doing the basics isn't too much trouble.  Greasing is easy, and these are the simple steps to greasing up the axles on a sled.  Every sled is different, but there are lots of similarities.  It's best to grease right at the end of your season, that way any water that managed to get in during the riding season it pressed out and will not rust your sled...

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