Saturday December 17th, 2011

Greetings and welcome!

I am just back from the Bear Point Sno-Cruisers Christmas social. Along the way I picked up some new info and I thought I’d share.

First of all, at about 2:30pm the first flakes are starting to fall from the minor disturbance that could bring a half inch or an inch tonight.

Next up, on the way over to the BPSC meeting I stopped for some sparky plugs and found my NGK B9es plugs for something like $2.40 each at the Auto Value just east of Wausuakee on 180. That beats the going rate on E-Bay, and it beats driving an hour each way to Fleet Farm to save a dime a piece.

I was surprised at the difference in snow cover on the way over and back. About the Athelstane town line I started seeing snow in the ditches here and there, by the time I got 15 miles west to the BP in Silver Cliff, a lot of the ditches had a light covering. The same goes for roads and driveways. Some are icy, but most are fairly clear. Contrast that with my driveway, that only needs an inch or two for lube and steering..
















That is a nice ice base between my carbides and the gravel, but not much fun to drive on.

Lakewood looked about like that this week, maybe a little better, and the grade got more cover as you go north.

A few people asked if I was ready to go with the sled yet, and the answer is no, but it is getting closer. I have oil and gas for it, I have kerosene for the Reddy heater, I have new long johns and a battery on the way, I got spark plugs today, and I’ve had it started. I have been hammering away at projects that stood between me and snowmobiling stuff, and tomorrow or Monday is shop clean up day before the sled gets pulled in.

It still needs the annual inspection and service, but I am comfortable that when the battery comes I could run it for a quick spin.

Well I have to go and bring some firewood in before our snow starts coming too hot n heavy or the sun goes down in an hour.. Have a good Saturday and thank you for visiting!