The Macdowall Community Club put on a great rally. They have a large community
center, provided some great food and put on a draw for numerous prizes. We
arrived in time for the pancake breakfast and were the first sleds in the
parking lot, but there was a full parking lot of trucks, trailers and sleds in
no time! So we signed up for the rally and then took off into the Nisbet Forest
Reserve to do some extra exploring before heading out on the rally. With some odd 40 miles on the clock, 3 of the
sleds were down to a 1/4 tank of fuel! The ride through the
Dry Saskatchewan Powder was top notch,
WOT cruising over the hills and around the forest to
McFarlane Creek. Always in
deep snow on the No Rock Nisbet historic fur trade trails, we were
steering only by moving your weight from side to side with the pressure of your
feet on the running boards! From past experience one of our group
compared the snowmobile work out to a trip he had made to the mountains! This
is certainly a way to get rid of a couple extra pounds! He was adamant that we
should "get the #%@# out of here" it was way to much of a work out, and head out
on the firm prairie snow! After lunch we headed
back into Macdowall to top up with extra fuel we had brought along. From
Macdowall we rode across country around to the rally 1/2 way point, from there it was a
quick trip back for supper and draws for the prizes.
Black, teal, red, and orange!
She was pretty cool right after we had breakfast with the MacDowall bunch.
Look closely this is what a 1000 cc sled looks like under the hood with
the belt in good shape! This one only took like 3 or 4 belts in one day.
OK in all fairness it did turn out to require a motor mount update.
I spent a few minutes surveying the
damage after following buddy thru that shit storm W.O.T. down the middle
of the road past some of the nicest ditches you will ever see. So I
follow back off the road into the ditch, then in 0 visibility directly
thru the trees as pictured.
HAS IT'S HAZARDS April 11, 2011
OMG there is more to
this story than what meets those grins...ya ok maybe we are even for the
4 belt stories!
Whose idea was
it to go down the road at 90per anyways!
I see that very same tree again
Wow I can hardly believe this tree is still hanging over the
fence line in the Carlton Trail grid 7 years later !Yourstruly