HERE IS AN EXAMPLE
"OF WHAT NOT TO DO!"
This was a "Someone else's Guided GONG SHOW Tour Event!" in which the actual Team Leaders,
leading 26 sleds "APPEARED" to run upwards of some pretty high speeds,
for quite a few KM's. The whole
pack quickly disappeared in a cloud of Snow dust onto the lake.
obligation was running last, next to the rear guide's position to watch
for any issues with my dozen sleds in the group.
Unexpectedly I found
myself getting left in the snow dust, the whole group with my dozen
sleds pulling away, I accelerated to 80-90MPH just
A little further out on the
first lake, I was able to run
parallel to the column.
After bottle necking thru a few portages and a
few over land trails joining lake after lake, I was able to finally
catch up to some of my sleds, enter the portage area ahead of them and
slow them down.
Then after a few more miles
of icy lakes, portages and semi frozen rivers (part of the reason
this large group hired local northern guides) we gathered
upon the crash scene!
The guides in charge, knew that many in the
group were complete rookies, and that the inevitable was going to happen.
Luckily no one was injured. But the roll over on the lake/shoreline ice,
resulted in crushed handle bars, crushed instruments and panels. To top
it off we also had a broken windshield and the first cracked hood on one of our Yamaha's
in the 15+ years we have been using them.
LEARN FROM OTHERS MISTAKES!