Ermengardi Snowmobile May 31st, 2018 - 10:34:01
Not only is this potentially dangerous from debris hidden by snow but it is trespassing and landowner complaints may close the trail. Always wear a helmet and facemask. Dress in layers under a full-body snowmobile suit; wear proper gloves mittens and boots. Consider that when you are riding at 40mph you are creating 40mph winds upon yourself which makes the air feel much colder on any exposed skin. Take a Snowmobile Safety Course. Especially if you only ride a handful of times a year its worth the $10 to take the independent study course from the Minnesota DNR. You can get a training CD by visiting their certification page. Youll need it to get certified and since youll have the CD at home you can review it before you ride for the first time each season.
The wildly popular Ski Doo snowmobiles are manufactured by the Canadian Bombardier Company. Since Armand Bombardier designed his first snowmobile in 1937 this company has led the way in snowmobile design and innovation with its Ski Doo models of snowmobiles. The Ski Doo sleds have become so popular that many people refer to all makes of snowmobiles as Ski Doos even though there are three other snowmobile manufacturers producing quality sleds. Ski Doo sleds have been used in many winter olympics and are a popular prop for action movies.
And keep that throttle under control! Your speed should be consistent with posted speed limits and trail conditions. Keep an eye out for obstacles While its tempting to preoccupy yourself with the stunning Whistler scenery your attention is better spent on the path before you. Engine noise and your helmet may interfere with your hearing so youll have to rely on visual sharpness to navigate your way. Dangers to consider: other trail users snow banks oncoming sleds trees and branches on the trail obstacles veiled by the snow and wildlife (wouldnt want to kill Bambi).
With over 20000 groomed snowmobile trails a favorite pastime for thousands of Minnesotans is snowmobiling. Keep in mind however that a snowmobile is only as safe as its driver. Before you jump on your sled and hit the trails give yourself a little refresher in snowmobile safety. Minnesota is a "Zero Alcohol" state. Never use alcohol or drugs before or while riding a snowmobile. Safety perception is altered after only one drink. Since over 70% of all fatal snowmobile accidents involve alcohol* staying sober can help you and others stay alive to enjoy another ride.