Alita Lapierre Snowmobile May 27th, 2018 - 13:33:21
Remember you will be driving this machine in an area where your nearest neighbour will not be in line of sight and you should not try and be stingy while picking up a snowmobile. Naturally the manufacturing companies also add a few cosmetic changes in the basic design of the snowmobiles to gain an added advantage and you should not get taken in be seat covers when the machines engine might have a problem. Make sure that you do your research and insist on a trial run in the snowmobile if possible before making the down payment.
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.
Before heading out be sure to check the brakes headlights and taillights emergency switch and idle on your snowmobile. Make sure it has enough fuel and battery power and check the machine over thoroughly before you begin your ride. Pack an emergency kit and bring the cell phone and GPS if you have one. Never ride alone. Riding with a friend is not only fun but if things go wrong its good snowmobile safety to have another machine and driver around to help. Being injured and alone is a dangerous situation. Make sure your friends are also driving sober.
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).