First time out this winter

Our family is into snowmobiling and I thought I should share the story about our first trip out this year. So the in-laws were in town and the weather wasn’t too cold for the kids. Father-in-law brought two sleds down with him on the truck deck and we loaded one on the trailer. We had done our pre-season check up and run them at the house. This was the first time taking our 2 year old for a ride. Snow gear on and away we go to our usual spot about 10 min drive from the house. There was enough of a trail so we could drive the truck up the road to avoid parking on the main road. Parked the truck without getting stuck and dump the first sled off the trailer. Second and third sleds were locked on the deck on the truck. Sled number two comes off no problem, sled three not so much. The master lock decided it was too old and would not unlock anymore. F’ing great… So we piss around trying to get it unlocked for awhile and end up removing one for the skis to get it out. Now all sleds are on the ground, kids are excited to get going and I go to start my machine that was the first off and had already been warmed up. First pull on the cord, it busts and comes off right in my hand… Wonderful… Luckily we had a spare cord in another sled that we used to wrap the clutch and that fired it up right away. After the bit of a shit show getting started the day turned out pretty good. My 6 year old daughter road with me and she went from being timid to asking to go faster and faster. My father-in-law took my 2 year old on with him and drove slow but he loved it. All we ended up doing was following the trail up the mountain for about 5 km and stopping and cooking hot dogs before come back.

Cooking hot dogs on the trail

Cooking hot dogs on the trail

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