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Old 03-04-06, 04:42 PM   #1
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Dodging snowmobiles!

Nothing like being on a back country road, on a nice day, riding my winter bike, sunny.....cold......quiet.....and here comes a snowmobile running along, all over the place, at what had to be close to 100 mph. I don't think he saw me until the last second, we both almost crapped our pants. Never a dull moment...
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Old 03-05-06, 02:30 AM   #2
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Brand new law and they still have a death wish. I had a pack of about 10 or 12 run me right off the trail a few years back. I don't think much can be done, except for reporting it.

Glad your ok


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It shall be unlawful for any person to drive or operate any snowmobile in the following unsafe or harassing ways:
* 1. Imprudent speed. At a rate of speed greater than reasonable or proper under the surrounding circumstances.
* NB Effective until February 26, 2006
* 1. Imprudent speed. At a rate of speed greater than reasonable or proper under the surrounding circumstances provided, however, that in no case shall a snowmobile be operated at a speed in excess of fifty-five miles per hour upon public trails or lands, unless (a) participating in a special event authorized by the commissioner pursuant to section 25.11 of this article or (b) engaged in operation as an emergency vehicle as defined in subdivision twenty-one of section 21.05 of this title.
* NB Effective February 26, 2006

2. Reckless operation. In a careless, reckless or negligent manner so as to unreasonably endanger the person or property of another or to cause injury or damage thereto.
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Old 05-24-06, 02:26 PM   #3
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I have found that if you ride snowmobile trails at night, the snow is packed harder and more fun and as an added bonus the machines are lighted and going a little snower.
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I have found that if you ride snowmobile trails at night, the snow is packed harder and more fun and as an added bonus the machines are lighted and going a little snower.
But, in my experience, the operators are drunker. Be careful.
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Drunker being the key word. 'Round here they are called Slednecks. Rarely sober. Rarely law abiding.
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