I think half if not more of the DooCrew has hung it up within the last 2-3 years?
Awhile back I made a list of pros and cons of sledding just incase I thought about giving up on it or trying to convince myself it was worth it.
Brand insecurity from other sledders.
General population of dbags with general overall dbagerry.
Pulling the throttle.
Tinkering with the sleds in a warm shop sipping beers.
A reason for new tools.
Meeting new riders.
Making fun of new riders.
Showing off to poor people.
Helmet cam footage.
Feeling sore the next day and remembering why.
Using the sled to go get the mail.
Using the sled to go get dinner or lunch.
Using the sled to go get fire wood.
Towing kids around behind it and face washing them.
The raging b***** you get riding a nice sled.
Humping the ol lady on the curiously comfortable seat of the new sleds.
Watching the ol lady almost destroy sled in the yard. (You break it you buy it)
Listening to my pops giggle when he rides my sleds.
Listening to my pops giggle while he's watching helmet cam footage.
Planning trips with pals/family.
Having an excuse NOT to see family.
The parts guys.
Making fun of other brands.
Friendship of sledder pals through out the year.
Talking about sledding in the summer time to try to cool off.
Peeing in the middle of the woods.
Figuring out where to eat.
Boozing with pals after riding.
Getting other people into the sport.
Trying new gear.
That new sled smell.
Waxing someone in a drag race.
Fires seem warmer after a day of riding.
Putting on a fresh pair of socks after a long day of riding.
Crapping your pants because you didn't let go of the throttle.
Putting on new underpants after a long day of riding.
Those sketchy moments climbing a hill.
Everyone always knows what to get you for holidays.
How cool people are when you break something.
Out running packs of wild dogs.
Befriending wild dogs and training them to chase other riders who found your spot.
Finding a new spot.
Wearing your helmet into the gas station and talking like darth vader. "Ksshh.. Keep the change lady."
Washing your sled because you've already done everything else to it and you just want to touch it.
Firing up the sled and forgetting to open the garage door.
The new parts catalog in the mail.
Riding somewhere just to get away from everyone/everything
The fresh winter air.
The size of your forearms after a season of sledding.
Telling chicks/dudes no cus you're taken already.
Having chicks mention you smell of two-stroke and then taking their clothes off.
Drawing inappropriate things in huge fields with your sled so people in airplanes can see it.
Telling everyone what you like and don't like about the new line-up.
So many more reasons...