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#23282945 Post up your snowmobile pictures

Posted by dc76 on 20 February 2020 - 12:44 PM

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#23275885 2019/20 Mountain conditions, pics and updates

Posted by dc76 on 17 February 2020 - 10:47 AM

Sorry but out of 18 days this was the best photos? Just busting your [emoji459] [emoji459]


It’s true I haven’t taken the camera with me at all this year. Just carrying the phone and not pulling it out often.

Most often when I try to post pics using Tapatalk I get errors as well so I just post on the gram.

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#23266319 2019/20 Mountain conditions, pics and updates

Posted by dc76 on 13 February 2020 - 06:17 AM

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Just finished 18 glorious days off riding various areas.

Taking off for another 12 tomorrow.




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#23202027 2019/20 Mountain conditions, pics and updates

Posted by dc76 on 14 January 2020 - 02:39 PM

Snow is stupid here, still didn't take any pics. My 'gram account is suffering for content, might lose a sponsor LOL


You have the gram? Here I thought you were social media illiterate lol


No snow around here. Everyone stay at home.

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#23202017 What's coming 1/13/2020

Posted by dc76 on 14 January 2020 - 02:36 PM

Funny thing about the inter-mountain west... generally there is not a whole lot of snowmobiling happening below 8000 ft. Unless you happen to like running up and down a barren hay field.

When we get a winter storm heading our way, it's always predicted as rain below 7500 ft, and snow above 8000 ft. I'm fortunate in that I live at 9000 ft, and can ride right from my garage to get up to the deep powder areas between 10,000 and 12,000 ft.


I don’t know what the “inter mountain west” is and what it wouldn’t encompass but up here even around the meca of Western riding, Revelstoke the riding starts to get good around 4500’. The Boulder Mtn cabin as an example is 5400’. We regularly ride 5000-7000’ all day in champagne pow.

Further SW in the kootenays we ride right from the garage door at 1500’ to 7500’.

Up North in Valemount riding is also from 5000-7000’. We rarely go over 8000’

So it sounds like for now this sled is ideal and even geared more towards the Western Canadian Market than the 10,000’+ riding South of the 49th Parallel.


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#23149579 2019/20 Mountain conditions, pics and updates

Posted by dc76 on 19 December 2019 - 05:47 PM

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Some fresh to be found with a lot more on the way for this weekend!


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#23118233 2019/20 Mountain conditions, pics and updates

Posted by dc76 on 02 December 2019 - 09:58 AM

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#23112559 Getting closer!!! (Tracking riders in your group)

Posted by dc76 on 28 November 2019 - 11:40 PM

dc76

Do you get better range with the Garmin Rino or the BCA radios? I know the Rino claims “5W” and the BCA claims “2W” but these always seem over exaggerated. We have been running some of the Retevis radios with pretty good luck. Obviously just Chinese knock offs but you can’t beat the price.


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The Rinos in Canada are max 2 watt :( and that greatly depends on the channel you use. Due to FRS/GMRS frequency restrictions some channels have a lower wattage allows. Be sure you are on a higher wattage channel. A simple search will give you a wiki link. The original BCA’s I believe were only 1 watt. The V2 is 2 watts max depending on your channel.

My main radio is a VHF/UHF Chinese Baofeng which is programmed to various GMRS channels we use. It is 8 watts with a long range whip antenna. I have a fleet of these radios and have been running them for a few years. These $40-50 radios far exceed any of the off the shelf products including 5 watt Garmins, the BCA or anything else I have used. I know the US has tighter restrictions on these radios and licensing requirements.


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#23112551 2019/20 Mountain conditions, pics and updates

Posted by dc76 on 28 November 2019 - 11:33 PM

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I have had some disappointing starts to a season but this one takes the cake. 125cm at cabin level in Revy.

It’s rideable but it feels like the first week of November going into the first week of December


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#23110133 Getting closer!!! (Tracking riders in your group)

Posted by dc76 on 27 November 2019 - 06:25 PM

For guys “Out West” I can tell you it varies greatly. People are constantly getting lost, some injured with no form of communication to get help, some have become fatalities.

It doesn’t matter if I am riding in Western Canada or the US like Montana and Idaho, I constantly find people who have either lost their group or a group have a rider who has become lost. What’s worse is they sometimes don’t even know what the person is equipped with.

My group all rides with radios. We all are on the same channel though some of us will monitor another common channel as well. We won’t ride with anyone who isn’t carrying one. The radio types vary greatly but our main group all has Garmin Rino’s and they work well as long as they are set up properly. Polling needs to be turned on. I also carry a higher power UHF/VHF and at times a BCA radio because it’s easy to hand off to someone. Obviously radio use laws vary between countries and we have a little more leeway.

Half of us also have Inreach units for emergencies but I leave mine on for tracking purposes all day.

There is not currently one device that solves all the issues we encounter in the mountains. A reliable and strong powered radio, GPS and locator with polling options to locate your buddies as well as transmit locations via satellite to shared destinations like text and email as well as emergency responders.

I have been told there is a new product coming that will have a lot of what I am looking for. I do expect it to be from Garmin as they invested heavily to get the Inreach product from Delorme.


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#22758813 2018/2019 Mountain Pics, Conditions and Updates

Posted by dc76 on 26 February 2019 - 12:13 PM

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#22729577 Post up your snowmobile pictures

Posted by dc76 on 14 February 2019 - 01:27 PM

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#22704383 2018/2019 Mountain Pics, Conditions and Updates

Posted by dc76 on 05 February 2019 - 12:34 PM

First ever sled trip to Valemount a couple weekends back with the Snowandmud crew. Low snow at Clemina but some goods were found thanks to great buddies who know the area. Ran into a work buddy at the gas station who said he would lead us to some secret stuff next time we go. Quiet in this thread, lets see what ya got[emoji1063][emoji2937]


I actually forgot about the thread. Valemount is impressive, McBride is a worthy area as well.

I will see what is interesting on my phone. My computer has the better shots.

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#22593979 Anybody else watching the Poo 840 destruction?

Posted by dc76 on 22 December 2018 - 08:28 PM

Absolutely us stupid flatlanders actual do ride, maybe more than you. Go figure. Mountain complex is see...



Why are you so angry? Are you just critical of others because you can’t handle criticism? I didn’t know there was a competition involved. That’s cool you put on more trail miles than me. I would hope so, our trails are very short to the alpine out here. It would be nice to put in 80+ days a winter but 50-60 days riding adds up when you are paying for fuel, hotels, food, trail passes, club memberships, unforeseen parts, minimum 12 jugs of oil, and not accounting for our more expensive gear like updating our transceivers, air bags and the list goes on. I wish I made $250k a year, I would ride 150 days. If that is considered a complex so be it because I sure as hell enjoy it. Lol




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#22593677 Anybody else watching the Poo 840 destruction?

Posted by dc76 on 22 December 2018 - 05:56 PM

Dootalk.... usually doo riders hang out here.. the poo guys were in here after the 840 released telling us it was better at everything than the doo... yawn... 174 doo... next year poo releases one... 850... 2 years later poo releases one... whos really following who ? Personally i dont care what anyone rides or enjoys.. but again this is dootalk... how much doo bashing goes on at hcs? The season has barely started for much of us so lets see where things stand after a full season on the sleds before we all start trash talking..


There is friendly banter and then there is hatred for a brand that someone chooses which is what I don’t get.

I currently chose a Polaris for my riding. Works much better for me. I am quite familiar with them. It’s not like I bought a Polaris and joined a Doo site, I have been on this forum for longer than some others. I have owned Doo’s and still do for many years. I ride with guys who have gone back and forth and I am happy they ride what works for them. It’s nice to stay on top of current issues given the diversity of the group I ride with.

This thread had some good factual info in it then a couple of bashers come in and take it off track. I was going to keep the info that I came across coming for those interested as some people don’t go on many forums but when it’s moderated because and you can’t answer questions truthfully I lose interest.

People don’t want to take their blinders off that’s fine but the moaning over posts of another brand and the content of those posts should be the modded ones.

I do know I am going to bash some snow over the next 10 days. Still stacking up in the mountains. I don’t care what brand you ride come on out!


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