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Who is planning to ride more due to low gas prices??

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I am planning to ride more...are you???

15-20 bucks to fill vs. 40-50 sure sounds nice.

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especially when you have to fill a couple at once--I dont make my boys pay, it would take away a lot of the fun factor for them. I will a lot more IF we get the snow!

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I don't know if I call $1.95 low, but it sure is better than $3.50! My riding depends solely on the snow. IF its there and decent we will ride, otherwise no...

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Since I am newbie to sledding this year, I will be riding 100 times as much as last year smile I just want lots of snow so my wife can enjoy it - if she enjoys then I will be riding even more smile

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Not sure if I could ride more. Its gotten to the point that every time we go even for a quick weekend we put on 400 to 500 miles. grin

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I would not limit my riding to the price of gas, if theres snow I am riding. we never have a very long season anyway. on the flip side, I ride a cat, and they run on 87 octane. smile

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Hey Box, a little tip for a newbie. when taking your wife out make a point to plan shorter trips at first. I made the mistake of taking my wife out with the club on one of her first trips and after an all day 200 mile ride on good trails (not ditch banging) she had a hard time moving around she was so sore. Its a lot harder on a person than you might think. unless you are still teenagers wink

On the plus side she quit giving me a hard time about not wanting to get out of my easy chair after a day of as she put it doing nothing but sitting on a sled all day grin

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I sure am glad to see the gas prices lower. It sure will make those 200 mile days easier on the ever shrinking pocket book.

I don't worry about having snow here to ride on. The way I look at it. The first accesory you should buy for a sled is a trailer. I just booked 2 trips to the UP for this winter. One in January and one in Febuary.

Sure would be nice to be able to ride close to home when I'm not gone on a trip.

I just brought my sleds home last weekend. Started them both up and put them in the garage. Nothing like the smell of that 2 stroke.

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Hey Box, a little tip for a newbie. when taking your wife out make a point to plan shorter trips at first. I made the mistake of taking my wife out with the club on one of her first trips and after an all day 200 mile ride on good trails (not ditch banging) she had a hard time moving around she was so sore. Its a lot harder on a person than you might think. unless you are still teenagers wink

On the plus side she quit giving me a hard time about not wanting to get out of my easy chair after a day of as she put it doing nothing but sitting on a sled all day grin

Hey IC, good tip. We will be doing that, just some short hops. She actually used to have a sled long ago. We are not teenagers wink and last long trip I went on I actually wore a little elastic back brace and it helped a ton, just to give a bit of added support. But that was over 10 years ago, so the 2002 sleds should be a bit better ride...

BTW - I took my wife goose hunting in a pit one morning. She hasn't wanted to duck/goose hunt with me since wink Too boring for her, ha!

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The more you ride, the more stuff on your sled with break down. Sled oil is still expensive, hyfax, belts ($80-$130), carbides...

Im sure that will void out gas savings

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a gallon of oil runs 30 -40 bucks. insane! a belt runs about 80. then there is the tow veicle, how much is spent on comuting a full trailer of sleds. the price to gas the sled is not that important. it always has been a very spendy hobby.

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it wouldnt matter to me i just pull up to dads gas barrel and fill em up!!! smile

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I would not limit my riding to the price of gas, if theres snow I am riding. we never have a very long season anyway.

Same here!

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gas was never stop me from riding my sled gas is cheap its the repairs that suck when pay 45 dollars an hour to get them fixed

ya it nice that gas cheaper so it dont cost $70 to fill the 4 wheel drive up anymore

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5.59 a gallon and i will still put on 5K this year.

eekeek Is Gas really that high where your at in Alaska?

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yep, last fuel barge in determines the winter price. This year we got hosed as the price of oil fell right after the last barge. Heating fuel is still higher, 5.95 a gallon.

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