Thread: Winter of '16
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Old 04-02-2016, 04:31 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by randomscooter View Post
I'm not a snowmobiler either, but I do have a BIL and SIL (but no BFFs ) who enjoy it immensely. Maybe they do it for the same reason that people ride through the Adirondacks on their Harleys - to see the scenery, feel the wind on their faces, enjoy stopping for dinner at a favorite restaurant, enjoy the camaraderie. There is also a heightened level of self-reliance, especially on the trails in Quebec there are hundreds, if not thousands, of miles of trails.

We tend to think that everyone is out there just to go fast and make noise. But that perception is formed through our own eyes, not through theirs. I don't know what the percentages are, but I'd imagine that most people are out their to enjoy being in that place, doing what they love to do. I love running on trails; some people think I should run on roads, or on the high school track. IMO they simply don't understand.

I'm not condoning violators; those who ride where they are not legally allowed, those who show no respect for private dwellings by screaming by them at high speeds (is there a snowmobiling equivalent to a "no wake" zone?), etc.

Just my .02.
Well said. I guess it's the difference between dudes on Harleys who obey traffic laws and idiots on rice rockets who weave in and out of traffic at twice the speed limit. Or the leave no trace people and the idiot frat boys. I get it. There are all kinds of snowmobilers just like there are all kinds of other folks.
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