|Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:52 pm: |
What did we all do before RI came out with their new amd improved machines, tracks and track kits?
We used old Max's and carried spare plugs, lot of them because 2-cycle's oil fouled the plugs a lot. Old homemade tracks broke and balloon tires went flat.
When snowmobiles were young and antique by today's standards, engines quit, tracks broke and we walked, snowshoed or skied out. No cell phones or GPS back then. We always let someone know where we were going but did it matter? I mean you can cover a lot of miles in a machine. Snowmobile at -30 degrees ambient temperature, not wind chill. You bet we did. Common sense, common sense, common sense. Hunt 10+ miles back in the woods or hills off the nearest road reachable only by a jeep using a winch to get there? Yes we did, even when it was colder than -40 degrees. The term wind chill had not been invented yet. Machines broke down, we walked out but were prepared to spend the night or several nights in the cold wilderness. Yes, at least I did.
Go ahead live large and try the Max with the Tru Trax. If you break down, just remember, be prepared, use common sense and by all means, plan for survival.
Remember, even a new Max with the latest and greatest track kit in the world can break down. After all, it's a man made machine