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    Ready for Winter?

    I'm not, but my hero Dougie Lampkin appearantly is:

    Recent storm dropped first snowfall at upper elevations around here, but 80 degree weather shall return.
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    I know what you mean about cold. Had to put a t-shirt over my tank top this morning!
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    Fred,

    Given today's all inclusive climate I am self identifying as a Texan and therefore offended by the idea of winter this year. I hope mother nature is a leftist wack job and honors my wishes to remain warm this coming "second summer" here in NY.


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    Happy Second Summer Tom. Maybe get a little simple boating in before Old Man Winter arrives.
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    Fred, as I live and breath, have you been to my house!

    Someone is spying on the idea's I stole from mrgizmo!

    A winter time project is in the works. It will be a version of the Timbersled call the "Admiralsled". Hope it works!
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    Excellent plan Admiral! I always wondered how Mr.Gizmo's ski attachment worked out; maybe he has some tips for you since he is further up on the learning curve. Soon you and Georgie can get the mail year round with chains and a front ski. However nothing short of another 30hp will make our TWs into true back-country snow bikes capable of turning a track at speed though.
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    Yep, I'll have to stick to chains on the rear. The timbersleds track technology is way above what I want to tackle on the project. Brain storming, one thought was to mount ski to tire like mrgizmo so I could take it off if I ran into a dry stretch. The other thought so far is to mount the ski to the forks like they do on the timbersled via some kind of homemade ski to fork adapter.

    As you mention, the lack of hp will keep this machine in the "less than 1 foot of snow" catagory!
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    Where did you get those things and what were they originally and what on?
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    Quote Originally Posted by littletommy View Post
    Where did you get those things and what were they originally and what on?
    If you're addressing me littletommy, I got those snowmobile skis off and old Scorpion snowmobile 2 weekends ago. A family friend offered us some scrap metal to turn in for our daughter's FFA National Convention trip to Louisville, KY if we picked it up and hauled it off. I spotted the skis right off the bat and knew those weren't making it to the scrap yard. I also have kept a sled which resembles a dog mushing sled. Has side racks and everything. Will work great when hauling the garbage up to the dumpster. I'm also planning on adding wheels to the sled for summer use around the place. The sled won't be used like the Ronnydog trailer unless it's needed to bring out big game in the snow.
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