As a beginner at this whole sledding thing, I thought it would come easy to me considering I have been riding dirt bikes for several years and quads for pretty much my whole life...well I was wrong!! Sledding is a whole different animal. The only thing I have gotten good at this year is digging deep trenches and hitting trees. It is a sport that you can get so frustrated with but can't wait to go out for the next ride all in the same day. I just bought my sled "pretty kitty" a 2007 M8 snopro in November and it is a love hate relationship we have. For me I have three things that help me learn:
1 - My good friend Kristen Jones sitting at the top of the hill yelling at me "You better get up here or else...."
2 - Grow a set, go for it and hope for the best!
3 - Get stuck, get unstuck...repeat.
As a Journeyman welder I am always thinking of things that I can build for Pretty Kitty that will make her stand out from other sleds, right now I am designing and building a custom tunnel extension. I have also had my hand in building our own custom sled deck. I am officially hooked on sledding and am counting down the days till next winter.
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