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dave#1    Posted 12-23-2018 at 22:26:06 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Close call !
  • I've Been snowmobiling for 40-45 years, Gone 10's of thousands of miles in those years, absolutely love the sport, This last Thursday while riding with friends I took a curve way to fast and lost control, I was ejected off the sled and flew some 60 feet bouncing once before coming to a sudden stop. My sled rolled and flipped landing upside down, Broken windshield and hood, The steering shift snapped just below the handle bars. We towed it 17 miles off state land to the nearest road. The sled is a mess, it will take several hundreds of dollars to repair . Me ?? I'm fine, Knocked the wind out of me and I'm a little sore, I should be dead, This opened my eyes big time, I'm 60 years old, 4 sons 3 grand children My loving wife- STUPID, Never again !

    lonestarjeff    Posted 12-31-2018 at 19:31:45 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Glad to hear you're OK! I've had a scare or two in the last 10 years to make me think a little longer about things I used to do with confidence, but neither involved flying 60 feet!!

    Someone is definitely looking out for you.


    steveVa    Posted 12-24-2018 at 13:43:12 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • You are lucky.
    Lucky you haven't done that before, and lucky you didn't hit something hard.
    We are just not as young as we once were and our reflexes slow just enough.
    We don't bounce or bend like we once did either.
    My days of motorcycles, dirt bikes, and water skiing are good memories and still some very careful times still.
    What scares me now is climbing latters and climbing on roofs. I used to do it all the time without a thought. Now after knowing several people who have fallen off a ladder, including me, it makes me nervous to get higher then one floor up.
    Be careful out there. Glad it wasn't any worse.

    Philny    Posted 12-24-2018 at 11:53:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Glad you are ok I,could have been a tree waiting for you.

    Bruce(OR)    Posted 12-24-2018 at 10:56:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • At 60, that just proves you NOT a Weeble. Because everyone knows, Weebles wobble but they don't fall down!!
    Glad your OK.

    Island Mike    Posted 12-24-2018 at 00:09:00 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Oh dear. God's way of telling you to slow down. I have the same problem on the bikes. At least you are okay. I think I would now take it easy for Christmas. Maybe safe the octane boost for your morning coffee.

    Take care and Merry Christmas. Island Mike.

    bkrsdoz    Posted 12-24-2018 at 08:24:59 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • The sled can be repaired or replaced.
    The main thing is that you are OK.
    Happy Holidays!

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