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Old 12-27-2005, 07:03 PM   #1
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OK folks.
I know this is a fairly new website/message board, but lets see if we can get to know each other a bit. We have over 60 members of the message board now, and many many more "lurkers" who drop in to check out conditions.
Reply to this message with your name, sled, and if you have rode in St. Ignace before, and plan on riding here this year.
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Old 12-27-2005, 07:07 PM   #2
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I will kick it off!

I am Neil, born and raised in St. Ignace, and I am currently Club VP. I help with as much as I can, officially I am in charge of the Website, but I also work on DNR paperwork, and special projects.

My wife and I ride a pair of Ski Doo MXZ 583s.

I got 2 whole recreational rides in last year, and 1 was to map our trail system. I hope to get at least 1 ride a week after the first of the year.
Be sure to post/look in the looking for riders section if you are coming up!

Hope to see you here,
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Old 12-28-2005, 08:50 AM   #3
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I am Todd, been a club member for 4 years or so now. My wife Linda and I live in Bay City, MI. I am an electrical controls engineer and my wife is an office manager.

I ride a 2004 Yamaha RX Warrior and she rides a 2005 Yamaha Vector.

We like to ride the St. Ignace area whenever we come up. Usually average 5 or so trips per year. I like riding off trail later in the season when the snow gets deep.

Hope to see ya'll on the trails! :thumb:

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Old 12-30-2005, 01:16 AM   #4
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Hello we are new to the website, we visit the straits area quite often. We are going to be in the area and go to the casino for new years eve. Want to bring the sleds ( 2003 V-max600 mine, 1998 V-max500 wifes) but by the sounds of the trail conditions that we just might leave them home for this trip.:crying: Again thanks for the warm hello's and hope to see ya on the trails.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:24 PM   #5
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This is Dave (PolarisRider) from Bay City. We own property SW of Rudyard and make that base camp for hunting and snowmobiling. Wife (Cindy) and kids (Alli / Gerik) get out once or twice a year - but I'm the hardcore sledder of the group and get out most weekends.

We usually head North to Snowchaser country, but very pleased and impressed :cool2: with the progress of the Straits Area last year, and intend to spend more time down South. So ... sent in membership form and check for the family this week.

Also belong to the Snowchasers and Petoskey clubs.

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Old 12-30-2005, 09:22 PM   #6
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HI SLEDDERS,
This is Kevin from Pigeon,my girlfriend lives in Bay City.We ride Polaris 600's,00&05. Stayed and rode from your area twice last year, and was up there this summer camping.Love the area. :thumb: We are planning at lest 2 trips this year.We get up to the U.P. 5-6 times in the winter. I have been riding on sleds since 1969. Thats when a Dad won a 69 Polaris Charger.
We met some of the club members last year. Very nice people.
Seeya in a few weeks.

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Old 01-01-2006, 10:16 PM   #7
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Hello, My name is Kenny and My wife Sheila and my son Matt. We have rented a home on s state st for the winter and will be up just about every weekend. We all ride 05 mxz rev 600 h.o sdi's.

I have been coming to the area for about 5 years now and just love everything about it. We just got home from there a few minutes ago and had a great ride on Sat(New years eve). As always the trails were smooth and there were not alot of people out this weekend. Well hope to meet everyone soon and if you see 3 black Ski-doo's out on the trails don't be afraid to say hello. See ya next weekend.
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Old 01-02-2006, 09:46 AM   #8
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Hello to everyone! I am from the Grand Rapids area. Myself Luke and my wife Robin have been riding in the U.P. almost exclusively since 96. We enjoy the Middle and Eastern U.P. the most.

My wife and I are both Snow Chaser members and enjoy Eastern U.P area alot. I continue to look forward to seeing the sport promoted and supported by the Straits area Snowmobile club and all the people who participate in it. We enjoy snowmobiling in and around the St. Ignace area. The people are courteous and always friendly.

I will say it again, the Cut River Trail is one of my favorite trails in the U.P. and I look forward to running it multiple times throughout the season. Keep on the lookout for two Black Renegades. You Can't Miss my wife Robin she lights up like a X-mas tree with her Orange FXR snowmobile suit.

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Old 01-09-2006, 06:34 PM   #9
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Well, I am familiar with just about everybody that has posted so far. So you probably know me too. I don't know if that's good or bad

I can be found as Ron_W on many other boards around the web. My wife Jackie and I live in the Downriver area, s/o Detroit. We have been Snow Chasers for 6 years now, since year one. But I have been meaning to add to that for a while. And the job the Straits Area is doing is awesome, and they deserve our support also! We ride both systems, we should give to both right :conf:

We both ride Cats. I have a 2002 ZR800efi Black and she has a 2004 ZR900efi Black. I also have a BRIGHT ORANGE FXR outfit. If someone hits me they must be blind

I am a Senior Dyno Technician. I perform engine ECU calibrations and emissions testing on many dyno test beds. I work for an independent global powertrain development company. My wife is a Lease Manager at a Ford dealer. We have 3 great children, 16, 14 & 5. And they like riding too!

Thanks for all your efforts...TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS!!!

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Old 03-08-2006, 09:51 AM   #10
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Hello: My boyfriend and I are coming up from Kalamazoo this weekend to ride and I need a sled as mine is out of commission. Does anyone know of a reliable, resonable place to rent one? Thanks for helping. Also, I keep checking the trail report but was wondering if anyone knew first hand how the trails are? It's suppose to be 65 down in Kalamazoo this weekend with rain.
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Old 03-08-2006, 11:04 AM   #11
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The Quality Inn in St. Ignace has sleds for rent in conjunction with the Fish & Hunt shop from Curtis. The Quality Inns # is 906-643-9700
There was another one in town, but I can not think of the name. If you don't have any luck with Quality, ask them and if they don't know post back on the message board, and I will see what I can find. I know other from the board have rented here before.

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Old 03-12-2006, 06:06 AM   #12
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Hi my name is John i live in Roseville Michigan just north of Detroit. I ride mostly in the Gwinn area. Rode out of St. Ignace on the 22 of Feb and went to Lake of the Clouds and back by Sunday. Ride mostly in the UP have over 3000 miles on this year and with 400 more next weekend will have 10,000 on my 04 Renagade X SDI. Also wear alot of orange either Skidoo or Reima. Love to ride and teach safety classes in SE michigan. My wife Mary also rides and is a leader in the For Women Only ride for the last 8 years. She has been on the cover of the MSA mag and on Snowtrails TV. Our 2 oldest kids Jackie 7 and Johnathon 4 ride and Jacob 9 months will be riding next year.

Will be riding Friday March 17 from the Rec area headed to Grand Marais for the weekend. If you see me say hi.
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Old 01-18-2007, 05:21 PM   #13
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No one is saying hi, so I though that I would freshen this post up.
Newbies, don't be afraid to stop in, say Hi, or just chat about something, everyone is friendly around here.

Numbers are looking good this year, we have had 20+ new members just in the last week. (now if we just had some snow!) We broke 350 members on Tuesday, not too shabby!
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Old 02-17-2007, 08:32 PM   #14
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Hi Sledders,

I'm Luke from a little town called New Lothrop. I've been snowmobiling for about 11 years now. Lately I don't get up there as much as I would like to but I try. I have a 1996 Ski Doo Formula 500 and a 2001 Arctic Cat Pantera 580 EFI. My wife doesn't ride as much as I would like, its just not her type of sport. Oh well I respect that so she lets me enjoy it as much as possible.
I just came across this site by accident, glad I found it though. I have a trip planned for next weekend to be in the area. I am staying at the Cedarville Inn.

BTW Hope to ring in on some issues with all you fine folks, Take care, Luke
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:25 PM   #15
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Hi our names our Stan & Karen Jones.
We have had a cabin in Brevort for 4 yrs. now and we love the Straits Area Snowmobile Trails....They are always in top-notch condition when the weather allows. We appreciate all of the groomers and club members who put their time & effort into this trail system.

We live in Highland, Michigan and both work full-time but try to spend as much time across the bridge as possible.....so we usually travel up on weekends.

We ride green obviously.....Green F7 and Black ZL600...see ya on the trails.........

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Old 02-05-2008, 10:40 PM   #16
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my Name is Pete and my Wife Sandy we have 2 boys and we all ride we have 1phazer 1 'prowler 1 mach1 and 1formula Z we all ride ATVs and sleds and we will be up 2-15-08 til 2-17-08 to Check out the UP trails for the first timeReally looking forward to this trip waves:
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Old 02-06-2008, 07:28 PM   #17
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Hi our names our Stan & Karen Jones.
We have had a cabin in Brevort for 4 yrs. now and we love the Straits Area Snowmobile Trails....They are always in top-notch condition when the weather allows. We appreciate all of the groomers and club members who put their time & effort into this trail system.

We live in Highland, Michigan and both work full-time but try to spend as much time across the bridge as possible.....so we usually travel up on weekends.

We ride green obviously.....Green F7 and Black ZL600...see ya on the trails.........
Hey Karen & Stan,
Looks like we are a few miles apart on the home front. Let me know when you guys head up & maybe we can hook up on the trails. even though you ride green.....
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Old 02-11-2008, 10:50 AM   #18
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Hello,
My name is John TenBrink, I live in New Era Michigan
I ride an 04 Sabercat 700 LX.
I try to get to the UP to ride at least once a season. I've ridden everywhere in the eastern UP.
I like to ride groomed trails at a "brisk" safe pace. I am not too fond of off trail riding in really deep snow, but some logging roads and two tracks can be fun. I currently do not have any regular riding partners and would like to meet some people with similar riding styles to ride with.

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Old 02-11-2008, 08:30 PM   #19
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HI LOVE2SLED/JOANN.......WE WILL BE UP FOR THE POKER RUN THIS WEEKEND....IF YOUR HEADING UP, HOPE WE WILL BE ABLE TO FINALLY MEET.
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Old 01-05-2009, 10:19 PM   #20
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Hi everyone,
Hi, I'm Jerry,I live in Troy, new to the site but not new to snowmobiling. I started riding back in 73 and have been gong since then. I just recently retired this summer as a firefighter and I have all kinds of time to ride. The problem is, why I was working it was hard to get time off from work as other guys also rode. Now that I have the time there is no one available. I rode most of the state and I like the St. Ignance area the best. Anyway, I plan on joining the club and I would like to meet some people to come up and ride with. So if anyone or any group would like would like an extra rider let me know. Thanks everyone, Jerry, Ski Doo, Yamaha triples. jkoz2002@sbcglobal.net

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Old 01-08-2009, 02:34 PM   #21
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Hello to all of the snowmobilers. We are the Clifton Family from London Ohio. James, Cindy, Robert and Cory. We have a house in Moran Mi as well. We have been riding snowmobiles in the UP since 1981. We try to participate in all of the Poker Runs that the clubs offer. Robert and Cory really enjoy participating in these. We ride approx. 1800 miles a season. This is mostly coming up on the week-ends. Our children have been riding on their own since they were three years old. We all enjoy coming to the UP. It is a beatiful place to come and relax and get away.
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Old 01-08-2009, 06:17 PM   #22
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Hello..

My name is Dave and I have a sledding addiction..

I got back into sledding 3 years ago, and my wife is new to the sport...Looking to come that way and check out the trails since we are both up virgins. Yes we live under a rock.

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Old 01-09-2009, 08:27 AM   #23
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Welcome to the site, Dave...

You'll both love riding in the UP!

I also suffer (if you can call it suffering LOL ) from sledding addiction

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My name is Dave and I have a sledding addition..

I got back into sledding 3 years ago, and my wife is new to the sport...Looking to come that way and check out the trails since we are both up virgins. Yes we live under a rock
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Old 01-09-2009, 10:53 AM   #24
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Hey Floyd we dont live at the correctional facility but we know somebody that does that stole our atv. Heading to the UP now
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:01 PM   #25
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Hi, my name is Bill and my girlfriend is Brenda. We are from Dayton, Ohio and have 2 Cats, 600ZL, and a 700 Sabercat, been coming up for 5 years. This is a great area to ride and the trail reports are very accurate. Will be up this weekend. Thanks for all the hard work that goes into keeping the trails in tip top shape!
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