Well I gave in today and took the new Summit T3 163″ for a rip up the Coquihalla.
So much paddle!
There is a lot of exciting new stuff this year going on with the Coquihalla Club, if you ride around the Fraser Valley or Vancouver this is a great club to be part of, especially this season.
The most exciting news this year from the club is the addition of a new groomer, the club now has 2 groomers! Also the mine that used to clear the road between 10K ridding area and Henning is closed this winter so that means the road will be unmaintained and we can ride from one zone to another, big bonus! Lots of other small things going on as well, avi courses, upgrades to both Henning and 10K cabins, new outhouses and upgrades to the front end loader to make clearing the parking lot easier.
Back to today though, yes it is still a bit early to go sledding. There was about 2′ in the 0k parking lot. After a few laps on the pipe line and a quick blast up and down the road to break in the new motor and belt I headed up to Henning to check out the conditions up top.
Stopping to let the new motor cool off after a blast up the road towards 10K.
Unfortunately a new log has fallen across the trail about 3/4 of the way up. With a little snow it wouldn’t be hard to get around it but being by myself and with the skinny snow I decided to play it safe and went back to the pipe line for some donuts.
The log that cut short my day. This thing has to go, I don’t think my chin saw bar is big enough but if someone wants a hand cutting it up let me know.
The new T3 is a tractor! The snow was extremely heavy and wet so it wasn’t the best day to feel out the new sled but my first impressions were pretty good. It seems to be a lot easier to roll over than my previous 2014 XM. I think I will have to crank up the front shocks a bit and play with the skid but I will wait till there is proper snow before I start making to many changes.
Found some salad while turing around at the log. Once the 3″ paddles found the bottom they hooked up nicely ;)
Winter may be late this year but its here, they are expecting more snow this week and colder temps. Don’t forget to check you safety gear and renew your memberships.
(Don’t deal with sled envy all winter again, call the crew at GVP and get a new ride, they are sweet!)