MAGIC CITY DRIFT BUSTERS
Last weekend was the club’s annual fun run. Again this year we had nice attendance, but that white fluffy stuff was a no show. I have a theory about why we haven’t been getting any snow, but instead of pointing any fingers, let me just put this statement out there. If you are thinking of upgrading to a new sled, please do it this winter. One of the topics of discussion at the fun run was the vintage run that was held in Deering last year. We heard that there may be a few more in the area, and hopefully they can still be held this winter. Even if you do not have a vintage sled of your own, they are so fun to check out and watch the riders. More than once I have been flipping channels and found myself caught up in a piece they show occasionally on PBS on a vintage fun run that was held maybe in Minnesota or Wisconsin. For me, the vintage sleds bring back childhood memories of riding our father’s sled around our yard and in the neighboring fields. For country kids like us, without any hills, hooking up a sled or inner tube to the back of the snowmobile was how we went sledding. Many of us remember the first time we drove a sled, in fact at our house our daughter is starting to learn the same way, so she is ready to drive her own sled when she turns twelve. Until then she gets to ride with dad, but she is always excited to get suited up and go for a ride. She is a country kid too, getting pulled around the yard by a 4-wheeler or our old Yamaha in a calf sled. I am still not sure who has more fun though – dad or daughter. Hopefully soon the new snowmobile jinx will wear off, and the snow will start to fall around here. But if not, hopefully you are able to get out on the trail where you are.