Greetings to all Sled Heads!
It’s going to be wonderful to see all of you at the SND Convention the first week of December. We should be seeing lots of snow by then to cover our trails after we have them all signed. Let’s get those groomers running as much as possible. I noticed on our SND web page there is a new item to check out which trails have been most recently groomed. Remember to get all the training requirements done at the convention so we can have a good time riding safely.
“My Helmet is off” and a big SHOUT out to those who helped and took the time to pass the bill for our 10 year olds to ride on a state trail after they pass the snowmobile safety course with NDP&R. I can’t wait to get my grandchildren’s great grandfathers’ sled a new pair of skis. Gilbert Mueller would be proud of that ole 1980 250 Yamaha Bravo going at warp speed on the state trails. I know he will be smiling down on us as we hit a big snow drift.
Speaking of the old sleds, it’s time to get some of our landowners and old sled riders together for a potluck. Our clubs, Dakota Trailblazers are thinking of putting on the potluck sometime in March. Hope we get a big crowd and look at all the old pictures and reminisce when we went real fast over an approach and survived. Maybe bring out some of those old snowmobile suits!
Looking forward, I’m hoping the Peace Garden Trail is going to be signed and groomed this year. I know there are only a few individuals around this trail that is putting in lots of time and effort. They are trying to generate more excitement to keep the trail in tip top shape and its time our younger riders give them some help. There have been a few meetings to organize and generate membership in the snowmobile clubs around Bottineau. I know there is a group of sleds that ride on Wednesday night and it would be wonderful if they would help direct the younger folks to help maintain the Peace Garden Trail. It is one of the primo areas to ride in our state and we may need everyone to help pitch in to keep it going. Probably will be more discussion at the State Convention amongst the SND Board members. So please go to any board meetings, your thoughts are very important to the SND program. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family, ride safe with a partner! Hope your trails will be full of snow,