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Greet­ings from the snow belt North Coun­try. To­day is Au­gust 14 and the high tem­per­a­ture is fore­casted to reach the low 90’s. It’s hardly snow­mo­bile weather, but that doesn’t stop any of us from day­dream­ing about what’s to come. The com­bines have be­gun to roll and the chirp of happy crickets tells us a change in the sea­son is com­ing. By the time this is­sue is pub­lished, per­haps we’ve al­ready ex­pe­ri­enced a frost and we’re that much closer to sign­ing trails and bring­ing the sleds home for the up­com­ing win­ter. I wish I could say the Fritz fam­ily fleet of Ski-Doo’s are ready to rock when the first snow comes, but that’s not the case. My main ma­chine, a 2010 MXZ XRS ditch ter­ror­ist, is giv­ing me ig­ni­tion is­sues and will have to be looked at by a dealer. I’m sure a few read­ers are men­tally pok­ing fun at me and that’s ok. That XRS has pro­vided me count­less hours of pow­der shark­ing, ditch slay­ing, high fly­ing, slough sink­ing ac­tion! If you haven’t al­ready got parts on or­der or your ma­chine ser­viced out, I would rec­om­mend get­ting it taken care of BE­FORE the first snow­fall. This is also a good time to re­place the bat­ter­ies in your avalanche bea­con and GPS units which have been packed away in your damp base­ment all win­ter. It’s al­ways a good idea to change bat­ter­ies each sea­son. Never know, it could save you a night on the moun­tain or even your life.

There has been talk of a 2015 Revel­stoke trip within our party and that’s ex­cit­ing! I’ve never been there be­fore and heard the snow is wicked deep. I’m cur­rently nurs­ing a bro­ken an­kle and hope my snow­mo­bile sea­son won’t be cut short on ac­count of it. Does any­body else have trips planned? I sure hope you do. Make sure to take plenty of video and pic­tures. Per­haps you could even sub­mit a story of your next ad­ven­ture?

Make sure to pay at­ten­tion to the up­com­ing leg­is­la­tion ses­sion. SND has been busy work­ing to get a few changes made. More dis­cus­sion on this to fol­low. This years Con­ven­tion will be held in Minot at the Grand In­ter­na­tional Inn Oct 31-Nov 2. The Gas­mann Coulee Cruis­ers will be host­ing the event. The North­ern Lights Trail­blaz­ers have won the trav­el­ing tro­phy the last two years for best con­ven­tion at­ten­dance!! This year we’ll be cel­e­brat­ing with the Knain fam­ily from Rugby as they ac­cept the “Fam­ily of the Year award!” See you there!

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