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Old 02-11-2002, 07:12 AM
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I just heard on the local news that Maine has just had it's 8th snowmobile fatality of the season. I think at least half so far have involved kids (under 18). Child or adult, it's still sad.
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Old 02-11-2002, 11:20 AM
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That eighth one was in my town. I hear the buddy he was with was real drunk so I assume the victim was too. He tried to cross a road where the road speed limit is 50 mph and ran a stop sign. He was another of those drink and go like he!! riders. One less for the gene pool. It's sad though I think he leaves behind a wife and kids.
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Old 02-13-2002, 01:19 PM
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Number 9 and counting. This time near Jackman. Excessive speed again. Heard it on the news last night.
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Old 02-16-2002, 05:58 PM
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i just got back from quebec. everyone rides very powerful and fast sleds now. at 600 feet, on the road and still spinning with picks in the track.. our sleds are doing 80mph. when you hit the gas the ski's come off the ground.

some people just go to fast because its a he\\ of a rush. my dad was almost hit up there, if he didnt stop he would of been hit.
these guys were flying and taking the inside of the curve when the trail turned left.

i am supprised that there arnt more deaths.
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Old 02-16-2002, 07:08 PM
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We get some fatalities around this area every year it seems.Most of the time it is riders going cross country and riding on unknown ground.I guess it is like anything you do you have to use common sense sometimes.
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Old 02-16-2002, 07:42 PM
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One of you guys mentioned Jackman, what is it like up there, Abuddy of mine lives in Jackman, keeps asking me to come up. He got a moose about 3 yrs ago with a 6mm.
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Old 02-16-2002, 09:16 PM
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here in western n.y. we have had 5, 1 crossing the road, 1 hit a tree, dont know about the rest. its sad.
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Old 02-17-2002, 06:23 AM
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I know several years ago they were looking under the ice for one guy who went through Chautauqua Lake and ended up finding 2 or 3 others that they didn't know about.
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Old 02-17-2002, 06:49 AM
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Bottom line is people need to slow down and use some common sense. Don't go on lakes when the ice isn't thick enough. This isn't brain surgery, you'd think people would figure it out.
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