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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Checking in
« Last post by racerdave on October 11, 2019, 12:24:26 PM »
Sledding is still high priority in my life.  Waiting on my 2020 Indy XC850 137 to come in. Right now it's great the Cardinals have returned to MLB NLCS!!!
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Checking in
« Last post by AdrenalineJunkie on October 02, 2019, 01:43:54 PM »
planning more vintage riding, and may even pick up a early 2k's Cat for some local rides. Still on the 015 gsx1200 for the northern big rides. Sad to see this place so slow.
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Checking in
« Last post by ZiRT on October 02, 2019, 11:31:54 AM »
Still checking in once or twice a month. I always get the itch this time of year, and get big plans to ride in my head, then end up doing other things and only going a few times.  Didn't even go to the Big East show this year- first one I've missed since it started 20+ years ago. Tired of paying $100 (with ticket, gas, meals, etc) just to go have someone try to sell me something I can get elsewhere for the same or better price.  My boy and I did go to a grass drag/swap meet that has been a pretty regular tradition. Attendance was way up this year after falling off the past few.  Probably get the sleds looked over and ready one of these upcoming weekends, maybe even dig the trailer out of it's storage spot- it hasn't seen the road in years, and I've been good with that, but I'm thinking I may have the urge to use it this season.
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Checking in
« Last post by greekboy on October 02, 2019, 08:49:32 AM »
We make it to the UP once a year for a guys trip to South Range at the Wildlife refuge cabins.  Sometimes when he snow is not all that good in MN we make more trips to the up.  Last year we had suck good now in MN late in the winter, there was no reason to even load the machines on the trailer.

We had great conditions all season, but a couple times a year, I'll load up and trailer 1 hour further North, just to get a change in scenery... One bad thing about having a base camp is the fact that I know the area a little too well now. Nice to explore or revisit old watering holes....
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Checking in
« Last post by 6Mile on October 02, 2019, 08:14:23 AM »
We make it to the UP once a year for a guys trip to South Range at the Wildlife refuge cabins.  Sometimes when he snow is not all that good in MN we make more trips to the up.  Last year we had suck good now in MN late in the winter, there was no reason to even load the machines on the trailer.
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Re: Checking in
« Last post by greekboy on October 01, 2019, 01:03:39 PM »
You'll have to call me if you ever slum down to the UP this year ! Try to get the old gang back together..... Snopork came over last year to visit me, that was really cool to see him and go for a day ride by me. Of course, he was spoiled rotten b/c I had incredible snow last year, first time in 10 years owning that place. This was the most ground cover I had ever seen my me ! Approximately five feet !  :thumbsupsmileyanim:

I'm rolling 50/50 on 4 machines 2 Polaris and 2 Ski Doo this year. Newer / primary machines are Polaris 2018 &2014 models with 144 tracks)
 
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General Snowmobile Discussion / Checking in
« Last post by 6Mile on October 01, 2019, 11:06:03 AM »
A new season is upon us and I though i would check to how many of the members are still here.  It has been a while since I checked in to this site for sure.  Had such a good snow year last season I tried to spend as much time riding as I could.  It helps a lot when you can ride from your house.  The Sled fleet has changed some, It consists of all polaris machines now.  '13  Assault 800, 07 Switchback 600, and '11 550 IQ fan for the boy.
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Once I retire (8 years away min) I absolutely need to leave Illinois, for all of the reasons mentioned earlier. High real estate taxes, high gas taxes, high sales taxes, traffic, crime, and more. I would like to go somewhere #1) with a view, #2) with like minded people, #3) with things to do, places to go, etc. Out West is on the list for sure, as it meets most of those items. Hoping I can visit that area for much longer periods of time and see what I find.

I would suggest just renting a joint for a year and seeing how much you like it or don't....
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New York is about the worst in Property Taxes vs what you get in return closely followed by New Jersey.

Moving out West that far severely limits (IMO) job choices/availability/income. Just remember if the cost of living is low so is the available income/hourly wage. So if the cost of living is low chances are the wages will reflect that.

We are looking to relocate to Pennsylvania only because we like the weather/change of seasons which would be similar to New Jersey plus being near retirement our 401Ks will not be taxed during disbursement as they would be in New Jersey.
 
Keep in mind we stopped snowmobiling a few years ago and now our recreation/life revolves around motorcycling which in the right climate is a 9-12 month a year activity.
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well,  having a population of about 1 million people in the entire state they probally dont have a lot of freeloaders to pay for - unlike big metropolitan states with large cities and entire nieghborhoods sucking up tax payer money without paying any taxes- that probably helps.
I think the Chicago Metro area has at least 1 million people on welfare and food stamps.  Illinois should probably just buy Montana - call it West Illinois, sell Cook County to China and call it Montana.   
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