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Title: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: xcrtom on December 24, 2020, 04:03:01 PM
Was this site called something else before it was ultimatesnowmobiler? When I first got on the internet so many years ago I started at Trail Conditions I believe, that imploded so I moved to another site which I canít remember, thinking it was here under a different name. No real need for this discussion, just sitting here with too much time on my hands lol.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: racerdave on December 25, 2020, 11:44:41 AM
Not that I recall. Most of us came here from a site owned by a Mikael Sterner. It imploded
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: xcrtom on December 25, 2020, 03:58:34 PM
Was that Trail Conditions? Whatís happening at HCS seems reminiscent of what happened there as I remember.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Rage'n Renegade on December 25, 2020, 06:31:18 PM
There was snowseekers.net.  That and this site were actually one in the same sharing the same forum.   I did not have auto renew set on the domain name and didn't receive the e-mails of it's renewal, so it expired and got away from me.  :mad:  My mistake, totally! I kicked myself for a long time over that because I liked that name.   :( 

Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Hal on December 26, 2020, 11:54:56 AM
The only other name I remember for this site was the nickname "Mayberry". That was from the guys that left TC to come here.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: racerdave on December 26, 2020, 01:13:17 PM
Was that Trail Conditions? Whatís happening at HCS seems reminiscent of what happened there as I remember.

I think so
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: xcrtom on December 26, 2020, 09:23:08 PM
There was snowseekers.net.  That and this site were actually one in the same sharing the same forum.   I did not have auto renew set on the domain name and didn't receive the e-mails of it's renewal, so it expired and got away from me.  :mad:  My mistake, totally! I kicked myself for a long time over that because I liked that name.   :(
Yes I remember that, I thought that there was another name. Iíve got a brain full of useless knowledge, I just canít always find all of it lol.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Howie on December 28, 2020, 02:19:16 PM
As I recall TC was Sterner's Follies and this site was called Mayberry by the ones on TC that made it fail.
No one could even ask a question on TC without getting beat down. I think this was far better than TC. Maybe smaller but prolly why it was better. I think its smaller now because Mfgs have made new sleds so high they have lost over half their market and low snow in more locations. :thumbdown:
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: racerdave on December 28, 2020, 03:49:24 PM
As I recall TC was Sterner's Follies and this site was called Mayberry by the ones on TC that made it fail.
No one could even ask a question on TC without getting beat down. I think this was far better than TC. Maybe smaller but prolly why it was better. I think its smaller now because Mfgs have made new sleds so high they have lost over half their market and low snow in more locations. :thumbdown:

There are several member's here that passed away, and a lot that quit sledding
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: xcrtom on December 28, 2020, 06:51:19 PM
I still love to ride! I have better equipment than I have ever had and money to afford the sport, but too many bad winters are starting to wear me down. Iím getting tired of waiting for snow! Of course one good ride will make me forget all that......
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: racerdave on December 29, 2020, 10:16:10 AM
Me too Tom
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: SNO4ME on January 10, 2021, 12:18:55 PM
I still love to ride! I have better equipment than I have ever had and money to afford the sport, but too many bad winters are starting to wear me down. Iím getting tired of waiting for snow! Of course one good ride will make me forget all that......

Last winter started out as a real pain in the patukas.
Literately to much snow too early. It was difficult to freeze our swamps down but ended up with some really great trails.
We closed the second Tuesday of March. Well into Supplemental funding.
This year opening trails was way better, simpler with one exception. We did stick one groomer but it was right below a highway, pretty easy to unstuck all things considered.
And the Heavy duty tow truck owner was very kind to us.

This week has been a little busy. Monday a 50 mile ride, Tuesday 70 miles, Wednesday a working 40 mile ride checking some trails, Thursday 100 miles, took Friday off  ;), Saturday 125 miles with a scattered crew. One from Madisonish  Wi, another from Rice Lakeish area of Wis, and three from surrounding the Twin Cities.
Trails are getting thin and snirty but for the conditions yesterday it wasn't too bad all things considered. Even riding through the City of Superior.

And the next club to the south of us has snirt.  :(


 
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: SNO4ME on January 10, 2021, 12:21:04 PM
As I recall TC was Sterner's Follies and this site was called Mayberry by the ones on TC that made it fail.
No one could even ask a question on TC without getting beat down. I think this was far better than TC. Maybe smaller but prolly why it was better. I think its smaller now because Mfgs have made new sleds so high they have lost over half their market and low snow in more locations. :thumbdown:

There are several member's here that passed away, and a lot that quit sledding

Still have a pulse, still riding. Retired 5 years.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Phantom on January 10, 2021, 04:28:24 PM
TrailConditions.Com

When it first started registration was not required so everyone had several "Handles" as well as personalities. I recall Moon Disc being a moderator there for a while.
I could argue with myself for a week using different handles...
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Hal on January 10, 2021, 05:10:04 PM
As I recall TC was Sterner's Follies and this site was called Mayberry by the ones on TC that made it fail.
No one could even ask a question on TC without getting beat down. I think this was far better than TC. Maybe smaller but prolly why it was better. I think its smaller now because Mfgs have made new sleds so high they have lost over half their market and low snow in more locations. :thumbdown:

There are several member's here that passed away, and a lot that quit sledding
I have been retired for eight years and still riding. That was until my lower unit stopped working. Seen the doctor on Monday and she stuck a catheter in my until. She drained 3.175 liters of urine out of my bladder. I will be seeing a urologist on the 19th, so I should have a better idea about being able to ride the rest of the winter.

Still have a pulse, still riding. Retired 5 years.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: T Hillrider on January 15, 2021, 12:50:17 PM
Hi all Wow I was cleaning out old book marks and clicked this one and to my surprise it's back.  :specool: But I only see a few have found it back on line ?  Perhaps an email to all previous users to inform people ? 
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: racerdave on January 18, 2021, 11:37:37 AM
I've sent out a few through the site. can't say though if the listed e mails are still good
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: snopork on January 19, 2021, 07:10:37 PM
Not that I recall. Most of us came here from a site owned by a Mikael Sterner. It imploded
That sight was fun.  I had AJ sparring with his buddy
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: snopork on January 19, 2021, 07:13:03 PM
TrailConditions.Com

When it first started registration was not required so everyone had several "Handles" as well as personalities. I recall Moon Disc being a moderator there for a while.
I could argue with myself for a week using different handles...
50 argued with a lot of people - I'm sure he had multiple personalities.....cops on sleds
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: snopork on January 19, 2021, 07:14:28 PM
Hi all Wow I was cleaning out old book marks and clicked this one and to my surprise it's back.  :specool: But I only see a few have found it back on line ?  Perhaps an email to all previous users to inform people ?
Hi Chris - when you making out to the northwoods of the midwest - I still got an owesy to you guys
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Powderhound on January 21, 2021, 02:51:05 PM
sledding.com begot trailconditions.com begot this site and HCS and a few others.  There used to be Amsnow forums, and the snowest forums for the powder dorks.  Crazy I've been on the sledding innerwebs more than half my life.  Started back in 1994 when i was 15 years old on the Amsnow forums and really got into sledding.com.  I was one of the suckers who paid for the hat...
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Hal on January 21, 2021, 04:33:11 PM
I still love to ride! I have better equipment than I have ever had and money to afford the sport, but too many bad winters are starting to wear me down. Iím getting tired of waiting for snow! Of course one good ride will make me forget all that......

Last winter started out as a real pain in the patukas.
Literately to much snow too early. It was difficult to freeze our swamps down but ended up with some really great trails.
We closed the second Tuesday of March. Well into Supplemental funding.
This year opening trails was way better, simpler with one exception. We did stick one groomer but it was right below a highway, pretty easy to unstuck all things considered.
And the Heavy duty tow truck owner was very kind to us.

This week has been a little busy. Monday a 50 mile ride, Tuesday 70 miles, Wednesday a working 40 mile ride checking some trails, Thursday 100 miles, took Friday off  ;), Saturday 125 miles with a scattered crew. One from Madisonish  Wi, another from Rice Lakeish area of Wis, and three from surrounding the Twin Cities.
Trails are getting thin and snirty but for the conditions yesterday it wasn't too bad all things considered. Even riding through the City of Superior.

And the next club to the south of us has snirt.  :(
I was hoping to sled with you up in the Duluth area, but I found out today that my sledding season is over this year. The hospital did an angiogram and found more blockage than can be fixed with stents. Going to have bypass surgery on February 5th. It is really unusual that I have low blood pressure and pulse, lost 50 pounds in the last year, shovel driveways, cross country ski and go on long walks. I was walking up to six miles a day with no pain doing any of these activities.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: xcrtom on January 21, 2021, 08:34:41 PM
sledding.com begot trailconditions.com begot this site and HCS and a few others.  There used to be Amsnow forums, and the snowest forums for the powder dorks.  Crazy I've been on the sledding innerwebs more than half my life.  Started back in 1994 when i was 15 years old on the Amsnow forums and really got into sledding.com.  I was one of the suckers who paid for the hat...
It was Rob that started HCS correct? Which of those sites did he leave to start HCS? I remember a number of guys taking a picture of their speedometer at 100 mph. Itís all a long time ago.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: racerdave on January 24, 2021, 07:18:41 PM
sledding.com begot trailconditions.com begot this site and HCS and a few others.  There used to be Amsnow forums, and the snowest forums for the powder dorks.  Crazy I've been on the sledding innerwebs more than half my life.  Started back in 1994 when i was 15 years old on the Amsnow forums and really got into sledding.com.  I was one of the suckers who paid for the hat...
It was Rob that started HCS correct? Which of those sites did he leave to start HCS? I remember a number of guys taking a picture of their speedometer at 100 mph. Itís all a long time ago.


https://web.archive.org/web/20020802234228/http://www.robertlyonsphotography.com:80/snowmobiling/
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: racerdave on January 24, 2021, 07:20:31 PM
I still love to ride! I have better equipment than I have ever had and money to afford the sport, but too many bad winters are starting to wear me down. Iím getting tired of waiting for snow! Of course one good ride will make me forget all that......

Last winter started out as a real pain in the patukas.
Literately to much snow too early. It was difficult to freeze our swamps down but ended up with some really great trails.
We closed the second Tuesday of March. Well into Supplemental funding.
This year opening trails was way better, simpler with one exception. We did stick one groomer but it was right below a highway, pretty easy to unstuck all things considered.
And the Heavy duty tow truck owner was very kind to us.

This week has been a little busy. Monday a 50 mile ride, Tuesday 70 miles, Wednesday a working 40 mile ride checking some trails, Thursday 100 miles, took Friday off  ;), Saturday 125 miles with a scattered crew. One from Madisonish  Wi, another from Rice Lakeish area of Wis, and three from surrounding the Twin Cities.
Trails are getting thin and snirty but for the conditions yesterday it wasn't too bad all things considered. Even riding through the City of Superior.

And the next club to the south of us has snirt.  :(
I was hoping to sled with you up in the Duluth area, but I found out today that my sledding season is over this year. The hospital did an angiogram and found more blockage than can be fixed with stents. Going to have bypass surgery on February 5th. It is really unusual that I have low blood pressure and pulse, lost 50 pounds in the last year, shovel driveways, cross country ski and go on long walks. I was walking up to six miles a day with no pain doing any of these activities.
That sucks Hal. Hoping for the best for you. RD
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Hal on January 25, 2021, 09:01:54 AM
I still love to ride! I have better equipment than I have ever had and money to afford the sport, but too many bad winters are starting to wear me down. Iím getting tired of waiting for snow! Of course one good ride will make me forget all that......

Last winter started out as a real pain in the patukas.
Literately to much snow too early. It was difficult to freeze our swamps down but ended up with some really great trails.
We closed the second Tuesday of March. Well into Supplemental funding.
This year opening trails was way better, simpler with one exception. We did stick one groomer but it was right below a highway, pretty easy to unstuck all things considered.
And the Heavy duty tow truck owner was very kind to us.

This week has been a little busy. Monday a 50 mile ride, Tuesday 70 miles, Wednesday a working 40 mile ride checking some trails, Thursday 100 miles, took Friday off  ;), Saturday 125 miles with a scattered crew. One from Madisonish  Wi, another from Rice Lakeish area of Wis, and three from surrounding the Twin Cities.
Trails are getting thin and snirty but for the conditions yesterday it wasn't too bad all things considered. Even riding through the City of Superior.

And the next club to the south of us has snirt.  :(
I was hoping to sled with you up in the Duluth area, but I found out today that my sledding season is over this year. The hospital did an angiogram and found more blockage than can be fixed with stents. Going to have bypass surgery on February 5th. It is really unusual that I have low blood pressure and pulse, lost 50 pounds in the last year, shovel driveways, cross country ski and go on long walks. I was walking up to six miles a day with no pain doing any of these activities.
That sucks Hal. Hoping for the best for you. RD
They tell me I will be like new after I recover. You could say I am going through an overhaul. The doctor is giving me at least a 99% chance of success. I shoveled the sidewalk and blew out a couple driveways yesterday. Have continued on my long walks, but I even listened more to what my body is telling me. I may go out and do some sledding before the surgery, but I won't be doing any ditch banging or flying over driveways.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: SNO4ME on January 29, 2021, 01:27:31 PM
I still love to ride! I have better equipment than I have ever had and money to afford the sport, but too many bad winters are starting to wear me down. Iím getting tired of waiting for snow! Of course one good ride will make me forget all that......

Last winter started out as a real pain in the patukas.
Literately to much snow too early. It was difficult to freeze our swamps down but ended up with some really great trails.
We closed the second Tuesday of March. Well into Supplemental funding.
This year opening trails was way better, simpler with one exception. We did stick one groomer but it was right below a highway, pretty easy to unstuck all things considered.
And the Heavy duty tow truck owner was very kind to us.

This week has been a little busy. Monday a 50 mile ride, Tuesday 70 miles, Wednesday a working 40 mile ride checking some trails, Thursday 100 miles, took Friday off  ;), Saturday 125 miles with a scattered crew. One from Madisonish  Wi, another from Rice Lakeish area of Wis, and three from surrounding the Twin Cities.
Trails are getting thin and snirty but for the conditions yesterday it wasn't too bad all things considered. Even riding through the City of Superior.

And the next club to the south of us has snirt.  :(
I was hoping to sled with you up in the Duluth area, but I found out today that my sledding season is over this year. The hospital did an angiogram and found more blockage than can be fixed with stents. Going to have bypass surgery on February 5th. It is really unusual that I have low blood pressure and pulse, lost 50 pounds in the last year, shovel driveways, cross country ski and go on long walks. I was walking up to six miles a day with no pain doing any of these activities.
That sucks Hal. Hoping for the best for you. RD

Well. next year then.  :sledder:
Keep up the hard work and good luck.   
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Hal on January 29, 2021, 02:17:00 PM
I still love to ride! I have better equipment than I have ever had and money to afford the sport, but too many bad winters are starting to wear me down. Iím getting tired of waiting for snow! Of course one good ride will make me forget all that......

Last winter started out as a real pain in the patukas.
Literately to much snow too early. It was difficult to freeze our swamps down but ended up with some really great trails.
We closed the second Tuesday of March. Well into Supplemental funding.
This year opening trails was way better, simpler with one exception. We did stick one groomer but it was right below a highway, pretty easy to unstuck all things considered.
And the Heavy duty tow truck owner was very kind to us.

This week has been a little busy. Monday a 50 mile ride, Tuesday 70 miles, Wednesday a working 40 mile ride checking some trails, Thursday 100 miles, took Friday off  ;), Saturday 125 miles with a scattered crew. One from Madisonish  Wi, another from Rice Lakeish area of Wis, and three from surrounding the Twin Cities.
Trails are getting thin and snirty but for the conditions yesterday it wasn't too bad all things considered. Even riding through the City of Superior.

And the next club to the south of us has snirt.  :(
I was hoping to sled with you up in the Duluth area, but I found out today that my sledding season is over this year. The hospital did an angiogram and found more blockage than can be fixed with stents. Going to have bypass surgery on February 5th. It is really unusual that I have low blood pressure and pulse, lost 50 pounds in the last year, shovel driveways, cross country ski and go on long walks. I was walking up to six miles a day with no pain doing any of these activities.
That sucks Hal. Hoping for the best for you. RD

Well. next year then.  :sledder:
Keep up the hard work and good luck.   
The surgeon will be only bypassing 2 of the 4 arteries and they are on the left side. I walked six miles today and felt ease because I had a supply of nitroglycerin pills with me. I hope to get at least one more ride on my sled before next Friday. Our local trails are worn down to dirt now.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: T Hillrider on January 30, 2021, 09:43:34 AM
Good wishes Hal, i'm sure it's very unnerving but  I'm sure you will be fine !                                                       
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: T Hillrider on January 30, 2021, 09:57:37 AM
Hi all Wow I was cleaning out old book marks and clicked this one and to my surprise it's back.  :specool: But I only see a few have found it back on line ?  Perhaps an email to all previous users to inform people ?
Hi Chris - when you making out to the northwoods of the midwest - I still got an owesy to you guys
Hi Andy hope all is well with you. I'm retired now and living the dream except this dang Covid messing everything up. Still riding Polaris, was going to Snow Check a Matrix but all the dealers around me during Snow Check were closed because of the pandemic so i'm still riding my 19. and still loving it.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: ZiRT on February 10, 2021, 03:53:41 PM
Hard to believe I first got on a sled board 1996.......25 years ago!!  Sledding.com then TC, then here. Lots of guys have come and gone.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Hal on February 11, 2021, 03:45:43 PM
I still love to ride! I have better equipment than I have ever had and money to afford the sport, but too many bad winters are starting to wear me down. Iím getting tired of waiting for snow! Of course one good ride will make me forget all that......

Last winter started out as a real pain in the patukas.
Literately to much snow too early. It was difficult to freeze our swamps down but ended up with some really great trails.
We closed the second Tuesday of March. Well into Supplemental funding.
This year opening trails was way better, simpler with one exception. We did stick one groomer but it was right below a highway, pretty easy to unstuck all things considered.
And the Heavy duty tow truck owner was very kind to us.

This week has been a little busy. Monday a 50 mile ride, Tuesday 70 miles, Wednesday a working 40 mile ride checking some trails, Thursday 100 miles, took Friday off  ;), Saturday 125 miles with a scattered crew. One from Madisonish  Wi, another from Rice Lakeish area of Wis, and three from surrounding the Twin Cities.
Trails are getting thin and snirty but for the conditions yesterday it wasn't too bad all things considered. Even riding through the City of Superior.

And the next club to the south of us has snirt.  :(
I was hoping to sled with you up in the Duluth area, but I found out today that my sledding season is over this year. The hospital did an angiogram and found more blockage than can be fixed with stents. Going to have bypass surgery on February 5th. It is really unusual that I have low blood pressure and pulse, lost 50 pounds in the last year, shovel driveways, cross country ski and go on long walks. I was walking up to six miles a day with no pain doing any of these activities.
Got home today and now relaxing in my new electric lift and recliner chair. Would have been home yesterday, but had a case of a fib the night before. Nurse got it back under control right away but had to stay another day. I feel great and feel I could drive, but can't because of medications I am on. I don't need another DWI.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Kingpin on March 05, 2021, 02:33:07 PM
Hope you are doing well and on the road to recovery Hal.  I'm out of the sled game, took a job in Tennessee.  Looking forward to some fishing pretty soon, water temps are coming up.  We did bring some of the weather with us, this year.

 :mf_w00t2:


Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: racerdave on March 05, 2021, 03:13:15 PM
Hope you are doing well and on the road to recovery Hal.  I'm out of the sled game, took a job in Tennessee.  Looking forward to some fishing pretty soon, water temps are coming up.  We did bring some of the weather with us, this year.

 :mf_w00t2:




How about your brother?
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Hal on March 05, 2021, 07:47:40 PM
Hope you are doing well and on the road to recovery Hal.  I'm out of the sled game, took a job in Tennessee.  Looking forward to some fishing pretty soon, water temps are coming up.  We did bring some of the weather with us, this year.

 :mf_w00t2:
Thanks. I am doing well. I was off the oxycodone in only a few days, only using Tylenol for other occasional pain not associated with the heart. Haven't had to use my pillow lately and have been driving for a couple of weeks. Today I can officially drive. Still in cardiac rehab and will be for a while. The doctors and nurses are amazed at my progress. Hopefully I will be able to golf as soon as the course opens. Their only concern is that I chunk the club in the ground and hurt my ribs.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: SNO4ME on March 07, 2021, 10:49:10 AM
Hope you are doing well and on the road to recovery Hal.  I'm out of the sled game, took a job in Tennessee.  Looking forward to some fishing pretty soon, water temps are coming up.  We did bring some of the weather with us, this year.

 :mf_w00t2:
Thanks. I am doing well. I was off the oxycodone in only a few days, only using Tylenol for other occasional pain not associated with the heart. Haven't had to use my pillow lately and have been driving for a couple of weeks. Today I can officially drive. Still in cardiac rehab and will be for a while. The doctors and nurses are amazed at my progress. Hopefully I will be able to golf as soon as the course opens. Their only concern is that I chunk the club in the ground and hurt my ribs.

Sounds great Hal !
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Hal on March 07, 2021, 01:39:25 PM
Hope you are doing well and on the road to recovery Hal.  I'm out of the sled game, took a job in Tennessee.  Looking forward to some fishing pretty soon, water temps are coming up.  We did bring some of the weather with us, this year.

 :mf_w00t2:
Thanks. I am doing well. I was off the oxycodone in only a few days, only using Tylenol for other occasional pain not associated with the heart. Haven't had to use my pillow lately and have been driving for a couple of weeks. Today I can officially drive. Still in cardiac rehab and will be for a while. The doctors and nurses are amazed at my progress. Hopefully I will be able to golf as soon as the course opens. Their only concern is that I chunk the club in the ground and hurt my ribs.

Sounds great Hal !
This weather is strange. We had sub zero highs while I was in the hospital four weeks ago and the forecast high for today is 60. Our snow is almost all gone and the lakes will be opening up soon.
Title: Re: Previous. Name of this site
Post by: Kingpin on March 22, 2021, 08:27:18 PM
Hope you are doing well and on the road to recovery Hal.  I'm out of the sled game, took a job in Tennessee.  Looking forward to some fishing pretty soon, water temps are coming up.  We did bring some of the weather with us, this year.

 :mf_w00t2:



He is working remote down in Alabama

How about your brother?