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I don't know how many of us on here are actually club members, but all I know is that the ones that are in the clubs are the ones that make the trails happen. Since I have joined the club that I am a member of I have been able to make some changes to the trail sytem that have been bothering me and some of my friends for years. So if you can join a club and do yourself and all of us a favor.
 

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I would love to join a club....plenty in michigan, but none near where i ride. Since i am just a poor College guy i cant afford a trailer, nor a truck to haul the sled. If anyone knows of a club near the Higgins/Houghton Lake areas pleeeeeeeeeeeease let me know.

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My nearest club was oh a good 5 Miles away. They just were not what I wanted out of a club. They were into ham and bean dinners. I am into serious sledding.
So make you're own club have you no friends you ride with? I started with me and two brothers a brother inlaw and a close friend. One year later almost 30 in our immediate club and a few more straglers. We have one desire as a club to better our Ride. We make trails to connect our selves and contact all when there is a trip and even work on one anothers sleds trailers. We praise and scold as needed but that to me is a club.
A group of people trying to achieve one common goal. Alone you are something together anything is possible.

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This is very true. You dont need to be part of a club to perform trail maintenance or improvement. Get the gang together and do your own club stuff


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My nearest club was oh a good 5 Miles away. They just were not what I wanted out of a club. They were into ham and bean dinners. I am into serious sledding.
So make you're own club have you no friends you ride with? I started with me and two brothers a brother inlaw and a close friend. One year later almost 30 in our immediate club and a few more straglers. We have one desire as a club to better our Ride. We make trails to connect our selves and contact all when there is a trip and even work on one anothers sleds trailers. We praise and scold as needed but that to me is a club.
A group of people trying to achieve one common goal. Alone you are something together anything is possible.

"Meaningless Ride"[/quote]


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I'm part of 2 clubs that just take really really good care of trails and people that ride on them. I'm really dissappointed in some people who ride here though, they figure that because the trail is there, it's just up for grabs, like anyone who wants to ride, can just ride. They suck, if there are groomed trails, and you ride them, you should contribute to whoever puts out the time and effort to create and maintain the trails.

I am part of Border Valley Snow Goers and Sno-Man's Sno-Fund trails.



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I've joind the state association (MNUsa) and since I just moved this summer I will be joining the local club this season.

"...Then one day you find 10 years have got behind you, no one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun."

Edited by - bill on 31 Oct 2001 08:38:58
 

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I agree p-man alot of work goes into tails not just clearing brush. More people need to be aware that someone cleans during winter (yes there are litter bugs) sighns they go up and need repair and come down. Insurance for landowners, guide gates to protect property not wanting sleds. Grooming that is the last thing we worry about, but someone removes ruts for you. Think about that next time you piss off a groomer by passing without his ok.

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Oh how could I forget some one had to go ask all of these nice people if we can use thier land to ride on. This is no easy trick, most at first don't want you at all.

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i dont wanna sound that i dont support the local clubs, but it would be almost pointless for me to join them. 1. I ride down a trail bout 2 times a week...bout 20 miles. 2. I ride mainly around my house cuz out here on the flat land all the snow blows away and i have a little dam and coulee right in back yard where the snow ends up. if i was really into trail riding, i would gladly join the clubs.

Think Snow...hell...might as well think lots of snow!

Edited by - arctic-cat-guy on 02 Nov 2001 22:28:45
 

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I see you're point I know some people who refuse to join a club and most have good reasons. Not just the money. But if you do benifit from a club then join in they need the help support.

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Joining a club is an excellent way to support the sport.
And who knows you might just meet some other motorheads and do some great riding while your at it.
Around here they hold club rides every weekend from the first week in Dec to the end of April.
It's a great way to explore new areas that you haven't ridden before.
 

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How do you think the nice groomed trails got there? Not by the good trail fairy. The clubs have got permission to use private land, then cleared the trees and brush, built bridges, then bought gromers and drages, to make the nice smooth trails for everyone to tear up. We work every weekend to make this a better sport for everyone. Just my 2 cents worth.



Edited by - Exjake on 22 Nov 2001 17:22:14
 
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