Well here it is another sledding year and another death on the 'Great Sacandaga Lake'. Every year someone dies on the lake. Every year! Sometimes more than one. I have lived near the lake my whole life and no matter if it is summer or winter, you have to respect the lake. This is a man-made resevoir that is about 5-6 miles on one side and about 9-10 miles on the other side and about 1-2 miles wide. There are islands, rock sholes, stumps, mounds of dirt, anything you can think of. Saturday morning, 2:30 am, some guy who was drinking most of the day with his 2 buddies went off on his own, flying through 'stump ally' at about 80 plus, jumped a ravine and hit the other side. Dead. I ride, I drink, I go fast too. But I do all these in moderation and when the time and place are right to fly. Wake the hell up people and think about your actions. Some people might say that I dont care about this guy or his family. Wrong. I care about every sledder out there, and the poor fireman who have to clean up after an accident like this. I just wish people would use their God given common sense. Take care and ride safe guys.