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Are you a trail person or High speed?

High speed what is fast on good conditions?

If you trail ride what is you're average speed on a good size trail?

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i'd say i'm about 50/50. when i'm lake riding its all about speed, the lake is about 50 miles across and some years it freezes flat as a pancake so you can pretty much tape the throttle down and cruise as fast as your machine will take you. when i trail ride around here its usually in the woods with lots of curves and bumps, so average speed vary's i suppose. probably 30-50 mph, depending on the trail/how many deer are out :) i skidded sideways between two deer before, that was how i knew i had to slow down a bit...

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Our club and myself mainly trail ride. I think everyone has opened up on a lake.
On the lake with good tight snow I would say consistantly my 600 xc will run between 105 - 110 mph.
I am running 96 woody's 5/16" x 1.075" with plastic backers. All in center 2 in each V pattern. No outside better turning and less pullout of studs.
Like I say though mainly ride the trail On a tight trail tend to stay at 25-30mph slower at corners and steep inclines. On the larger straiter (like R/R beds) will average 50-80mph. We start early 7-9am. stoping for a long breakfast, lunch, dinner ending around 7-10pm. Normal would be about 275-360miles in a day.
Also we try very hard never to use the same trail twice in one trip, unless we get lost. Also once we park the truck it is not to be used until time to head home. All luggage is taken on sled from hotel to hotel.

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Fastest I've gotten my sled to is touching 90mph on lake with 4" powder. We never really get clean hard packed lakes.

Trail riding about 30-50 or so to let the older sleds and novice riders keep up.

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We don't have any good size trails around here, just tight woods and fields that are never as long as you think they are.In the woods I'm always too busy to look at the speedo.I have a fan, so I'm not real fast in the fields.I've had my 340 over 60 mph, but it's never run in hard snow.Last year we got an awesome crust, and me & a buddy got our wheelers out and rode circles around the sleds.They said we looked like we were having too much fun!
 

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just once id like to get a chance at lake ridin, i wanna go as fast as i can, just for the thrill, but our lakes here get full of ice fishing huts. so i am a river rider and ditch banger, as well as trails. i like it on the rivers, out in nature, often you come across a heard of deer, and we stop and watch them, it is rewarding
 

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I dont know... damn thing didnt have a speedo! I like to keep it moderate... even for youngins like me. I dont ride stupid cause thats when accidents happen. When it comes to beating on the sled tho.. cause it was old... i love flying through jumps and gullies and catchin air. I hit the lake once. They had a radar run and I hit 67 on my 72 chapparel 400. It was fun because over 200 sleds were there... drag sleds, old sleds, stock sleds... some of those beasts could haul 150+

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Burnin "I like to keep it moderate... even for youngins like me. I dont ride stupid cause thats when accidents happen."

I agree safety first but when it is safe to do so.

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Im a backwoods trail kind of guy. I definitely like to crank along the lakes, but what tends to happen is that the wind drifts on the lake makes it to ruff to drive real fast.

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I mostly trail ride, not many lakes where I live. I ride as fast as I can safely ride, depends on line of sight. Too many people ride beyond their sleds and their abilities. I've had to take evasive actions on a couple of occasions the last two winters to avoid people coming out of turns on my side of the trail and flying over hills at me.
When I do get out on the lakes about 105 mph is all I'll do, that's when my windshield starts to fold over...
I need a shorter windshield

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Were I manely ride it is about 50% woods and the other fields. Average speed is about 40-50mph. There are a lot of fields that are long and straight so speed is a factor. Last year the DNR put a 50mph speed limit in effect so that kind of sucked. but they didn't put on this year!! so far that is. Lakes are seldom for me but when I do get the chance WFO.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by wryjoker:

Are you a trail person or High speed?

High speed what is fast on good conditions?

If you trail ride what is you're average speed on a good size trail?

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They can go together. I definitely prefer the trails. The twisty windys are the best rush. Go just as fast as possible. sanity prevails. 02 600 xcsp reeds, boost bottle, studs, and a blur, so more sanity needed.
Try to ride all night behind the groomer. Pitch a tent or crash in the blazer by day light, do it again on Saturday night. No major crashes, but way fast.
Lots of lakes, but they get boring.

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I prefer challenging trails for ditch bangin'. Lakes are plentifull in MN, so they get boring unless there are 5' drifts along the willows. My 440 will average 100-105 mph on lakes, but i seldom pin it for long. I seek out big air during the day, but still a smooth trail late at night when i am exhausted.
 

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Hey XLT come on over here to Michigan and rides some of the lakes here with me. I prefer lake riding and speed, but i also love to play in the drifts that occasionally show up...Still would like to get into some good powder, maybe take a trip out west to the mountains when time and money permit.

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<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by jbjbjb4:

Were I manely ride it is about 50% woods and the other fields. Average speed is about 40-50mph. There are a lot of fields that are long and straight so speed is a factor. Last year the DNR put a 50mph speed limit in effect so that kind of sucked. but they didn't put on this year!! so far that is. Lakes are seldom for me but when I do get the chance WFO.

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Speed limits can be a good thing, but for the most part I do not like them. NH. has kind of slow limits 45mph. is the most common. My brother and I know all too well doing 68 in a 45 cost $108. and the penalties get much worse from there. We witnessed a poor soul have his artic cat loaded onto a flatbed and him taken away for doing just over a 100mph on the same trail. It was almost not fair the trail turned onto a rail bed and about 2miles strait very wide. About 11/4miles up sat a team of enviremental police in a large cavity from the ledge, and us too. You could hear the sleds just wind up as they cornered onto the strait away. All we could do was sit in line awaiting our turn for a fine feeling bad for the next victom comming up the trail. I was told 55mph was thier cutoff speed everything over was yanked. In the time we sat a good 45 minutes plus, that was everyone on the trail.
Mass. is not much better I guess to a police officer nothing has to be reasonable or everything is reasonable depends on how good thier coffee is.
Me., Quebec, Vt. all seem to be if you have common sense you are doing "OK"

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I got pulled over for racing on a runway in NH last year. My friend and I were doing about 60 on the Saffaris, and when we stopped, the police lady walked over and gave us a warning. I didnt know better


<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by wryjoker:

<BLOCKQUOTE id=quote><font size=1 face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica" id=quote>quote:<hr height=1 noshade id=quote>Originally posted by jbjbjb4:

Were I manely ride it is about 50% woods and the other fields. Average speed is about 40-50mph. There are a lot of fields that are long and straight so speed is a factor. Last year the DNR put a 50mph speed limit in effect so that kind of sucked. but they didn't put on this year!! so far that is. Lakes are seldom for me but when I do get the chance WFO.

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Speed limits can be a good thing, but for the most part I do not like them. NH. has kind of slow limits 45mph. is the most common. My brother and I know all too well doing 68 in a 45 cost $108. and the penalties get much worse from there. We witnessed a poor soul have his artic cat loaded onto a flatbed and him taken away for doing just over a 100mph on the same trail. It was almost not fair the trail turned onto a rail bed and about 2miles strait very wide. About 11/4miles up sat a team of enviremental police in a large cavity from the ledge, and us too. You could hear the sleds just wind up as they cornered onto the strait away. All we could do was sit in line awaiting our turn for a fine feeling bad for the next victom comming up the trail. I was told 55mph was thier cutoff speed everything over was yanked. In the time we sat a good 45 minutes plus, that was everyone on the trail.
Mass. is not much better I guess to a police officer nothing has to be reasonable or everything is reasonable depends on how good thier coffee is.
Me., Quebec, Vt. all seem to be if you have common sense you are doing "OK"

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you was lucky on a runway like as in airport runway. That is federal not state even the small ones

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Crazy people. I have never gotten a speeding ticket on a sled or don't intend to either. I will evade the police if such a thing may happen. hehe


 

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i live in massachusetts... the epo's (enviroment police officers) ride some sweet yamahas and ski-doos... and yes the track us like flies on SH*T when i see them i put it to the bar... the pull me over and realize its me.... i know them all very well... hopefully they dont get some new guys....! i have run from the a few times cause some of them dont like me. but i think i can out smart them.!!

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