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First Ride on a Snowmobile

Discussion in 'Travel' started by Fujiphotog, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. Fujiphotog

    Fujiphotog Amateur photographer.

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    One of the two demon machines my wife and I each rented yesterday, and took on a 3 hour ride at speeds of up to 60 kph. This is a luxury ride with shock absorbers, power steering and an excellent air conditioning system. Taken with my X-T2, 18-55 lens.

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  2. steveo52

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    Very cool, bet you folks enjoyed it. :cool: I'm assuming the air conditioning system was in heater mode?
     
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    Nice one. My brother has 135kw Ski-Doo snowmobile that is as fast as superbikes. Scary toys.
     
  4. Fujiphotog

    Fujiphotog Amateur photographer.

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    We loved the ride, but the air conditioning ws a joke. At -10 C it was rather cold. I had the hand grip heaters on full, but this model did not have heated seats or anything else heated.
     
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    LOL!! :D:D I thought for sure with a slick looking vehicle like that, that it was bound to have some kind of heat on it.
     
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    Scary is right. The tach went up to 10,000 RPM. At about 2,300 RPM we were at 60 kph, so I was not about to make it go any faster. One advantage in following snowmobile trails was seeing and being able to photograph scenery that would otherwise be inaccessible in winter.
     
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    Looks like something out of a transformers movie!
     
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    Great .... blue snow as well!!
     
  9. Fujiphotog

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    Yes, like some sort of huge transformer insect.
     

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