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Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 01/18

Greetings Idled Sledders,

Well now, things panned out as predicted. Lots of Sun, temps that would put one on the brink of considering Sun bathing during the late afternoon hours followed by an emergency phone call to the local Spam distributor for food. Things could be worse and we aren’t crying in our respective beers as we are acutely aware of the issues going on around the world with No. 1 our troops that are sacrificing time away from native grounds and family and the many sacrifices that they make including the ultimate one and of course the people of Haiti and other places that need desperate help. Things could be a lot more tuurible (Sir Charles) for us than they are.


Not a chance until we get some significant snows.

The only riding that we can offer up right now is off trail. The snirtty stuff is now even snirttier but thinner than before. Pretty ugly overall.

Nothing glowing in this category until maybe the first of next week. Temps are to stay around the freezing mark but the real kicker is more Sun mid-week.

I believe that it’s time for the infamous co-ed naked snow dance, ugly due to our age, which is why we perform this traditional affair behind the fence in the backyard.

If you do catch a ride,
Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy and The Girls

At Fay’s Motel enjoy direct access to the Grayling Area snowmobile trails.

January 18, 2010 | Uncategorized

Grayling Trail Report – Fay’s Motel – 01/14

Greetings Sledders,

Let’s talk about the weather shall we.
I’d like to get into what I KNOW and what I THINK about the weather.

Here’s what I know for sure. I know the co-efficient of expansion and contraction of high density high molecular weight polyethylene and how to mathematically calculate that value.
Now here’s what I think. I think based on the 112th weather report that we’ve seen in the last 3 days that our trail system is going to go kaput by sometime this weekend. When exactly the kaputniss will reach it’s pinnacle depends on when the cloud cover goes away and the Sun goes on high beam, and I think that it will reach that point tomorrow afternoon and conditions will rapidly go south from that point in time.

If you plan on riding the trail system anywhere from here to God knows where north of here call first and trust the person you’re talking to because this meltdown seems to be far reaching, can’t speak for other areas, just goes back to the 112th weather report deal mentioned earlier. Off trail will remain a viable here as far as we can tell which lends itself to the what I think part, also mentioned earlier.

Today it became official, I’ve suspended grooming until further notice and I must say that our guys have done a tremendous job with what they’ve had to work with over the last four weeks. Sadly a grooming sabbatical is upon us which means we are now going into maintenance mode. No rest for the unpaid.

We’ll be back to you with another glowing report when there’s something glowing to report.

Ride Often and Please Be Safe,
Keith, Sandy and The Girls

The calculation is .00007 x the length x the delta T from 70 degrees F.

At Fay’s Motel enjoy direct access to the Grayling Area snowmobile trails.

January 14, 2010 | Uncategorized
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