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Frederic / Gaylord Area Trail Report – Sledheads of Frederic – 01/11

Make it snow and they will come. So far no new snow in the past couple of days and only a little predicted. The good thing is that its staying cold so what we do have is staying but getting worn. Its now 12:30 on Friday and sled traffic has been slow thru town Trail is white all the way to Gaylord and I had some riders in yesterday that said the more east you go the less snow there is. Lovells to Grayling was reported as good. Still remember it is very icy underneath. Next the pic below has nothing to do with the story that I am going to paste below it. The x ray picture was a different rider that had a problem near Gaylord the other night. Look at it closely to see his issue. It doesn’t take much to get hurt. The story I am pasting below came from a guy that was in the hospital and has been there for nine days…he was getting out yesterday.

Pete -Just want to say thanks for the trail condition reports. Your the first place I look even though I am up around Otsego Lake.I want to second the “be careful, it icy underneath”. I was out after the snow on the 2nd around Gaylord and hit a huge ice chunk. Hope to get out of the hospital today. Hand came off the throttle and I grab for it back and miscalculated. I was only going 15 mph, but have spent 9 days in the hospital. Sled looks almost untouched.Thanks to the EMS folks out of Waters, the Gaylord ER and the Beaumont ICU and Orthopedic staff, I will make a full recovery, but it could have been so different.I have had this issue with the palm/thumb throttle prior. Any suggestions that is a safe solution? Looking at a finger throttle replacement. The good news is the rescue and ER folks are good. There was one trama nurse in particular who had spend several years at NorthWestern U Trama in Chicago and she was awesome. I have to do something nice for water EMS and her in particular.They thought I broke my pelvis, broke ribs, broke a vertebrae, nicked my spleen and liver. Has a puncture wound. Turned out I did have a pelvis problem, but it was not broken….I had ripped a muscle attachment point off it (Gluteus Medius off the pelvis crest). The sled did land on me and broke my nose pretty good.Chunk of ice, 15 mph, hand came off the bars, grabbed the bars and palm nailed the throttle. 2-3 seconds tops. 2014 Polaris Switchback 600 Adventure. I got really lucky

Pete here again, PLEASE RIDE SAFELY and thanks for checking in. Pete


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Tuesday March 19th, 2019 - 4:18 pm

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Tuesday afternoon for o'clock just got back to my truck after another fantastic 130 miles of riding today 40° trail still have lotta snow on it but you're start to get dirt in roadways ... See MoreSee Less

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Vermont winter just dosent want to leave .trails are perfect the whole state and a nother 5 to 8 coming Fri .

Hey I took a picture of that same 🌲 tree

Aaron Bubba Gerding

Adam Pinsonneault Dalton Beausoleil

Missed you by a day. Just got home from GM Monday.

it might be good in morning but 40 in afternoon you would half to in your tee shirt to hot for me

Messed going by half a days notice

Must have went right by ya

Thx for the heads up Pete.

We stopped by that tree for the first time this year

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Monday March 18th, 2019 - 7:55 pm

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Adam Pinsonneault

Hi Pete

Superior hotel !!! Favorite place to stay in Grand Marais!!!! Rick and Mary are awesome!!!

We had a blueberry beer last week

Thanks Pete

You by your self ? Saddlebagging ?

Have fun. My season is over. Have to go back to work today. Enjoy

Pete your video broke up when you were talking about trails around camp grayling being closed. What is that all about?

Enjoy Pete.

We will be out in the 8s tomorrow we will look for the lone cat

My home

Have u ever met oscar up there that does the parodys

Have fun looks great

Jeremy Rohde

Thanks for sharing!

Hilltop cabins there was a great place for us.

Wish i would have saw this yesterday. Rode from Trout Lake to Grand Marais by myself. Made the same stops as you did. Wolf Inn , Pine Stump, and Lake Superior Brewery. Sounds like i was just in front of you. Could have rode with an up north legend. Headed home today, have a good ride.

hey Pete from Ohio

Pete, do you know if they are only closing the trails for the summer? Or is it going to be next winter too?

Have fun

Cute room!

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Monday March 18th, 2019 - 4:41 pm

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Enjoy it’s a cool place to go.

Be SAFE Y’all

Monday March 18th, 2019 - 4:12 pm

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Adam Pinsonneault Austin Overmyer

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