It's over

It's over

Post by Wes 94 ZR58 » Fri, 05 Feb 2010 00:48:00


Even x6667, or 67x hasn't posted in  a long time. I wonder if he is
still alive, or maybe just deliberately lost somewhere in the Maine
mountains? Maybe we can send Jeff B. out to look for him?
Quote:

> Okay, it's been almost a couple weeks since a post during the middle of the
> snowmobile season. I guess it's time to pull the plug and admit that
> rec.sport.snowmobile has had its day.

> Time to give it up.

 
 
 

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Post by Does it really matter » Fri, 05 Feb 2010 07:44:03

On Wed, 03 Feb 2010 09:48:00 -0600, Wes 94 ZR580

Quote:

>Even x6667, or 67x hasn't posted in  a long time. I wonder if he is
>still alive, or maybe just deliberately lost somewhere in the Maine
>mountains? Maybe we can send Jeff B. out to look for him?


>> Okay, it's been almost a couple weeks since a post during the middle of the
>> snowmobile season. I guess it's time to pull the plug and admit that
>> rec.sport.snowmobile has had its day.

>> Time to give it up.

It's probably not that he's lost, but the fact that a good many
service providers have just stopped carrying USENET, and they need to
get additional access, and refuse to pay for it.

I know EARTHLINK is still carrying the newsgroups, but I think AOL
and others have dropped them completely, so this is more likely the
issue.

Al Anon

 
 
 

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Post by 67x » Sun, 07 Feb 2010 08:09:39

  I'm still here and check postings regular.  Had one hell of a good
start to the year snow wise.  Worked many storms and two good bastards
which made for some of the best off trail action I've ever had right
out the back door.  Couple weeks ago all that ended with a badass
meltdown that ice jammed the lower Kennebec and it was a goody,, still
is.  Maybe get some pics finally of that action in the AM.  Bought me
a new 4x4, finally, and one payment into it this overperfumed young
fat *** devastated the right front lol.  Walking tall regardless of
whatever life throws and yeah I definately miss the hay days of RSS.
Never thought for a second that the Robs of this world would kill it
so fast,, go figure.

 X6667

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Zimmerma » Mon, 08 Feb 2010 05:03:47

Well I hope not.  I remember back a long time ago when this group was still
alt.snowmobiles and there was Doug Ritter from Michigan, Dan Canfield from
Utah, Dave Joppru from Wisconsin, Kelly from New Jersey and numerous others.
We all got together a couple of years in a row in northern Wisconsin for a
ride
and Dave had sweatshirts made up with the new rec.sport.snowmobiles wording
right under WFO on 'em.  Great bunch of guys.  Also got together one year
for
Haydays in Minnesota.  Well, not all alive now either.  But that was a quite
a few
years ago, back when the neat stuff was 650 triples or 670 HO Ski-Doos.
Anyway, was able to generate enough interest to get from an alt. group to
the
rec. group status.  That was pretty cool.  Was also mentioned in Snow Goer
magazine, although misquoted if I remember right.  I haven't seen any of
those
guys on here for ages and Dan and Doug are still out there at
http://snowmobile.off-road.com/.  Anyway, I hope it doesn't roll over and go
away.

Mark Zimmerman
Central Wisconsin


Quote:
> Okay, it's been almost a couple weeks since a post during the middle of
> the snowmobile season. I guess it's time to pull the plug and admit that
> rec.sport.snowmobile has had its day.

> Time to give it up.

 
 
 

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Post by Matt Mea » Tue, 09 Feb 2010 07:30:48

On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 21:51:36 -0500, "JWentworth"

Quote:

>Okay, it's been almost a couple weeks since a post during the middle of the
>snowmobile season. I guess it's time to pull the plug and admit that
>rec.sport.snowmobile has had its day.

>Time to give it up.

I'm still here too!

Well, rarely....  I only have usenet set up on one computer and it has
been offline for several months.  Just got it back up and running
today.

It's sad, but the web-based forums have taken over.  I frequent
several non-sled forums daily, and when I have a sled problem, I do
search the sled ones too.  Sadly, that is where the bulk of the
knowledge base has moved as well.  (A few exceptionals on RSS excluded
of course!)

My problem with the web-based sled forums is there are too many, and
way to many posts.  Who can keep up?  RSS, even at its peak, still
felt like a family.  (And except for one obnoxious VT resident who
started his own forum, I've enjoyed everyone on RSS over the years
too!)  

Matt
Doo owner
Manta owner
Yamaha owner (daughter's)
Poo owner (wife's)

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Zimmerma » Tue, 09 Feb 2010 16:56:25

How are you doin' Matt?  Don't know if you remember me.
Anyway, I remember you from when this thing went to a rec. group.
Hope everything is well with you and yours.

Mark Zimmerman
Central Wisconsin

Still lurkin' here...


Quote:
> On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 21:51:36 -0500, "JWentworth"

>>Okay, it's been almost a couple weeks since a post during the middle of
>>the
>>snowmobile season. I guess it's time to pull the plug and admit that
>>rec.sport.snowmobile has had its day.

>>Time to give it up.

> I'm still here too!

> Well, rarely....  I only have usenet set up on one computer and it has
> been offline for several months.  Just got it back up and running
> today.

> It's sad, but the web-based forums have taken over.  I frequent
> several non-sled forums daily, and when I have a sled problem, I do
> search the sled ones too.  Sadly, that is where the bulk of the
> knowledge base has moved as well.  (A few exceptionals on RSS excluded
> of course!)

> My problem with the web-based sled forums is there are too many, and
> way to many posts.  Who can keep up?  RSS, even at its peak, still
> felt like a family.  (And except for one obnoxious VT resident who
> started his own forum, I've enjoyed everyone on RSS over the years
> too!)

> Matt
> Doo owner
> Manta owner
> Yamaha owner (daughter's)
> Poo owner (wife's)

 
 
 

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Post by Matt Mea » Tue, 09 Feb 2010 23:20:39

Of course Mark!

It's good to see a some old names on here.

I think I showed up shortly after it became a "rec" group.

I remember Doug Ritter and Dan Canfield, and in fact, worked with them
when we first set up the snowmobile section at Off-Road.com.  Haven't
been in touch with them in more than 10 years though.

All is well here with me and mine.  Hope the same is true with you.

Matt
Doo owner
Manta owner

On Mon, 8 Feb 2010 01:56:25 -0600, "Mark Zimmerman"

Quote:

>How are you doin' Matt?  Don't know if you remember me.
>Anyway, I remember you from when this thing went to a rec. group.
>Hope everything is well with you and yours.

>Mark Zimmerman
>Central Wisconsin

>Still lurkin' here...



>> On Tue, 19 Jan 2010 21:51:36 -0500, "JWentworth"

>>>Okay, it's been almost a couple weeks since a post during the middle of
>>>the
>>>snowmobile season. I guess it's time to pull the plug and admit that
>>>rec.sport.snowmobile has had its day.

>>>Time to give it up.

>> I'm still here too!

>> Well, rarely....  I only have usenet set up on one computer and it has
>> been offline for several months.  Just got it back up and running
>> today.

>> It's sad, but the web-based forums have taken over.  I frequent
>> several non-sled forums daily, and when I have a sled problem, I do
>> search the sled ones too.  Sadly, that is where the bulk of the
>> knowledge base has moved as well.  (A few exceptionals on RSS excluded
>> of course!)

>> My problem with the web-based sled forums is there are too many, and
>> way to many posts.  Who can keep up?  RSS, even at its peak, still
>> felt like a family.  (And except for one obnoxious VT resident who
>> started his own forum, I've enjoyed everyone on RSS over the years
>> too!)

>> Matt
>> Doo owner
>> Manta owner
>> Yamaha owner (daughter's)
>> Poo owner (wife's)

 
 
 

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Post by Repairma » Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:41:20

Hey Matt
Good to see your still out there.
Still have the Manta too.
I read the Doo talk site regularly as I've been a Doo guy since '04 but I
still check RSS regulary.
Safe sleddin' to ya

--
John
'09 GSX Ltd 1200
'07 GSX Ltd 600
'99 XC 700

 
 
 

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Post by Wes 94 ZR58 » Fri, 26 Feb 2010 07:55:01

Good to know even overperfumed, young, fat ***es can't take you down.
At least insurance will pay to fix a new vehicle and not total it off
and leave you shopping for a replacement. Inconvenient either way, but
it is always better after the first scratch, then you can relax.
Quote:

>   I'm still here and check postings regular.  Had one hell of a good
> start to the year snow wise.  Worked many storms and two good bastards
> which made for some of the best off trail action I've ever had right
> out the back door.  Couple weeks ago all that ended with a badass
> meltdown that ice jammed the lower Kennebec and it was a goody,, still
> is.  Maybe get some pics finally of that action in the AM.  Bought me
> a new 4x4, finally, and one payment into it this overperfumed young
> fat *** devastated the right front lol.  Walking tall regardless of
> whatever life throws and yeah I definately miss the hay days of RSS.
> Never thought for a second that the Robs of this world would kill it
> so fast,, go figure.

>  X6667

 
 
 

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Post by Matt Mea » Sat, 27 Feb 2010 09:31:02

Sadly, I'm still on my old 670 Summit.  When I go on group rides with
our State Association, I'm usually riding the 'antique'.  While I'd
love a new(er?) sled, it's hard to justify it given the way the 670
has been running the last few years.  I may have to wait until it
dies...  (I actually need MORE track.  136" doesn't cut it any more!)
I just picked up a 583 Summit of the same year for my wife.  It has
electric start and reverse and she likes it just fine.  Go figure.

The Manta continues to sit.  One of these days I'll find the time to
get it running again and back on the trail.  Just too many projects...

Take care all!

Matt
Doo owner
Manta owner

On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 08:41:20 -0500, "Repairman"

Quote:

>Hey Matt
>Good to see your still out there.
>Still have the Manta too.
>I read the Doo talk site regularly as I've been a Doo guy since '04 but I
>still check RSS regulary.
>Safe sleddin' to ya

 
 
 

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Post by D War » Tue, 16 Mar 2010 15:43:40

I'm not dead yet - just not sledding this year.  No snow in the CDN Rocies


Quote:
> Sadly, I'm still on my old 670 Summit.  When I go on group rides with
> our State Association, I'm usually riding the 'antique'.  While I'd
> love a new(er?) sled, it's hard to justify it given the way the 670
> has been running the last few years.  I may have to wait until it
> dies...  (I actually need MORE track.  136" doesn't cut it any more!)
> I just picked up a 583 Summit of the same year for my wife.  It has
> electric start and reverse and she likes it just fine.  Go figure.

> The Manta continues to sit.  One of these days I'll find the time to
> get it running again and back on the trail.  Just too many projects...

> Take care all!

> Matt
> Doo owner
> Manta owner

> On Sun, 14 Feb 2010 08:41:20 -0500, "Repairman"

>>Hey Matt
>>Good to see your still out there.
>>Still have the Manta too.
>>I read the Doo talk site regularly as I've been a Doo guy since '04 but I
>>still check RSS regulary.
>>Safe sleddin' to ya

 
 
 

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Post by Repairma » Tue, 16 Mar 2010 20:34:11


Quote:
> I'm not dead yet - just not sledding this year.  No snow in the CDN Rocies

My season has ended here in the eastern US. Warm temps and rain brought a
early end to the season.
At least I managed to get 1290 trail miles in this winter. I missed a couple
weekends due to family obligations but overall not too bad of a winter.
--
John
'09 GSX Ltd 1200
'07 GSX Ltd 600
'99 XC 700
 
 
 

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Post by Dave War » Thu, 18 Mar 2010 00:37:49

Yup - high season here in Canada and no posts this week - definitely
dead....

Only the diehards left - Matt, Mark, Wes, Repairman, and we cannot forget
kewx in the Hoppy Zone....

Its been over 15 years since I started posting on here...

Will still drop in once in a while though.


Quote:



>> I'm not dead yet - just not sledding this year.  No snow in the CDN
>> Rocies

> My season has ended here in the eastern US. Warm temps and rain brought a
> early end to the season.
> At least I managed to get 1290 trail miles in this winter. I missed a
> couple weekends due to family obligations but overall not too bad of a
> winter.
> --
> John
> '09 GSX Ltd 1200
> '07 GSX Ltd 600
> '99 XC 700