George Winter Carnival 2005
This weekend was
Lake George Winter Carnival. It was
but there were lots of other machines
out there, including
a hovercraft, and even a few airplanes.
The lake has
solid with the
cold we have had over the past month or so.
open water areas were roped off,
and they were around the stored
and other floating structures.
It's kind of
scary, to be
able to drive
as fast as you want, for as long as you
32 miles long, and you
can ride from one end to the other,
The surface was smooth,
with some areas of shiny ice,
had a thin crust of snow or rough ice.
The studded tires worked
of traction at speed, but not so much
break away without a warning.
Brian and I took
the drag race
contest, my lane was so rutted that I got
completely sideways right off the start,
and had only wheelspin after
raced a Yamaha 450 quad a few
times and got beat, only
quad had so much more traction.
The next contest
was a wheelie
which Brian entered, and won. We got two
TrailPass memberships for that, worth
$150 for the pair, a
will let us explore a huge trail network
this summer here in
The only thing
get to do is the
hillclimb up to Prospect Mtn. The road
only to snowmobiles for some
reason. It's a paved road to the
really steep, so it would have been a
great challenge going up
it on the
snow and with studded tires.
The village of
off road vehicle traffic throughout the town
the weekend, so we were able to take a ride
get lunch! Had to be
careful because of the studs on pavement,
it was great to cruise past a PD
cruiser and simply
wave! Our bikes set off
a few car alarms as we drove past,
something about the pop of the exhaust
that the alarms didn't like.
Next weekend the
scheduled, so that should bring
of motorcycle enthusiasts.
This is about 10 miles out from the
20 more miles to ride!
I finally got a kickstand, came in
handy, there isn't always a
place to lean your bike against when you're out riding.
Nice paint on this radical snowmobile.
Brian gets instructions before the wheelie
One of the three planes that had landed on
Brian starts the wheelie contest. He went
beyond the 300' mark for the overall win.