We were pretty steady at Da Hoop yesterday with gas and food.  Riders said trails were good to very good. We even got a little bit of lake effect yesterday. Didn’t amount to much but it sure looked nice.  Monday we can open at 25%, I’m not looking forward to that one bit. But we will make do and try to make it as less unpleasant as we can.

Two good ol’ boys in an Alabama trailer park were sitting around talking one afternoon over a cold beer after getting off work at the local Nissan plant. After a while the 1st guy says to the 2nd, “If’n I was to sneak over to your trailer Saturday & make love to your wife while you was off huntin’ and she got pregnant and had a baby, would that make us kin?”

The 2nd guy crooked his head sideways for a minute, scratched his head and squinted his eyes thinking real hard about the question. Finally, he says, “Well, I don’t know about kin, but it would make us even!”

This is from the guy who measures snow everyday so I can pass on the information to snowmobilers. It happens all the time, someone breaks a trail where they should not be riding and for the rest of the year people think it is a trail.

Right through my yard next to my house. There are a bunch of them. I didn’t get the camera going fast enough.

Thanks to those first miserable ****k s****** they all think it’s a trail now!

Making as much noise as they can.

Josh got four of these miserable b******* yesterday. 

They just passed my house again going east on M-28 in the westbound Lane…

This was sent to me from one of the locals.  STAY ON THE TRAIL

That is my yard (and my neighbors) they are driving through with their screeching exhaust.

Others will see the tracks and think it’s OK. This happens every year…

I have counted 107 snowmobiles driving down M-28 in the last couple of weeks, half on the wrong side of the road (and I am not always at home to see them).  

Busy day at the Hoop yesterday I was told. I can return to work next week. I didn’t have Covid but I was next to George for about 5 minutes a week and a half ago.  So for precautions I had to stay out of the bar for 10 days. George tested positive but his symptoms were very light and short lived. Needless to say I have not talked to any riders but reports on the web   sounded like trails were in pretty good shape.

We picked up a few inches of the white stuff. At this point we’ll take whatever we can get. There is not much traffic out but I’m sure the weekend will bring in riders just glad to have something that relates to winter.

It is a bad year to report trail conditions. I want to say something nice, You want me to say something nice, but there is nothing nice I can say. In years past we have had times like this with little snow but at least people could sit in the bars and complain to us how shitty the trails are, and I would continue to sell them beer after beer. But now you can’t even do that. I have a bad feeling February is going to open with 25% occupancy restrictions. All we can do is wait and see. And Pray.

Thanks for the 9″ Mother Nature, you’re a Bitch, or a Democrat.


No comment on the snow yet, I’ll let you know when and if we get it.

A POST TURTLE FOR REAL AMERICANS WHO CAN THINK . . While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75 year old  Virginia farmer, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to Biden and his possible role as our president. The old farmer said, ‘Well, ya know, Biden is a ‘Post Turtle’.  Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him, what a ‘post turtle’ was? The old rancher said, ‘When you’re driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that’s a ‘post turtle.’ The old farmer saw the puzzled look on the doctor’s face so he continued to explain: “You know he didn’t get up there by himself, he doesn’t belong up there, he doesn’t know what to do while he’s up there, he’s elevated beyond his ability to function, and you just wonder what kind of idiot put him up there to begin with.”  Best explanation I’ve heard yet. . .

We have had 3.5 inches of snow since January 1st, 54.2 inches for the year compared to 103.3 inches at this time last year. Dr. Phil’s file would not upload so I just used his figures. This year absolutely sucks. We received a few inches the last few days but the snows that were predicted earlier in the week just pasted us by. I hate when people ask me if it is worth coming up. You guys have expectations all over the place.  If you want to ride you will be able to, conditions are better than they should be considering the little snow we have had and heavy traffic at times. But if you do come up expect little snow, dirt rocks and sticks. Water doesn’t seem to be as big a problem as we have seen in years past. Conditions are not good so you have been warned, but if you want to ride you can.





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Michigan Bars might open February 1st. If we are good. We have to be good until then. And maybe then she will open the bars. If we are good.