-25 at Mom’s this morning. Warming up I promise……..



OK i was wrong, -20 and you were still out on the trails, I used to do it too 20 years ago.  There is not a lot of snow in the forecast but that could change. Traffic is way down so I would expect trails to be holding up. Warmer weather is coming our way too.

A Russian and Ole the Norwegian wrestler were set to square off for the Olympic Gold Medal.

Before the final match, the Norwegian wrestling coach came to Ole and said, “Now, don’t forget all the research we’ve done on this Russian. He’s never lost a match because of this ‘pretzel’ hold he has”. Whatever you do, do not let him get you in that hold! If he does, you’re finished’. Ole nodded in acknowledgment.

As the match started, Ole and the Russian circled each other several times, looking for an opening.

All of a sudden, the Russian lunged forward, grabbing Ole and wrapping him up in the dreaded pretzel hold.

A sigh of disappointment arose from the crowd and the coach buried his face in his hands, for he knew all was lost.

He couldn’t watch the inevitable happen.

Suddenly, there was a scream, then a cheer from the crowd and the coach raised his eyes just in time to watch the Russian go flying up in the air.

His back hit the mat with a thud and Ole collapsed on top of him making the pin and winning the match.

The crowd went crazy. The coach was astounded.

When he finally got his wrestler alone, he asked, “How did you ever get out of that hold? No one has ever done it before!”

Ole answered, “Vell, I vas ready to give up ven he got me in dat pretzel hold, but at da last moment, I opened my eyes and saw dis pair of testicles right in front of my face…I had nuttin’ to lose so wid my last ounce of strength I stretched out my neck and bit dose babies just as hard as I could.”

So the trainer exclaimed, “That’s what finished him off!”

“Vel not really. You’d be amazed how strong you get ven you bite your own nuts!”


-20 degrees, you gotta be fricken nutz to be out there.  Trails gotta be good too because nobody is going to be on them. LOL have fun and stay warm.


Cold temps and a little snow later in the week. Decent riding not a ton of sleds out probably because of low temps and our 25% occupancy bullshit.

This was my take on the Super Bowl last night.

Good news is we got snow, bad news is the cold is settling in for the next week. This is going to make the 25% occupancy harder.  All day long we hear “is anyone watching or this bar is letting everyone in or back home…………” I’m sorry folks but we are trying to abide by the law and also serve our customers the best we can.  We do not like turning people away, owners of businesses and employees of those businesses are all loosing money by turning people away at our doors.


Holy crap, Mother Nature fricken found us. Total accumulation of 1 – 10 inches? Now for the bad news, sub zero temps and high winds. And we have 25% occupancy limits to make matters worse. We will do our best to accommodate but we gotta do what we gotta do.


* WHAT...Snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 1 to 10
inches. Winds gusting as high as 35 mph.

* WHERE...Ontonagon County.

* WHEN...Until 7 AM EST Saturday.

* IMPACTS...Travel could be very difficult. Patchy blowing snow
could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous
conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The
cold wind chills as low as 25 below zero could cause frostbite
on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.

OK now you guys are making me feel guilty. People are coming into da Hoop and saying they read my posts all the time. And here I have been doing a shitty job of keeping up on the posts. Well I finally got something to write about I think, SNOW. Yep I think it may just get us this time. The bad news is temps are going to fall and the wind is going to kick up. And we can only have 25% in the bars and restaurants.  It is going to suck sending people outside this weekend so I appologize in advance from all of us at da HOOP, we have no choice.

In church last Sunday, I heard a sweet elderly lady in a nearby pew saying a prayer. She was so innocent and sincere that I just had to share it with you:  “Dear Lord: This last year has been very tough. You have taken my favorite actors Sean Connery, Kirk Douglas and Diana Rigg; my favorite television host, Alex Trebek; Carl Reiner from ‘Your Show of Shows’, my favorite singer from the 50’s, Little Richard; even Charlie Daniels and Kenny Rogers, my two favorite country western singers; and from sports you took Gale Sayers and my favorite basketball player Kobe   Bryant.”  “I just wanted you to know that my favorite politicians are Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.”

Conditions should be pretty good, we have had a little bit of snow this week to refresh the trails. Monday we open up at 25% occupancy, that’s going to be fun, hopefully weather will be mild when the flood gates of people open up.


Two guys grow up together, but after college one moves to Georgia and the other to Texas . They agree to meet every ten years in Florida to play golf and catch up with each other.
At age 32 they meet, finish their round of golf and head for lunch.
“Where you wanna go?”
“Why Hooters?”
“They have those servers with the big boobs, the tight shorts and the gorgeous legs.”
“You’re on.”
At age 42, they meet and play golf again
“Where you wanna go for lunch?”
“Again?  Why?”
“They have cold beer, big screen TVs, and side action on the games.”
At age 52 they meet and play again. “So where you wanna go for lunch?”
“The food is pretty good and there’s plenty of parking.”
At age 62 they meet again.
After a round of golf, one says, “Where you wanna go?”
“Wings are half price and the food isn’t too spicy.”
“Good choice”
At age 72 they meet again.
Once again, after a round of golf, one says, “Where shall we go for lunch?”
“They have six handicapped parking spaces right by the door and they have senior discounts.”
“Great choice.”
At age 82 they meet and play again.  “Where should we go for lunch?”
“Because we’ve never been there before.”
“Okay, let’s give it a try.”

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…