The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
Hope that last ole boy had a parachute or good life insurance policy.
If I was his insurer, would vote pretty hard for that being suicide.
A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
Don't go giving Travis any new ideas, Jim.
At least they don't have real mountains like that in Maine. If Travis can hurt himself on a flat lake, just imagine what he could do on hills like those.
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan
Shouldn't that video have that legend saying "dont try this at home" or " adult supervision needed" or something like that??
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I also dream of a shop with north light where my hands can be busy, my soul rest and my mind wander...
I would call those stunts competing for the Darwin award of the century.
Thats crazy talk, man just crazy
My sister lives in Alaska. Her husband works on a fishing boat most of the time, but in the winter he works at a ski resort in Girdwood Alaska. Most of the scenes in that video came from that Ski Resort. This year she sent me a video from that snowmobile shootout called Slednecks. That big jump shown was 248 feet long....that is indeed insane!! The rest of the 90 minute movie is pretty amazing too.
Still if you guys want to see an insane snowmobile video, check this one out. You know its insane when it takes a helicopter to fish you out of the water. Also keep in mind that 5 of the 10 sledders that died in Maine this winter, died by going through thin ice.
Still I must admit I have done this stunt...
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"
Sure need deep snow to cover some of those rocks, Rogers Pass near here got 62 feet of snowfall in winter 2007. You need the helicopter to film and extract what's left of some of those snowmobiles and riders. Too much adrenaline for me, I think I'll stick to skiing.