Rewind Column

Acquiring a "new" sled

How About That?

By Tom Clement
Published: March 9, 2011
Yamaha Apex LTX GT
Photo by AmSnow's archives
The strangeness of life never ceases to amaze me. As I sit and write this, we are preparing for a massive snowstorm. I can hear the wind blowing outside and there is a bit of a chill in my basement office, but that’s not all that strange given it’s winter in North Dakota. What is strange is that a trail sled is sitting on a trailer in my back yard. Stranger still is how it ended up there.

As many of you know, the last three seasons I have experimented with cross country racing. I dipped my toe in the water in 2008 by entering a couple of races and proving to myself that it looks a lot easier than it really is. That experience set the stage for being bit by The Bug that I’ve heard people talk about in racing circles for years.

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