Tuesday, February 10, 2009

WTF was I thinking?

I cannot believe that I didn't share pictures of the other weekend... the husband & I headed to Waconia, MN for the annual Waconia Vintage Snowmobile Ride, Show & Swap.

There were over 600 vintage sleds that participated in the trail ride. We pulled over and took pictures.

There were the oddest looking sleds there, too. Many homemade ones.

Here's the husband (back to the camera) with some of his snowmobiling buddies. HairyBob is the guy on the right (I like his beard :) ) and Pooch is in the ElmerFudd looking get up. But he has a golden retriever named Belle that is one of Saki's friends so Pooch is an ok guy! (can't wait to see Belle again in June when we go to South Dakota!) Can't remember the other guy's name.
That green monster is the race sled that he built last year.

Sleds were bound to break down and Rampages was no exception. Him & the husband had to do this "can't hear it running" joke that... well, it's a joke because there are some guys who show their sleds but never run them or even let them touch the snow. So the guys will joke that they look good, but don't run.
Maybe you just had to be there.

Our hero, CruelPaul. (yes, all these guys go by goofy names) He's my kids' heros anyway... they have a band on Guitar Hero called "The CruelPaul Rockers". He's a helluva guy. He was announcing the races, but took a moment to pose for me.

More strange sleds....

And Rampage, before his sled quit on him. He's another helluva guy.

Gotta love these snowmobile guys... best damn people you'll ever meet.

1 comment:

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

It looks like a good time was had by all! Great photos. I'm glad you shared them...