Early Winter 2017 | 31 Over 100 Miles of the Best Groomed Trails in Vermont! Purchase your 2018 Woodford Snobusters Club Memberships and TMAs at vtvast.org! Or to purchase by mail contact: Mary Beth Daniels (802) 447-2449 • zl550zr@hotmail.com www.snobusters.org • facebook.com/woodfordsnobustersvt Just a short drive from Mass., Conn. & New York! Woodford SnoBusters Flamingo Motor Sports 2 Wilbraham St., Palmer, MA (413) 284-1673 CALL OUR SNOWLINE 802-447-SNOW For Current Trail Condtions WSB Memberships & VAST TMAs available at these business locations: A-Z Snowmobiles 8393 Vt. Rt. 9 Woodford, VT (802) 442-2146 Cofiell’s Sport & Power 46 Kreiger Lane, Glastonbury, CT (860) 659-0553 Woodford Mtn. General Store 5053 Vt. Rt. 9, Woodford, VT (802) 442-5222 South Side Sales 546 Currant Highway, North Adams, MA (413) 664-7111 Ronnie’s Cycle & Sales 2601 West Road, Bennington, VT (802) 447-8606 Pittsfield Lawn & Tractor 1548 W. Housatonic St., Pittsfield, MA (413) 443-2623 Seymour’s Motorized Sports 1350 New Loudon Rd., Cohoes, NY (518) 783-9866 Edelmann’s Sales 172 Edelmann Lane, Troy, NY (518) 663-9100 “Never-Ending Trail Improvement” Troy City Motors 810 Hoosick Rd., Troy, NY (518) 279-1781 Country Power Products 2339 State Rt. 40, Greenwich, NY 518-692-1015 Lyndon Sno-Cruisers As the shiny blue snowmobiles reminded us, we have worked getting landowner permissions updated. As we worked on this, landowner Donald Johnson in Lyndon did an excellent reroute moving Corridor 53 off his field and inside the tree line. He removed stumps and trees, grading the area to make a smooth riding trail. Another landowner in Sheffield, Robert Potter, did a reroute change for Corridor 51. At this writing, most of our trails are marked for the coming season. Club Vice President Rick Ringgard made two new junction posts which were placed at junctions 75 and 90 in Sheffield on Corridor 51. Club member “Bud” Santo of East Haven offered to mark 3/4 of a mile of Corridor 52 from Pinkham Road junction back to Corridor 114 toward East Burke. These are a few specific instances of club members volunteering their time working on our trails. All of the following members have volunteered their time to make our trails complete and our equipment ready: Ken Thorpe, Dave Kaufman, Dave Perrault, Rod Dwyer, Jon Gillespie, Al Robertson, Phil Bickford, Larry Stewart, Fran Pillsbury, Bryan McTeague, Evan Levine, Doug Gifford, Nathan Bevins, Sean Flannery, Glen Rowe, Jordan LaBounty, Larry Dwyer, Danny Hale from VASA. If I have missed someone, I am sorry. As mentioned in the last issue, our first event of the season is the Ride It To Win It activity on Feb. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with registration at Burke Lyndon Sno-Cruisers Larry Dwyer and Bryan McTeague removed junction signs on Corridor 53. needed to be worked on. We were lucky enough to have Scott Brown Trucking out of Hardwick donate his time to truck utility poles from Morrisville Water and Light Dept. and set them for us at the new bridge down by M&M Beverage. We’ve been fortunate with volunteers as well. The majority of our signing was done in one day. At the VAST annual meeting three of our club members were recognized. Dan Courchaine was awarded for Patience. Howard Allen received the Trailblazer award for his over 45 years of volunteering. Tim Hall received the Appreciation Award. Clubs wouldn’t be what they are without people like these guys, so a thank you is definitely in order. The Farmer’s Almanac says it is going to be one brutal winter, so let’s keep our fingers crossed and get some miles in! Randi Hall, Secretary Like us on Facebook