Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 6838 | Snowmobile VERMONT Club News CALEDONIA COUNTY Buckaroos of 302 As Kevin and I sit down to write this newsletter, it has certainly been a dreary end to February and beginning of March. Record warmth and rain have decimated the snow across the state. While our trails are still rideable, barring a remarkable turnaround as of March 3, it looks like the season will be wrapping up sooner than expected. While that’s unfortunate to think about, it was a very good year for the Buckaroos. Despite the lack of winter last year, we sold over 500 TMAs this year. We also sold out of food at our annual Dick Page Ride-In on Feb. 11. Thank you to everyone who purchased a TMA from us and came to the ride-in! We served a little over 250 chicken dinners at the event, including serving 42 meals to our landowners. Thank you to all our volunteers and those who donated prizes to our raffle! On Feb. 21, the Buckaroos coordinated a rescue drill with the Groton Volunteer Fire Department and the Peacham Fire Department. We performed a drill two years ago with good response and decided it was time to have another drill. The coordination of locating an injured snowmobiler was discussed as well as using the Vermont E911 viewer to locate road crossings in proximity to the trails. We also discussed if there was a way to better mark the trails system to locate an injured rider similar to how a highway has mile markers. We urge other clubs to contact their local fire departments and rescue squads and schedule a mock drill to establish a coordinate communication system. We would also recommend building or purchasing a towable rescue sled that could be attached to a snowmobile, as well as having rescue equipment on hand. If any other clubs have performed similar drills and would like to share information, please contact Gary Lamberton or Kevin McDonnell. We’ll keep updating our trail conditions on our Facebook page and website, so keep checking in. We had a meeting on March 10 and will most likely have another meeting in April before adjourning for the summer. Since this will be our last newsletter of the season before the summer issue, we would like to thank all our volunteers, landowners, local businesses and especially our snowmobilers for making it a good year! Hopefully, things turn around and we’ll be able to get in some late season riding. As always, be safe, respect the landowners’ property, and please don’t litter our beautiful trails. Kevin McDonnell, Vice President Taylor Lamberton, Secretary Like us on Facebook Lyndon Sno-Cruisers Alas! Alas! The shiny blue snowmobiles are crying their eyes out. It is only March and we can not go for rides. I reminded them that they rode together when my wife and I went for a ride during mid-season. The Ski-Doo was out on the Corridor 513 reroute that Kenneth Davis helped get in place, and enjoyed an awesome trail ride. The Polaris had an electric start put in to make it much easier to start on cold days. They agreed that the snowmobile season had not been that bad and was much improved from last season. The Lyndon State College Snowmobile Club Ride-To-Win event was held on Feb. 4. The following Monster Energy logo prizes were awarded: helmet, Cameron Fissette; 2017/18 Early Bird TMA, Sam Ruttledge; snowboard, Jake Gorman; backpack, Walter Daniels; t-shirt and cap, William Ware; sweatshirt, Bonnie Dwyer; winter hat, Ryan Fissette. These prizes were provided by Nathan Bevin through his father’s professional contacts at Monster Energy. We had the courtesy of VAST Director Cindy Locke participating and also Media Manager Beth Godin. Everyone enjoyed the hotdog barbeque and entertainment at the Burke Publik House and entertainment by Sean Flannery. On to Feb. 11, when the Lyndon Sno-Cruisers held their annual Poker Run with VAST Media Manager Beth Godin in attendance again. There were 11 stops participating in the Poker Run and we express a big “Thank You” to all of the supporting businesses who contributed prizes to be awarded. We especially want to thank Absolute Powersports, All Around Power, and Buffalo Mountain Powersports for the Ski-Doo, Polaris, and Arctic Cat prizes. First place winners Keith Brown and Dave Kaufman split the $400 since they both had four-of-a-kind hands. Vicki Adams won the Arctic Cat The Buckaroos of 302 held a very successful Dick Page Ride-In, selling out of all food by the end of the event.