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 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Winter 2017 | 15 Merritt Budd CENTRAL VERMONT MOTORCYCLES Celebrating 25 YEARS in business! Celebrating 25 YEARS in business! FACTORY AUTHORIZED CLEARANCE EVENT 0% financing for 60 months! Rebates up to $3,000 & 2-year factory warranty! Some restrictions may apply. Not all applicants may qualify for financing. See dealer for full details. H H Always wear a helmet and don’t drink and ride good conditions again. We were on a loop and hoping to get to a gas station. In one of the bare sections, we slowly began to cross a small meadow. Out of the blue, a farmer came running out into the field in his longjohns. We turned off our sleds and he said, “Can’t you see there ain’t no snow!?” We apologized for getting a bit lost there and got ourselves back onto snow. Another one is when my brother- in-law broke the springs in his suspension. All of a sudden, he rides up alongside us and it looks like he is Cheech and Chong with “Low Rider” playing in the background. Sometimes when things break down, you just have to laugh and enjoy the moment. I also remember when we rode to the top of Shrewsbury Peak and decided to cook hotdogs on the muffler. We wrapped them in foil and after 45 minutes of freezing our tails off, the hotdogs were sufficiently frozen! Have you held any officer positions or volunteered in other ways for your club? I have been president of Birds Eye Snow Travelers and treasurer for about 15 years. I’ve volunteered for any and all trail-related projects, signing, debrushing, bridge building and maintenance, and anything else to help keep the club going. I have also enjoyed volunteering for our club cookouts. Over the years, I spent a lot of time on the phone or at my door talking to out-of-staters who want trail condition reports and ideas of where to ride. I have been the VAST Rutland county director, and served on the VAST board of directors for eight years. I am stepping down for 2017. Although I have enjoyed all these years and the friends I have met, I look forward to clearing my desk of all my VAST tasks.