19 Mar

Today’s theme….recreation is most adequately met by this series of pictures.

I apologize for the sheer # of them but it was ALL such a blast that I had a great deal of trouble containing my enthusiasm!

This first picture shows my bush road still has a tiny bit of snow on it……NO MATTER.

There aren’t many places this bad boy won’t go and I didn’t find ANY of them today in my season opener on my quad.

Picture 2 shows me only up to the axles in this tiny puddle because UNFORTUNATELY I was unable to find anything deeper as much of the ground is still frozen and not all the snow has melted.

This next picture is just a demo of what kind of stuff I regularly go over and a good rule of thumb with THIS particular quad is if you could step over it….I’ll be able to drive over it.

One notch above many of the ‘also-ran’ brands, this particular model made by Yamaha has 3 different settings of wheel drive control.

Normal 2 wheel drive ( rear only )…four wheel drive which drives BOTH the rear tires but only 1 of the front ones…. the differential normally favoring the wheel with LESS traction unfortunately and FULL 4 WHEEL LOCK in which ALL 4 wheels drive….no matter what!

Despite these features I’ve been stuck ( happily I might add ) MANY times!
Then it’s time for the factory installed winch!

This next picture is Wally showing HE can keep up with a quad, even if he was puffing a bit ….Jack is off in the bush somewhere else I guess.

The last picture shows a pile of northern delicacies….Moose Berries…..NOT for human consumption.

BTW for your interest they are about large marble sized….what we called ‘threesies’ when I was a kid.

This is NOT a usual sized bunch…usually there are hundreds of them.

I’m pretty sure the guys will ALL drool with envy if they imagine it MUST be a lot of fun screaming around or gently climbing stumps, logs and rocks to get to a place you would barely be able to hike to…..AND YOU’D BE RIGHT!

But fear not ladies…..LOTS of females up here share their husband’s passion for these things and own one and LUCKILY lenient….VERY lenient laws ( compared to what I hear about Southern Canada and MOST of the rest of the civilized world ) allow me, if I have the proper safety equipment and insurance to EVEN drive on public roads….albeit only roads NOT considered major highways AND only on the shoulder…or verge I guess it’s called in other places.

Notwithstanding those MINOR limitations it is FANTASTIC to be able to go virtually where I want to go WHEN I want to do it.

What a country!!

What a machine!


Posted by on March 19, 2012 in Uncategorized


6 responses to “TODAY’S THEME………………….RECREATION

  1. Danudin

    March 19, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Without a care for your four footed companions, guess that makes you a legitimate Redneck Yippee Kai Yayyy!

  2. Tony

    March 19, 2012 at 4:37 am

    A nearly overwhelming series!

  3. John & Lois

    March 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    I think I’ll stay back and let you drive over the rough terrain . . . avoiding the moose berries . . . and just enjoy the photos from the trip.

  4. Steve

    March 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    That looks like some serious fun…How about an EV outing to Waynes World

  5. Tammy

    March 19, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I think I will have fun watching you have fun…looks a little rough to me lol I bet those dogs of yours can outrun that any day! 🙂

  6. Cathy

    March 20, 2012 at 6:03 am

    I remember when we went to a shep dog auction in Cumbria, UK a couple of years ago and some dogs had the comment “rides quad” in the auction catalogue. So not only humans can use the machinery 🙂

    Great series of images.


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