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Old 01-25-2017, 05:17 AM
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

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Thursday.
Ill try to explain:
The originalClowder proper, is a Saturday event. 4 hrs of show and shine. 2 hrs of snow cat games. 2 hrs of on hill touring, with a dinner program and social time till way to late.

With that said. the clowder has grown to be bigger and more epic each year. Folks showed up as early as wednesday last year and a FF member took time to arrange outings for the group as the participants grew. (midwest people are weird, if someone makes a long tow, they are getting their snow cats out for dinner or lake running or something)

Thursday this year has an official trail ride.
Friday has an official trail ride.
Saturday is the show and games
Sunday is a get back home day for most..

Now with all that said"
Wednesday and Thursday Also is a state groomer show hosted by arrowhead groomers. (about forty minutes away) it is a separate over the snow event. Get sno, Track inc, Fendt,Case IH, Soucey, and many more bring grooming related items to be driven. Tucker prototype machines have been in attendance for comparison.

So depending on your interest there is something for everyone. I have never made a thursday trail ride. I opted last year to run a new Rabbit, and compare it to a new pisten bulley at the groomer show. I was also able to check out some unique pontoons/ carriers on a prototype tucker.
I actually ran into some ff members there and it is comical for complete stranger to walk up to you and in a quiet voice state, are you red Squirrel?

For me Thursday is my get to Powder horn day. check in relax and unload and did i mention relax day. I generally help transport snow cats and make sure to address anyones last minute repairs. ( which one year was install a transmission in a KT-4 )

So to conclude if you run late don't be surprised if some one or Ten stick around sunday and monday to make sure you or anyone have a good time.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:42 AM
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NIkos, Thanks so much for the help with my Iphone photos! (the next part intended as humor) Will I be picking you up from The minneapolis airport or the chicago airport?

Your loaner snow cat awaits..... Snow trac 268...

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The Cat is on the trailer, the truck is ready with adequate tools and parts, chains, ect..

Just have bags to pack, and it is time to head North in the morning. Going to meet up with a certain red headed fellow for a time tomorrow, then North again to the Big Powder Horn resort...

Everybody drive safe ya' hear?

See you all there soon!

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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

Ski-Dozer is loaded and ready to head north for the Thursday Clowder Trail Ride (9:00am GTG). Any updates as to who's going out on the trails tomorrow?

Looks like the weather is going to be great for the weekend.
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Old 02-01-2017, 11:52 PM
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ran late with prep, going to miss the trail ride. Ill be sliding in thursday.

Locked loaded and ready to transit.
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Clowder:

Definition: a group of cats

Pronunciation: cla-u-der


Origin

This sweet noun belongs to English collectives group and represents a group of cats. It is said to be a variant of clutter (a noun, representing a confused disordered jumble of things) when actually the word clowder was first recorded in 1811while clowder emerged in 1801.
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Where are the pictures?
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Old 02-03-2017, 09:31 PM
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I didn't take many pics, but here is a group shot with Lake Superior!
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Old 02-04-2017, 11:01 AM
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Do I see a Torpedo in that photo ?
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Old 02-04-2017, 07:48 PM
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yup, i see it too...
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"We don't need no stinkin' cab!"
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

This is a quick video from Day 1 of the 2017 Midwest Cat Clowder:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Szg8eHRwW0
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Just found this one...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5hY...U#t=280.102313

I am in awe of the range of that flying machine.
Good GOD steve you have really upped the videography, thank you for freezing your fingers to capture this trip to the alpin inn. I will see if I can get the video from the Fat Bikers..

There is no arguing about the lights and there effectiveness. ( my son and I were debating the merits of the LED vs HID )

Matt your uncles two trac, tucker was well lit. Is that the one he hauled back from Maine or the one from Albany NY?
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

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Where are the pictures?
Rumor has it, there was a tucker-less Nelson cat on the grounds?

any chance you snagged a photo or three.?

As long as I am teasing you. I left the keys in the snow mobile, the snow tracs, and the "Thing" Spryte, I needed an operator for the parade lap.

Oh and one other item:

remember Last year our club won a tucker at the groomer show. This year I came home with TWO!

as we all know gullible ryhmes with oranges, so I will just get right to the pictures
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

I lifted these from various sources.

My camera is being a little crank so I am snagging where ever I can find them.

Should be a Fuel Stop at the Alpin inn

A Nutritionally enhanced (fat) Biker

commissioned art

Lunch stop clowder

Early morning air freshener. 6 Degree Diesel fuel test.. (no gelling)
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Always some putz with their brights on.......
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Only three Tuckers and it said my memory was full
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Default Re: Mid-West region cat clowder February 3-4

If you haven't seen the 2nd video here is the link. My apologies to Jen. The music credits came in just as she came into the screen. I am fixing that but it takes a day to reload everything.
I did not include the races in this video. I need some additional footage from some of you who caught the second half after the jackknifed Tucker was off the race course. I would like to add two more videos, one of which will be the race.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A5hY...ature=youtu.be

If you have a 4K smart TV these videos are great. Just set the Youtube resolution to 2160p.
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Yes, I was guilty of believing you won a real Tucker last year! Don't think I will be fooled again. I was out grooming Friday night and the Tucker stranded me out on the trail. Alternator pulley nut came loose and the belt came off. Temp got up to 250 before I caught it. My wife wasn't too thrilled to pick me up. Decided a road trip to Powderhorn was in order.
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Yes, I was guilty of believing you won a real Tucker last year! Don't think I will be fooled again. I was out grooming Friday night and the Tucker stranded me out on the trail. Alternator pulley nut came loose and the belt came off. Temp got up to 250 before I caught it. My wife wasn't too thrilled to pick me up. Decided a road trip to Powderhorn was in order.
Tucker is all fixed today
Well, she could have been with you on a romantic moon lit walk out of the wilds of Waupaca county. Or for that matter you could have trailered it to the wilds of the UP and then been boiled over 14 miles out in the pickers on Baldy mountain.

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