The headline on Yahoo the other day said oil has climbed above $124 a barrel. When are these prices going to stop? It cost me well over $100 to fill up my van the other day. There is no way I can afford to fill my ATV as well. We need to find other sources of fuel to power our toys. Luckily, these guys have it all figured out. [ Read Full Post ]
Whatever you want to call it, this is awesome. There are millions of weird videos floating around the blogosphere. Most of them are either funny or beautiful. This video is both. I love the quality of the filming. There really isn’t much else to be said about this than has already been said — except that if you haven’t it watched it yet, you have to. Right now.
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I went out to Silver City, Idaho to photograph and test out the new line of winches by WARN. One of the test riders told me that you can winch up anything. The first thing I pointed to was a 50-foot vertical cliff. We set up a bomb-proof anchor at the top of the cliff and started spooling out the cable when another rider from our group stopped us.
I apologized for trying to destroy their ATV. He said that the winch would have no problems dragging the quad up the cliff — the problem is that some gas could spill out of the tank and no one wanted to be on the ATV while operating handlebar-mounted winch control.
We settled on this, easier, rock face instead. [ Read Full Post ]
Ron Bryant of Silver Valley, Idaho is selling his 1999 Kawasaki ATV. The rig is built with a roof from an old Toyota 4-runner, a 1953 Jeep front end, headlights pillaged form a ’53 Studebaker and possibly a lot of duck tape. Buy this and people will stop and stare at you like a deer in the headlights, correction, at the deer in your headlights. The deer skull hood ornament has eyes that light up.
Shoshone News Press says that Ron is selling it to get something more practical. What isn’t practical about building a quad out of junkyard scraps? Any part you find you can make fit, somehow. And this would be a great rig to cruise the strip and pick up chicks. If you ask me, it doesn’t get any more practical. [ Read Full Post ]
Whenever we went on family trips while I was a kid I would stare out of the side window for hours. I would imagine that I was racing “Big Blue,” our baby blue family wagon, on a four-wheeler. If a bridge came, I would jump it. A fence — I would blast through it. Water? Well. My 4-wheeler would turn into a boat. Kids have great imaginations. We tend to lose that creativity when we grow up. [ Read Full Post ]
Machine: 2012 Can Am Outlander 1000 XT
MSRP: $11,949 -Yellow/Black $12,349 - Camo/Pure Magnesium Metallic
Over the last few months, I’ve logged nearly 300 miles testing Can Am’s new Outlander 1000 XT in the rocky, muddy, densely forested terrain of Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region. The time spent riding the Outlander gave me a clear perception of how the machine performed in nearly every situation a typical rider would subject it to. The takeaway? This is the best ATV the company has ever produced.
What makes it so good? The updates to the new Outlander 1000 XT are both evolutionary and revolutionary, but the most obvious change is to the engine. Past Outlander models featured engines ranging from 400 to 800cc. But with other manufacturers bumping engine size above 800cc, and after the successful launch of the Can Am Commander 1000 Side-by-Side in... [ Read Full Post ]
The Idaho Senate Resources Committee advanced legislation in a narrow vote of 5-4 to restrict the state’s Fish and Game Department's authority to regulate hunters on ATVs on backcountry trails. This slim victory doesn’t bode well for the bill’s chances of clearing the full senate.
The measure, which has already been approved by the House, looks to stop the agency from limiting hunters on ATVs to road use in a third of the state’s hunting units. [ Read Full Post ]