Archive for Trail Updates

1-20-17

Weather: Still Sucks.

Conditions: It is what it is.

Backpack found out on Lake Gogebic. Hunting license shows a DL# starting in L. Contact Bergland Bay Bar.

GPS also found out on the Lake, contact Lake Gogebic Sports.

I refuse to comment on conditions, although I am hearing they are not to bad or even good in places this is not snowmobile weather, I feel like going to sleep and waking back up when Winter returns. Probably in 4-5 days. There are quite a few sleds around though, and it does not look like we are going to get a lot of rain, as soon as the cold temps return we will bounce right back.

Subject: Afternoon delight

>  Here is old age at its
> best: 
> Russ and Sam, two friends, met in
> the park
> every day to feed the pigeons,
> watch the
> squirrels, and discuss world problems.One day Russ didn’t show
> up.Sam didn’t think much about
> it, and figured
> maybe he had a cold or something.But after Russ hadn’t shown
> up for a week
> or so, Sam really got worried.However, since the only time they
> ever got
> together was at the park, Sam didn’t know
> where Russ lived, so he was unable to find
> out what had happened to him.A month had passed, and Sam
> figured
> he had seen the last of Russ, but one day,
> Sam approached the park and lo and behold,
> there sat Russ!Sam was very excited and happy to
> see him,
> and told him so. Then he said, ‘For crying out
> loud Russ,
> what in the world happened to you?’Russ replied, ‘I have been in
> jail.”Jail!’ cried Sam.
> What in the world
> for?”Well,’ Russ said,
> ‘you know Sue,
> that cute little blonde waitress at the
> coffee shop, where I sometimes go?’
>
>
> ‘Yeah,’ said Sam, ‘I
> remember her.What about her?’Well, one day she filed rape
> charges
> against me, and at 89 years old, I was
> so proud that when I got into court,
> I pleaded ‘guilty.”The judge gave me 30 days
> for perjury.’

1-19-17

Weather: Still Sucks.

Conditions: Hit and Miss.

Backpack found out on Lake Gogebic. Hunting license shows a DL# starting in L. Contact Bergland Bay Bar.

GPS also found out on the Lake, contact Lake Gogebic Sports.

Funny I hear mixed reports about conditions, trail suck, trails are good, Lake Gogebic is the only one grooming, Lake Gogebic is the only one not grooming, I have no idea what is going on out there. But with the extended forecast favoring Spring rather than Winter I would postpone any trips to the UP for at least a week. Things are going to continue to get worse through the weekend. Go to Church on Sunday and ask the Big Guy to help us out a bit, it can’t hurt.

 

 

1-18-17

Weather: Still Sucks.

Conditions: Hit and Miss.

The best I can describe the trails are is hit and miss. I have heard the worse trails ever to trails in good shape. More bad than good though. Next week shows temps cooling down but not as far as we would like. But it should be cool enough to start up grooming again. Grooming is going to stop real quick here for a few days.

Well I looked for a joke for a while here but ran out of time. I gotta get to work, damn 9 to 5 sucks LOL. I want cold and snow and go back working 9 to 8.

 

 

1-17-17

Weather: It Sucks.

Conditions: Not going to be good.

Sorry but I’m in a rush this morning, nothing good is going on up here, we are going to be in terrible shape for a while until temps cool back off. Trails will probably be hit and miss with more misses than hits until next week.

Not joke today, I’m really not in a joking mood.

1-16-17

Weather: It is going to suck.

Conditions: Good for a while maybe.

Mother Nature vs Old Man Winter. Well the women win again I guess. Mother Nature is throwing us a curve ball this week. Temps go from ugly to uglier. Just my prediction, first part of the week we will probably be ok but by the time we hit the weekend warm temps and traffic are going to make a mess out of the trails, after next Sunday temps are heading back below freezing.

 

My wife told me to go to the Doctor and get some of those pills that help you get an erection. You should have seen her face when I came home with diet pills for her. I am still looking for a new place to live. 

 

1-14-17

Weather: A little warmer.

Conditions: Good.

Do not use the Hoop’s access trail on the west side of the Lake. There is a big water hole. Watch your speed if using the road instead, 25mph, the police warned us they may be watching.

Trails remained in pretty good shape yesterday from the people I talked to that came into the shop yesterday. Temps are going to be a little warmer today and Sunday so depending on traffic they could end up getting a bit beat up by Sunday. Next week Mother Nature looks to throwing us a curve ball. It looks like we are going to get our usual Winter warm up. If traffic stays light we should still be able to groom overnight but by next weekend it could get ugly. Hopefully those forecasts will cool down a bit. But from what I have seen in past years happen is, when we get warm like that south of us it really hurts their trails, then all the Wisconsin traffic heads north. Bear with us for next weekend, temps will head back in the right direction.

Paddy was working at the fish plant in Cork when he accidentally cut off all 10 of his fingers. He went to the emergency room in Cork ‘s hospital.

The doctor looked at Paddy and said, ‘Lets be avin’ da fingers and I’ll see what oi can do’. 

Paddy said, ‘Oi haven’t got da fingers.’

‘Whadda ya mean you haven’t got da fingers? Lord Tunderin’ Jesus, it’s 2017 ! We’s got microsurgery and all kinds of incredible techniques. I could have put dem back on and made you like new! Why didn’t ya bring da fingers?!?’

Paddy said, ‘How da fock was I ‘spose to pick ’em up?!?!’

1-13-17

Weather: Cold.

Conditions: Good to Very good.

Do not use the Hoop’s access trail on the west side of town. There is a big water hole that 3 people found last night. Watch your speed using the road, 25mph, the police warned us they may be watching.

Cold this morning, the trails should be hard as a rock. All reports are good or very good.

An old cowboy walks into the local barbershop for a shave and a haircut, but he tells the barber he can’t get all his whiskers off because his cheeks are wrinkled from age.
 
The barber says “No problem”, then he gets a little wooden ball from a cup on the shelf and tells him to put it inside his cheek to spread out the skin.
 
When he’s finished, the old cowboy tells the barber that was the cleanest shave he’s had in years.
 
But he wanted to know what would have happened if he had swallowed that little ball.
 
The barber replied,”Just bring it back in a couple of days — — Just like everyone else does”.

1-12-17

Weather: Cold.

Conditions: Good to Very good.

I have openings in the rentals. Check out availability here. Call me at Lake Gogebic Sports 906-575-3466 if you see an opening that will fit your trip. And rent a damn sled from me, I am only getting paid if I rent sleds.

I was at the bar last night (stayed way too long) and everyone I talked to said conditions were very good. So “GET YOUR ASSES UP HERE”.

I posted the text below on John Dee’s Discussion Board. Kip from Pat’s Motorsports was trying to help us get the word out to keep sledders off the highways and slow sledders down on side streets. There are rumors going around the internet that Bergland is not a snowmobile friendly town. Well if you are an asshole who wants to ride fast through town with loud pipes and run through front yards we are not friendly.

“Thanks Kip for trying to help us get the word out. I hate it when we try to post on here to help people and every time it turns into an argument. The flyer that came out said to stay off city streets and only use the designated trail. This is not totally correct, but it was done to emphasize not going out on M-28 or M-64. The Highways are where you will be ticketed. The person that made the flyer was only trying to keep people safe and keep them from getting a ticket. Before people start blaming the Police or the DNR I can tell you for a fact they are only acting on complaints. Like it or not we have local residents that live here that do not appreciate it when sledders are going 80+ in front of their house or driving through their front yards. All we are asking is to respect our town, if that is too much to ask please do not come to Bergland, there are plenty of good people that snowmobile and respect our town to support our businesses.”

 

 

1-11-17

Weather: Cold.

Conditions: Good to Very good.

I have openings in the rentals. Check out availability here. Call me at Lake Gogebic Sports 906-575-3466 if you see an opening that will fit your trip. And rent a damn sled from me, I am only getting paid if I rent sleds.

We got snow yesterday, probably around 6″ of good packing trail snow. It was a problem seeing, driving and plowing yesterday. Now we have a few days of cold to set up the trails and should be a good weekend to ride. Hopefully the cold and snow will help the groomers repair the wet spots south of the Lodge and 13 just north of Bergland. Be careful out there and have fun, but watch out conditions change quick.

Shout out to Bill and Bill whos sleds we repaired last night, I hope the trip back to Watersmeet went well.

Subject:  Science In Action

I called an old school friend and asked what was he doing.

He replied that he is working on “Aqua-thermal treatment of ceramics, aluminum and steel under a constrained environment.”

I was impressed.

On further questioning, I learned that he was washing dishes with hot water, under his wife’s supervision.

1-10-17

Weather: Snow possible.

Conditions: Good to Very good.

I have openings in the rentals. Check out availability here. I had a cancelation at Bert’s Nest this week. Call me at Lake Gogebic Sports 906-575-3466.

Reports have been good for the most part, except for wet spots that are popping up. 13 just north of Bergland yesterday had a problem but I heard the groomers went up there and worked on it.

This is on trail one between the lodge and Marenisco almost impassible going on beaver pond to get around. 

Be careful riding out there, we do have problem areas popping up.

 

A union boss walks into a bar next door to the factory and is about to order a drink, when he sees a guy close by wearing a TRUMP for
President Button, and two beers in front of him. He doesn’t have to be an Einstein to know that this guy is a Republican.
 
So, he shouts over to the bartender so loudly that everyone can hear, “Drinks for everyone in here, bartender, but not for the Republican.”
Soon after the drinks have been handed out, the Republican gives him a big smile, waves at him, then says, “Thank you!” in an equally loud voice. This infuriates the union boss.

The union boss once again loudly orders drinks for everyone except the Republican. As before, this does not seem to bother the Republican. He continues to smile, and again yells, “Thank you!”

The union boss once again loudly orders drinks for everyone except the Republican. As before, this does not seem to bother the Republican. He continues to smile, and again yells, “Thank you!”

The union boss asks the bartender, “What the hell is the matter with that Republican? I’ve ordered three rounds of drinks for everyone in the bar but him, and all the silly ass does is smile and thanks me. Is he nuts?”
 
“Nope,” replies the bartender, “He owns the place.”