This past Saturday Jamie (my brother-in-law) and I brought my sled down to Dave's shop to do some preseason tuning. It wasn't anything overly technical, which Dave is adept at, but it was still a blast to get the sled up on a lift and get some work in. Our first chore, besides cracking a 9am beer, was to mark out and drill the stud holes, 48 in all. I would have gone with 96, the standard amount for trail riding, but with 1900 miles already on the OEM track 96 would have potentially over-stressed the track. 48 was the perfect number to handle icy corners, hills, and the occasional rip around a lake. After we finished up the studs and continued with our liquid breakfast our next task was to take off the factory runners and put on some Woody's Dooly 4" carbides. Like I said, nothing too complex. Dave spent a good hour or so adjusting the two rear shocks and the front suspension, and voila, I had a trail-ready 2005 Polaris XC 700 SP. With hunting season over, all of my attention is now focused on snowmobiling and I can't think of a better way to spend a Saturday. We finished up by hitting Dave's favorite local lunch spot, George's in Pascoag, RI, and proceeded to gorge ourselves on "stuffies," "iceboxes," and all kinds of fatty goodness. It was a great day all-around, and with my sled all set to hit the trails I couldn't be more excited.
I'm just a guy who loves to hike, fish, hunt, camp, and snowmobile, preferably with my wife Brooke and our three kids, Hunter, Max & Shea. I play the part of a lawyer during the week and try to get outside and get dirty on the weekends.