Happy New Year!
Our next club meeting is Tuesday, January 9th at 7 PM @ Southside Steakhouse.
Sorry I did not post earlier but I was out on Saturday and groomed up every thing except 407 as I had a light issue and it was going to get dark if I groomed that section. Also the snow was slimmer in the lower elevations and the State installed 88 water bars on that trail alone. That will be a slow go! I started at 3:45 am at the groomer shed but day light is not long at this time of year. But don’t worry we fixed the light issue and will be back out this week. It takes more time to do the trip with trees down and the water bars that the State added on our trails, but most of them are filling in pretty good with the snow we have to use.
The Tucker was fixed today. It did turn out to be what I had found when I tested it out in the woods, the injection pump module was bad so you have to replace the injection pump. We replaced the lift pump also to protect the injection pump. Not a cheep repair at just over $ 4,000.00 . I will see if some of it can be covered under capital repairs.
We are up and ready to go again and hopefully with no more mechanical issues! After seeing it done I believe I could do it myself the next time, but I hope we do not have a next time. The mechanic was a local guy, Todd Potter, some of you might know him.
All of our upper trails from RD 672 to RD 67 and beyond to WR 80 were groomed with early season conditions to be expected. Then our Tucker quit on the trail between RD 672 and RD 69 that goes directly to the groomer shed. I went back up today and it started back up and it went a little ways and quit again. I had my meters and test equipment and worked on it for 4 hours and every thing I was told to test seemed to test fine but it would not start. I will try to get it closer to the groomer shed but if not we will be looking into getting it repaired asap.
At Mom and Dads house and the groomer shed there was 14″. There will be more up higher I imagine. Mark and I will be out trying to get the upper trails open tomorrow and Dad and I will go to Route 4 on Friday if all goes as planed. Remember though the trails do not open for riding until Saturday the 16th!
I will post how things go Thursday and Friday. This was a nice unexpected storm for the beginning of the season! But you still need to ride with caution as the snow is fluffy and has no body so you sink to the bottom and that is where the rocks and other things are.