January 2015 Newsletter

Driftbusters January News Letter

 

   Hello Everyone, I can’t believe it is 2015 and we still don’t have enough snow to ride. Hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year.

   The groomer is all repaired and is hooked up to the drag and is ready to go as soon as we get enough snow to groom. I can’t believe Mother Nature has forgotten to give us enough snow to groom our trail 2 years in a row.

   The Black Hills ended up with a lot of snow for Christmas weekend and all reports are that the trails are in great shape. So if we don’t get any more snow here at least we can look forward to our club ride in the Hills the last weekend in January.  I believe there are still a couple of rooms left at Rec. Springs for anyone that wants to join us. Just click on club ride in the Hills on our Driftbusters web site for more information. The Snocross races will also be taking place that weekend in Deadwood so it should be a fun weekend.

   We have made another change to the signing of our snowmobile trail. As you know we did away with the 3 chevrons that we have used in the past and replaced them with one directional arrow preceded by a slow sign. We have now added a stay on shoulder sign to the directional arrow sign, so when you see a directional arrow sign with a stay on shoulder sign below it that is telling you that you need to go up on the shoulder of the road and proceed until you get past the hazard, such as a large culvert, railroad tracks, bridge, etc. All other directional arrows preceded by a slow sign will be telling you that you have to change directions.

   At the last meeting dates were chosen for club rides and events through the month of February. All trail rides will start at 1 pm and if the temperature is 0 or above.

   Sat. Jan. 3 leaving Aberdeen at north softball complex

   Sat. Jan. 10 leaving Richmond Oasis

   Sunday Jan 18 leaving the Wakeside at Mina

   Sat. Jan. 24 leaving The Shed in Westport

   Last weekend in Jan. is the club ride from Rec. Springs in the Black Hills

   Sat. Feb. 7 trail ride to Frederick followed by a chili feed.

   The weekend of Feb. 14th is the Governor’s Ride in the Black Hills

   Sat. Feb. 21 will be the radar run at the Richmond Oasis from 1pm to 4pm followed by the steak feed for club members at 5:30pm

   The last weekend in Feb. discussed going over and riding the Sisseton and Webster trails.

For all new members don’t forget to come to a meeting and get your 2 free buffet meals.

REMEMBER for every club member that signs up 5 or more new members you will get a free buffet meal a month for a year. We need everyone’s help to get the trophy back for the largest club next year. Thanks to the Pizza Ranch for this promotion.

We are still open to ideas for the theme and the entertainment for the 2016 SDSA convention in Aberdeen.

   For those of you who have not paid your dues please do so as soon as possible.

   Hope to see you at our next meeting on Jan. 8 at 7:30 pm at the Pizza Ranch.

James Gelling, Pres.

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