31. March 2008
I remember hearing the oldtimers talk about those long harsh winters here on "The Rock" when snow started falling in early October and the season begin to clear up by mid April.
One of the overbearing themes of these folktales is how difficult it was to travel and survive.
Before I know it, someday, I too will be talking about those long winter seasons. Fortunately I'll be able to show those young gaffers in vivid video detail what we did Back in the Old Days.
Without a doubt there's certainly nothing harsh and difficult about the Awesome Time SledAddicts are having on "The Rock" this year.
In case you don't know, SledAddicts.com is based out of Newfoundland & Labrador, Canada where Newfies take their snowmobiling very seriously. Every community has die hard snowmobile fanatics who crave for long cold winters and lots of snow.
Newfoundland also has some of the best snowmobiling in Canada, and only recently has it been getting some real exposure at the 2009 Yamaha dealer conference held earlier this month. If you ever get an opportunity to visit this wonderful land, you'll really begin to appreciate what the Yamaha Executives were talking about.
If you've lived in Newfoundland, especially if you grew up in the rural setting that so many Newfies are accustomed too, you understand how easy it is to ride everyday. Many of us have the luxury of litterally leaving from our door step on snowmobile to enjoy a wide variety of open snow covered terrain where your will, nerve and imagination are the only limiting factors keeping you back from experiencing true snowmobile addiction.
Last year I stumbled upon some awesome videos from Newfoundland's BackCountry HillBillies, and they've been featured in the VideoLounge ever since. These are an excellent bunch of sledaddicts that just Love to jump, carve and take great video footage of all their antics while they ride the terrain of the Long Range Mountains on Newfoundlands Northern Pennisula and West Coast.
If i'm at work and need a break, or I'm craving a quick fix for my own SledAddiction in the middle of summer, I come here to SledAddicts.com and watch some BackCountry Hillbillies!!
If you want an idea what snowmobiling is like here in Newfoundland, these BackCountry Hillbillies Video Spotlights will paint an accurate picture for you.
Special Thanks to John Smallwood and Mike Lavers and the rest of the crew from BackCountry Hillbillies here on "The Rock" for putting together all your great videos.
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SledAddicts.com Favorite 3 BackCountry Hillbillies Videos
#1 Little Bit Of Our Country
#2 Back Country Hillbillies Classic
#3 "A Mans Gotta Eat ... Lobster"
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