I got in touch with my inner lefty today ... Nature pics!

I got in touch with my inner lefty today ... Nature pics!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:10 pm

:funny: Your not gonna get a Smitty nature pic without something motorized being involved! BBUUUAAHAHAHAHAAAAAAAA!! :twisted:

Decided to take a little solo jaunt on the Polaris today to blow off some steam ... much needed, BTW. Came across a swamp that became a small lake, due to some beaver activity. Took some pics. Had a blast out there -- was like my own private lake! :D No tracks, except lots of coyote. Probably not the smartest thing, since my machine weighs 800 lbs without me on board. But I didn't go through! Safety isn't my strong point ...

Even shot some video. One handed, sideways at 30mph. Sober too! :o

I love my Polaris! :D
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Little bastards are as efficient as my Husqvarna!
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Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: I got in touch with my inner lefty today ... Nature pics!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:15 pm

!!! good job with the camera!!!! looks like lots of steam was flyin off!!

its somethin how they knaw the trees down!! animals are so cool!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I got in touch with my inner lefty today ... Nature pics!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:25 pm

Thanks!

I hear ya! The pic doesn't do it justice -- that tree was at least 30" around. Biggest tree I've ever seen them try & tackle! :lol:

I'm gonna fix the sound issue on the vid now ...

See all the snow on that first pic? That was all from the front wheels! :lol: Had it in 4x4 so I could get some traction. Those tires sure kick the stuff up!
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler


Re: I got in touch with my inner lefty today ... Nature pics!

PostBy: grumpy On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:33 pm

where did the video go?
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Re: I got in touch with my inner lefty today ... Nature pics!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:34 pm

Just fixed the audio .... should be up now! MUCH better being able to hear that 760cc twin sing!
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: I got in touch with my inner lefty today ... Nature pics!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Tue Feb 09, 2010 11:38 pm

Nice!!
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I got in touch with my inner lefty today ... Nature pics!

PostBy: SMITTY On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 12:07 am

I was just reading about these beavers ... because I wasn't sure if they hibernated or not ..... and saw no possible way they could enter or exit that pile of sticks & mud frozen block-solid. I guess they are so insulated inside there that they can still dive for food, & have little "rooms" in there for drying off, etc.. So the little guys are actually awake in there! I saw all kinds of coyote prints all around & on top of their house there ... no chance of getting in. Was like a brick fortress with all the frozen mud & sticks. Smart little f 'ers! :lol:

I was going to make a jump out of it, but I figured some treehuggers would see my tracks & start yet another anti-ATV crusade ... :roll: I controlled my urges for the greater good! :angel:
SMITTY
 
Stoker Coal Boiler: Patriot Coal - custom built by Jim Dorsey
Hand Fed Coal Stove: Harman Mark III (not currently in use)
Coal Size/Type: Rice / Blaschak anthracite
Other Heating: Oil fired Burnham boiler

Re: I got in touch with my inner lefty today ... Nature pics!

PostBy: samhill On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:54 am

Just yesterday I helped a neighbor get a quad out of Pymatuning Lake, he was lucky that it was a shallow point & it didn`t go totally under. The idiot was complaining that he was given about $350.00 in fines already & had more coming in. The rangers gave the guy a break, as high as the guy was they could have hit him with DUI & taken both his quad & truck plus the drugs he tried to pay my neighbor with.
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Re: I got in touch with my inner lefty today ... Nature pics!

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 9:56 am

samhill wrote:Just yesterday I helped a neighbor get a quad out of Pymatuning Lake, he was lucky that it was a shallow point & it didn`t go totally under. The idiot was complaining that he was given about $350.00 in fines already & had more coming in. The rangers gave the guy a break, as high as the guy was they could have hit him with DUI & taken both his quad & truck plus the drugs he tried to pay my neighbor with.



rough neighborhood?? ;)
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Stove/Furnace Make: Buckwalter & Co. , EFM520
Stove/Furnace Model: No. 28 Glenwood 1880, Alaska

Re: I got in touch with my inner lefty today ... Nature pics!

PostBy: sterling40man On: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:42 am

Nice pics and video! Looks like you had a blast!
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