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    Default Anchorage man dies in snowmachine crash

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    This might be something along those lines. No idea if this is what was involved though, just speculating.
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    He was riding a vintage Manta. You can google it. It is a twin track side by side sled. low profile, very quick snowmobile. Haven't made them since the early '80s....
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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    https://www.google.com/search?q=skid...w=1280&bih=867

    Kinda like a Rhino 4x4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anchskier View Post
    This might be something along those lines. No idea if this is what was involved though, just speculating.
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    No kidding?! What'll they think of next?
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    Condolences to the family.

    This tragedy only reinforces why I stopped going to Big Lake years ago.
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    And when did you stop driving the streets of Anchorage? The streets of Anchorage are more deadly than Big Lake any day. FACT.

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    Condolences to the family.

    This tragedy only reinforces why I stopped going to Big Lake years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cresent Hills View Post
    And when did you stop driving the streets of Anchorage? The streets of Anchorage are more deadly than Big Lake any day. FACT.
    I doubt very much that he's on a snogo on the streets of Anchorage......
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    My point is that the streets of anchorage in a car or on foot ect are far more dangerous than riding a sled at Big Lake, The hills or Arctic Man. This tragic death is a accident that happens very seldom at Big Lake and for Eric to issue a blanket statement about Not going to Big Lake any more because of events like is seemingly outlandish.

    And for you to think my post implied he was driving a snogo on the streets of Anchorage... interesting , to say the least.

    This was a very sad, tragic and unfortunate accident. RIP Bill.

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    I've ridden Big Lake on only a handful of occasions. Always on a weekend. Each and every time I was nearly hit by another snowmachiner. I'm not making assumptions whether they were drunk or not. That's a rate of 100% so my statement was not outlandish. This accident does, in fact, reinforce my experience, and based solely on that experience I decided not to go back. For me, continuing to ride near people who want to drive fast and have apparently marginal navigation skills was not a good idea. Besides, I prefer the untracked backcountry over hammered overflow concrete.

    If you enjoy riding Big Lake then goodie for you. I didn't say "don't ride at Big Lake", I said I don't go there anymore.

    Again, my sincere sympathies to this man's family.

    As to your faulty analogy about my driving in Anchorage? I drive in town by necessity. I share the roads with people who, overwhelmingly follow the rules of the road. On the other hand I snowmachine by choice. I ride for fun, and as such I choose places where I can have fun in relative safety.
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