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Old 09-19-2013, 07:55 PM
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The trailer looks good.
I'm surprised your truck has that many miles. It is super clean and in good shape.
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Old 09-19-2013, 10:19 PM
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The trailer looks good.
I'm surprised your truck has that many miles. It is super clean and in good shape.
Thanks! I try to take very good care of it!
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:32 PM
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Some more pics. Put a GoSlide on my Scag that I use in backyards with gates, while it's not ideal as it's a belt, it works great and the stripes look even better than before.





Last weekend was supposed to be the last race at Berm Benders but the weather decided otherwise, basically rained starting Friday night through Sunday morning. I was hoping to have 1 mud race this year but they canceled practice & races. They did the series award banquet and my buddies and I just drank beer the whole night and had a blast despite not being able to ride at all. I'll be racing this weekend for the final race of the year at a track I haven't been to since '06, near Motley, MN. The weather forecast looks decent after it's been in the upper 70s the past few days this week.



This is a pic of looking out at the track on Saturday morning from the camping area.


About 3 weeks ago I raced at the deep sand track in Grantsburg, WI. Tons of fun basically never letting off the gas and standing for a majority of the time! Plus Christian Craig (pro racer #44) was there, he has retired from pro racing and moved to MN (lives about 25 min from me) with his fiance and I believe he's working for her dad's company. I don't have any pics of him racing because he was on the track when I was on the line as my class was up right after him, bummed I couldn't see him ride but I'm sure he'll be at more tracks.









Leaning back and attempting to "give'r" in the sand
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Old 10-10-2013, 01:56 PM
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I also purchased this book & it arrived last weekend, "Pricing for the Green Industry" as recommended by Ed Laflamme, the author of "Green Side Up". It's expensive but worth every penny! I started reading it on Tuesday and if it were not for it, I probably would not have started creating an actual budget for next year as the beginning of this book is a step by step guide for creating a budget before you even create your pricing system. It is a MUST READ! Things have been slow aside from maintenance the past month and I'm taking advantage of it with working on my business. With spending the time now to get systems in place, it'll certainly pay off down the road so I can get out of the field and actually grow my business to the 7+ figure mark as I want it to be!

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Old 10-10-2013, 11:41 PM
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Hey man i've got my last race of the year coming up in two weeks i'm getting really pumped its a 6 hour enduro race and i'm riding my buddies 450 which i'm pissing myself about. Good Luck on your race your pics are awesome i wish i could get cool ones like that
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Old 10-10-2013, 11:46 PM
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Thanks man. 6 hrs sounds gnarly, granted it's not wide open the entire time but still! Good luck!
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Old 10-21-2013, 12:06 PM
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This was surely a surprise to wake up to yesterday morning! Berm Benders Raceway. No racing on Sunday though, this weekend was the "Ride for the Cure" event to benefit a fellow racer who had cancer a few yrs ago & now it's an annual thing, 1st time I've been there for it, tons of fun. The track was horrible & muddy Saturday but the party last night & Friday night was a blast!!

Now that my workload has increased greatly with fall clean ups and one large landscape install I'm waiting to hear back from but I'm pretty sure I have it locked up, I'd like snow to wait until around Nov 15.

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Old 10-21-2013, 03:27 PM
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How does your scag 36 handle hills?

I was thinking about getting a belt driven 36" for those hard to reach and hilly areas.
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Old 10-22-2013, 02:07 AM
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It handles them well as long as it's dry, if its wet at all, it's horrible. If I can make it work for next year and obtain more props with fenced in areas or just small in general, I will be a 36" hydro. Using the goSlide on a belt takes a while to turn around but it beats walking!
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:12 AM
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It handles them well as long as it's dry, if its wet at all, it's horrible. If I can make it work for next year and obtain more props with fenced in areas or just small in general, I will be a 36" hydro. Using the goSlide on a belt takes a while to turn around but it beats walking!
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Do you think the hydro will do better?
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