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CLUB RIDE - FEBRUARY 7, 2004

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Club ride route

There were lingering snow flurries as club members gathered at 9:00 a.m behind McDonald's Restaurant on Saturday morning, February 7, 2004.  When we left at 9:15, there were 15 sleds and 17 riders.  We followed ITS 82/Corridor 17 until we got to the Swain Pond Trail intersection.

 

We stopped briefly at the Polar Bears warming hut near Black Mountain, where Chris Dickson and Gary Clement, our fearless leaders, conferred.

 

This stop also gave sledders the chance to chat and make the acquaintance of new club members like Sue and John Olsen. 

 

 

It's always great to see new faces in the club!

 
It was also nice to see several young people participating in this Club Ride!  They are the next generation of Rumford Polar Bears!

Adam Stearns

Kiley Clement

Nate Calden

 
Once back on the trail, we crossed Swain Pond, and then left the Polar Bears Trail System to connect with the Slippery Sliders Trail System. There were two more stops along the way before we reached our lunch-time destination.
 

We made quite a line-up as we

stretched our legs in a field at Frye.

The final stop before lunch was along the Andover Sno-Goers Club Trail 16.  Nate, Rick, and Melanie Calden checked out the view of Devil's Den from the bridge. 

Is that you, Ron Russell, peeking from behind the Caldens?

 

Chris and Gary planned our outing well:  Perfect trail conditions all the way to Andover, where we had lunch ... or in some cases, breakfast!

With three different eateries to choose from, the group scattered for lunch.

Rob and Louanne Cameron, Bruce and Sharon Eastman, Bob and Louise Stickney, Rick, Nate, and Melanie Calden, Chris Dickson, and Sue and John Olson decided to try Addie's Place.

If you're really hungry, try Addie's Pancake Challenge.  Three huge pancakes, and they're free if you can eat them all!  Bob had to pay for his!

 

After lunch we all gathered to begin the ride back to Rumford.  We took ITS 82 and made a side-trip to the top of Black Mountain.  What fantastic views and a great finish to a wonderful ride!

 

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Rumford Polar Bears Snowmobile Club
President - Ron E. Russell
Treasurer - Bob Stickney
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