Numbers Game

Numbers Game I recently attended a party to celebrate a woman’s 79th and 83rd birthday. When asked about the apparent “double down” on her birth dates, she turned her head conspiratorially and explained; “Now you know what it was like in those days. Me sister had me, but my grandmother raised me – so they […]

Keep Kool

‘Keep Kool’ With nearly 2 decades of filming the Boondockers snowmobile series, we’ve logged a shocking pile of miles on our machines, met some pretty incredible characters and visited the most amazing riding environments on the planet. Witnessed many advancements in snowmobile technology, watched riders push the sport’s limits beyond our wildest imagination, and of […]

Lucky Lucas

I’ve had the good fortune to meet a lot of incredible characters throughout the 15 years we’ve been producing Boondockers Backcountry Snowmobile Videos, but one of my most memorable experiences was the ride I shared last winter with Brian Seaward and his son Lucas – an outrageously talented father and son combo who’ve been chasing each […]

Belted

A friend of mine recently called to ask why his brand-new snowmobile is burning up belts so quickly. Now I’m used to having this conversation with owners of certain brands but this guy is driving a ‘Ski-doo Renegade Back Country X’ model which isn’t known for drive problems. The standard answer for some owners is […]

Life Preserver

Knowing that this might further perpetuate a horrible rumour, I am yet again writing a story that features Brian Seaward; who BTW is definitely not dead! “… is definitely not dead!” Anyone that visits this site regularly is aware that Brian has been featured in two of my most recent Boondockers articles. It started innocently enough […]

Seaworthy

The first time we came in contact with Brian Seaward was immediately following a 68cm snowstorm that had locked us down at Strawberry Hill Resort on Newfoundland’s west coast for two and a half days. My Father, three of my uncles (Dominic, Pat and Allan) and the three Smallwood boys (Ramsay, Bill and Joey) were […]

See Word

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about my last article and the difficulties I was having with a rental sled that wasn’t performing anywhere near to my liking. First of all, I can’t imagine any manufacturer releasing a machine that offered such a terrible handling package. Secondly, I’ve spoken to some friends who’ve ridden […]

Wrecked It

We had a great snowmobile ride on Newfoundland’s West Coast last weekend – but it didn’t start out that way. We stayed at Strawberry Hill Resort where the beds were more than comfortable, the grub was plentiful and satisfying, the company superb and the snow conditions were decent. We rode right from the camp door […]

Sick

Last month we headed out for the season’s first snowmobile adventure on Newfoundland’s West Coast despite a sickening forecast. We’d been warned of the anemic snow conditions but were anxious to break in our sleds; and figured the worst case scenario was a good party in Corner Brook on Friday Night. Some sick on Saturday. […]

Dan Gardiner SledHeads Feature

Check out the January 2013 issue of SledHeads Magazine for a cover feature on Boondockers rider and producer Dan Gardiner. The article takes you behind the scenes of Boondockers and the backcountry snowmobile movement, with a unique perspective on the sport and one of its early drivers. You can subscribe to Sledheads here- http://www.hpmags.com/Products/sledheads-magazine.aspx OR […]

Lot of Luck

Lucky Pierre shows up for work on Monday morning with a broken hand in a sling. His co-workers meet him at the cooler and noticing the cast exclaim – “Hey Pierre, what’s with the arm? You don’t look so lucky today!” “Ahhhh…” says Pierre, “You have no idea! This weekend you see I go to […]