The winter of 2009 went out with a bang for the Boondockers team. We headed up to British Columbia to ride with Dan Davidoff and the Krazy Canadians last weekend and there couldn’t have been a better way to end the season. It was probably one of our last trips of the year, and everyone rode like it. Rick Barker, Phatty, Shane Stainger, Shane Kynaston and me drove 14 hours from Utah to ride some of the biggest snowmobiling terrain on the planet.
Rick Barker capped off an amazing year with an incredible display of riding skill. Rick was on Dan Davidoff’s Arctic Cat M8 Turbo from Main Jet Motorsports (setup by Twisted Turbos and Canadia Power Machines) for the weekend. He proved that the Twisted Turbos aren’t just for hillclimbing. With the power and the improved throttle response of the new turbos, Rick was able to hit jumps and drops that were impossible on a stock machine. In the highlight of the weekend, Rick was able to save Dan’s sled by jumping an off-camber 50ft. cliff when he wasn’t able to make it out a chute (don’t miss it in BD6!).
True to form, Dan “The Krazy Canadian” Davidoff made tons of huge pulls. Dan is an extremely proficient technical rider who makes climbs look too easy sometimes (just ask Rick). As always, Dan was an entertaining host and guide and he took us into the biggest country we’ve ever seen on snowmobiles. His new “Krazy Sled,” a 174 Arctic Cat M8 turbo built by Canadian Power Machines, is a hillclimbing beast. Shain Stanger of Twisted Turbos and Andy Nazaroff also made some big climbs.
Enjoy some of our pictures from the trip and check out all of the action in Boondockers 6, due out August 1! Photos by Geoff “Phatty” Dyer, photographer extraordinaire.
Don’t miss Dan Davidoff’s upcoming film: Krazy Canadian Adventures, Volume 2. www.krazycanadian.com. If you ever want to put together a trip to Canada, contact Dan through his website, I guarantee it will be the trip of a lifetime.
While staying in Canada, we recommend the Valhalla Riversuites. We stay here every time we come up and it is the ideal sledder’s lodge: www.hellovalhalla.com.
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