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The Adrenaline Winter Sport – Skidoos _____________________________________________________________________________________

By Roland Scott - Both men and women compete in the sport of bobsleigh, a sport that combines speed, power and agility. There are two person races for men and women. Men also have a four-man event. Bobsleigh is one of the original sports in the Olympic Winter Games.Although one natural ice track (St Moritz) is still in use today, most competitions take place on concrete-based tracks with artificial ice surfaces. Although the standard length is 1,500 meters, every course has unique characteristics and varying degrees of difficulty. All courses drop a minimum specified vertical distance and feature numerous banked curves from top to bottom. What Is Skidoos

The Bobsled is an aerodynamic machine made of fiberglass and steel, mounted on four highly polished steel runners. The two front runners have approximately three inches of lateral movement and are attached to ropes held by the driver, who steers the sled. The brake handles are located on either side of the brakeman in the four-man sled and in front of the brakeman in the two-man sled. The temperature of the steel runners is taken electronically immediately prior to each race.

Heating the runners is illegal. At the finish line, the sled and crew are weighed to ensure they are below the maximum weight. All sleds are standardized according to specifications set by the FĂŠdĂŠration Internationale de Bobsleigh et de Tobogganing (FIBT).Bobsledders wear helmets and skintight racing uniforms made from a stretchy material. Racing shoes have small spikes on the soles for traction on the ice. Drivers must wear goggles. Most drivers wear gloves, although some prefer bare hands to feel the steering ropes better. Some riders wear elbow and shoulder pads over their racing suits.Spring is here and summer is around the corner. Time to put the snowmobiles up for the season and get the boats, jet ski's or RV's ready for summer fun. The summer environment can be harsh on your recreational vehicle. Why let tree sap, pollen or thunderstorm hail ruin the finish when you can protect it with a quality vehicle cover? Even if you store your winter fun mobiles in a garage, dust and dirt can settle and take a toll on the finish.

When you have made the decision to purchase a vehicle cover I recommend purchasing on the Internet as you will find the best pricing and selection. Just do a search for boat cover, jet ski cover, snowmobile cove etc. and the choices will be plentiful. Be sure to shop around as some companies offer free shipping some do not. You will also want to ensure you order the correct size. Most sites have a sizing section to assist in assuring you pick the right one. Return policies vary as well so do your homework, it will be worth it in the end. Scenario: You are ready to hit the lake, the boat is dirty and full of branches, bird droppings and leaves. Now, before you can hit the water you need to spend some time cleaning this mess up. Had you covered

your boat with a quality vehicle cover, all you would have to do is remove the cover and back her down the boat ramp into the lake.

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Skidoos was opened the first of February 1978 by Cosmos Bells, Stephen Thomas, and Pip Thomas. It was one of the first restaurant/bars in No...

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