Dan & Sheri Vertina
Rode 205.3 miles from International Falls to Mahnomen, MN
Day 1: We started out at -20 degrees again. We departed at 9am down the grade … BRRR!! Went 90 miles to a great cup of coffee at Poor Willies. We got gas at Pete’s 20 miles later. Then down the Itasca Park system to Pinehurst for the best chicken dumpling soup. We set out on our last leg to the casino and our trip is done in 9 hours.
We were the first to make tracks on most of the trails. Dan did boulder removal – try that in leathers with 3 days of clothes on your back! Oops, no shoes, quick trip to Alco for some slip-ons. We saw 1 deer, 1 sled, 2 groomers and 3 ice fishermen … doesn’t anyone go outside anymore? Maps and phone apps don’t do much good if…
Feb. 14-15: Manawa, WI. 7th Annual Manawa Snodeo at Bear Lake Resort. Fri. “under the lights” Oval, Kitty Cat (WKSRA), motorcycle ice racing. Sat. lake-cross, ovals, radar runs, (WKSRA). www.manawasnodeo.com or email email@example.com.
Feb. 14-15: Phillips, WI. Elk River Pioneers Poker Run & Picnic. Poker run begins Fri. eve, final drawing Sat. 8 p.m. at Birch Island Resort, Bar & Grill. Picnic Sat. noon at Russo’s Hill off Carpenter Creek Rd. on Trail #80. 715-339-4639 or 339-3151, www.birchislandresortllc.com.
Feb. 15: Friendship, WI. Snowmobile Outlaw/Ice Drags sponsored by the Rustic Ridge Riders and Castle Rock Lions Club at Carlson’s Rustic Ridge on Castle Rock Lake, 2230 Town Rd. Registration 8:30 a.m., racing at 11 a.m. Info, drag rules, classes, registration etc. visit www.rusticridgeriders.org.
Feb. 15: Phillips, WI. Northwoods Hi-Riders Valentine Dance/Fundraiser at Big Elk Bar & Grill, Musser Lake. DJ, paddle wheel, raffle, lots of great prizes. Wendy, 715-339-3443.
Feb. 15: International Falls, MN. Falls International Speed Run Against Cancer on Rainy Lake at Thunderbird Lodge, www.ridetheborder.com.