With snowmobile season in full swing, your honey maybe feeling a little lonely and wanting to jump on the back of the sled for some quality time. Before handing her a pair of your old smelly boots and gear, take her to a local dealer and check out the variety of gear that is now specifically made for her! If she feels comfortable and semi-attractive, riding together will have less nagging and more woo-hoos.
As a woman on the staff, I have noticed the variety of options and fits for female riders has improved over the years. You can now look “cute” at the local watering hole after riding and less like a linebacker. This year’s season started earlier than normal for me, when I attended the New York Shootout with Associate Editor Ross Halvorson. We joked us attending it brought the most snow in the history of the event. With all the snow and temps dipping below zero, the base layers and gear I had on kept me happily filming and photographing all day. In addition, we rode the next day in upstate New York. And I learned that if you are “ejected” off your sled, by accident of course, having padding in the butt of your pant helps alleviate the bruising.
That padding came from Castle’s Fuel G4 pant. Castle’s Bliss jacket and Fuel G4 pant have delivered great resistance to the cold and Polar Vortex we have lived through this year. Wind and heavy wet snow challenged this gear in New York, and the gear just laughed in the face of it! In addition, I have received compliments on the cut of the jacket not looking bulky. An added plus, is this gear has pockets galore! There are so many pockets you can actually forget where you put your cellphone. Not that I would ever have that problem though.
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January 21, 2014 – Monster Energy/Arctic Cat’s Tucker Hibbert is determined to make history at X Games Aspen 2014 with his attempt to become the first athlete to win seven consecutive gold medals. Sunday’s Monster Energy SnoCross event at Buttermilk Mountain will mark the 11-time medalist’s 14th appearance at X Games.
It’s already been a record-breaking season for Hibbert. Earlier this month, he eclipsed legend Blair Morgan’s long-standing snocross pro national win record to become the most-winning racer in the history of the sport. Hibbert’s currently six-for-six on the 2013/2014 ISOC National Snocross tour and has a firm grip on points in the Pro Open Championship.
Year-after-year X Games boasts the biggest and boldest track of the season, a course style Hibbert favors. Through timed and race qualifications, the SnoCross field will be cut from 24 to 15 riders. Watch Hibbert race for the gold medal seven-peat live on ESPN Sunday from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET.
Tucker Hibbert – #68 Monster Energy/Arctic Cat
“I feel really good about how the season is going so far and feel better than ever on the racetrack. Going into X Games, I have a lot of confidence. I know we’re (the team) doing everything we can to be prepared so I’m excited to get to Aspen and ride the course. The X Games track is always my favorite track of the year – big jumps, technical sections and big banked turns.
I take every race very serious, especially X Games. We put a lot of effort into this event and have already been in Colorado for a couple weeks testing at altitude. I feel strong and am confident we have my sled dialed-in.”
X Games Aspen 2014 Press Conference – Wednesday, Jan. 22, 3 – 4 p.m. MT
Watch Live Online: www.xgames.com
Tucker Hibbert – At-A-Glance
14th Appearance at X Games
• Hometown: Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
• 11-Time X Games Medalist
• Seven-Time National Snocross Champion – 86 National Pro Wins
• 2012 and 2010 FIM Snowcross World Champion