With the current melt going on, it's getting harder and harder to keep the faith of the sport I love. The weather isn't cooperating, my body isn't cooperating, the sled sometimes doesn't cooperate, it's getting more expensive, idiots who don't follow the rules get trails closed and we're left with a bunch of road runs. It's getting tiring to keep seeing red on the map and saying "it'll be better next year" when it isn't. My son is also seriously considering selling his sled. My wife can't ride anymore since her sledding accident a few years ago and it's sometimes difficult to find riding partners so I wind up riding alone. Trailering and doing the hotel thing has become very expensive even if I could find someone to go.
It's the ONLY thing I used to look forward to every year and now I just have this sense of dread before each season. This season started late and is finishing early after barely 3 weeks. It's an expensive sport but I love it to death and is the only thing that gets me outside during winter. Even in the more northern regions they are having a hard time.
Then of course I have this fear that if I sell my sled, it will be the year of epic snow and will regret my decision. However, selling the sled, trailer and suit, I could probably clear most of my debts.
Sorry for laying this out here. Just need to contemplate my future in snowmobiling.