We’re back from our early season testing, the one where we do our radar runs on the lake, weigh our entire test fleet of 2013 snowmobiles and figure real world gas consumption. Now we gotta tell you that we’d already put some miles on most of our sleds here in the Milwaukee area after an early season dump of snow. So we were in much better shape to test than last year.

Right now we’re compiling all the numbers, speeds, acceleration, mpg and weights. But suffice it to say there were a few surprises along the way … although the sleds we THOUGHT would be fast, really were. We had our fastest speeds in years. Subscribers will be able to see the results on line in a few weeks. We’ll give you a heads up. Newsstand buyers will have to wait until mid-March or so when the mag hits the magazine racks! So watch for that.

We also just got back from an exciting Vintage Racing weekend at the Derby Track in Eagle River, Wis. Warm weather and rain didn’t hamper it much early on and yesterday was a blustery 8-10 degrees, so it felt like winter again. Congrats to Matt Goede for his impressive win and for putting another Goede name on AmSnow’s American EagleTrophy!

One last thing. We’re currently out of snow in the Milwaukee area. So let us know if YOU have any rideable trails in your area!