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09 MN Winter Meet

Well it seemed promissing at first, but was a total fail lol. It was about -5 and pretty windy. few people showed up, fun started, and then was cut short via the nice police men in the f-250. Matt got a wreckless for doing donuts on the ice, and the cops stayed until we left. The ice was really choppy with a few spots of deeper drifts that hadnt been hit yet. Better luck next year i guess, maybe in feb or march guys lol...think warmer!

I only managed to get a few pics before the meet was over, and one video. I was hoping for alot more. but i think others have a few more pics.

This video sums up the meet i think..




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Nice pics.
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sucks bout the ticket

looks cold...
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hah Shane, but yours is so much better than mine now! yeah it was damn cold out
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It was pretty damn cold out. One of these years it might be as cool as the 1st year again.

More on the ticket, so yeah, I was pretty much just pulling donut after donut. Having a good ol' time on the ice thinking nothing of. I see David (Ranger_guy) coming out on the ice so I figure I'll keep going. Sure enough as I come around again I see an F-250 kind of following him. So I think to myself "Cool we are getting a big truck to come play with us." Sure enough I whip around 1 more time and the F-250 has his cherries on. Ahh crap...

So I push the clutch, pull it out of gear. Cop walks over to the window, "License please. You know you can't do this out here. You can't do it on a road, you can't do it out here." I told him I didn't know that that normal traffic laws applied on a frozen lake (really wasn't trying to be a smart ***), and I actually didn't think it was illegal. But I know ignorance is no excuse.

Anyway, he goes back to his truck, writes up the ticket. After looking it over at home, it's actually a "Careless Driving" ticket (Ordinance 169.13.2) which last year was a $175 dollar fine (according to 2007 MN Traffic Fines). I'm going to go to court and explain the situation to the judge, and see what he says as I don't think I was endangering anyone, but according to the letter of the law I was breaking it.

Ahh well... no big deal I guess. No one hurt, so I can't complain too much. But it did pretty much kill the meet.

Matt (Malydeen), David (Ranger_Guy), Myself and Blhde (Forgot his name already) drove down to Pyscho Suzis afterwards for some pizza. Was pretty decent. No pictures from there, but yeah. Haha... we'll have to get something planned for the warmer stuff.

EDIT: Well here's the actual law... so I'm definitely guilty. I'm sub-division 2, with a add point of sub-division 3, point (a.1).

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169.13 RECKLESS OR CARELESS DRIVING.
Subdivision 1.Reckless driving.


(a) Any person who drives any vehicle in such a manner as to indicate either a willful or a wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property is guilty of reckless driving and such reckless driving is a misdemeanor.

(b) A person shall not race any vehicle upon any street or highway of this state. Any person who willfully compares or contests relative speeds by operating one or more vehicles is guilty of racing, which constitutes reckless driving, whether or not the speed contested or compared is in excess of the maximum speed prescribed by law.

Subd. 2.Careless driving.

Any person who operates or halts any vehicle upon any street or highway carelessly or heedlessly in disregard of the rights of others, or in a manner that endangers or is likely to endanger any property or any person, including the driver or passengers of the vehicle, is guilty of a misdemeanor.

Subd. 3.Application.

(a) The provisions of this section apply, but are not limited in application, to any person who drives any vehicle in the manner prohibited by this section:

(1) upon the ice of any lake, stream, or river, including but not limited to the ice of any boundary water; or

(2) in a parking lot ordinarily used by or available to the public though not as a matter of right, and a driveway connecting the parking lot with a street or highway.

(b) This section does not apply to:

(1) an authorized emergency vehicle, when responding to an emergency call or when in pursuit of an actual or suspected violator;

(2) the emergency operation of any vehicle when avoiding imminent danger; or

(3) any raceway, racing facility, or other public event sanctioned by the appropriate governmental authority.

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hey man it says street or highway.. not lake, but then they get ya later on in the list lol
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Sucks about the cop trouble but nice pictures anyways.
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You would think that cop would let you off for something like that.

Sucks that the man's gotta break up all the fun.

That's crazy that's a lake.
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Looks likes fun!! Wish I coulda brought the truck out.
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You can see the cop sitting there watching us in this pic lol
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Yea it really sucked about the ticket. I thought you could do those kind of things on a lake, guess not. Pretty good turnout considering the weather conditions.
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so...


come on...



somebody took vids of said donuts right??
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somebody took vids of said donuts right??
Unfortunately no. I was kind of off by myself at the time. That's probably why I was the only one to get a ticket actually. I think some of the other guys were off doing donuts behind all the cat-tails.
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yeah i know its sucks, i brought my two new cams and i got hardly anything. But its was so cold it was hard to want to take any. i was off trying to find deep drifts to hit and then i saw matt and the cops..i feel bad you were the only one hah
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Looked like a pretty good meet.

Sorry the swine had to ruin it. I guess he was just doing his job. Cant be to harsh...
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Sucks about the ticket, but I guess you live and learn.
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poor matt! i rolled up upon matt and this f250 i thought it was some guys with firefighter flashers. i was wrong. lucklily, i snuck away while the cops were checking matts profile. LOL.
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Really sucks about the ticket, it was a total buzz kill.

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I have never seen so thick and so much frost on the back of my truck from exhaust.
It was below zero almost all the way home.

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Glad you made it back Illinois in one piece Blhde. Nice meeting you. And I'm definitely going to keep you guys apprised of how the ticket goes. Everyone I have talked to has been just as amazed as I was that it's illegal to do that on a frozen lake. So yeah... I hoping the judge feels nice or at the very least cuts the fine way down.
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That's crazy that's a lake.

Yeah...so? You southerners just wouldn't understand. lol

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Really sucks about the ticket, it was a total buzz kill.



There a great pic of our shining city. lol

I hope you had a good time up here. Too bad it was so fricken cold. And that Physco Suzi's place was pretty neat.
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I'd be all about it if it was more zoomed in. Haha... for now this one will work though.
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I zoomed in as far as I could go, I just didnt want to get any closer cause im not sure if the cops would appreciate me taking pics of them lol.
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Minnesota has thousands of lakes so why not jut hit one out in the boonies where bobody is near?
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Minnesota has thousands of lakes so why not jut hit one out in the boonies where bobody is near?
In the future that might be the plan, but this was our "3rd annual" meet. We've done this 3 years in a row now. In fact, I'm pretty sure we had a cop show up one previous year for awhile, but we were never ticketed (can't remember for sure). It's a lake that's pretty close to everyone and it isn't that deep so we know it freezes nice and solid.
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my vote is next year we have the meet around beginning-mid february. maybe the temps will be higher.
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