Some of you might remember SK got a new ATV—a 2010 Polaris Outlaw 90—and managed a whopping 17 miles before it died. Well, Friday we picked it up from the shop so we were ready to hit the trails Saturday morning.
He was so happy to have it back he climbed up in the back of the truck to sit on it.
Sadly, we should have left it in the back of the truck because that’s apparently the only way the thing’s going to stay in motion. He made it thirteen miles this time before coming out of the woods on the tow strap.
Today is Just How Good A Company Is Polaris? day. Defective products happen. The question is how they’re going to make it right. Sadly, since they’re in Minnesota, I can’t call them until 9am my time. I’m sure I can still summon up some morning crankiness just for them.
And who ordered a heat wave? When it’s so hot all everybody can do is sit and melt into puddles of sweat, it starts not being fun. And there was no way in hell my kids were going to put on their gear and hit the trails. Even the promise of shady woods and at least a little bit of breeze wasn’t enough to lure them into their helmets.
And the horseflies this year? Holy crap. Never seen anything like them. My husband, who did ride, reported back that they seem organized into gangs and they have NO problems keeping up with a four-wheeler.
There were some highlights, though, including one of the most hilariously demented games of baseball (wiffleball) I’ve ever seen. People changing teams as needed. Bases literally being stolen as people picked them up and ran with them. Second base being moved as the runner came in so he couldn’t tag it. My favorite was the camper who, every time he reached second base, switched teams and became an outfielder. If the Kowalskis had played baseball in Exclusively Yours, it would have looked like that.
Then there was a little of this…
How was your weekend?