It's going to take me to within spitting distance of the most northerly place in mainland Europe, and I'm starting to think I've bitten off a lot more than I can chew.
Having owned and seen a handful of Bates jackets I've never noticed any type of dating tag before today.
It's also a hell of way to make sure that when we stop a few minutes later, we're all sufficiently shaken to listen properly to our guides when they lay down the law about trail etiquette, safety and the finer points of snowmobile control.
That sorted, we're off the well-used lake path and onto twisty forest trails. After the first couple of brief stops the two groups had formed and re-formed, leaving half who were happy to toddle along looking at the scenery, and half who wanted to go for it.
Mississippi State signee Simmons facing charges after fight. I'm travelling in a more or less straight line, but the front skis are jumping from rut to rut, wrenching the bars from side to side, shaking me up so much my too-large helmet is pushing my balaclava down over my eyes.
(AP) Mississippi State football signee Jeffery The Hurricane Dialogue. Honda's First Four Years: and you thought it was easy. I can't steer out to one side or the other because on one side there's a bank of snow and on the other a line of wooden trail markers – and beyond those markers are ominous looking bits of melted snow that probably mean the surface is thin enough to turn my snowmobile into a submarine and me into an ice cube.