Hello everyone….my name is Bob Skadsen, from Sioux Falls, SD….and just signed in yesterday as a new member of your organization. I am 56 yrs old and work for Century Link (formerly Qwest Communications) for the last 36 years. I am fairly new to the ATV/UTV community….buying my first UTV…a new Polaris RZR in 2010. I have several co-workers and friends that all ride and they were the ones to convince me to buy one. Needless to say…I LOVE riding OTR….I am not a racer…but a climber…steeper the better. I have been taking multiple trips to Farmingdale and the Black Hills a year…two with just the guys and a two trips with the couples.
I absolutely love taking the RZR out. Unfortunately…even in my short 2 year experience….I have seen great trails in the Black Hills shut down….and now hear rumors that SD Senator Johnson wants to change the management of the western SD grasslands…I worry that his bill will shut down the Farmingdale trails. Also…unlike folks in western SD…we in eastern SD have fewer options and areas to ride.
I am looking forward to meeting everyone….and please let me know of any rallies or events you have planned. Also let me know if you need help in recruiting new members, petition drives or other activities to keep and improve our riding experience.
Looking forward to meeting and riding with all of you.