May 30, 2009 11:15am CST
Last year my husband bought me, my very own Polaris Quad. I was a little skeptical at first, as I had never been on one before. After the first time that I took it out for a ride, I fell in love. Last year on a particularly adventurous ride, my quad was pretty much under water. As any quader knows, quad engines do not like to swallow water. The result was three hours of work and an idea for a snorkle kit. However after looking into the cost of a snorkle kit, my husband and I decided that we would make one ourself. Unfortunately now my quad is sitting in our yard, covers off waiting for us to finally get the chance to finish it. Thankfully the weather looks pretty nice today and I think that we might just get that chance today and I am really excited. So far I am just happy that we have finished fixing up the trailer that we are going to use to haul the quad and my husband's bike. That just means that we have one less thing to worry about getting done before the end of June. Next step is going to be working on the snorkle kit while the kids play in the kiddy pool. So does anyone else own a Bike or Quad? Do you like to go out on it? Why? Why not?
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10 Apr 11
I guess I could go look it up, but I am not 100% certain what a quad is. On the one hand, I thought it might be a propelled watercraft, like a skidoo or wave runner, but then it would be made to withstand water, I would think. My other thought was that it was an ATV, and that you got it in to water that you should not have. Either way, I do not have one. I have ridden personal watercraft, and loved it. My pastor, a woman, was riding an ATV at a retreat this year and ended up with a serious concussion. I am not sure I would be one to want to ride one. I hope you got yours fixed up though. It sounds as if you have a very happy and active family.
27 May 11
It is an ATV and while it can stand the water up to a certain level, the hole I managed to try to cross, was more like a giant pond. I personally take safety very seriously when I am riding. I wear all the protective gear, I never go over a speed that I am comfortable with and I try to stay on trails that are appropriate for my knowledge level. It is very fun and my children love it too, I would never take chances where they are concerned. Thanks for taking the time to respond and I am very sorry that it took me so long to respond back. Thanks again.