Thursday, March 1, 2007

Quick Reactions and A Fast Throttle

Did you know that snowmobiles float? Well, they do when they travel over open water at 80 mph.
The practice is called skimming and it's illegal in Maine, excepting when it's your only choice:

Huntley said he was traveling about 40 mph when he spotted open water ahead. He figured he was already on thin ice and would sink if he stopped. So he gunned the throttle, hitting the water at 80 mph.
(HT to Emma for the story).


Starfish said...

want to see if it's true? you go first.

mainelife said...

I've been trying to craft a witty response for two days. I give up.