Saturday, December 29, 2012

Yeah! Weather warmed up enough to take our Arctic Cat sleds out for a ride today and try out our new FXR gear. Suits kept us nice and warm and we managed to get a few pics and a bit of video footage. Here are a few pictures for now! Check out the entire album on our Facebook page!

Friday, December 28, 2012

It has been too cold to get any riding in, but we finally have a chance to share some pictures of our new FXR Racing Gear. We can't believe how well made this gear looks and who wouldn't feel safe with F.A.S.T Technology while out riding on the ice. Here are a few pictures and we can't wait to try it out this weekend! Check out the entire album on our Cubbeezx Facebook page and visit FXR Racing on Facebook or at

Our "Cheetah Energy Drink" Great Canadian Adventure

Saturday, December 22, 2012

We would just like to say a big THANK YOU to FXR Racing for partnering with us and providing us with winter riding gear.  Can't wait to get out on the and videos coming soon!
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

First ATV Ride Out On The Lake. SNOW DAY!

Thanks to Mustang Survival for hooking us up with our Floater Suits you see in this video.  It's always great to have added security while out riding on the lake. 

Friday, November 30, 2012

Just did a quick 10 minute night time GOPRO Hero 3, Rigid Dually light/camera test. I was pretty disappointed that GoPro wants you to spend another 20 bucks so that you can use an external mic. However, having said that, the stock mic on the 3 is much, much, did I say much, better than the mics on the 2 or 1. Maybe I won't need the external mic?? As for the Rigid dually lights, all I can say is Wow! They aren't even adjusted right and they still made a HUGE difference. The stock lights look like yellow pee holes in the snow compared to the whitish blue light of the led lights! Very nice indeed! Pretty hard to tell the video quality in the dark, but I am sure there will be plenty of time for that! Pretty chilly out (-6c) but it was ok.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

WOW, this turned out to be a long one.  This is more like a mini movie as it is 30 minutes long.  Had a lot to cram in there!  We go exploring an old mining cave and then visit Centrefire Lake.  On the way home we found an unexpected bonus as we came across a really high cliff with a great view!
Here is a short video of our GSP Jethro taken a few years ago.  He LOVES to chase sprinklers but he's hard on grass!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Just put up a new video! Had quite a few people asking how the Zilla's were holding up, so we shot a short clip to show them. Might be a few more things on there too.....

Thursday, October 18, 2012

New Camera

The new Sony DSC HX 30V camera arrived yesterday.  Sold our Sanyo Exacti on Ebay.  We really liked  the Sanyo, but the video when zoomed in was too shaky to watch.  Quickly tried the Sony and WOW...great image stabilization on the video we took.  Hoping to give it a good workout this weekend.  Stay tuned!
New video just went up!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Just heard back from a representative from the PBS Children's show, Wild Kratts. I guess the Groundhogs from behind our fence are going to be famous! The show is going to be using some of our footage from our Youtube video "Cute Baby Groundhogs" in an upcoming episode. I sure hope the Groundhogs don't get big heads over this or they will be getting stuck in their burrows!! lol Here is the link to our video and to the show, not sure what episode it will be in yet, but I am thinking one about Groundhogs!?!
Our video "Cute Baby Groundhogs"

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Came across a few forgotten pictures on our phone!

The beasts in the bush!

How's that for a redneck power saw holder??

Grizzly on the beach! You can see the Zilla's still look pretty good after 2000kms.

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Oct. 6
We thought we would go out for our first "cold" weather ride of the year. Still was a bit of snow left from the day before, but it had mostly melted by the time we got back!

The Grizzly and the Kodiak posing in the snow.

Took a quick check in at Banana Lake.

This partridge was feeling pretty "cocky"!

2011 Yamaha Grizzly 700 eps

2011 Kodiak 450 SE eps

A little waterfall along the trail.

Nasen Lake.

Friday, October 05, 2012

First snow of Fall. Oct. 5 2012

So much for the shelter!
Jethro isn't impressed!
Oliver still playing with his red ball!
Heavy wet snow.
Big Bear lost it's roof!

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Grizzly Kodiak & Sportsman Conquer 7 Mile Road From Minnehaha To Gold Rock

October 4, 2012 - SENA SMH10 UPDATE

After using the Sena's for awhile we noticed there was a slight "bug" in the software.  Reported the issue to Sena, who quickly confirmed our findings.  Today we received an email from Sena.  Not only did they confirm they had a fix but sent us the new firmware!  We flashed it to the Sena's and will test them out the first chance we get.   

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Sena SMH10 Bluetooth Headset & Intercom Review

Sena SMH10 Bluetooth Intercom Review


  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Bluetooth Intercom up to 900 Meters (980 Yards)
  • Four-way Bike-to-Bike Conference Intercom
  • Conference Phone Call with Intercom Participant
  • Multipoint: 2 Phones or 1 Phone + GPS
  • Bluetooth Mobile Phone Handsfree
  • Bluetooth Headset for GPS Voice Instruction
  • Bluetooth Stereo Music Streaming
  • Bluetooth Music Playback Control by AVRCP
  • Stereo AUX Input by 3.5mm Audio Cable
  • Easy Operation by Versatile Jog Dial (Patent Pending)
  • Can Be Used While Charging by Cigarette Charger
  • Individual Volume Control for Each Audio Source
  • Sufficient Sound Level with Integrated Audio Booster
  • Voice Prompts
  • 12 Hours Talk Time, 10 Days Standby Time
  • Water Resistant for Use in Inclement Weather
  • Firmware Upgradeable
  • 2-Year Limited Warranty

After having a few  days to test the Sena SMH10 Bluetooth Headset & Intercoms in the field and putting them through their paces, I felt it was time to share our results.

Our trips included both dry and wet weather, open terrain, and dense bush.

As soon as we took them out of the box you could tell they were a quality product.   We chose to mount the speakers in our full faced MX style helmets and rather than using the boom mic, installed the external wired mic into the front of our helmets.  All wires were easily hidden under the helmet padding and the speakers fit nicely in the ear pockets.   If your helmet foam is too thick, the kit includes a spacer to move the speakers closer to your ears.  The base plate clamps to the helmet and comes with a wrench to tighten the clamp bolts. Once installed they are very solid and don't move around at all.

When you first use the devices you have to pair them  to each other which turned out to be an easy process.  We then decided to pair them to our iphones (or any bluetooth phone) as we wanted to listen to music and to send and receive phone calls.

We attempted to test as many functions as we could and managed to do so successfully.  Sound quality between helmets was excellent.  There was no delay in transmission and wind noise was not an issue.   We pumped music from our iPhone's into our helmets over bluetooth while travelling down the trails.   You could also attach a music player via hard wire (which is included) if  you didn't have bluetooth. It did take me awhile to get the hang of using the jog dial to change songs.  I kept turning the communicator on as if I wanted to talk, but once I got the hang of it, the process was slick.

Sending and receiving cell phone calls was very easy…the music would pause and the phone was answered hands free.  Using voice control to place calls also worked great.  We both wore gloves and the Sena's were easy to use without having to take them off .  They are very light and don't add a lot of weight to the helmet and they are so simple to turn on and off.  Battery life appears good, and we haven't had to charge them for the last few outings.

In a wide open area,  the range was good.    As you can see in the video (links below) at approximately a quarter mile line of sight (could have been more or less)  the units worked flawlessly.   As to be expected the distance in dense bush was reduced.  As you lose the signal it starts to get garbled/digital sounding,  however as soon as you get back in range the sound picks right back up.

 We found this product very easy to use, very functional and high quality.  On the downside the trails we ride often have thick bush and sometimes it would be nice to have a little more range.  

Overall we highly recommend the Sena SMH10 Bluetooth intercom system. They greatly enhanced the ride by providing the ability to instantly communicate back and forth with your riding partner.  This also turned out to be a great safety feature!

For more information and available accessories check out Sena's website at:

They can also be found on Facebook at:


Check out our Sena unboxing video at :

SENA SMH10 Bluetooth Unboxing 

Our  "A Wet Return To Ticksville - Sena SMH10 Testing And Review" video review can be viewed at:

 Sena SMH10 Testing And Review

October 4, 2012 - SENA SMH10 UPDATE

After using the Sena's for awhile we noticed there was a slight "bug" in the software.  Reported the issue to Sena, who quickly confirmed our findings.  Today we received an email from Sena.  Not only did they confirm they had a fix but sent us the new firmware!  We flashed it to the Sena's and will test them out the first chance we get.