FYI from Fun Unlimited
September 9, 2019 - Labor Day Weekend is complete, last weekend was the Newton Falls Hunting Club Fall Poker Run, and we held the Golf Tournament for the Cranberry Lake Snowmobile Club in memory of Don " Bugs " Detrick, so lets just say we have all been busy for the last few weekends. We have been busy at the shop also with the Factory Authorized Clearance Sale going on - we can't keep 900 or 1000 Rangers in stock! The 2020's are coming is already and starting to sell also. And we are getting some of our Snow Checked Sleds - we are getting all seasons covered!
The cooler evenings are a nice change, still getting to high 60 or low 70 during the day - great fall weather. Time to get the mums in the ground!
Farmers Almanac has been released, not sure if we are going to have a good snow winter yet, I have to go back and read it again! Lets hope good snow in the traditional areas, so even if you can't ride from home you can trailer and ride!
August 9, 2019 - Made it through vacation in July. It sure was nice traveling through Canada to Gaspe Peninsula, back down through New Brunswick, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and home. Beautiful country all around us if we just take the time to enjoy.
We noticed last weekend that the leaves are getting a slight red hue to them, so we are headed into the next fall season soon.
We are headed to the Waddington Bass Masters next week for a few days. Stop by to check out our display of Polaris ATVs, Rangers and even a sled. This is a huge event for Northern NY, it is always amazing how many people attend this event. It is very well organized and fun to see the professional anglers weigh in their fish at the end of the day.
It has been several weeks since we have had a decent rain around here, lawns are getting brown and crispy, but it seems nice to not have to mow twice a week, but then we have to spend that free time watering flowers and gardens!
Ryan attended the 65th Anniversary Meeting in Minnesota for the 2020 ATVs, Rangers, RZRs and Generals. He is very excited about the new product Polaris will be shipping to dealers soon. If you haven't seen them yet, go to Polaris.com and check them out!
We are now in the Factory Authorized Clearance Sale - which means BIG rebates on 2019 ATVs and Side by Sides, if you are in the market for a new Polaris, now is the time!
June 27, 2019 - Doing the FYI a little early because we are off for Vacation June 30-July 7th, we will reopen July 8th. It sure is nice to see the sunshine and warm weather after the cold, rainy spring we had. Hopefully everyone is getting some time out on the trails with family and friends.
Happy July 4th to all our customers, enjoy the fireworks and the BBQ's....
June 4, 2019 - Sure doesn't feel like June yet! About 45 degrees this morning and rain almost everyday....if we see the sun we grab the lawn mowers and get yards mowed because they will become a hayfield if not.
Newton Falls Spring ATV Run is June 8th - this is a fun ride with some mud, some rocks and some smooth trails. Plan to attend and ride on a private club in the Adirondacks.
Lilacs and Lily of the Valleys are in bloom, annuals planted, tomato and basil in alos, now to get some growing weather.
Lets all do a Sun Dance for spring and summer - similar to the Snow Dance we do in winter - but backwards!!!!
Enjoy June, talk to you next month.
May 15, 2019 - Another month closer to Summer, but it sure it sure is taking its time getting here. We have had to mow a couple times, but always with a sweatshirt or jacket on so far. Sales have been pretty good this spring so far, people are gearing up for warmer weather and getting on the trails.
SNIRT Run in Lowville had a great turn out again - close to 5000 registered riders. Indian River ATV Club had a ride last weekend and had a great turnout, plus they sold a lot of memberships to the trail system also. Indian River ATV Club recently purchased the land that their trails are on, so riders are now required to by a permit to ride the trails. They plan to purchase more land and trails if it becomes a success, so if you want places to ride, support this local Club.
The next scheduled ride is the Newton Falls Recreation Clubs Poker Run June 8th. If you like riding more technical trails, this is a great ride for you, there is mud and rocky slopes to climb. Check out their website for more information and registration.
Polaris has released Consumer Cash rebate thru May 31 on Rangers that can be combined with current rebates, so if you have been thinking of a new Ranger, now is a great time to buy.
Hope the rain ends soon and the sun warms the air!
April 15, 2019 - Happy Tax Day! Two days until Snow Check ends, if you haven't completed your Snow Check yet, time is running short, call us or go to Polaris.com to build one with your favorite color combinations, then stop on to complete the process and pay the $500 downpayment and we can have your sled ready to go for next winter.
We have completed the show room transition from Snow to ORV - we have brought in several ATVs and a RZR for you to look at and we have many more in the second showroom and storage building. We have tons of helmets on display and if we don't have the model, color or size here, we can order it for you.
SNIRT Run is this coming weekend, April 20, always a big ride in our area. Should be good this year with a nice mix of snow and mud.
Our weather has certainly been strange - lots of rain and cooler than it should be, every now and then we'll get a teaser day of high 50s low 60s and sunshine! Pretty soon it'll be too hot!!! Never happy.....
March 13, 2019 - Wow, what a nice winter - even though we had lots of rain, we also had plenty of snow and the trails in Cranberry Lake area (and I am sure several other areas) are still rideable. We have several riders that got close to or over 1000 miles.
Ryan and Bill just got back from the 2020 Snowmobile Meeting in Orlando, Florida. Polaris has a LOT of choices for sled models and colors this year. Go to Polaris.com and check them out, you will be amazed at the color options available, it is fun to build sleds with all the different colors. Snowcheck is on thru April 17 this year. The 850 Patriots are only available thru the Snowcheck program and they are limited per dealer - we are allotted 16 850's this year, so if you were thinking of of getting a new 850, get here soon.
If you have any questions, feel free to call us anytime.
Think Spring and warmer weather!
February 8, 2019 - Another month of the same up and down weather. The trails were amazing the first week in February. We had a couple back to back storms that dumped feet of snow and it stayed cold enough to get them groomed nicely. Then the warm weather came back again with rain and wind - we lost most of our snow again. Hoping to have more snow by next week and build the trails back again. If you are willing to travel there is still riding, just not good lubrication.
Superbowl was pretty boring and uneventful.... low scores and pretty poor commercials! Oh well maybe better next year.
It won't be long and Ryan and Bill will be traveling to Florida for the 2020 Snowmobile show. Then before we know it, it will be time to snowcheck your new sled. As we understand it, the 850's will be Snowcheck ONLY again this year. Everyone that got one this year have been raving about this model - the ride and handling are terrific, the power is amazing and the color choices were a nice feature. Keep an eye on the Polaris.com website March 4th for the 2020 release.
Hope to see you on the trail!
January 10, 2019 - Snow, rain, melt, green grass, back to snow, sub-zero temps, rain, snow, cold! What a start to winter!
Hopefully now that the new year is here we will get and retain enough snow to start getting the trails groomed and rideable.
Bill took the groomer class recently and is riding in the groomer with experienced groomers for a while, then he will be out helping keep the trails nice and flat. There is less logging in Cranberry Lake are this year so maybe this will be a great year. Pinecone, Seveys, Twin Lakes and the Legion would appreciate your business. Stop at UB's on the way for gas, maybe Nice and Easy for trail snacks and have a great day.
Ryan has been going to the Hill Climbs in Turin. The first try was a good learning curve and the second time he came home with the 850 Stock trophy! Great job guys....
09/13/2018 Another month gone, summer is winding down, fall is next! Cory and James are attending WOTT today - "Way Out Training Tour". Polaris brings in competitors units and they will ride our new ORVs and the competitors on a closed two mile track that will give them a little of everything - bumps, smooth trails, hills, sharp corners, etc to make comparisons. Stop in an talk to them.
We set up a booth at the Elite Bass Masters fishing tournament in Waddington last month! Wow, that is a big event for NNY....we saw many of our regular customers and hopefully talked to some new customers as well. Those guys caught some big fish and they will be back for the next 3 years...
I noticed today that the leaves are stating to change, are you ready for cooler weather? Ready for hunting season - do you have an ATV or Ranger to get to your stand or to drag out your buck? If not stop in we can help you pick the right model for your application.
Our thoughts are with anyone in the line of Florence, stay safe.
08/15/2018 Great news, I have added this task to my month end list to complete.
As many of you have heard, Fun Unlimited is under new ownership. As of February, Ryan Powers purchased the business, inventory and equipment. It has been business as usual, the transition was very smooth. Ryan has purchased some new tools for the shop to increase efficiency for Cory and James. Janice is still working full time, Bill is working as needed and enjoying his semi-retirement!
Polaris has just introduced the 2019 ATVs, Ranger, RZRs and Generals, they should start shipping soon. Sales were amazing this spring and early summer and we are looking forward to a busy fall season getting ORVs ready for hunting season or fall foliage viewing.
We have received our first 2019 sled - a great looking 600 Adventure with all the bells and whistles.
Snowcheck was great this year with the introduction of the new 850 Patriot Engine, we can't wait get them on the snow and play.
12/27/11 I hope everyone had a great Christmas, sorry I haven't updated this in a while, it has been so busy here! I love it, my days are over before I even know I came to work! Have a Happy New Year from your friends at Fun Unlimited.
11/13/10 Well, November 13th already, where did summer and fall go!? I just read my post from March 16th and chuckled, because we have now switched the showroom back over to sleds again! The winter clothing is all back in, the sleds are on display and we are looking for snow! Although we still have some ATV stuff out for the hunters. We have had a great year, quite busy in both the showroom and the shop. Anyone that has been in recently has met the newest puppy, Bailey, a female yellow lab. Unfortunately, we lost our twelve year old lab, Magnum this last spring. So now Ranger has a new puppy to break in! The winter clothing is awesome looking this year. Polaris partnered with FXR for some jackets and bibs. Stop and visit or check out the websites and we'll ship you some goods, or just stop and see the new puppy and chat a while!
03/16/10 As much as I hate to admit it, I think the sled season is over. We are starting to convert the showroom over to ATV's and Rangers! We have the clothing still in the showroom and the 600 RUSH, we will be leaving them there until the Open House April 10th. Hope to see alot of our regular customers here and maybe some new ones also! We will have a 2011 800 Pro R RUSH on display all week, April 5-10th, so even if you don't plan to Snow Check a sled and you would like to see one, stop in for a visit. We will also be marking all the remaining snow clothing and helmets that are in stock 25 % OFF, save at the end of the season! Snow Check is awesome this year, you can get a 2 year warranty and $700 accessories on the RUSH Sleds, we haven't offered that much in accessories in years! And if you are a person that trades every year, Polaris will give you a coupon worth $1000 back to you directly next year! How is that for loyalty!? Well, gotta go finish addressing open house flyers, hope to see everyone April 10th......
02/24/10 We are having a planning meeting at the Harrisville Rod and Gun Club for a benefit for Don Gadbaw. He had an accident on his sled and his insurance doesn't cover many of his medical expenses. Anyone wishing to attend the benefit on April 3 at the Harrisville Fire Department is more than welcome. If you can't attend but would like to make a donation to the benefit of something to raffle, call or drop it off at the shop. Any one who know Don & Lynne know that if there is something to be done for someone else, they are there to help and we re glad to step in and help them in their time of need.
02/23/10 Bill took two of our good customers, Bob Silmser and Robby Tebo, to Old Forge to ride the 2011 demo 800 Pro R RUSH sleds. We found the sleds to be very responsive and smooth. Polaris has changed the geometry in the rear pro-ride suspension, which seems to make them ride even better. The power of the 800 engine is quite impressive. They wouldn't let us look under the hoods, they wanted to keep it a surprise until the dealer show in Vegas March 7th. After that all the info will be on the website, www.polaris.com. All in all, we were very impressed with all the improvements....
Consumers are invited to the Consumer Demo Rides in Old Forge March 13 and 14th, you can get your chance to ride the all new 800 Pro R RUSH.
It's been a busy couple of weeks again. We had some friends in again from Wyalusing Pa. (Wyalusing Snow snake, Northern Division). We had a great time at camp. They travel 4 and a half hours to ride with us. We spent some "quality" time with our friend Mark at the Pinecone on Saturday (where Chip and Jeff did a little River Dancing!). On Sunday we did some old-fashioned sledding down the groomed sled trail in front of camp and sat around the bonfire watching snowmobiles go by, then watched the Superbowl. Paul tried to "wrastle" a deer and as far as I know the deer won! Everyone hit the road back to home on Monday morning. Last weekend we made the trek to their hometown to celebrate Bugs's retirement...the lucky guy! Enjoy it Bugs! We sure did have fun at the party! (Thanks for the free room and board to the Grand Poo-pah and his missus!)
Bill, Brad C. and Dave R. rode almost 500 miles on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday! They left our camp in Cranberry Tuesday morning and rode to Speculator, 190 miles. Wednesday they rode from there to Turin passing through some pretty sparse conditions in the Boonville area, 150 miles. Since it was vacation week from school for most area kids, they had a hard time finding a hotel the second night and stayed in a really nice B & B (Roz"s), they raved about the breakfast, french toast, eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. Thursday they made their way back to Cranberry Lake, 130 miles, no worse for the wear.
02/03/2010 It's been awhile since I have updated this page.....we have had a busy sled season! We have not had a chance to ride much since we have been spending so many hours in the shop! Many of you may not know that Josh Simmons went to work full time at the St. Lawrence County Jail, but we were fortunate to have hired Tyler Forbes, a graduate of the Canton College Polaris Training School. If you get a chance, stop in and meet Tyler! We also have a new "puppy", a black lab named Ranger that is now about 8 months old. He is great at greeting customers.....
Heres to Puxsatauny Phil being correct and there being 6 more weeks of winter!
03/25/09 It's been a fun couple of weekends for us. On the 14th we played "golf" on Cranberry Lake! What a blast.....they had painted the teeing area and greens with green food coloring, put in flags and holes for us. It was VERY reasonable, I think we paid $10 per person and that included a personalized shirt and dinner at the Lodge. Then on the 21st we held the First Annual Cook's Pond Polar Plunge. A group of people that gather at each others camps decided to take the plunge in the pond to raise money for the snowmobile club. Thanks to the Jones for cutting the hole and serving food there was $250 raised. Here are some photos:
I think they will try to do it again next year! Thanks to all who participated, you are a brave bunch!
03/04/09 Bill & I just got back from the 2010 Dealer Show at Turning Stone Casino in Verona. Bill and Ryan took the new 600 RUSH for a demo ride. This was the second time Bill has ridden the sled so he was getting more comfortable on it and was impressed with the handling & control. Looking the sled over in the showroom situation was quite interesting, it has an all new chassis design, all new rear suspension design, and some interesting features for Snowcheck. You get a 2 year Polaristar ESC, you can order different height windshields, you get a bag to go under the seat for storage, and you get a RUSH Soft Shell jacket. Polaris has not given a jacket in years! You also have to option of adding electric start to the RUSH.
The Dragon models come with one of four color and graphics package and a choice of up to $800 in accessories or a 3 year Polaristar ESC.
The clothing line looked pretty cool, not a lot of change, but slightly different. I talked to the clothing manager about layering, layering, layering! For those of us that have not gotten the massage yet, he said to remind customers that cotton is the worst thing to ride in, we should have polyester next to our skin to wick the moisture away!
The helmets looked great, same AF 1.5 shell, new graphics. As yet we have not received our 2010 Snowcheck Kit with brochures, as soon as I do I will post it here, or you can call us anytime.
02/23/2009 This is a new page to our website, something similar to a "Blog"...I thought it would be a nice place to just put some ideas and information out there for our customers and website visitors, what we have been up to and events that may be happening in our area . I will try to keep the events page up to date, but sometimes fall behind in that task!
Wow, can you believe that February is almost gone? What a nice winter....other than a couple really cold weekends and then a "slight" thaw in February, we have had pretty consistent snow on the trails. Hopefully everyone has been having a great winter also, getting to ride as much or as often as you want.
Bill went to Old Forge recently to ride the new RUSH 600 from Polaris, he was pretty impressed. I believe there will be a consumer ride there on March 14th and 15th, so if you would like to at least see the 2010 sleds, that would be a great time. You can check out the virtual video at www.polaris.com.
Bill & I are headed to the Turning Stone Casino Sunday, March 1st for the 2010 dealer meeting, so we should have all the information on the 2010 sleds figured out by the end of the second week of March.
If you are looking for something fun to do this weekend, head to the Harrisville Rod & Gun Club, the Long Pond Snowsled Club is hosting the Old Dog Ride. They usually get about 25-30 sleds from the 1960-1970's, most of them beautifully restored, along with Darrells restored groomer. It is a blast from the past that you shouldn't miss. Many of the drivers dress in vintage clothing and helmets also, fun fun fun!
Ride safe, hope to see you on the trails, Bill & Janice