Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52 Page 53 Page 54 Page 55 Page 56 Page 57 Page 58 Page 59 Page 60 Page 61 Page 62 Page 63 Page 64 Page 65 Page 66 Page 67 Page 68 Page 69 Page 70 Page 71 Page 72 Page 73 Page 74 Page 75 Page 76 Page 77 Page 78 Page 79 Page 80 Winter 2017 | 5 Letters like to start riding again with my husband and children. I wanted them to have the childhood memories I had riding snowmobiles in the NEK. In June 2016, I joined the Northeast Kingdom Snow Blasters as the treasurer and my husband recently became the president of the Derby Drift Dusters. We are very involved in both clubs and include our children in all activities. We are keeping Florent Roy’s memory alive as our “Snowmobile Hero.” —Sonia Koehler MIKE ALLEN Mike, you are my hero! Why? You took me on my first ride and mentored me with patience. Now I share the same love and compassion for snowmobiling as you. It’s our therapy! —Mandy Allen We enjoy every ride with you! We love your compassion. We love to share our experiences and memories on SledNEK with you and with fellow riders who share the same love we do. Thank you! —Josh Allen Mike Allen is a member of the Connecticut Valley Sno-Riders and is a hero to his daughter-in-law Mandy and son Josh. Next issue... What is your favorite piece of gear or accessory? Send your answer and a photo to: or reply on our Facebook page DONNY & AJ MCMANUS My husband, Donny McManus, and my stepson, AJ, are my heros. When I first met Donny, he loved snowmobiling and I would ride with him. He let me drive his sled and I was hooked! The next year he had to buy me my own sled! He always took his son, AJ, for rides on his snowmobile as well. When AJ turned 10, he bought his own sled with his allowance and a little help from us. Donny has always been very patient when it came to teaching his son and me about snowmobiling. He always stresses how important it is to be safe and why it’s important to be respectful of landowners. Donny, AJ and I started going to Poultney Valley Snowmobile Devils meetings. We were anxious to meet other people as passionate about snowmobiling as we are! AJ attends every meeting and every fundraiser with us too! We have been snowmobiling as a family for the past few years and it is always a fun activity for us to do together to get us out of the house and enjoy the beautiful scenery! We have been taking family vacations attending AMSOIL snocross races for the past few years, where we have had the pleasure of meeting some of the top Snocross racers like Ross Martin, Levi Lavalle, Tucker Hibbert, Kyle Pallin and Vermont’s own Lincoln Lemeiux. Donny is now the president of our club and I am the treasurer. I’m sure when he is old enough, AJ will hold an officer position in the club! Donny is always willing to help people out, on and off the trail. If someone has a question about snowmobiles or trails, he will go the extra mile to be sure he gets them the correct information. I think they both have two-stroke running through their veins! —Celena McManus Donny McManus and his son, AJ, pose in front of the Poultney Snow Devils’Fourth of July parade float in 2016.