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    NOAA has released a La Niña watch giving a 50-55% chance of a La Niña pattern developing in the fall and lasting through winter. La Nina tends to bring in colder and wetter winter weather to the northern United States, including New England. I know, I know, it's been a hot, dry, summer. https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/05/22/how-la-nina-could-impact-new-england-weather-this-year/ So, all we have to do is get on the right side of that 50%+ prediction of a cold, wet, winter, somehow deal with COVID-19, and find the revenue/resources to support our trail system. Sounds doable, maybe..... As individuals, the only one of the three factors that we can influence is the revenue/resource side.
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    Mother Nature isn't being kind to us this year. She better cough up plenty of good rideable snow come January, or else...
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    Got LOTS of wind here in central Ma last night from the tropical storm. Many power outages, trees down, branches everywhere. One band of heavy rain for us, not much really. Did you get much damage up there? Wondering about downed trees on trails. Given that everyone is going to be short of cash this year due to limited fundraising, we don't need more work to do.
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  9. Location Concord NH Price 6100 Spring edition Voodoo Blue. PIDD 5850 MILES STORAGE RACKS AND BAGS TRACK IS 1.35 INCH WITH 144 1.45 INCH STUDS UPGRADED GRIPPER SKIS ELECTRIC START RECENTLY SERVICED SHOCKS, CLUTCHES, NEW SLIDERS, AND MUCH MORE ALWAYS TRAILERED INSIDE ENCLOSED TRAILER GREAT RIDING SLED BOUGHT A NEW SLED NO LONGER NEED THIS ONE. NO TRADES. ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
  10. Club Joined & sleds registered

    Yes sir, stainless steel with lock nuts
  11. Club Joined & sleds registered

    That's right, I remember now, got in under the wire. Well done. Just make sure the screws for those flaps are tight...
  12. Club Joined & sleds registered

    Well, actually no stickers and I never have to register my sleds again LOL
  13. Club Joined & sleds registered

    Well done. You must have some low numbers on the stickers.
  14. Well it's July 28th and all three sleds a registered and I have renewed my club membership....time to get to work on my some upgrades to the Formula Z....
  15. 2015 Triton Tc118 Trailer

    2015 Triton TC118 Hybrid 2 place trailer - has 2 brand new tires with 3 new spares - 2 speed clamp tie downs - full length track mats and ski guides - power inverter wired into trailer plug - 7 pin trailer plug - upgraded aluminum wheels $3200
  16. Grass Drags Cancelled

    June hasn't been audited, so we only really have results up until the end of May... https://www.revenue.nh.gov/transparency/documents/new-fytd-plan.pdf
  17. Grass Drags Cancelled

    Hopefully people take things seriously this summer, and keep infection rates low, which can result in fewer restrictions for out of state travelers. There is talk of a vaccine becoming available in the next six months. I think that until there is a vaccine that is widely available, we are going to struggle.
  18. Grass Drags Cancelled

    I presume the same way that we are dealing with it in the Lakes Region. Take-out and outside dining, along with limited occupancy for buildings that have restricted capacity due to social distancing. Small groups in cabins or motel rooms accessing directly outside probably will do OK, enclosed hotels don't seem to be doing as well. I think the public support dropping off would be about nuisance-to-benefit ratio, that has been the case for decades, so the economic benefit really just allows the community some slack for those riders that make themselves a nuisance.
  19. Grass Drags Cancelled

    Thanks for the reply, John. Do you have any specifics on how the restaurants and hotels are dealing with the restrictions? I agree that campgrounds would provide a cost effective solution for lodging during the warmer months, but winter camping in Coos County doesn't have the same appeal. The traditional hotel/motel lodging in the north country survives the winters with large crowds over a few days per week. Can they cope with reduced customers during those few days per week? Without the food and lodging support the north country will have to get along with day-trippers and folks who own property up there. Add to this the increase in registration fees this year and it could be quieter in the north country this winter if this virus is with us this winter. A lot of the public support for motorized sports up there is driven by economic benefits to the economy; if the economic benefit drops off does the public support follow?
  20. Grass Drags Cancelled

    I moved the Association away from the NHSA model near its beginning, so it doesn't carry the overhead of a physical office or Executive Director and staff. I also moved it away from a professional lobbyist, though I believe that the current officers have moved it back in that direction. When you remove those carry costs, and focus on a smaller higher-use trail system... it lowers the overall cost of the system. Campgrounds are also less overhead for the operators, especially in a Covid economy where indoor space costs a premium beyond the normal limited occupancy. The adaptation for winter use will take time and money.
  21. Grass Drags Cancelled

    While it's impossible to predict conditions 6 months from now, I think we should look at how the OHRV people are dealing with this. The clubs, hotels, motels, restaurants, and stores in the north country must be dealing with this right now. The OHRV clubs have to deal with trail maintenance crews and public meetings. Anybody have any information on how successful the OHRV groups and hospitality industry have been? From news stories I've seen there seems to be good crowds using the OHRV trails., so something must be going right.
  22. Grass Drags Cancelled

    As a primary source of income for NHSA this is going to affect the sport in a big way. We all remember an abrupt early ending to last season because of the covid19 threat, and it doesn't take too much extrapolating to perceive the a major threat to next season. I hope I'm wrong! It's gonna take some not too small miracles to settle everything down so that next season can happen...Stay Safe! pathfinder
  23. Grass Drags Cancelled

    Very sorry to hear this but it was expected. Our Seven Lakes Club always works hard during the set up and uses the money to pay bills.
  24. Grass Drags Cancellation Announcement
  25. Sad, after a short hiatus the club resumed waterskips in 2019. Only to fade away in 2020. . .
  26. ? ? ,? Does anyone know if the. Nipmuck Trail Riders sponsor Water skips ln Stafford Springs, CT? Used to be 1st Sunday in July + August
  27. When do 2019-2020 registration number come out?

    I saw some sales and registration numbers for last winter from ISMA. NH registrations: 41,275 US registrations: 1.1 million Wisconsin registrations: 220,000 (that means that better than 1 in every 5 US sleds is registered in Wisconsin!. ISMA lists numbers for 25 states, including Nebraska which registered 805 sleds) Maine registrations: 82,600 Quebec registrations: 208,000 Total new sleds sold in US: 51,036 Looking at some old US sales numbers the biggest recent years were between 1995 (148K) and 2002 ((134K), with 1996 and 1997 selling 170K each. Still, nothing like the early 1970's when about 600,000 sled were sold each year.
  28. CO Matt Holmes hit by ATV

    Another story on this incident that gives more details: https://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord-nh/officer-seriously-injured-when-struck-ohrv
  29. CO Matt Holmes hit by ATV

    Wish him the best.
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