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  2. Affordable Trail Signs Every Club Can Make

    Great work. Those handwritten signs are at times too difficult to read. FWIW as a rider I prefer to see corr/trail numbers on signs....which is def not always included on handwritten signs. I plan most my trips by trail number, not the direction of a local establishment/eatery/donut shop etc etc
  3. I'm closing the nominations for the 2020 Lazarus Awards now. This thread has been dead for 5 years and has now come back to life.
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  5. Bringing this one back from the dead.....I scored these off eBay recently...
  6. Monday, 1/20/2020 ride, Trails 8, 5, 11

    Snorander Very happy you found good trails! I guess it was a crap shoot to head North and face 90% snirt and moguls, or head south like you did and find good riding. Oh well, maybe next time we'll choose the right direction. Do the snow dance!
  7. Affordable Trail Signs Every Club Can Make

    Gunmaker, The signs you see are are working samples and additional directions may be on the post (North, East, South, West) as well as distances. Thanks for the feedback. Ride safe!
  8. taken today or after the recent snow....just confirming conditions

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      Airtime006

      never mind I read your post, thanks.

  9. Mid-week ride- Thursday tomorrow

    Heading up in the AM- going to do a loop around Plymouth NH Loop Bridgewater , head to Hardy then to Baker maybe up to Warren and to Lincoln depending on the snow conditions- leaving from the pulp plant early 7am since its going to warm up some Ride Right, Ride Safe, Ride On !
  10. Monday, 1/20/2020 ride, Trails 8, 5, 11

    Yeah, part of that trail is right on the river and floods out often making in impassible. This was never a problem in the past as you could take the Lake trail to get through to the lake and points north, but now with that trail gone, there is no way around. Hopefully the lake trail will get sorted out and rerouted someday as it makes things much easier for me.
  11. Affordable Trail Signs Every Club Can Make

    Great thread. I've always been blown away by the signage in Vermont and Canada compared to NH...
  12. Monday, 1/20/2020 ride, Trails 8, 5, 11

    Very cool overhead view of Ragged Mountain on your map. Glad to hear you were able to get through Alexandria (even though it was rough!). Past trail closures on 11 made your loop impassable.
  13. Affordable Trail Signs Every Club Can Make

    Great system! Great find! Signs are a perennial problem, with people grabbing them for souvenirs, moose scraping them off trees, and just plain wearing out. The system you found is ideal, great contrasting colors, and refined as seen with the street name on the Stop signs. Great idea. pathfinder
  14. Monday, 1/20/2020 ride, Trails 8, 5, 11

    The Club house was open, We ate lunch there on Monday. Did 112 Miles out of Bristol. Rode south to Franklin, picked up the Northern Rail trail to Canaan, Headed east to Dorchester stopped at Baker River for lunch, headed south to Plymouth, then to Hebron, and Back to Bristol. Left Bristol around 8:30-8:45 and made it back to Bristol by 4pm. The trails were very good for the amount of snow we had. Baker was rough, as Was the Alexandria Ledge Climbers trail. All in All a great day.
  15. Affordable Trail Signs Every Club Can Make

    Very nice signs. Really like the STOP ones in case you break down you know where to bring the trailer. I do wish signs had mileage to where the gas is though. Still great idea to save money and put more info out there
  16. How many times have you been out riding and the trail signs are missing, not readable, hand-written, or confusing? As the Signmaster for the Monadnock Sno-moles I was asked to research and recommend a system to solve the sign problem EVERY club faces. We too had hand-written signs, and maintaining them was a monumental task. Pre-printed signs were just too expensive. And we all know trails change with landowners. I evaluated many different sign systems and came up with a workable solution that can be installed on any PC laptop or desktop. The Monadnock Sno-moles have invested in a sign making system that EVERY club can afford. We can now create trail signs as needed, put street names on all STOP signs, and the value to the riders of our trails is invaluable! We can still use the blanks provided by BOT. The signs are good for 7 years in harsh weather, highly REFLECTIVE, and easily readable from a distance, even at night. Take a look at the attached samples and if YOUR club is interested please let me know how I can reach you or your club Signmaster. I do not want to turn this post into a commercial for the sign system so most questions will be answered off-line. Rider safety is our number one job! Proper signage is our responsibility. NO MORE HAND-WRITTEN SIGNS!
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  18. Monday, 1/20/2020 ride, Trails 8, 5, 11

    Thanks for the update Welcome to the forum, don't be a stranger, there is a good group here. I would have expected that coverage would have been better. I think I would have found a way to get off those rail beds in those conditions, even if I had to ride around in circles. Glad you didn't get hung up on one.
  19. Unloaded at Baker River Clubhouse, Wentworth. NH 8:30 am. Nice parking for unloading sleds. Was hoping the clubhouse would be open for the holiday (MLK) but closed. Headed out Trail 8 west. The plan for the day was 8 West to 5 North to 11 South to 8 West back to the clubhouse, 165 miles according to the new NHSA mobile mapping app. 8 West was thin but in poor shape as groomers hadn't been out all weekend. We picked up Corridor 5 North, poor with no grooming all weekend. Rode 53 miles into Littleton in 3 hours (17 MPH average). We lost Corridor 5 in Littleton and ended up on the 105 railbed (Not groomed, exposed rails). Had lunch at the Little Train Depot on Cottage Street in Littleton (excellent food). Continued on 105 East (not groomed, exposed rails) until we hooked up with Corridor 5 again north of Whitefield. Followed Corridor 5 (thin cover, poor with no grooming) to Corridor 11. Headed south on Corridor 11 towards Twin Mtn, railbed (poor, no grooming, exposed rails). Followed Corridor 11 (Twin Mtn, Fanconia area) very thin, poor conditions, no grooming. After Franconia Notch, picked up the railbed in Lincoln (Corridor 11) poor, exposed rails, no grooming). Arrived at the (Plymouth) Common Man restaurant where Trail 8 intersects. Assisted 2 sleds that had skis wedged between rails. They were also looking for Trail 8. After freeing up the sled, found Trail 8. Followed Trail 8 West to Baker River Clubhouse, arriving 7:30 pm (poor conditions, thin cover). Total hours for the day: 11. Total miles 165. Average speed: 15 mph. Trail conditions: Poor, Thin cover, No grooming. Extensive water bars and open pools (one sled got into a pool 2.5 feet deep and had to be towed out). Summary: This report is not a slam against grooming crews and all the work they do for their clubs and trails as I am highly respectful of grooming crews. This is strictly an observation based on actual riding conditions. Out of 165 miles there were less than 3 miles total of "smooth and flat". We knew conditions were marginal at best from club reports all over the state. Signage is very bad or not there at all. We got lost 3 times and met other riders lost as well. The number of intersections with no signs at all was staggering. We are thankful for the new NHSA trail map app on my phone as that told us where we were. BOTTOM LINE: They need more snow to build a good base.
  20. Looking to make a run through the Notch up to Littleton back down 5 towards Warren with a few spurs along the way..... Should be doable with the new snow but not sure if there are any trail closures to be aware of? Anybody interested? Ride Right, Ride Safe, Ride On !
  21. 5.2 Acres and small "camp" on P152 in Campton

    I know the spot well. Nice area but will need to probably be a cash sale since no septic or well. Traditional bank mortgage will want that...some also want heat (other than wood) and electric. So put your home equity loan to work!
  22. NCP Postpone race

    Northwood Crank Pullers are postponing the January 18th, we only have 4” of snow, when the weather turns favorable we will reschedule. Thanks all your support.
  23. 5.2 Acres and small "camp" on P152 in Campton

    $125K for a 440 square foot camp with 1 bedroom and no electricity, bathroom, septic system, or well? 440 square feet over 2 floors, assessed at half the selling price. Sure sounds like the snowmobile trail is the prime feature. And if the trail is closed? It will take a very motivated buyer to step up at that price.
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  25. 5.2 Acres and small "camp" on P152 in Campton

    Place looks well built
  26. Helping out with some suggestions

    Too many of these going on, wish you luck !
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  28. Any suggestions or ideas im sure they will appreciate.
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