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  4. Issues with membership portal

    About two weeks ago, I re-upped my club membership, paid my dues, and printed the voucher no issues.
  5. So I tried to print off my voucher, or more accurately, tried to save it to my cell phone, it shows my membership is current but no voucher is available for 2019-2020 season, any input from any one on how to fix this?
  6. Snowy winter on tap?

    Last year's snowfall was light in the southern half of the state, with Concord getting only 39.2" in the December-March season. December had only 3.4" of snow, and that tends to keep sled registrations down.
  7. Snowy winter on tap?

    Interesting looking through this thread from last year. Lots of doomsday stuff until early January, then things got better. We really did have a pretty good snow winter last year overall. Let hope for another...
  8. Snowy winter on tap?

    On this day last year Skip started this topic by asking if early snow in Canada meant we would have a snowy winter. NOAA NWS forecast discussion for the next few days. Through Thursday: I would also be remiss if I did not mention that forecast soundings do show sub-freezing temps mainly above 4000 ft across the White Mtns. That could mean a large portion of the event may stay as frozen for the highest summits in the Presidentials. Thursday night: increased PoPs along the Canadian border in our typical upslope region. With this occurring overnight the ptype now once again comes into play. Expect snow to descend to 2000ft with the possibility for accumulation all the way down to the surface right along the Canadian border. Have leaned a bit colder in this area as this is where the core of the cold air aloft will be with the upward motion being just enough to generate some snow accumulation.

    NHSA is to much of a PIA to be bothered with..... You can be a volunteer for your club for years doing the same job... And then they NHSA change and expect you to go to a retraining / orientation program.... Besides who needs the money.... with the new registration fee's there should be ample funding
  10. Snowmobile Flea Markets

    Goffstown, Saturday October 26, 2019, Uncanoonuc Mountaineers. pathfinder
  11. Snowmobile Flea Markets

    Are there are any Snowmobile Flea Markets this time of year in the eastern part of NH. I didn’t want to go to grass drags and Ossipee doesn’t have their’s anymore. I am looking to sell some of my surplus equipment. Thank you in advance for any info. ❄️❄️❄️

    I had a good time and good food there on Friday night. Some of the us worked there before the show and made some good money for the Seven Lakes Snowmobile Club. It is to bad more club members don’t join in. They could make needed money for their clubs. ❄️❄️❄️☃️☃️☃️
  13. VINTAGE sleds and/or parts

    Like to thank Classicdx and his son for enabling me to end up with there extensive load of old sleds and parts. When your dealing with people who you have never met it takes a pretty good leap of faith on both sides of a deal. That was done and the results were very positive. Great amount of Rupp and John Deere parts were in great shape, having been resting in R I for a lot of years, waiting for me to pick them up. Delighted that the deal included bringing everything to my door. Two Rupp parts sleds, two other Rupp Nitro II 440's, a 79 Kawasaki Invader 440, and a 76 Polaris TX440. Thanks guys, it was well above and beyond.... pathfinder
  14. AMSnow going out of Publication

    And their last issue didn’t even have a snowmobile on the cover, it had a snow bike. That tells you all you need to know.
  15. AMSnow going out of Publication

    Electronic media is taking over. Why subscribe to a paper media when it's all online for free unfortunately. I still get a few paper magazines, but newsstands seem to carry fewer all the time.

    It was a Race into Brrraaappp!!! AWESOME time today, LOTS to see and do, awesome shows too!
  17. Fish and Game Executive Director being shown the door

    You are totally correct.
  18. Fish and Game Executive Director being shown the door

    How did you get the 14,000? The article lays out that roughly 23,000 non-resident registrations were sold in Maine. If 18% of them were NH sleds registered in Maine... shouldn't that be about 4,140... we could round to 4,200.
  19. Fish and Game Executive Director being shown the door

    Maine has almost twice as many sled registrations as NH. It's been like that for years. In 2013 Maine had 80,000 registrations, while NH had 42,000. In 2018 Maine had 80,500 (+ 0.6% increase over 2013) while NH had 43,000 registrations (+ 2.4% increase over 2013). Over the same period, Vermont lost 18.2% of registrations, from 25,238 to 20,648. like all year-to-year comparisons, you can cherry-pick the years to reflect the desired result, but, at least right now, Maine and NH are still reflecting the traditional relationship between the two states' registration totals. Two or three years from now we'll know how price sensitive the non-resident sled riders are to registration fees. The Portland Press Herald ran a story (I used to access the story) back in December 2017 about the growth of northern Maine's snowmobile business. The story reported that "Registrants from Massachusetts accounted for 43 percent of the out-of-staters last winter, followed by New Hampshire (18 percent) and Connecticut (11 percent)." That would be 14,000+ NH sleds registered in Maine, and I'd guess that most of them were also registered in NH.
  20. Earlier

    Planning to visit on Sunday.
  22. Everyone should be HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY. I going today and meeting riding buddies there at 2 PM. Hope everyone going has a good time and gets some great deals !!!
  23. Slowly collecting parts

    Both are done, and now we wait....
  24. Fish and Game Executive Director being shown the door

    ....oh boy
  25. Fish and Game Executive Director being shown the door

    ....waiting on wideopen’s respinse
  26. Fish and Game Executive Director being shown the door

    I live in Mass, and have ridden in both NH and Maine. I'm OK with the speed limit (not that I have never gone faster for a bit). On most trails, 45 is plenty. Sure, a few could support faster speeds, but I fully understand (and respect) the issues with landowners, and think it would be a challenge for clubs to be putting up speed limit signs in selected areas above everything else the volunteers need to do. I prefer NH, for me. Mostly riding with family, nearly half of it 2-up, we look for 60 - 80- mile days, sometimes around 100 miles. Want to be able to ride from a hotel to some destination for lunch, then work our way back. I can save at least 50, often more than 100 miles each way in the truck getting to good riding in NH compared to Maine (for me). The cost of fuel and time is more than offset by a few extra dollars to register. I could see a number of people riding Maine for off trail (not much we can do about that, and I would rather they be in Maine, so as not to screw things up in NH), and some for the ability go go fast. Seems to me, if you really want to go that fast, do it there, I'm better off in NH. We are each entitled to ride the way we like, withing the regulations (to protect the trails for all), and if you feel you need to ride in Maine to accomplish that, then that's where you should ride. I think John M's point about the speed limits on roads not being much different is a good one, I had not really thought about it that way.
  27. Fish and Game Executive Director being shown the door

    Comparing Maine and NH OHRV riding areas is tough to do. OHRVs do best when operating over large areas of low-population, under-developed land that's owned in large blocks by relatively few landowners.That pretty much describes large portions of the western US, but not all that much of the northeastern US. Snowmobiles have another requirement, and that's a seasonal accumulation of snow that remains on the ground long enough to make snow trails viable. We seem to be a string of lower-snow, warmer temperature winters where it's hard to make and keep a base. To compare Maine and NH you have to consider human population densities, land type, available land area and ownership, and geographic location (with higher altitudes and lower latitudes being better). Higher population densities bring competitors for the use of recreational land, and more infrastructure, like roads, vacation homes, and shopping centers. I used the 6 northernmost counties of both Maine and NH for comparison. Together Coos, Grafton, Carroll, Belknap, Sullivan, and Strafford counties have 398,250 people living on 5756 square miles, or about 69 people per square mile. In Maine, Aroostook, Piscataquis, Pennobscot, Somerset, Franklin, and Oxford counties have 384, 157 people living on 22,776 square miles, or about 17 people per square mile. Land ownership is much more divided in the NH counties. Both northern NH and Northern Maine average 80"+ of snow each winter. Clearly, northern Maine has much more potential for motorized recreation, but long driving times to reach them is an issue. In a competition for sled riders, NH has the benefit of being closer to population centers and Maine has the advantage of being much larger with lower population densities. I question just how much speed limits or registration fees play into a average tourist's choice of riding area.
  28. Fish and Game Executive Director being shown the door

    So do our automobiles. But even on I-93 with a divided highway and cutback shoulders for plenty of sightline... the speed is not that much higher. When you drop to Route 106... you have bi-directional traffic with a designated yellow dividing line and cutback shoulders for plenty of sightline... and have a maximum of 50. I think what you fail to understand is that State land, has 1.3 million owners... and only about 70,000 registered owners for the motorized groups... a portion of that from out-of-State. I have sat in the meetings... we have never convinced them to go to a higher speed limit on trails. Even over roads, with vehicles going much faster than we go... getting them to accept 20 mph was a challenge... and several towns have said no. You are not going to get landowners that have speed limits even tighter than the statute to all of a sudden agree. I think the problem is... you don't recognize who the landowners are. You think it is a farmer... not a horde of people that don't even accept the present speed and usage.
  29. Fish and Game Executive Director being shown the door

    Wide Open, I deeply respect your opinion and your position on increased speed limits. You, however, hit the nail on the head with your description of today's sleds "can turn on a dime,stop,go and handle like they are kids toys". You are correct in your description, but unfortunately they give you a false sense of security and induce you to take it to the next level, until you are over your head depending on a super sled to take care of you. I use to take out rookies to the sport daily and teach them how to ride and have a good time. We would take off at a screamin' 20 mph and come back in at 40, in one piece. It wasn't unusual for some of these rookies to get instantly hooked and show up a couple of weeks later with stuff like an RX1, MXZ, and think they have it all figured out. Lots of them crashed, some got beat up, some died... By the way, some of the mid 70's liquid Nitro Rupp's use to hit 94 miles an hour in 660 feet back then, and they were 340's. You had to "ride" them, they didn't mask much with super suspension, super brakes, wide front ends.... You had to use your head... pathfinder
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