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  1. 4 points
    MTNBYKR

    Upcoming vintage events

    Pics from the Waterboro show. Took home a trophy for my Elan.
  2. 2 points
    we were there when the gates opened on Friday. Stayed most of the evening. Back again on Saturday from 1ish until 5:30 or so. Spent lots of money on gear and stuff. Had a blast, talked to a lot of folks and watched a lot of racing on all sides. Probably one of the best events they have put on.
  3. 2 points
    CATRESERVE

    trail closure ?

    Sometimes we tend to give up to easily....when we can continue the conversation and turn the issue around. We are a professional organization and we should appear that way especially to our landowners. Face to Face works well for us!
  4. 2 points
    rivercat

    trail closure ?

    Trail access can be a valuable as waterfront to the right person! The current landowner needs to clearly understand that any new landowner can choose to leave it open or close it once the property is sold ,, the club needs to do a ONE YEAR written contract with the current landowner that clearly states that trail use is to be renewed ANNUALLY and can be closed during the season with a 1-10 day notice in the event of a trail issue, make it formal on club letterhead and have it signed by the president and trail master with the contact info of every officer and directors contact information,, I'd be shocked if this does not get the trail open for this year.
  5. 1 point
    smallengineguy

    Grass drags- who went?

    Went on Saturday, place was PACKED! Well managed, good parking, AWESOME drags and water cross. Ton of flea market stuff too. Anyone else go? Opinions?
  6. 1 point
    Here's a short video of my flight over North Conway Village.
  7. 1 point
    Still a lot of green and lame colors for mid October in Exeter. Old Glory is looking good as always.
  8. 1 point
    Here's a few from Thursday. The Whites from the base of the auto road. North Conway Village
  9. 1 point
    Took this picture last week . Penobscott river bridge. Color was starting to pop.
  10. 1 point
    RK-SXViper

    Grass drags- who went?

    The wife and I took the boys on Saturday, saw a ton of people I know. Place was definately packed, I think the forcast for Sunday made everyone show up on Saturday. We grabbed some lunch looked at the new sleds bought some parts in the swap meet and saw a freestyle show, wife and kids came home happy!
  11. 1 point
    Nor'easter

    Winter is just around the conner?

    Innacuweather I will start caring about the weather pattern in December
  12. 1 point
    When October comes to New Hampshire, discussions on the winter forecasts from the Old farmer's Almanac are sure to follow. Then comes the AccuWeather winter forecast and more discussions and hopes. Then comes Lucy bringing the hard, cold, fact.
  13. 1 point
    ckf

    Welcome noxorc as our newest moderator

    I would like to welcome @noxorc to the staff here at SledNH.com. Welcome Nigel
  14. 1 point
    jhwentworth

    Season cost to "play" in snow ..

    Hard to judge his motives, but maybe he's just trying to make a case that sledding doesn't have to be too expensive for ordinary people. I'd make the case that the state fees are a small part of the total costs, with the larger part determined by the cost of the sled, the support equipment, and the travel expenses required to enjoy the sport at the high end. Riding a second-hand sled on local trails from your home is still very affordable. Driving a new truck to Pittsburg or Quebec towing a new trailer with 2 new sleds, eating in restaurants, and staying in a rental unit may not be affordable. The cost of a sled registration would buy about the cost of fuel for towing a sled to Pittsburg and back and operating the sled there over a long weekend. I've never understood why people agonize over the $100 sled registration for a full season but cheerfully spend $100 on gasoline for a weekend. The price for sled registration and club membership is still reasonable considering the quality of the trails we have and the cost of the sleds.
  15. 1 point
    jhwentworth

    Season cost to "play" in snow ..

    This might be one of those debates that can't be won. It's quite difficult to compare costs between the various sports, especially if the one of the sports requires a "registration." There's no state registration or license required for skiing, and a ski pass is only a contract between the ski area operator and a consumer. Some boats require a state registration to operate on public waters, and others don't. The state owns and supports facilities that enable both kinds of boaters to access and use the public waters, but much of our snowmobiling is done on private land on trails created and maintained by private groups with state support. The state and the towns in NH have different tax/fee structures for automobiles, motorcycles, motor homes, boats, OHRVs, and snowmobiling. Sometimes the towns get the tax revenue, sometimes the state gets a fee based on the type, age and the size of an asset (sure sounds like a tax), and sometimes there's a uniform fee that all users of a class (resident-nonresident) pay. Probably a more fair way to compare the cost of sledding, boating, and skiing would be to go on the basis of renting a sled for a day versus buying a ski pass with needed equipment rentals, or renting a fully-equipped boat. A full day sled rental with helmet costs about $200, and a full day ski pass with equipment would be about $125-$150. Rental of a 19-foot bowrider boat for a full day would cost about $350. If you go the full ownership route for sledding or boating the upfront costs are big, and much of that cost happens regardless of how many days you use that boat or sled. With skiing, much of the cost is directly proportional to the amount of usage and where the activity takes place. As far as a guarantee that sleds can be operated, I agree that can't happen. It doesn't happen for cross-country skiers either (OK, maybe in a couple limited areas). Bear Notch comes pretty close for sleds. As for increasing the fee for sledding if riding was certain, well, who would charge that fee? Right now, a NH resident pays $96 to register a sled, and that's the only required fee. The fee is constant regardless of the amount of usage, the value of the sled, or where the sled is ridden. Instability of winter riding, not cost, does seem to be the problem, but loss of trails may become a significant issue.
  16. 1 point
    Saluda

    Welcome noxorc as our newest moderator

    Like is now a heart ? Don't want someone to get the wrong idea.
  17. 1 point
    Before the bulbs to break...how about some leaves to rake?
  18. 1 point
    Freedom Rider

    trail closure ?

    The one thing being overlooked in this project is that the club has already cut trail and built bridge on this persons property without permission thinking they were on someone else's land. NH has a very strong Timber Theft law and Criminal Trespass law's as well. Baby steps should be taken. I would involve Trails Bureau to smooth over rough edges and show the landowner it was an honest mistake that you were misled by an abutter and there was no ill intent. I have seen this same thing happen and Trails Bureau kept the club out of court and was able to negociate a use permit with BOT named instead of club.
  19. 1 point
    rivercat

    trail closure ?

    Oh Yes, face to face, well dressed with the contract,,, not fresh off a trail work party!!!!
  20. 1 point
    ultrarider

    trail closure ?

    I think the homeowner has his house on the market, and thinks that having the snowmobile trail over a very small portion of his yard, would be a deterrent for buyers. For me, it would be added value!
  21. 1 point
    Groton Lake, VT from yesterday afternoon.
  22. 0 points
    noxorc

    Dear John,

  23. 0 points
    jhwentworth

    Craig Mayo receives award!

    The lack of replies to this post indicates, to me anyway, that many people here don't know, or care about, Craig Mayo. I think the award was for the Colebrook club, not for this individual, so congratulation to this club.