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  1. 4 points
    Pigs will fly and Hell will freeze...
  2. 4 points
    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!
  3. 2 points
    800R Gade X

    Pittsburg trails this past weekend

    Heading to Quebec Friday, so worth the drive.
  4. 2 points
    Found this article recently... https://www.snowtechmagazine.com/off-trail-snowmobile-trespassing-the-devil-made-me-do-it/ "Those who cry they have nowhere to ride should be reminded that buying a snowmobile with a deep lug track was a voluntary purchase. You don’t go buy a high powered rifle to go deer hunting if they only allow slug hunting in your local area. Nor do you use the rifle to go duck hunting. If you want to use that new rifle you’d better find where it is legal to do so. The notion that it is an obligation of the club volunteers to accommodate riders who want to go off trail and break laws is absurd. If these riders want a different experience and opportunity, they can take their machines to locations where that kind of riding is legal and acceptable, or they can roll up their sleeves and do the work to create such opportunities – just like everyone else has. Not all riding areas will be able to have legal off-trail opportunities. Just like your rifle, you can’t use it everywhere hunting is legal."
  5. 2 points
    Hooked up for a club ride...Fort Mountain Trailwnders...We headed out from Rumney and worked our way into the hills to find a great place for a TRAIL SIDE lunch. There were 14 of us dedicated club members seeking redemption on the negative snow gods and naysayers in the sport. So off we went and found variable conditions on our pursuit to snowmobiler happiness. I found a nice spot out of the wind around 11 am. First the coffee then the SAUSAGE, PEPPERS & ONIONS cooked and served on fresh rolls....now if that doesn't sound good there is something wrong with you. With some time for good fellowship and our bellies full...off we went to finish the day. A good time had by all! Come to find out that your NHSA Treasurer not only is a bean counter for our association but he also can cook beans (in this case sausage and peppers). Way to go Steve! Trail Siding cooking...get out and do it! Everything tastes better cooked in the great outdoors. Ride often and ride safe...I'll see you on the trail.
  6. 1 point
    classicdmax

    Repair shop groveton area

    No longer in need i disconnected kill switch and problem went away. Now just need to come up with a kill switch fix
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  9. 1 point
    That's a great weekend right there!
  10. 1 point
    177 miles on Saturday, 80 Miles on Sunday.....
  11. 1 point
    There is some great snow and snowmobiling to be had here in central NH. I have a cabin located just 1 hour North of Concord, NH in Dorchester, NH. It is 8-10 minutes up the hill from the Baker River Clubhouse. It is a great base location because you can ride in all directions and find some great snow and conditions. Tenny Mountain Ski area is also just down the road. The riding has been good and we continue to get snow especially up in the elevation. Winter conditions are here but will not be forever...so check us out on facebook: NH Accommodations and Central NH Cabin rental as well as Homeaway https://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p4086570?noDates=true. Good place to bring the family, friends and anyone else! Let me know.
  12. 1 point
    pathfinder

    New antique registration rules?

    So much for the $50 plate on anything 25 years or older lasting forever! pathfinder
  13. 1 point
    jhwentworth

    New antique registration rules?

    Note that under current law there are two ways to qualify for antique plates: model year before 1969 or 25 or more years old. After 5/1/2020 there is only one way to qualify: model year before 1995. The twenty-five year old rule isn't there anymore. F&G still has the prior-to-May 1'st rules on their web site.I couldn't figure out how a 1995 qualified today but after 5/1/2020 it required a 1994 or earlier.
  14. 1 point
    rossi46

    Pittsburg trails this past weekend

    Beautiful sled!
  15. 1 point
    rossi46

    Pittsburg trails this past weekend

    Quebec
  16. 1 point
    Had the privilege of meeting Sabrina and her team in '18 at the Vintage World Championships in Eagle River WI. She is amazing on the track, which she proved at Eagle River this year by being the first female ever to qualify for the front row in the Championship Finals where she finished 9th. She is someone who is obviously going to continue her rise to the top in the racing world. pathfinder Boonville Herald · 16 hrs · Sabrina Blanchet with the Vintage Adirondack Cup trophy after her big win Sunday in Boonville. She is the first female to ever win the Adirondack Cup. — at Boonville Snow Festival
  17. 1 point
    gunmaker

    Make the best with what we have!!!!

    DANG!!!!!! Nothing but a weiner festival.
  18. 1 point
    noxorc

    Make the best with what we have!!!!

    Awesome to see... great turn out
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    At least three clubs in Merrimack County ave gone with aluminum signs on steel posts that have a life cycle over 10 years , (yes sometimes trails change and those intersections change) However two of the clubs reached out to local businesses for "sponsorship" and not only covered the cost of the project but MADE money enough to put into reserve for updates as necessary, the businesses are listed at a couple major intersections on the trail system and I believe on the club websites. Sponsorship = FREE signs! I do want to say hats off to you Bruce because ANY improvement is an improvement! I Did request at a recent NHSA trails meeting, WHY CANT WE ADOPT A STANDARDIZED trail marking/signing system for the ENTIRE STATE? Not ONE of the "excuses why we couldn't standardize within the committee made ONE OUNCE of sense to me,,, but I recently have discovered that Im 20 years AHEAD of most curves, so I shut up and went with the "floor". Canada, Maine and Vt has accomplished it, whats so difficult? BTW I brought to the NHSA table SIX plus years ago that we needed a Statewide electronic map, it just happened this season.
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    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
  21. 1 point
    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.
  22. 1 point
    Bringing this one back from the dead.....I scored these off eBay recently...
  23. 1 point
    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!
  24. 1 point
    snorander

    random photo thread

  25. 1 point
    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.
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    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.
  27. 1 point
    NH does offer a 20% tax reduction to landowners who allow public access to land held under current use, but public OHRV/sled use isn't a required activity to get the discount. 20% Recreational Adjustment. If a landowner decides not to post, and opens the property to public use without an entrance fee for 12 months a year, the land is entitled to a 20% reduction in the current use assessment of the acres opened to public recreational use. To receive the 20% recreation adjustment, the landowner must allow all of the following activities: Hunting Skiing Fishing Snowshoeing Hiking Nature Observation If any of these activities are detrimental to a specific agricultural or forest crop, that activity may be prohibited. If the 20% recreational adjustment has been granted, posting to prohibit any activity listed above requires approval of the local assessing officials. See Cub 305.03 for further explanation. The landowner may prohibit trespass upon his property for all other activities, including use of mechanized and off-highway vehicles (such as snowmobiles and three-wheelers), camping, cutting down trees, etc. Posting land to prohibit these activities will not affect the 20% recreation adjustment. Here's the current use rules: https://www.revenue.nh.gov/current-use/documents/2019-booklet.pdf Valuation of current use land is set by classification: farmland, forest land, unproductive land, and wetland. From the NH Business Review: Farmland is currently assessed between $25 and $425 per acre. White pine forest with documented stewardship is assessed between $66 and $99 per acre and without stewardship between $110 and $165 per acre. Hardwood forest with stewardship is assessed between $28 and $43 per acre and without between $47 and $71 per acre. Unproductive and wetlands are assessed at $20 per acre. If land in current use is not posted but open to recreation — hunting, fishing, hiking, skiing, snowshoeing and nature observation — it qualifies for an additional 20 percent reduction in assessed value. There is no buyout provision in the program. When land in current use is sold or transferred, it remains enrolled. But if the land is either developed or put to a disqualifying use, a land use change tax equal to 10 percent of its “full and fair value” is charged. Today, 3,008,456 acres — more than half the land area of the state — is enrolled in current use, and virtually half of it qualifies for the recreational discount. Forest land, with and without stewardship, covers 2,623,405 acres, or 87 percent, of the land in current use. The 204,353 acres of farmland account for 7 percent of the total, while 180,698 acres of unproductive land and wetland make up the balance.