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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. 3 points
    https://www.nhmagazine.com/driving-the-nh-economy/
  4. 3 points
    This up and down weather is stressing us all out to no end. Finally got to get out for a quick toot with my wife today. Rain to snow yesterday and then snow over night into today. Headed out after noon with variable conditions in the lower elevations but better and fresh snow higher up. More bits of snow this week and a warm up at the end of the week...go figure. Make the best of what we get! It's coming....just have to wait a little longer. Need to keep the "glass 1/2 full" mentality!
  5. 3 points
    Good to see some posts----me, finally got out Sunday - conditions OK to good depending on elevation as usual...80 miles later some great snow some snirt, some rocks, some mud, some smiles which is most important. Ride Right, Ride Safe, and Ride On !!!!
  6. 3 points
    You’ve made your point. Ad nauseum. You’re going to Maine. Send us a digital postcard when you settle in (we don’t need to read six threads and twenty posts from you bitching about the price of stamps)...
  7. 3 points
    Great pictures from everyone...Got a chance to get out yesterday Wednesday. Rode from camp in Groton, Warren, Lincoln, and back to camp thru Central NH trails. Was good except for 156 on the Lincoln maintained section which was rough. 11 south was also fine toward Campton. Took as few side trails which are always less traveled and fun! Still got snow but southern slopes show some thinning. Same every year...elevation is key!
  8. 3 points
  9. 2 points
    800R Gade X

    Pittsburg trails this past weekend

    Heading to Quebec Friday, so worth the drive.
  10. 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."
  11. 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.
  12. 2 points
    snorander

    random photo thread

  13. 2 points
    It is an interesting opinion piece... but shows off a major problem. Tourism is about $6 billion of an $80 billion State economy... so not really the driving force. The estimate is that Coos County accounts for roughly 3% of that $6 billion in tourism (based on M&R revenue). So it means that northern NH's economy is really quite bad.
  14. 2 points
    800R Gade X

    Anyone planning to ride

    Absolutely, going to SDR
  15. 2 points
    classicdmax

    New Trailer

    First trailer for sleds, second ProLine to own. Purchased my first enclosed ProLine in 2017 for work/construction. Spent lots of time/money setting up interior to flow well for every day needs. Trailers are top quality, built well and home grown in NH! number two followed me home last weekend. I plan to insulate ceiling for some reason.....load it up and haul machines north for the winter thanksgiving weekend. anyone in the market for a trailer Id certainly give these guys a look. A bit more expensive but the extra dough spent is well worth a long term investment. These trailers are top notch
  16. 2 points
    rossi46

    Electric recreational vehicles

    Nothing is better than the smell of 2 stroke. Nothing.
  17. 2 points
    gunmaker

    Electric recreational vehicles

    I'd rather run out of gas out on the trail than run out of battery
  18. 2 points
    gunmaker

    New Trailer

    YUP. Bought ours in 2014. GREAT place and people
  19. 2 points
    pathfinder

    Bear Brook Swap Meet Interview

    Here's a Youtube link to an Interview that was done last fall at the Bear Brook State Park Vintage Swap Meet. Some old guy with a bunch of red things. Enjoy! pathfinder
  20. 2 points
    jhwentworth

    Any sleds not ridden in Pittsburg

    Until you find out that his wife's name is Ella Snall.
  21. 2 points
    jhwentworth

    random photo thread

    Pretty good display today.
  22. 2 points
    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.
  23. 2 points
    Why beat around the bush just come out and say you don't like the increase! (doesn’t mix with what the younger Americans want to do) Most not all young Americans are to lazy and cheap to do anything that mommy and daddy won't pay for! Enjoy Maine before they go up.
  24. 2 points
    Love how this site continues to be the "Bash the NHSA site"... Step up if you can do better.
  25. 2 points
    ICG

    No new posts since 3/21/19

    Reality is that facebook and other sites have decimated the individual snowmobile sites....Just not the same as the mid / early 2000's....
  26. 2 points
    Renegade08

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Last Saturday. 65 miles. Campton to Franconia/Cannon and back.
  27. 2 points
    jhwentworth

    ATVs on public roads issues

    The ATV ban bills failed in all three towns. http://www.colbsent.com/breakingnews.php As for the Colebrook "recreation trails supervisor" position, it died too. Metallak ATV Club president Craig Washburn opened discussion on Article 27, which proposed the Recreation Trails Supervisor position, by stating, "I'd like to know why the taxpayers are going to pay for something I've been doing 40 years for free." Julie Moran pointed out this person would be neutral and work as a mediator "so we can address the issues residents are angry about." Mr. Placy said the board views this as a move that would help the club, but Terry Rosi disagreed with the need for a $10,000 position. "I think this can be worked out between both sides with some transparency," he said. The measure failed, nullifying the next article that would have funded the position, and the 7 p.m. meeting adjourned at 10:55.
  28. 2 points
    So,in the future, next year, when you register your sled, signing it acknowledges you know off trail is illegal. It also states, if caught your registration is pulled for the year, sled impounded, and there is a fine also. This is my thought. Sure you are going to lose sleds to Maine, but you are keeping trails open. JMO
  29. 2 points
  30. 2 points
    Shifty

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    I had a great weekend. Took the 99 out for a sunny no helmet cruise on Friday. 177 solo miles on Saturday and a relaxing 50 mile spin this morning with my son.
  31. 2 points
    Shifty

    Littleton area is great

    They just groomed 5 past my house
  32. 1 point
    I rode through Franconia Notch on Saturday. It really is a cool trail, great views. Fun cruising under the highway. Just be ready to give a wide berth to the groups on the rentals. You of all people know they can be a bit unpredictable.
  33. 1 point
    177 miles on Saturday, 80 Miles on Sunday.....
  34. 1 point
    noxorc

    Make the best with what we have!!!!

    Awesome to see... great turn out
  35. 1 point
    Snowed all day yesterday (Monday) and into the night...guess we are going to get winter 2-4" at a time. 2-4" every couple of days add up!
  36. 1 point
    PolarisCobra

    Early riding

    Nothing wrong with that. At least you know nothing is coming out of places where is isn't supposed to be, or not flowing through places where it should.
  37. 1 point
    Bitter sweet to the snow. Still have lots of trail work to do. Ground is far from frozen, we need more colder days before real snow.
  38. 1 point
    pathfinder

    Any sleds not ridden in Pittsburg

    Who the heck has sleds for sale in Pittsburg? pathfinder
  39. 1 point
    noxorc

    Any sleds not ridden in Pittsburg

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/841629469193112/for_sale_search/?forsalesearchtype=for_sale&availability=available&query=renegade&epa=SEARCH_BOX
  40. 1 point
    PolarisCobra

    Slowly collecting parts

    Looking good. Lets hope we get some snow early this year. That thing looks great.
  41. 1 point
    NHrider

    Lowes garage to Errol and back

    Folks, Rode 117 miles from Lowe's to Errol, had lunch at the Subway and LL Cotes and came back yesterday. Trails were great. A couple of muddy spots where there is logging etc otherwise quite nice. Get your riding in while you can. Route taken was Lowe's to 11N to PT 109 to 117E up 19N to Errol and back.
  42. 1 point
    rossi46

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    3/23...Sugar Hill
  43. 1 point
    When a groomer breaks down in the woods it is BAD...real BAD. Despite the loss of the ability to make nice trails for a spell...the actual work it takes to either fix it on the trail in the middle of the woods in cold weather and many times in the dark, limited access for tools, supplies and manpower you got to get it done no matter what (and the groomer operator needs to walk out or get a ride out). So if you can't fix it trail side or limp it out...you need to get it out. That is no small task especially for a large machine. Our machine is smaller but none-the-less still quite a bit of work to get it out. We ended up finding a 8 foot truck bed liner and cutting it in 1/2 length wise. We put one 1/2 under one side track and the other 1/2 under the other side and secured it with a ratchet strap. We got a backhoe back in the woods on the trail to pull it out to a waiting ramp truck. Came out slick as sh**. Video below of Fort Mountain Trailwinders in Epsom getting out of the woods despite a night "try to fix it on the trail" in single number temps the night before. So when you see those jugs in dealers, restaurants and local stores with "contribute to the trail fund" make sure you do your financial part please! IMG_1102 (1).3gp
  44. 1 point
    Monday 50 miles in 2 hours. From Spaulding- up 11. through PMSC across EVSC down 16, back and loaded up! Great conditions this time of year, fast with plenty of Lube
  45. 1 point
    rossi46

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Some sensational pics here...especially the sunset taken by classicdmax!
  46. 1 point
    metaluc

    ATVs on public roads issues

    I read this as an attempt at a creative compromise proposal of sorts. The one article would ban use on all town roads. The administrator would work with the club's and land owners to find alternative trails. Presumably that might eventually include some "non problem" town roads. Would also report at town meetings. Presumably, there would be more visibility by the town at large into club activities, tax payer concerns, challenges and visversa. The Colebrook club has come out against both articles. My thoughts are that an overall ban is a bad idea, but increased transparency and participation by the town is probably a good idea. Compromise has become a dirty word these days, but it's probably the only path to an amenable solution.
  47. 1 point
    Stinson

    Littleton area is great

    Shifty great call on the trails in Littleton area and further north. Friday's ride had picture perfect blue sky with nice flat trails and the perfect temp. It was probably the most scenic ride we had in many years. Even the stretch of Corridor 11 just past the Notch was groomed. Here is a snapshot of our route leaving from Rumney.
  48. 1 point
    Shifty

    Littleton area is great

  49. 1 point
    doodave

    Warren to Twin Mountain

    Thanks for all the info we're going to try that tomorrow today we did a nice 215 mile Loop moultonborough New Hampshire 2 Ossipee to Conway to Gorham Berlin Twin Mountain back through Franconia notch all the way back the rr bed Meredith to moultonborough
  50. 1 point
    MTNBYKR

    random photo thread