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  1. 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!
  2. 3 points
    https://www.nhmagazine.com/driving-the-nh-economy/
  3. 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!
  4. 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 !!!!
  5. 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.
  6. 1 point
    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
  7. 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.
  8. 1 point
    Bringing this one back from the dead.....I scored these off eBay recently...
  9. 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!
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  11. 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.
  12. 1 point
    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.
  13. 1 point
    Getting state economic impact from a Ridge Runner groomer is not likely to be unbiased nor a valid measurement of state economic impact statistics. UNH is considered a more authoritative source. Like someone mentioned, it's an opinion piece. Talk to real people in North country, it's important. But leaf peeping and skiing are probably equally important. I've read more informative articles with real statics rather than opinions. I was unimpressed with this article. Facts would be more helpful. But researching them them is not as much fun as a ride with a groomer!
  14. 1 point
    Got out today with a few friends before the warmer weather and liquid snow (not rain). Hope people stay off the trails in this little "hiccup" in weather this weekend.
  15. 1 point
    Good article...and a good informative read. Hope lots of people get a chance to read it.
  16. 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!
  17. 1 point
    Pic taken at trio ponds on trail 28
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  19. 1 point
    snorander

    random photo thread