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  1. 3 points
    snorander

    172 mile ride on Saturday

    It was great, but I sure am feeling it today....
  2. 2 points
    detchells

    2019 legislative session

    Below is a list of bills and there title. If you go to the following link you can put in the bill number and see the wording and when it will be heard. http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/bill_status/ There is at least one more bill coming that will be a senate bill having to do with registration. FN on the end of the bill number means that the bill has something to do with finance/money. Just giving the heads up. 2019-HB-498-FN An act prohibiting OHRV operation on class V ways 2019-HB-591 An act amending the laws governing OHRV's and Snowmobiles 2019-HB-592 An act relative to OHRV operation and license 2019-HB-630-FN An act increasing certain fines for OHRV and Snowmobile operation violations 2019-HB-660-FN An act relative to studying the economic and other impacts of OHRV use in New Hampshire 2019-HB-683-FN An act relative to the rights of property owners abutting certain highways and railtrails 2019-HB-699-FN An act relative to discounts for OHRV and snowmobile registration
  3. 2 points
    snorander

    Today was a good day...

    I only rode two miles in circles at my parents house, but I got to watch this....Life is good.
  4. 2 points
    trailblaster

    NHSA registration portal

    I called the main office. The lady was nice and very helpful and fixed the issue rather quickly but didn't know why the glitch happened in the first place. Thanks for the advice.
  5. 2 points
    noxorc

    OHRV/Snowmobile Event Permits

    It just keeps repeating in my head "45 days"... "45 days". You got to be kidding me. There is something wrong with your process Dennis. I attend most of my club meetings and I don't recall the announcement of this change. Thanks for sharing this. So, I'm not here to bitch. I'm here to make a difference. What can we (as clubs) do to help you make it more efficient to get this job done? Is it information gathering needed? phone numbers? emails addresses? This isn't done by paper is it? snail mail? What about an online form that clubs fill out?
  6. 1 point
    noxorc

    172 mile ride on Saturday

    Nice !
  7. 1 point
    Renegade08

    Great Riding in the CNHSC trails

    I'd like to keep it quiet as well on just how good CNHSC trails are... but I can't be that greedy. I have a cabin right at Junction T, 155/152. Family was sick last weekend so we had to stay in MA. Can't wait to ride this weekend. Brutal cold and lots of snow coming!! @Yamiblue If you're trailering up and parking, park right at the police/fire station, immediately off exit 28. There's a wide road next to the train tracks where loads of folks unload. Cross 49, head west to access all the trails...and gas up easily at Chesley's mini mart if need be. Here's a link to parking by fire/police station.. https://goo.gl/maps/w7VXCPNXBcH2 2 weeks ago had the little one bombing around the field by our place.
  8. 1 point
    NHrider

    Today was a good day...

    Snorander, Goffstown? really? your right around the corner from me... I live in Bow right off Corr 11. Near Turkey pond. Holler when riding by.. oh and as far as the pictures go... thats awesome... My Kids have been riding since 6-7 years old... on old Arctic Cat Lynx's and Jaguars ( 70's vintage 340's) I just bought my grandson a 1974 Arctic Cat Kitty Kat to learn on.
  9. 1 point
    detchells

    Fish and Game Rep

    John I agree with you. All someone has to do is ask and I will be more than happy to help on any issue. There are many steps involved to get to an end product.
  10. 1 point
    smallengineguy

    Fish and Game Rep

    Just wanted to say it's nice to have Dennis from F&G as a member now. It'll help to quell the rumors and he said/she said when it comes to some of the issues within our state. Welcome!
  11. 1 point
    detchells

    Fish and Game Rep

    JANUARY 7, 2019 BY CAPTAIN DAVID WALSH "New Hampshire’s law (RSA 215-C:47) requires that in order for Vermont or Maine registered snowmobiles to operate in NH with their respective registrations, NH-registered snowmobiles must be allowed to operate in those states during the same time period. NH must put into its Administrative Rules the exact weekend, which all three states agreed would be the last weekend in January. Once in Rule, it cannot be changed without going through a lengthy legislative process." Now, I think I've beaten this dead horse quite enough. And I believe that the Ride Free weekend is equally dead until the legislature changes the law. Sorry to have chewed up so much bandwidth. If you look at the last line in 215-C: 47, I-a it give the Executive Director to adopt rules under RSA 541-A which would be the administrative rules. Yes the RSA allows for it but it has to go through JLCAR he cannot just say this is the weekend. Here is the text for 215-C:47 215-C:47 Reciprocity. – I. A snowmobile which is registered in Vermont, Maine, or Quebec shall be deemed to be properly registered for the purposes of this chapter if it is registered in accordance with the laws of the state or province in which it is registered, but only to the extent that a reciprocal exemption or privilege is granted under the laws of that state or province for snowmobiles registered in this state. For the purpose of this section, the executive director shall determine the extent of the privilege of operation granted by Vermont, Maine, and Quebec and, when necessary, adopt rules and charge fees to achieve a true reciprocity. The executive director's determination shall be final. I-a. The executive director may, upon agreement with the state of Vermont or Maine, or both, adopt a regional snowmobile registration endorsement agreement to allow reciprocal snowmobile riding privileges in participating states. The procedures and fees for such registration endorsement shall be established by agreement of the participating states, and the fees proposed in such agreement shall be approved by the fiscal committee of the general court. The executive director may adopt rules, pursuant to RSA 541-A, relative to procedures for the administration and enforcement of the regional endorsement agreement, the collection and use of funds generated by endorsement agreement fees, and periodic audits of endorsement agreement fees. II. In order to operate any snowmobile granted reciprocity under paragraph I, such vehicle shall meet all equipment requirements and sound level decibel limitations which are mandated by RSA 215-C for snowmobiles registered in New Hampshire.
  12. 1 point
    PolarisCobra

    Great Riding in the CNHSC trails

    I've got news for you. That's gonna get worse before it gets better , I'm sure some of the other old farts here can attest.
  13. 1 point
    CATRESERVE

    Today was a good day...

    Great pictures and showroom condition sleds. I show my kid's pictures from years past...Was that me really Dad? 2 of them have their own kids now. We all need to get together for a ride soon. Some good riding to be had!
  14. 1 point
    CATRESERVE

    Great Riding in the CNHSC trails

    Fabians!
  15. 1 point
    BigGuyNH

    Great Riding in the CNHSC trails

    CNHSC = What Name please?
  16. 1 point
    Skip

    Reciprocal Weekend Cancelled

    Thanks Dennis...and thanks for taking my phone call the other day with the myriad of questions I had. Enjoyed the chat!
  17. 1 point
    detchells

    OHRV/Snowmobile Event Permits

    Yes if you have an approved event and need to move the weekend all you have to do is give me a call or send an email. This happens many times throughout the season.
  18. 1 point
    detchells

    Reciprocal Weekend Cancelled

    So it is as was said in other posts earlier is the party that dropped the ball, not legislation. Time for passing of the buck. Dennis Etchels any comments? Feedback? Yes the weekend needs to go through JLCAR and is an admin rule. Up till the end of July when the new admin rules (Fis 1500) were adopted we were told that the weekend was still a go for the last weekend in January. I found it posted on MSA Facebook page that the weekend was moved to the first weekend in February. The fastest that we could (all the stars aliened) get a change would be three months. It has to go through the same process as the full Fis 1500 rules. We need to file, research on their end, public hearings, a comment period left open, a final proposal and then the JLCAR hearing. We have over the last few years enjoyed this weekend just as much as all of you. We were not told the truth by both Maine and Vermont (Vermont has written a letter to NHSA saying sorry). As for this year we cannot just wave a magic stick and offer a weekend. I would have your club approach NHSA or write a letter to NHFG asking for the weekend for next year. This is a decision that is made above my pay grade and would go through the Command Staff at Law Enforcement.
  19. 1 point
    noxorc

    Great Riding in the CNHSC trails

    But the question is... Did you park in front of us again? I totally agree with Rene here. The trails in this area are fantastic. We were on trail by 7:30. Rode till 11 on freshly groomed, untouched trails. Passed 2 people. Then everyone else showed up and it turned in to a usual Saturday.
  20. 1 point
    noxorc

    Today was a good day...

    Nice Steve, rewarding day to see Zack buzzing around. I'm sure it bring back memories for you.
  21. 1 point
    PolarisCobra

    Today was a good day...

    Nice!!! You can see the smile right through the helmet.
  22. 1 point
    smallengineguy

    Reciprocal Weekend Cancelled

    OK, so now that we can't determine how the hell this happened, let's discuss how to make it right for next year! Who do we need to contact to get the law changed, or authority moved, etc. Petition?
  23. 1 point
    AdrenalineJunky

    Buyers remorse phenomenon

    Seemed off to good start with cold November and snow around here but as per recent decades norm, it fizzled out to endless snowless rainy misery here in southern NH.. So during the initial excitement I bought this for pulling my drag through the back 40. Spent considerable time on it to refurbish. All systems visited and addressed. I like these for their simplicity and reliability.
  24. 1 point
    The Andover Snowmobile Club will be hosting our 16th Annual Highland Lake SnoFest on Saturday February 16, 2019 at the East Andover Fish and Game Clubhouse located on Snowmobile Corridor 2 and Highway Rt. 11. Event starts at 9:00 a.m. we will have hot food and a warm clubhouse to relax and enjoy vintage snowmobile videos. Event is open to any and all Antique and Vintage snowmobiles. We will have a trail permit to allow riding without state registration. Also, new for this year is a vintage poker run. Trophies awarded for people's choice sleds. Come on out and enjoy the day with us. Hope to see you there!Here's a video from last year's event...
  25. 1 point
    PolarisCobra

    NHSA registration portal

    Sounds like a good outcome, that is nice to hear. We mostly get only bad news about the whole program, good to hear they were able to help you.
  26. 1 point
    jhwentworth

    Reciprocal Weekend Cancelled

    There's an Associated Press story being published today in several NH newspapers and web sites on the loss of the reciprocal weekend between Maine, Vermont, and NH. The story makes the point that it was NH that required that other states offer reciprocity on the same weekend as NH. The NH legislature could fix this by simply offering a free weekend to all registered sleds from any state. If the state's goal is to bring business to NH retail businesses, why should we care if another state declines to offer the same deal to NH riders? Right now, for one weekend, NH riders can ride free in Maine and Vermont. That will deprive NH businesses of some amount of revenue, while not getting any revenue from Maine and Vermont riders. The legislature needs to stop micromanaging things like this and leave the decision-making on dates and conditions to the state agencies in DPR/F&G. NH riders aren't harmed by the status quo, but northern NH retail businesses are harmed. This AP story got a pretty wide distribution. I expected NH, Maine, and Vermont TV and newspapers to carry it, but I also saw it in a Roanake, Virginia newspaper site.Why the good people in Roanoke would be interested in a NH snowmobiling story is beyond me. Maybe it was a quiet news day down there.
  27. 1 point
    detchells

    OHRV/Snowmobile Event Permits

    When the event permits come in they are approved by the Captain. They then come to me. When we do a permit it is typed up, many copies are made. I have to send the permits to the conservation officer that covers the area, the district LT., Trails bureau, The local police and in some areas the local FD, The Sheriff's office and the State Police that cover the area. The extra time is due to the increase of other paperwork and office duties that I need to do. The OHRV/Snowmobile program in the office in Concord is handled by the Captain and myself. We do have one of regional Cord. come in for a day and half to help with data entry and we can some days keep our heads above water. When the snowmobile season starts so does the funny farm at the state house. We are over there or on the phones with senators and rep's. All of this was stated at the public hearings that were held when we were in the process of adopting the rules. Again I have and always will be willing to work with clubs and understand that the weather plays the major role. Many time as I stated before it's events that have been planned months in advance. I take offence though to being called lazy. At anytime you are more than welcome to come and see what takes place in the F&G Law Office.
  28. 1 point
    jhwentworth

    OHRV/Snowmobile Event Permits

    Dennis, I think that noxorc was questioning why it would take a small department over 30 days to evaluate the granting of a club event permit. You might have described how the additional 2 weeks for the process would result in better decisions by your agency, but lacking any such data I'd have to say that this change was poorly thought out. The clubs are struggling with very erratic weather, and nobody knows what the situation will be in 30 days. It was good that you reminded the clubs of the administrative change, but you shouldn't expect that everybody will think it's a good idea.
  29. 1 point
    January 5th Race postponed, next race date is January 19th. The Club has 2 races secheduled one a vintage ice oval, similar to what Lancaster NH had in the past on the ice Northwood Lake. The other a vintage snow oval at Lakeshore Farm as in the past, we will have to wait and see what Mother Nature has planned for southern New Hampshire. Thanks The Northwood Crankpullers Dave Copeland 603-942-8303
  30. 1 point
    Saluda

    Merry Christmas, Happy New year

    Hoping everyone has a great one, enjoy !!
  31. 1 point
    May all have a special holiday with their loved ones and all that they cherish. Treat those around you better than you expect to be treated.Please remember thus when giving to your local club you support. Give more money and help for them to work with. so they can do more to make you a happy responsible snowmobiler. Go only where it is posted legal to go. Carry in, carry out. Please be considerate of the awesome landowners who give the club's something more valuable than money. The use of their property so that anybody registered in the State can use it with no income or tax break received for doing so. Go to a meeting and shake the hand and say hi to those that set their families and family life on hold just to make sure you have a pleasurable experience. Again may God Bless all of you and keep loved ones close and safe. Watch over our club volunteer.
  32. 1 point
    BigGuyNH

    Merry Christmas, Happy New year

    Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas. Now... Everyone.... SNOW DANCE!!!
  33. 1 point
    ultrarider

    SkiDoo dealer

    Most I deal with are open on Monday. HK Powersports, Disliva Motorsports, Profile Motorsports.
  34. 1 point
    smallengineguy

    We have a bridge!

    We're still working on getting it reopened though!
  35. 1 point
  36. 0 points
    smallengineguy

    Trail conditions

    Pretty bad for January 1st...