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    ckf

    Christmas Lights 2021

    This site is barely able to keep the lights on, but it Christmas, LOL. Lights are on! Here's a seasonal pic from a few days ago of the Pioneer Farm in Columbia, NH.
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    snorander

    Beginning of a new era for me....

    Sold all my sleds and moving on....finally bought a new sled. 2022 Enduro 600r. Hopefully it will come in before February.
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    PolarisCobra

    SWAP MEET

    Those impulse purchases can be tricky. You buy it, then realize it won't be so easy to get it home.
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    pathfinder

    Vintage Ride In Pittsburg

    Should be a good time! For once I can ride from my house to the starting point without having to trailer. There is another vintage ride through Franconia Notch from Whales Tail on March 7th, so the Vintage World is busy. The quality of sleds on these rides are approaching museum quality and are incredible to see in a big group. I have a few sleds to choose from, but I think I'll take my 73 Nitro that has been stretched from stock 116 inch track to a 136 inch. Fun to ride but has so much traction you don't want to hit the throttle too early coming out of a corner, as the skis lift real ez with all that extra bite. pathfinder
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    pathfinder

    Beginning of a new era for me....

    Beautiful sled. I'm officially jealous, Nothing like new Iron reliability. However, I'm amazed you so casually gave up the financial advantages of vintage plates, kinda like forever stamps. We will also miss the blow by blows of your meticulous maintenance of your old friends, with pics. Seriously, very happy for you. pathfinder
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    MTNBYKR

    Beginning of a new era for me....

    Congrats Steve! That’s awesome!!!
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    rossi46

    Beginning of a new era for me....

    Congrats!
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    noxorc

    Beginning of a new era for me....

    Congrats Steve, well deserved.... I look forward to our rides and no open hoods.
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    Good for you - you will enjoy that machine for sure.
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    BigGuyNH

    Beginning of a new era for me....

    Nice!
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    ICG

    Beginning of a new era for me....

    Nice sled . . . But when will they actually deliver it 100% complete is the real question... .
  12. 1 point
    ckf

    Kayaking in Pittsburg

    I've noticed that the lakes and rivers in Pittsburg have been very low this year. I was just in your neighborhood again last Sunday, Armand.
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    The 75 Trail Twister is SOLD! Went to Derby Vermont! Pathfinder
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    pathfinder

    Admins

    Your theory makes about as much sense as anything else Skip! Glad to see you point out the paralell. Hope this post doesn't start any international incident, although it wouldn't be the first time...LOL!!!
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    pathfinder

    Admins

    There has been a recent up surge in people posting "junk" from overseas and in different languages that is becoming a big problem. This morning we had about 20 posts advertising how to buy many different prescription drugs on line that were deleted as soon as they were discovered. As one of the original moderators of this site it has always been kind of boring with not much happening that required moderation of any kind. Recently starting to see a lot of stuff from Russia among others. Have no idea who or what would have much to gain about posting on a snowmobile site with crap that no one here is interested in. Another issue that is not as obvious of late, is the members joining under funky names and e mail addys, that are removed amost every morning. Apologies to all legit members for having become exposed to this stuff, before we can clean it up. We will continue to scan often and take steps to eliminate sources of this material and these phony memberships that demean the quality of our valuable site. Any comments or questions about whats going on can be posted here, or messaged to me personally. Thanks pathfinder
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    Maybe with the name of the club below?
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    Most motor sports have a shrine quality “Mecca” that holds annual World Championships. Daytona, Indy, have cars covered, and Vintage Snowmobile racers recognize Eagle River Wisconsin as the pinnacle of competition in their sport. This writer has had the privilege of being there with locals, Chet Hooper of Pittsburg, and his driver Spencer Landry (formerly of Pittsburg) in 2018-19, which turned out to be one great experience. Eagle River boasts a half mile, banked, dedicated track, with heated grand stands. It is a true test to the ability of man and machine in this unique sport. The World’s Championship complex exudes racing tradition going back to the beginning of the sport in the late 60’s and early 70’s, and is hallowed ground to most racers of the sport. Prior attempts to qualify for the final Championship race saw progress; the team got very close to qualifying for the final, but never quite made it. The fraternity of racers from all over the world makes this a venue that few people get a chance to experience over the three day event, covering 90 plus classes. In 2020-21, things changed with a complete re build of the Arctic Cat Mod 440 by team leader Chet Hooper of Pittsburg, and the addition of new driver from Lancaster, Lucas Nast. Lucas, in his early twenties, had been racing locally with great success, and jumped at the chance to make the trip to compete at the highest level with Chet. 2021 brought them closer to their goal with a great machine and high hopes. The event was held January 8 through the10th, 2021.Qualifications are handled on the track, solo, against the clock, going only two laps. Very few people make the cut. Participants who make the cut move on to the quarter finals, semi finals, and Last Chance Qualifiers. The ten machines lined up for the final race, with two others in the second row who get there from the LCQ compete in the final race. Lucas Nast was one of those in the front row who exhibited an amazing feat of skill and guts. Being in the top ten snowmobile racers in the world is no small accomplishment, and watching him compete online against the best was a real show. Lucas was entered in several racing classes, including the 800cc class heats with a 440cc that he came close to winning. The Final Race was staged on Sunday afternoon and was a real production, including an invocation of a local minister with words of wisdom and encouragement. The line up by the flag man was precise. The flag dropped for the start! Twelve machines all heading for turn one created quite a dramatic scene of speed, position and courage. Lucas, aboard Arctic Cat #67, fought with the best in the world and finished 10th.Tune in again next year. It should be interesting.
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    Here's a pretty good story about how the vaccines happened. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2021/01/26/moderna-covid-vaccine-science-fast/6555783002/
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    pathfinder

    Vintage Ride In Pittsburg

    The Vintage Ride was a huge success, with about 175 sleds showing up for burgers and dogs at Depot Camp on Indian Stream. Check it out! (1) Snowmobiling in Pittsburg, NH : Great turnout today for the first annual great North Woods Vintage Snowmobile Ride | Facebook Facebook pathfinder
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    rossi46

    Condition updates

    Thanks Larry for your detailed and straightforward, honest reports. We appreciate it!
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    pathfinder

    Vintage Ride In Pittsburg

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    ljgomes

    Parade of Lights

    On Saturday 3/6 we trailered up to Pittsburg and participated in the 2021 Parade of Lights. Below is a link to a video of last years event which inspired us to go. When we got to the lake, the fire department had their ladder truck on the edge of the lake with a giant American flag hung from the extended ladder. As we approached, we were directed to line up behind other sleds. The sleds were lined up 10 wide. Each line had its own team of volunteers. One person was taking names and phone numbers (for a mailing list). A second volunteer had colored cellophane that they taped over the front light of our sled. A third volunteer was carrying a firefighters boot for donations. Sleds lined up from 6:00pm to 7:00pm and many of them had elaborate light displays on their sleds. Some people were towing trailers with lit up Christmas trees and all other types of displays. The lines kept getting longer and longer until we could barely see the sleds at the end about 1/8 mile away. Not sure exactly how many sleds the were but I would estimate about 1,000. At 7:00pm they played the national anthem and then the sleds fired up and someone started leading certain lines forward. Eventually it turned into 3 lines of sleds all winding their way around the lake in a predetermined pattern. Someone told us it was supposed to be a heart shape but we could not tell if that is what it was from our vantage point. There was drone in the air taking a video so that may provide better evidence of the shape we were making on the lake. After a couple of turns around the lake, they lined all the sleds up in the middle of the lake facing the American Flag on the shore and they proceeded to light off an excellent fireworks show. We watched that for a half and hour and then headed back to the trailer and drove home. It was a great event and we really enjoyed getting out to a social event after months of being locked down. We are definitely going back next year.
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    ljgomes

    Condition updates

    I suggest you go up Nash Stream Road (Cor. 5) to Cor. 28 and then ride the trails in the Millsfield area. They have been fantastic all season (so has Groveton's trails). The trail down from Dixville Peak to Trail 134 (Nathan Pond Trail by the Balsams) is a mess until you cross under Rt. 26. Its 5mph for over 2 miles due to the bumps. That section of trail needs major excavation work. I don't think 5 feet of snow would allow it to be groomed. I was told most of the trail is granite outcroppings so to fill in between those with snow is just about impossible. To head north of Rt. 26 you should take the Flume trail. From Millsfield, follow the signs to Log Haven. Take a left at the last intersection before Log Haven onto Primary Trail 113 and that is the best route north. Check out this great interactive map on the NHSA site to plan your trip: https://nhsa.evtrails.com/#
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    Too bad, hope for a full recovery.
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    ljgomes

    Condition updates

    In Stark, we received another 3"-4" of new powder snow last night. All of the groomers in the area have been out (Groveton, Berlin, Gorham, Jefferson, Twin Mt.) and this new snow should help, but the base is still very thin and driving by trails that have been groomed, we could still see water and mud in the normally wet spots. We are hoping that the cold weather over the next few days will freeze things up. We are planning to go riding on Friday so will report back after that ride but I would say to anyone thinking about coming up to this area, that conditions should be fair in the woods and good on RR beds and logging roads. Certainly worth the trip.
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    rossi46

    NHSA safety course

    Ditto. F&G consistently reports inexperience as being the cause of serious accidents.
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    snorander

    NHSA safety course

    I took a safety class in Goffstown with my son a few years ago. I have been snowmobiling my whole life and I found it informative. I think everyone should have to take it.
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    I just mailed off two vintage registration applications to Concord, for my principal vintage rider ( 73 Rupp Nitro 440) and a backup sled (90 Arctic Cat Prowler 440) these carried lifetime app fees of $129. each (up from $50. each). Happy to do it, looking forward to whatever riding will be possible, and worried about the future of people holding back feeding the mechanism that makes it all possible. Lot's of 0's in the pipeline of people that are necessary that have to come from somewhere to keep it going. Same with clubs and what keeps them going while too many people are sitting on the fence waiting for the "perfect storm" to enable them the "perfect ride". Think about the future of the sport, for what doesn't enter the "piggie bank" this year will affect the system next year.... pathfinder
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    classicdmax

    NHSA safety course

    I get it, seen it myself this is his 5th year on a sled, 3rd on his current 370. I think he got a few more years before he’s on 600
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    Registered two in NH in November and joined two NH clubs. Will be registering both in Maine as well when the snow flies and still deciding which southern Maine club to join. Quite frankly if you can’t support the meager registration fees and join/support the clubs where you ride, you need to find a different sport....IMHO
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    I registered 3 in NH and have 1 registered in Maine, member of 3 or 4 clubs. Bring on the snow!
  33. 1 point
    I will register one or both when it's time to ride them. Any travel restrictions around Covid will change my plans before the price increase does. Joined my club back in September, that part is out of the way.
  34. 1 point
    Registered both sleds in NH & Maine, November. (Joined 3 clubs)
  35. 1 point
    Registered two sleds back in August.... I like to average out the cost over a longer duration... Yes, I have ridden both sleds on the trail system...
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    dirt dummy

    Happy New Year !

    Happy New Year
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    pathfinder

    Kayaking in Pittsburg

    Just below Pittsburg village is a stretch of the Connecticut River that has seen a lot of kayaks and canoes over the years. Having done this stretch with rookies hundreds of times, it was a shock to see the the current "non depth" of the river. Pics were taken yesterday afternoon, and the y tell a story no one wants to here. pathfinder
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    pathfinder

    Kayaking in Pittsburg

    All the Connecticut Lakes and Francis are very low for this time of year. I have talked to people who have kayaked East Inlet with difficulty, due to low levels. Most big rain generating storms have gone below us all summer. Personally, I had a bad experience in a small pond behind my house where I had 30 Rainbow Trout, as pets, die due to lack of oxygen, from low water flow from the mountain behind me. Walked up to feed them one day and 22 of them were doing the back stroke. Never seen a drought so bad in 25 years living here. Hope we get some substantial rain soon........ pathfinder
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    ljgomes

    Condition updates

    We got 2" of new snow overnight in Stark, but by mid-afternoon today, most of that had melted. Trails in our area are not looking good. Lots of dirt showing at all road crossings. We are all done riding for the year. We took our last ride on Monday 3/8 and it was a bit disappointing. Even though all the trails were covered, they were rough. I talked to a groomer operator in Berlin and they were out the same day we were riding but the snow was so frozen, the drags would not move it. Even with the blade down they were having trouble loosening it up. By Wednesday, temps were in the 50's and the base was melting fast. We never really built up a good base this year since just about every storm was powder and that did not pack very well. We had 7 consecutive weeks of great riding so I am not complaining. But with a good base, and a cold March, we have ridden on Easter weekend in past years.
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    jhwentworth

    A story from Vermont

    Over the weekend a covered bridge in Vermont was destroyed in a fire that was started by a burning snowmobile. https://apnews.com/article/fires-vermont-c52a72613a043b55c5afe3c4912d38ac If you've ever watched a sled burn you won't be surprised at all.