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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. 2 points
    Kind of slow here...I guess we need to post some pictures for all to enjoy. I like to cook on the trail so posted some of the grandboys and a few friends and wife cooking over the last few days. Also a few recent "Random" photos. Good snow out there....get out and enjoy!
  8. 2 points
    ljgomes

    Trail signage issues

    I like your idea about green trimmed signs. I had been asking for green trail information signs for over 10 years and they finally provided those a couple of years ago. I never thought about adding green to some of the other sign types but it makes sense. Maybe we could get some green plastic an inch bigger than the current signs and use it as a backer so it shows green trim around the Junction Ahead, Stop Ahead and Stop signs.
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    800R Gade X

    Pittsburg trails this past weekend

    Heading to Quebec Friday, so worth the drive.
  11. 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."
  12. 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.
  13. 2 points
    snorander

    random photo thread

  14. 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.
  15. 2 points
    800R Gade X

    Anyone planning to ride

    Absolutely, going to SDR
  16. 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
  17. 2 points
    rossi46

    Electric recreational vehicles

    Nothing is better than the smell of 2 stroke. Nothing.
  18. 2 points
    gunmaker

    Electric recreational vehicles

    I'd rather run out of gas out on the trail than run out of battery
  19. 2 points
    gunmaker

    New Trailer

    YUP. Bought ours in 2014. GREAT place and people
  20. 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
  21. 2 points
    jhwentworth

    Any sleds not ridden in Pittsburg

    Until you find out that his wife's name is Ella Snall.
  22. 2 points
    jhwentworth

    random photo thread

    Pretty good display today.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. 2 points
    Love how this site continues to be the "Bash the NHSA site"... Step up if you can do better.
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    That's a great weekend right there!
  28. 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.
  29. 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
  30. 1 point
    gunmaker

    Make the best with what we have!!!!

    DANG!!!!!! Nothing but a weiner festival.
  31. 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.
  32. 1 point
    snorander

    random photo thread

  33. 1 point
    snorander

    random photo thread

    The snow was fun while it lasted...
  34. 1 point
    Had a 90 Polaris Indy 500 liquid advertised on CL, and found a buyer from the Lakes Region. Had to work until 5 yesterday and he came up and was due here around 8-8:30. At 8:15 I get a text that he is stuck at the end of my road. ( Hey! It's Pittsburg, people get stuck all the time, Right!) Text him back, On my Way. Grab a tow strap and off I go. Get to the end of the road and find out he's not stuck, but driving a small Chev pickup two wheel drive and just can't make the hill. Have him and his lady friend jump in my truck and head to the house, show him the sled, which he loves, pays me, and then try and figure out the best way to get it the .8 mile to his waiting pickup. I have a two place with a 1 3/4 in tongue, and currently have a 2" ball on my truck. He says no problem, "why don't we tow the sled to his truck with my wheeler (a 500 one lunger Quest). Now he and his lady friend are dressed in sweat shirts, no gloves, no hat's. Long story short both of them pile onto the non running Indy and off we go on an extremely arctic, evening cruise down an icy, snow covered, dirt road, moving pretty good on hills or it would spin. Finally get to the last obstacle, long downhill with his truck at the bottom, crawling down for fear the sled was going to tap me from behind. By this time my two shadows in the night were about popsicled out, but happy we all survived. Made it, loaded the sled into the pickup and sped back home, hoping my face would not fall off as I found a new appreciation for my wood stove. Got a text thanking me for my help and suggested he had a friend that might want another sled I have and if he came back he would bring a film crew so we might make an episode of "Rediculousness". Pittsburg, gotta love it......... pathfinder
  35. 1 point
    pathfinder

    Electric recreational vehicles

    Especially if it's KLOTZ! pathfinder
  36. 1 point
    Old Thumper

    Attn: Vintage Snowmobile Enthusiasts

    Sold - chk PM
  37. 1 point
    pekabu

    How to get to the best riding area fast

    A little video of the Air Force Ospreys supporting snowmobiles in the field. https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/30880/air-force-cv-22-ospreys-have-a-new-snowmobile-extraction-and-insertion-configuration?xid=fbshare&fbclid=IwAR2tN_9U_xa26q7JHugirWNcc2baAdQ9vhPWhK9U4T8rxJEubmiKCQG4cyU
  38. 1 point
    PolarisCobra

    Any sleds not ridden in Pittsburg

    My favorite is 'was my wifes sled'.
  39. 1 point
    jhwentworth

    Any sleds not ridden in Pittsburg

    No, Renegades are ridden exclusively in Pittsburg and Northern Maine.. That's why they have 5,000 miles on a 2-year old sled. Another sled driven in the Lake's region with 1500 miles would be worth much less.
  40. 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
  41. 1 point
    Electronic media is taking over. Why subscribe to a paper media when it's all online for free unfortunately. I still get a few paper magazines, but newsstands seem to carry fewer all the time.
  42. 1 point
    Wide Open, I deeply respect your opinion and your position on increased speed limits. You, however, hit the nail on the head with your description of today's sleds "can turn on a dime,stop,go and handle like they are kids toys". You are correct in your description, but unfortunately they give you a false sense of security and induce you to take it to the next level, until you are over your head depending on a super sled to take care of you. I use to take out rookies to the sport daily and teach them how to ride and have a good time. We would take off at a screamin' 20 mph and come back in at 40, in one piece. It wasn't unusual for some of these rookies to get instantly hooked and show up a couple of weeks later with stuff like an RX1, MXZ, and think they have it all figured out. Lots of them crashed, some got beat up, some died... By the way, some of the mid 70's liquid Nitro Rupp's use to hit 94 miles an hour in 660 feet back then, and they were 340's. You had to "ride" them, they didn't mask much with super suspension, super brakes, wide front ends.... You had to use your head... pathfinder
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    PolarisCobra

    Slowly collecting parts

    Looking good. Lets hope we get some snow early this year. That thing looks great.
  45. 1 point
    Where it gets interesting is finding parts for stuff from the 60 and 70's, although I was at a Swap Meet at Bear Brook State Park yesterday and they had a great crowd and lots of parts, sleds and deals. pathfinder
  46. 1 point
    snorander

    Slowly collecting parts

    And that’s a wrap, just need to pick up a new battery.
  47. 1 point
    PolarisCobra

    Slowly collecting parts

    That thing looks like its brand new. Very nice.
  48. 1 point
    snorander

    Slowly collecting parts

    Almost there...
  49. 1 point
    rivercat

    Fire at Murray Farm

    Hey Thanks so MUCH everyone,,,,, snowmobiling friends and friends from far and wide have been reaching out,,,, several came to lend a hand for a day or more,,, many well wishes from ALL OVER ,, my entire service building and offices , heating plant including my chip plant, water storage and booster pump,, fertilizer for this spring,,, this seasons seed packs for our customers, just serviced our zero turn mower,,, all GONE ,,,, the gable on our greenhouse that was destroyed was 174' wide. It took 100% of all the heating equipment hung on that gable,, we lost our stand by generator, all our tools, and I just put a $35,000 standing seam roof on the building last summer,,, we had just taken a delivery of a NEW gas boiler that wasn't installed yet, the wreckage list is surreal.... I have no choice other than to be POSITIVE,,, the good in neighbors, friends, family, no one was hurt, the cat survived, MOST of my plants that were not burned will make it,,,,,, INSURANCE? grossly underinsured, I hope my inspiration will inspire others,,,,, its all I really have always wanted in life,
  50. 1 point
    Old Thumper

    random photo thread

    My wife on Diamond Ridge this morning