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  1. 5 points
    Great time at the Scrub Oak Scramblers winter carnival yesterday at the old air strip in Freedom. These are a few photos from the drone portfolio I took.....
  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. 3 points
    Shifty

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Sweet ride from the dooryard today. Met Dmax and his buddy in Lancaster on 5 then back south thru dalton, littleton,103 to bath and lunch in woodsville. Then a quick blast up the rail 5 to Littleton and home. Trails were perfect everywhere. 100+ miles. I forgot to set the trip meter.
  10. 3 points
    Nice encounter yesterday (Sat. 2/16) on 155. My 7 year old was amazed to see this big lady (I think it was female) on the trails! We kept our distance and let her trot along for a ways...she eventually hoofed up into the woods after a bit of high revving from someone in another group who was stopped coming from the other direction.
  11. 3 points
    Then you are not paying attention to what is being stated. I had a lot of people in their early 20s on sleds... but they are now suffering the result of financial planning. It is very sad to find a 50-60 year old with retirement savings that will not suffice their retirement... to watch them sell the things they loved... and know that even after it is all gone, there will not be enough. The numbers in the first post are nationwide. US registrations... not new or used sled sales... have fallen approximately 450,000. Canadian registrations... not new or used sled sales, but actual users... have fallen approximately 165,000. The average age of snowmobile owners has gone up 2 years... even with all those inexpensive used sled available to the younger generation. And the amount spend snowmobiling per capita has gone down from an estimated $4000 annually to $2000 annually. Sales... new or used... is not the issue. Registrations falling, registrants being older, and what each registrant is spending annually... those are the issues. Landowners that can no longer afford to hold large parcels... they need the money for retirement... that is an issue. How did that happen? When they were young they didn't care about gross income. Now they are old... they are selling things to live off what income they can muster. Since the median according to the stats is 45 years old... it probably weighs on them more than it does a 20 year old. Polaris and Bombardier realized in their study that the days of the garage full of toys would result in the days of focus on one toy. What will that ''toy'' be in the end? I think it will vary... but it means the community of support will be lower.
  12. 3 points
    CATRESERVE

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    It was fun riding in the snow most of the day yesterday. Love to see the TRAIL SIDE hot chocolate Renegade08. We cooked burgers TRAIL SIDE on Saturday and gave the last one away to a lone rider. Shifty...I was passing thru your neck of the woods last Wednesday...trails were a blast. Rode from Groton thru Notch over to Littleton to Warren and back. Rossi...thinking of you at the Common Cafe on Saturday. Great place to ride to on the trail in downtown Rumney for good food and entertainment.
  13. 3 points
    JBG

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    DEEEEP Powder on Aziscohos lake Wednesday the day before the big rain.
  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
    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. 2 points
    You do know that there are folks on here that aren't going to realize you are being sarcastic. Oops....guess I was tool late!
  33. 2 points
    Well, you know this is our fault for demonizing them and not doing enough to get places for them to ride
  34. 2 points
    classicdmax

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Another great ride, great conditions thabks for leading the way
  35. 2 points
    snorander

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    134 or so miles with Nox, Coldbrew, and 6 others. Left from Wellington state park and headed north....Hardy Country in the morning was the best I’ve ever seen it.....warren to Haverhill started out nice, but went quickly down hill, trails and fields were bare and icy....just not enough snow that way. We ate lunch and headed back to warren and over to Campton and back south to Plymouth and back to Newfound lake. Hardy Country was still great on our way back through at 4pm. Got the fleet out for a family picture today.
  36. 2 points
    jay

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Couple from this past weekend......
  37. 2 points
    snorander

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Stinson Mountain and the rocket on Saturday
  38. 2 points
    No one is perfect and a honest mistake is, a honest mistake. Guess some people don't make mistakes though. Guess F&G thought they did. Also, Polaris on their SXS ,DO use GPS for rental companies to guide people around. So yes you do use it for guidance.
  39. 2 points
    CATRESERVE

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Just another nice picture to go with everyone else's great pictures...Stinson Lake from a lake view and 1/2 hour later from a mountain view.
  40. 2 points
    TTA89

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Since it was "free" weekend in VT and Maine I staying in NH and had a blast. I called everyone I knew with a sled and nobody could get up to ride with me so I went alone. I rode out of my place in Twin on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday and rode through Twin, Bethlehem, Dalton, Whitefield, Littleton, and Lisbon. I saw more groomers than sleds on Thursday and Friday. It was 5 star awesome out there with blue skies for most of the riding. Glad I got in 250 miles before the torch down this week. I can't image it will be that amazing again for awhile...
  41. 2 points
    I would be all over it! They should add some extra dollars on the registration increase for my salary and expenses...I will make the state money just like a FINE! That would be FINE for me!
  42. 2 points
    Shifty

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Classicdmax, hendo, and I tore up the great white north today. 170 miles. Cold and fast. Lancaster to west stewartstown and back, lunch st SDR
  43. 2 points
    Like I was saying about those GPS things....... People put way too much faith in them.
  44. 2 points
    classicdmax

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Good thread my sons first time on trails with me, he loved it. We’ll be back up together in a few weeks to get him back out there
  45. 2 points
    Renegade08

    Official 2019 riding pic thread

    1/27/2019 CNHSC Nice family ride today including some trail-side hot cocoa in a beautiful snowfall.
  46. 2 points
    For active club members, it is pretty common... though I have to admit I have found several officers that did not know the information was public. I think the decline in snowmobile registrations is due to the Polaris/Bombardier Marketing Study done in 1995, and released to the public at the ISC in 1998. They determined that discretionary income was not growing in traditional snowmobile regions and would over the next twenty years result in declines. They further determined that much of what was being considered as discretionary income was in actuality income that was being diverted from other long term goals... retirement being the one delivered at that time. The Study felt that going forward... the aging snowmobile community... would hit the pre-retirement age and shake out. As for speed and off-trail riding... I think you fail repeatedly to recognize that landowners determine much of that. So a bigger issue would be the loss of land access. The concessions would need to be by landowners open to the concept. Those landowners are the powers. Some will be against, some will be open... or at least I think some will be open... since other formats of usage that have been told for a very long time that they would not get landowner support, when they asked landowners found they could.
  47. 2 points
    My son and his best bro then the 2 boy along side their old men. Doesnt get any better than that
  48. 2 points
    It still comes down to respect. No matter what you ride, you RESPECT the land owner, see above picture. It doesn't matter what the dealer pushes, you RESPECT the land owner, and if you only ride trails, you RESPECT the other riders. Plain and simple
  49. 2 points
    I'm pretty sure when you go to a dealer and buy a mountain sled, the dealer isn't going to have a class on proper riding and landowner respect. They're going to take the money and hand over the sled, SO actually it DOES matter what the manufacturers push. Posters on the dealer walls of sleds side hilling and high marking. That's what you're SUPPOSED to do with the sled, so let's do it. If you're a 20 something making your first sled purchase, all you care about is the fun, not the consequence.
  50. 2 points
    Shifty

    Today was a good day...

    6 yrs ago!