classicdmax

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  1. No new posts since 3/21/19

    I haven’t either, unfortunately due to my sons soccer season kicking into high gear. I hoped to ride this weekend to get in one last ride but gumption fell short.....
  2. ATVs on public roads issues

    I read an article a couple weeks back concerning this issue....sorry I forget where. As I understood it, it was more of the vacation home owner variety as opposed to residents rooted in the area. Ive only read that one article, don’t know all the information regarding issues at hand...however imo this could potentially cripple northern towns who rely on these seasonal activities to sustain living
  3. Off Trail Idiots get another trail closed

    In my travels this winter I’ve seen a lot more mountain type sleds, as well as what seems to me to be an equal amount of tracks off trail
  4. Posting pics?

    Trying to upload photos from my phone and I often get prompted with this message Can anyone help?
  5. Posting pics?

    Pics were taken on an iPhone, not quite sure how to find file properties...
  6. Posting pics?

    No The pic I posted in the riding thread is the only one of the 4-5 I selected....so not sure why or what the difference is between pics taken from same device
  7. Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Another great ride, great conditions thabks for leading the way
  8. Snow Totals

    Dud of a storm! we got our FIRST snowfall of the season here in RI, got a wapping 2”...and it’ll all be gone by end of day what a suck @ss winter
  9. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    What stood out to be is the attempt to better educate riders as to the operations of Maine’s open space. But knowwhere did it say that there is NO offtrail riding. It seems MSA fields a lot of phone activity concerning this issue, and there are guides and outfitter establishments that promote this type of riding. A model that maybe nhsa should look at a bit more closely
  10. Old map

    Wait, haha. Did you mean use maps, or use old maps?
  11. Old map

    I like the “big picture” aspect of paper maps and still use them, primarily my coos county map which is 6yr old at this point....and sometimes feel it doesn’t quite jive with real time scenarios. Someday a gps will be in the cards for me. I frequently ride with hendo who uses a gps primarily at end of rides to get us back to our destination with haste
  12. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    It is that way indeed...in fact we were asked that once we enter the trail from the parking area that we place the chain back across entrance as to deter anyone else from entering who is either not yet registered to ride, and/or a full sized vehicle. The placing of chain is almost moot for the trail eventually intersects atv trail twice where there is no signage or chains to block entry
  13. Official 2019 riding pic thread

    He’s on the cat in the middle For some reason my others pics won’t load....
  14. 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
  15. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    I wheeled my Jeep at Jericho several times, we were required to stay on designated trails specifically cut for full sized rigs only
  16. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    I would assume these riders are young, there has been a lack of parenting, and never heard the world “no”
  17. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    The problem is finding, and organizing the people to do so. The off-road club I was part of it was always the same 5-6 of us doing the leg work....I’m sure the same is true for snowmobile clubs as well. But 5 or 6 is a start, and if that’s what it takes to make change....then success
  18. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    Hell, Jericho recently within the last few years has cut dedicated orv trails for the sole purpose of full sized vehicles...I’ve wheeled there a handful of times. The first and only area like that in the state as far as I know. And I do believe it came with a lot of hard work from a local wheeling club Northwoods Off-road NWOR. Time and persistence finally paid off for them with the state and hopefully that paves the way for future expansion of access to state owned land
  19. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    Not all, I’ve seen them in Pittsburg this year. It has to start somewhere, whether it be a group of bc riders, or an individual who’s itchy to go and get stuck in the powder....legally. Not sure if there’s ever been an open line of communication before between the groups, but if not, it sure does sound like there should be one soon
  20. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    Ideally, a group of offtrail riders should take their issue straight to nhsa, and in manner as to promote partnership between the two and present them with some plan or proposal. Pepper these people with your desire to ride in nh, off trail
  21. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    I’ve read them all, it’s all been constructive conversation. But if the problem is with lack of registrations, then nhsa has to widen its eyes to the bigger picture. Not sure raising fees is the solution, but volume in registrations is. As well as the impact on local businesses with more riders. its like any other governing body, when budgets are falling short the easy answer (to them) is to increase taxes
  22. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    I think I agree with wideopenornothin, I believe NH does need to adapt. I don’t ride back country nor do I have the desire at the moment, but wouldn’t mind trying it someday. To lose the younger generation of riders, the future of snowmobiling to the lack of off trail riding will not help the cause at all. i used to be part of the 4x4/rock crawling community. For us the big issue was access to land and education. Often access wasn’t easy to attain without educating others to our sport. I’m not suggesting I’ll lead the way, but maybe folks/nhsa need to take a moment to understand and educate themselves to the needs of other riders and their desired riding style
  23. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    I grew up as a child on sleds with my father and grandfather. They both passed when I was young, and soon after the ability to sled did as well for my mother didn’t have the resources alone. I’m now 41, and it’s been 5 years since I’ve got back into the sport. Unfortunately my wife has no interest, but my 9yo son does who has riden with me twice now on trail. I’m from Rhode Island, but have acces thru my best friend who’s family and himself own a house in coos where I’m allowed to keep my sleds, which makes this sport easier for a Rhode Islander to attain. I hate to see/hear of the struggles upon snowmobiling as being able to now ride with my son bring back some fond childhood memories
  24. Snow Totals

    Only about 8” or so in groveton/Lancaster area