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  1. Something different

    Puts a new meaning to "off trail"
  2. Hello, again

    YUP, been gone awhile and back now. Things have changed a tad now, retired and not a gunmaker anymore. Moved to a much quieter place and enjoy it more. Still riding the Crossfires and have a sxs RZR that we have put 3100 miles on this year alone. Life is pretty good. OH, and Barney the Dodge has passed on, guy i sold it to totalled it.
  3. 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
  4. Littleton area is great

    Shifty, hear rumor there was a bad accident today down your way. Wife didn't know if it was sleds or auto
  5. Snow Totals

    West Stewartstown i got about 3
  6. F&G CO's help stuck snowmobilers in Colebrook

    IF you were the land owner where these 2 riders were caught, would you want them charged John Mercier?
  7. F&G CO's help stuck snowmobilers in Colebrook

    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.
  8. F&G CO's help stuck snowmobilers in Colebrook

    EXACTLY. Poor signage is a great example, or you just show them what the GPS is showing you while standing there. Maybe the F&G could not see and signage either, no diamonds.
  9. WOW

    4 accidents yesterday up and down the state.
  10. F&G CO's help stuck snowmobilers in Colebrook

    So then everyone is a liar? Like i said, fields,wind blown,not groomed and no diamonds makes it very hard to see where the trail has been. In fact, over on 7E you come to a junction where there are no signs at all. Now you look straight and it goes up into a tree farm,which we all know, is not where you want to go. To the right is another tree farm, but, by the fresh tracks, that seems to be the way. Rode that way and it dead end into a house. NO SIGNAGE. So, don't say," follow diamonds".
  11. F&G CO's help stuck snowmobilers in Colebrook

    From riding the area they are talking about, if the wind had blown and the trail was gone, it is VERY hard out there to find your way. There is little to no "diamonds" on the fields.
  12. Today was a good day...

    OH i see a ride to Canaan Pizza in the near future
  13. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    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
  14. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    It doesn't matter what the sled manufacturers advertise and push, it still comes down to respect. If you don't RESPECT the wants of others, land owners, this will continue to happen. Maybe when people like this are caught, they need to be charged with trespassing not just "off trail" riding. I don't know.
  15. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    I grew up near Glamis Calif and people ride where they weren't supposed to there also. The land on the left is closed per the BLM, on the right it goes on for miles. Why?
  16. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    Wide open, here are a few that, rumor has it, might leave the trail once in awhile. Find them and get together. This is a start to unite and get together.
  17. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    My son follows alot of the "off trail" riders pages. I think these different groups need to get together and stand up for what you want. I don't ride off trail, but i'm not against getting it legalized it certain spots. I would love to see the Balsams be turned into a off trail resort. Register, have a sticker on your sled,stay there and ride. If you do not want to ride off trail, you don't get the sticker and you can still stay there and ride the trails. If you are caught riding off trail, you get into trouble. You could even do day passes. The groups who are riding off trail need to bring it up in a government meeting as one. A great man once said,"a word never spoken is never heard". But please read the article on page 25 as i said. jmo
  18. I'M BACK!!!!!!

    After a long hiatus, i'm back. YUP, another "old fart" is back. Things have changed though. I am now retired, after 23 years of doing it. I have moved north to West Stewartstown. The big purple truck, Barney, is gone, miss the ole girl. Sleds have changed, have picked up a 4 seat RZR for the summer. So, if you see the orange Crossfire with the guy wearing a 509 helmet with pink braids flying, that would be me. Ride on, ride safe.
  19. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    There is a very good write up in the Snow-Traveler magazine this time on page 25. There are talks going on, please read it everyone, if you want to.
  20. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    I guess another question i have is this, is off trail riding any different than hunting or trespassing on private land? I'm sure if you were hunting on private/posted land you would be fined, lose your license and maybe firearm. I don't hunt so don't know the law
  21. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    So here is a thought on off trail riding, and only a thought. When you register your sled, it states on the reg that you acknowledge that it is illegal and you know you will lose your snowmobiling rights in the state of NH for the year. Your reg sticker is taken and it goes on your drivers license also, plus a fine. As for speeding, well you are not going to stop that unless you treat it as a automobile speeding ticket.