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About pathfinder

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    General Disorder Specialist
  • Birthday 05/29/1947

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    Snowmobiling, kayaking, playing keyboards, Porsches, Mercedes, restoring vintage sleds especially Rupps.

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    Pittsburg and Ossipee
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  1. &$%*$$# MICE

    I run a trap line from my basement, to my garage, to my cabin, to my storage trailer, and have never checked them when there wasn't something there. They are persistent, dumb and do immeasurable damage to air boxes, wiring, seat foam and anything else that tickles their fancy. Wished I had kept score, but I know the number would be very high. pathfinder
  2. 98 Polaris Indy 500 Liquid

  3. Recent Storm Damage up North!

    Ridge Runners had a great turnout for their work party! Here is a paste from a Newsletter from the Pittsburg Ridge Runners. "Incredible turnout for the work party!! We had over 60 volunteers from near and far arrive at the club house on Saturday morning November 11th to tackle all the downed trees on the snowmobile trails. It was a very cold morning in the Burg, with temperatures only in the teens but everyone got the job done. It was great to see so many club members rally together. Super job everyone!!"
  4. I don't want to cry Wolf about the season that is almost upon us, but the level a trees down up North is alarming, when considering the amount of trails completely blocked in some areas. I consider myself lucky to have been without electricity and phone for almost a week, finally being restored by a crew from Chattanooga, Tenn. late Thursday night. Phone was restored Saturday late in the day. I noticed an e-mail from the Ridge Runners looking for people to share in the experience of a work party this Saturday to get at it, and open things up as much as possible. I am afraid as to what they will find when getting into the middle of it. Been up here fore over 20 years and never seen wind like this, taking down anything and everything with a shallow root system and snapping healthy trees half way up. Curious to know what happened in the rest of the state. pathfinder
  5. The SnowDog

    I give up, where do you sit? Or do you run along behind it! LOL! pathfinder#6
  6. Welcome noxorc as our newest moderator

    Welcome Aboard! You are now a member of a very elite group, yielding immense power and magic buttons! pathfinder
  7. Sad to hear this news! I spent a lot of time working on those trails for a couple of years and got to really like the system. I would drive down there for work parties from Pittsburg and get there at 7:30 am work my ass off with OT, CKF, ShortFuse900 (Skip) have a bit to eat in the afternoon and drive home. That group thought I was crazy enough that they made me VP for OVSC for a couple of years, which I really enjoyed. I sincerely hope that someone can find a way to work this out, as it would be a real waste to lose such a great part of the state. pathfinder
  8. Drone video back in March 2017

    Nicely done Skull Man! I can see why Paul would want to use it! pathfinder
  9. Aerial tour of Newport Vermont

    Very Nice! Question? What happens if your drone exceeds the limits of the remote control? Does it continue to the West Coast, or runs out of power? How far does the better drones operating range approach? Thanks for posting these vids, it's nice to have a break from the political bonfires that have been brewing of late. pathfinder
  10. January 2017 Eagle River WI

    August is a strange time to bring up something that happened this past winter, but here goes: As most of you know I am an older guy that is into vintage sleds and vintage racing. I grew up in the 60's and 70's reading the sled mags and all the activity at the World Championships in Eagle River, WI. Never thought I'd get there, but a phone call from a friend changed all that in a hurry. M y friend Chet asked me if I would like to come with him and a friend to try and qualify for the Vintage World Championships, competing with two sleds that five days before we left were bare chassis. I said "hell ya'" . Thousand mile ride through Canada and Upper Peninsula of MI brought us to the scenic area of Eagle River. Checked into hotel, 1/4 mile from the track, which is a real piece of work, 13 degree banks, wide turns, heated hot boxes for spectators, totally organized and maintained by the legendary Decker family. Worked on the super mod 340 and 440 for 3 days before qualifying on Friday morning. The motors were highly modified "Decker" built beauties that were morphed into 78 El Tigre Chassis's that were spotless and had new tracks. Friday morning arrived at a balmy 3 degrees and qualifying began, 68 sleds getting 2 solo laps on a glass track against the clock, first 34 would move to the next round. Driver, Spencer Landry, had lots of experience racing on snow but never ice, had drawn second up on the smooth track and by the end had qualified 29. Simply Amazing! Rest of the weekend we competed in about 8 classes, just to get some ice time on the new sleds. The scale of what goes on out there is hard to imagine. We had set up in the pits next to a six man team from Sweden, who were just a hoot, always smiling and working on four sleds all different brands that did well. Also met racers from all over Canada, Wyoming, Alaska, who were all very friendly and couldn't help each other enough, sometimes sharing motor parts between heats. Hope to get there again, and see new friends and feel the energy that just surrounds you. Here's a link that will give you some idea of what is infectious. Our sleds were 67M, Cats, one green, one black. Pathfinder
  11. Letter from respected Past County Director

    Having been in the middle of the Pittsburg Ridge Runners for quite a few years, as VP, SEC, Board Member, I can remember going to a lot of NHSA meetings and county meetings. These meetings always left me with an uneasy feeling that "The Lights Are On But Nobody's Home". I have said some rather strong criticisms of the organization, with just cause, but this letter has confirmed all of those uneasy feelings I had back then. "• Since 2006 the biggest negative to the sport of snowmobiling in the state of New Hampshire has been the executive board of the NHSA." For someone from the inner circle of things to make a statement that Direct and Powerful in meaning shows a lot of guts, and caring for the organization. It also shows how much of a jam the mishandling of the organization has gotten all of us into. The answer, or cure to this unfortunate situation is neither simple, nor clear. It is clear, however, that something has to be done to rein in the "runaway egos" who think they can do no wrong, and should answer to no one. pathfinder
  12. Nice event! Been there several times and always had a good time! pathfinder
  13. Another club bites the dust

    Always a little sad when a club goes down, thinking about all the time and effort over many year period to get them going, and the ups and downs they all go through trying to keep it together. Kind of like when the NHSA use to deal with SNOWMOBILING instead of maximizing income from the masses. What a joke we have allowed to evolve over the years. pathfinder
  14. Summer in Pittsburg, NH

    Very nice! As usual! pathfinder