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About pathfinder

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  • 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. Congratulations! Great to see something worthwhile this time of year! pathfinder
  2. Where will snowmobiling be in 50 years?

    Forgot about that scene! Never seen so many people that were able to ride a Phazer at speed while shooting machine guns. Most amazing is that so one was able to connect with a shot. Let's hope any bill involving snowmobiles and guns doesn't result in anything like that. pathfinder
  3. Another season behind us

    Took a ride up North mid day yesterday (May 1st) and low and behold went by East Inlet Road and noticed five trucks with four place trailers parked by the banking to rt 3. Another couple of trucks and trailers were parked across from Deer Mountain Campground. As someone who has been that route, riding on May 1st, I was officially jealous. Hope everyone out there was safe and able to get around. The further up you go the better it gets, especially up around Salmon Mountain. Hats off to those who dared go to where few men had gone before.... pathfinder
  4. Recent growth in interest in Vintage snowmobiles has brought up the obvious changes that have occurred. It 's easy to look back at early 1960's and see average single two strokes putting out around ten horse motors that could take you over snow at 30-35 MPH, have a ski stance that can only be described as "narrow", tracks like rubber bands. Since then we can see motors putting out close to 200 hp, wide stance, 3" paddle tracks. Big changes in 50-60 years. Take a minute and consider what the sport will have evolved into in another cycle. What do you think? pathfinder
  5. Spyders being shipped minus parts too

    I'm guessing a Bombi' Spyder Trike! Sorry, old and slow! pathfinder
  6. Spyders being shipped minus parts too

    Am I missing something? pathfinder
  7. Another season behind us

    Still significant numbers of people trailering up to Magalloway and East Inlet. I have found if there is good ground cover out my kitchen window, there is still riding up North. Looking outside right now it's snowing pretty good. Some locals talking about possible May 1st ride from East Inlet. Impossible? We'll see!
  8. Another season behind us

    Colder than average doesn't quite cover it! We had one stretch of a couple of weeks in January that it was 20-30 below zero every night, causing the old disappearing wood supply trick to make people wonder. Still people out there riding up North. All in all a decent season, but never long enough. pathfinder
  9. 90 Arctic Cat, Mountain Cat two up

    Recreational sleds have been around since the late 1950', early 1960's. Personally, I was lucky enough to have a 1964 Ski Doo "tin cab" single cylinder, fan cooled, ten horse. I was 15, and totally in awe of being able to move across deep snow, and light enough to go almost anywhere. In the above post< ICG mentioned vintage sleds being a time warp to the past. Nothing could be more spot on more accurate. Todays sleds have morphed into a totally different form of winter conveyance, evolved more from the wishes of hard charging "motor heads" that can afford exotic technologies, power steering, injection, exotic metals. All this change in the breed happened in roughly 60 years. Wrap your head around thinking in the other direction and what the "breed" will have turned into. Maybe 200+ mph, high tech moisture burning solar inducing generation. Built in safety assist radar controlled braking. Tough to think of how complex it will be, gauging from how far we have come in a short time. How about price in 60 years? By todays standards where we are seeing new sleds around $20,000 (gulp!). In 1964 my new tin cab was $599. That would make the average price should eclipse about 2.8 Million dollars in 2082. Time to start a bigger piggy bank...although in 2082 I'll be 140, so probably a mute point.... pathfinder
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  11. Pittsburg Festival of Lights

    I heard there was 1000 or more! My hats off the people that organized and managed to keep it all together! Imagine keeping all the pieces in place while being distracted by major fireworks! pathfinder
  12. Christmas Lights 2021

    Sorry! Didn't mean to be nasty! Just a gift! I waved my magic wand at it, and it's all better! pathfinder
  13. Christmas Lights 2021

    Fourth of July would be a good time to shit them down. pathfinder