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snorander last won the day on February 26

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About snorander

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  • Birthday 09/11/1970

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    96 Ski-Doo Formula STX & 96 Ski-Doo Formula Z

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    Newfound Lake area
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    Uncanoonuc Mountaineers

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  1. Slowly collecting parts

    Riding season will be here before we know it.
  2. Slowly collecting parts

    Haven’t checked in lately, been busy collecting parts and salvaging some spare parts for my sons Sprint....still need some stuff for Doo, a medium tinted windshield, battery, mirrors, carbides, and a couple of ball joints. I’m sure I’ll need more once I tear into it. But i’m Bring the STX out of back up duty and making it my main sled again...why you may ask? Why not? Last winter I rode them back to back and decided I liked the STX better than the Z even though the only difference in clutching and carburetor size.
  3. Fire at Murray Farm

    So Sorry David, I hope everyone is ok!!! Let us know if there is anything we can do!
  4. Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Got a 100 miles in on Friday and 145 miles on Saturday...Green is Friday Red is Saturday. Had the top of Kearsarge all too myself as I was the only one in our group who was able to make it up, go figure...
  5. Off Trail Idiots get another trail closed

    Obviously you missed the sarcasm in my post and haven't read the 5 page post on How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH
  6. Off Trail Idiots get another trail closed

    Well, you know this is our fault for demonizing them and not doing enough to get places for them to ride
  7. How to keep snowmobiling alive in NH

    Backcountry Riding Update The most popular sleds for riders to buy today are backcountry/mountain/crossover sleds. These sleds were designed for riding out west in deeper snow, but they have become very popular to eastern riders to buy and ride also. One issue for these sleds is that the taller paddle tracks have some difficulty cooling the motor on hard-packed or icy trails. As such, many of the riders on these sleds look to get off of the designated trail and into some loose snow to cool the motor. This has led to landowners threatening to close trails because riders are not staying on the trail that was established many years ago. One of the most popular places to try to get a “back country” experience is north of Rte. 26 in Coos County. The Connecticut Lakes Headwaters has several areas that are ideal for this style of riding and a group has formed to try to get some areas open to this “off-trail” riding. The Bureau met with several landowners to discuss this concept and a few things came up that no one had thought about in previous discussions. The Connecticut Lakes Headwaters cannot be opened for off-trail riding in any locations. The landowner of the property does not have the right to allow this use. In 2001 the State of NH purchased a conservation easement on the property. The road network became property of the State and a vast network of “designated snowmobile trails” was documented and included in the easement. Snowmobiling is the most protected recreational activity on the property. However, in 2001, the idea of having legal riding off-trail was not even a consideration and the easement was written to specifically protect the long-standing tradition of riding on trails only. Even the landowner of the property does not have the rights to give written permission for riders to go off trail. It is important to note that the landowner has asked law enforcement officials to stop all off-trail riding on this property. The Bureau also met with several other large landowners in the North Country to see what their thoughts were on designating some free-riding areas on their properties. There is some general support for this in the future, but we still have to work out a few things: how do we define the boundaries (likely will find an area that has trails on all sides and highlight the area within those trails); and does the Bureau’s landowner liability Insurance policy still protect the landowner for this activity? The insurance policy has always been written to protect landowners for use of a designated trail, not for riding anywhere on the property without boundaries. This question is still out to our insurance provider to try to get an answer back. In summary, it is not legal to ride a snowmobile off of a designated trail in NH unless the rider has written permission from the landowner. And most landowners are not going to give that permission at this time. Technology moves faster than policy and tradition. We are continuing to work on this, but no guarantee we will have any solutions for this season.
  8. Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Bummer I didn't see ya!
  9. Official 2019 riding pic thread

    It was fine. A little bumpy at the ice jam, but passable with no issues
  10. Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Got a late start, but still managed get in a 104 miles today.
  11. Welcome Chris, and thank you!
  12. Yes it is will check the calaper to see if seazed

  13. GSX550f

    Brake disk is on that side too isn't it?