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    snorander got a reaction from PolarisCobra in random photo thread   
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    snorander reacted to rossi46 in Who has two thumbs and doesn’t have to register his sleds anymore?   
    That's a great weekend right there! 
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    snorander got a reaction from rossi46 in Who has two thumbs and doesn’t have to register his sleds anymore?   
    177 miles on Saturday, 80 Miles on Sunday.....

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    snorander reacted to Old Thumper in Who has two thumbs and doesn’t have to register his sleds anymore?   
    Pigs will fly and Hell will freeze...
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    snorander reacted to pathfinder in New antique registration rules?   
    So much for the $50 plate on anything 25 years or older lasting forever!
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    snorander reacted to jhwentworth in New antique registration rules?   
    Note that under current law there are two ways to qualify for antique plates: model year before 1969 or 25 or more years old.
    After 5/1/2020 there is only one way to qualify: model year before 1995. The twenty-five year old rule isn't there anymore. F&G still has the prior-to-May 1'st rules on their web site.I couldn't figure out how a 1995 qualified today but after 5/1/2020  it required a 1994 or earlier. 
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    snorander got a reaction from CATRESERVE in What incentives do NH land owners have?   
    Found this article recently...  https://www.snowtechmagazine.com/off-trail-snowmobile-trespassing-the-devil-made-me-do-it/
    "Those who cry they have nowhere to ride should be reminded that buying a snowmobile with a deep lug track was a voluntary purchase. You don’t go buy a high powered rifle to go deer hunting if they only allow slug hunting in your local area. Nor do you use the rifle to go duck hunting. If you want to use that new rifle you’d better find where it is legal to do so.
    The notion that it is an obligation of the club volunteers to accommodate riders who want to go off trail and break laws is absurd. If these riders want a different experience and opportunity, they can take their machines to locations where that kind of riding is legal and acceptable, or they can roll up their sleeves and do the work to create such opportunities – just like everyone else has. Not all riding areas will be able to have legal off-trail opportunities. Just like your rifle, you can’t use it everywhere hunting is legal."
     
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    snorander got a reaction from CATRESERVE in What incentives do NH land owners have?   
    Found this article recently...  https://www.snowtechmagazine.com/off-trail-snowmobile-trespassing-the-devil-made-me-do-it/
    "Those who cry they have nowhere to ride should be reminded that buying a snowmobile with a deep lug track was a voluntary purchase. You don’t go buy a high powered rifle to go deer hunting if they only allow slug hunting in your local area. Nor do you use the rifle to go duck hunting. If you want to use that new rifle you’d better find where it is legal to do so.
    The notion that it is an obligation of the club volunteers to accommodate riders who want to go off trail and break laws is absurd. If these riders want a different experience and opportunity, they can take their machines to locations where that kind of riding is legal and acceptable, or they can roll up their sleeves and do the work to create such opportunities – just like everyone else has. Not all riding areas will be able to have legal off-trail opportunities. Just like your rifle, you can’t use it everywhere hunting is legal."
     
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    snorander reacted to rivercat in Affordable Trail Signs Every Club Can Make   
    At least three clubs in Merrimack County ave gone with aluminum signs on steel posts that have a life cycle over 10 years , (yes sometimes trails change and those intersections change) However two of the clubs reached out to local businesses for "sponsorship" and not only covered the cost of the project but MADE money enough to put into reserve for updates  as necessary, the businesses are listed at a couple major intersections on the trail system and I believe on the club websites. Sponsorship = FREE signs!
    I do want to say hats off to you Bruce because ANY improvement is an improvement!
    I Did request at a recent NHSA trails meeting, WHY CANT WE ADOPT A STANDARDIZED trail marking/signing system for the ENTIRE STATE?
     Not ONE of the "excuses why we couldn't standardize within the committee made ONE OUNCE of sense to me,,, but I recently have discovered that Im 20 years AHEAD of most curves, so I shut up and went with the "floor".  Canada, Maine and Vt  has accomplished it, whats so difficult? 
    BTW I brought to the NHSA table SIX plus years ago that we needed a Statewide electronic map, it just happened this season. 
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    snorander reacted to gunmaker in Make the best with what we have!!!!   
    DANG!!!!!! Nothing but a weiner festival.
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    snorander reacted to noxorc in Make the best with what we have!!!!   
    Awesome to see... great turn out 
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    snorander reacted to CATRESERVE in Make the best with what we have!!!!   
    Hooked up for a club ride...Fort Mountain Trailwnders...We headed out from Rumney and worked our way into the hills to find a great place for a TRAIL SIDE lunch.  There were 14 of us dedicated  club members seeking redemption on the negative snow gods and naysayers in the sport.   So off we went and found variable conditions on our pursuit to snowmobiler happiness.  I found a nice spot out of the wind around 11 am.  First the coffee then the SAUSAGE, PEPPERS & ONIONS cooked and served on fresh rolls....now if that doesn't sound good there is something wrong with you.  With some time for good fellowship and our bellies full...off we went to finish the day.  A good time had by all!
    Come to find out that your NHSA Treasurer not only is a bean counter for our association but  he also can cook beans (in this case sausage and peppers).  Way to go Steve! 
    Trail Siding cooking...get out and do it!  Everything tastes better cooked in the great outdoors.
    Ride often and ride safe...I'll see you on the trail.




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    snorander got a reaction from PolarisCobra in Looking for information on the 1970 Laconia International Snowmobile Championship   
    Bringing this one back from the dead.....I scored these off eBay recently...

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    snorander reacted to jhwentworth in Looking for information on the 1970 Laconia International Snowmobile Championship   
    I'm closing the nominations for the 2020 Lazarus Awards now. This thread has been dead for 5 years and has now come back to life.
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    snorander reacted to classicdmax in Affordable Trail Signs Every Club Can Make   
    Great work. Those handwritten signs are at times too difficult to read. FWIW as a rider I prefer to see corr/trail numbers on signs....which is def not always included on handwritten signs. I plan most my trips by trail number, not the direction of a local establishment/eatery/donut shop etc etc
     
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    snorander reacted to BruceST660 in Monday, 1/20/2020 ride, Trails 8, 5, 11   
    Snorander
    Very happy you found good trails!  I guess it was a crap shoot to head North and face 90% snirt and moguls, or head south like you did and find good riding.  Oh well, maybe next time we'll choose the right direction.  Do the snow dance!
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    snorander got a reaction from PolarisCobra in random photo thread   
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    snorander reacted to rossi46 in Monday, 1/20/2020 ride, Trails 8, 5, 11   
    Very cool overhead view of Ragged Mountain on your map.
    Glad to hear you were able to get through Alexandria (even though it was rough!).  Past trail closures on 11 made your loop impassable.
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    snorander got a reaction from rossi46 in Monday, 1/20/2020 ride, Trails 8, 5, 11   
    The Club house was open, We ate lunch there on Monday. Did 112 Miles out of Bristol. Rode south to Franklin, picked up the Northern Rail trail to Canaan, Headed east to Dorchester stopped at Baker River for lunch, headed south to Plymouth, then to Hebron, and Back to Bristol. Left Bristol around 8:30-8:45 and made it back to Bristol by 4pm. The trails were very good for the amount of snow we had. Baker was rough, as Was the Alexandria Ledge Climbers trail. All in All a great day.
     
     


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    snorander reacted to BruceST660 in Affordable Trail Signs Every Club Can Make   
    How many times have you been out riding and the trail signs are missing, not readable, hand-written, or confusing?  As the Signmaster for the Monadnock Sno-moles I was asked to research and recommend a system to solve the sign problem EVERY club faces.  We too had hand-written signs, and maintaining them was a monumental task.  Pre-printed signs were just too expensive.  And we all know trails change with landowners.  I evaluated many different sign systems and came up with a workable solution that can be installed on any PC laptop or desktop.  The Monadnock Sno-moles have invested in a sign making system that EVERY club can afford.  We can now create trail signs as needed, put street names on all STOP signs, and the value to the riders of our trails is invaluable! We can still use the blanks provided by BOT.  The signs are good for 7 years in harsh weather, highly REFLECTIVE, and easily readable from a distance, even at night.  Take a look at the attached samples and if YOUR club is interested please let me know how I can reach you or your club Signmaster.  I do not want to turn this post into a commercial for the sign system so most questions will be answered off-line.  Rider safety is our number one job!  Proper signage is our responsibility.  NO MORE HAND-WRITTEN SIGNS!




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    snorander reacted to CATRESERVE in Starting to look a bit like winter finally...   
    Got out today with a few friends before the warmer weather and liquid snow (not rain).   Hope people stay off the trails in this little "hiccup" in weather this weekend.
     



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    snorander reacted to CATRESERVE in Starting to look a bit like winter finally...   
    Snowed all day yesterday (Monday) and into the night...guess we are going to get winter 2-4" at a time.  2-4" every couple of days add up!

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