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About PolarisCobra

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  • Birthday 10/10/1957

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    The little town of Mendon

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  • Favorite Riding Area
    Central NH
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    Lancaster Snow Drifters

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  1. Things are quiet here

    We had lots of good years with them. My father-in-law is 90 now, but we had him out on the trails 7 - 8 years ago. My wife is struggling with it for sure. Trying to help her understand that its something you have to expect. The only alternative is going before them, and a parent should never have to bury their own kid. I have seen that happen, and it isn't good. Better that we attend our parents funeral than the other way around. It is surely taking lots of our time, but I'm not complaining about it, it's just something you do when you need to.
  2. Things are quiet here

    Started a new job, crazy busy with the In-Laws (Mother-In-Law had a minor stroke in Feb, Father-In-Law with dimentia), visiting grandkids, and yes, cutting the grass tonight.
  3. congrats

    Congrats, and thank you!
  4. Modern sled with traditional ride

    Seems that you could look at the Yamahas from a few years back. A Rage or Apex...
  5. Special Meeting

    FWIW - I like the portal, and the ability to join on line. When it was available, I would join the club of my choosing from home in October, and print the voucher. Once the snow flies, on my way north form my first trip, I stop at the new rest area in Hookset. They processes registrations at the Info desk. I bring my voucher, last years registration, and my credit card. I am out of there in 10 minutes with stickers, and on my way. They open at 7:00 AM, so it's easy to stop on my way to the trails. There are no dealers open at that time of day, so that spot works great for me. Since I live relatively far south, my only other option is to make a special trip to register ahead of time, which is a waste of time if it isn't necessary. I'm hoping they can get the portal extended to do on-line registrations. Then I can do everything at home before I leave. I have done that for trips to Maine. Go to their version of the F & G website, fill in the form, provide a CC number, get an email that I can carry when I ride. They send the stickers in the mail, but I don't need to wait for them if I print the receipt. Technology is changing the way we do things, and I'm not sure you can stop it. I do think there are ways to maintain your membership numbers, by offering reasons for people to join your club over others, but they will need to be different ways than putting forms at dealers, you would likely be better off looking for ways to capitalize on the new tools. As for eliminating the discount - I would guess that you had substantially fewer members before the discount was offered, compared to now. Is that right? If so, eliminating the discount would likely result in membership numbers reverting to what they were during those times.
  6. Special Meeting

    In the past, I have joined a club when registering at a dealer by filling out the clubs form (which they gave me), giving the money to the dealer, then registering with the discount. Seems to me that a club could buy something like an IPad (must be cheap ones available used on EBAY?), and leave it with the dealer. Then anyone could borrow the IPad, log into the site, join a club, get the email on their phone with the voucher, and register with the discount. I realize they would be free to join any club they want, but I would think that if you put a sign on the IPad that it was provided by XXX Club, for the purpose of joining their club, people would join the club recommended. I have to think most dealers and other registration agents have a WIFI connection that the IPad could be connected to.
  7. maintenance on my Poo '07 summer project

    I always figure I'm OK as long as I don't have more than three or four bolts left over.
  8. All's well that ends well!
  9. Special Meeting

    I'm not a fan of a new association. There does seem to be some corrections needed, with the current group, I would say that I don't totally understand the issues, and that I do think they are making positive moves. I would like to get to some meetings, it's just a long way for me.
  10. Special Meeting

    Changing things without tank and file approval seems like a bad idea to me. I also think this $10 'processing' free is not great. I would be willing to pay the $10 when I jion a club to be in NHSA, because I think it's a good thing to do. But it seems to me that the deal with the attorney general was that they could not force it, and this seems to be a way to do just that.
  11. &$%*$$# MICE

    That could work, as long as they don't die in some hiding spot, could get stinky. A You Tube search of Mouse Trap Bucket will show you how to catch and contain, seems to work well.
  12. I'm at about 375 for the year. Lower than I was hoping for, February weather (too warm), and March (riding partners had to work); and family issues didn't help.
  13. Drone view of fireworks show

    Have not seen any drone footage for a while. Did you ever replace the one that turned into a submarine?
  14. Rode Twin to Gorham Saturday

    Yup, that's there place. Great views, great tails in the area.
  15. Rode Twin to Gorham Saturday

    We did have a good day. On Friday night, my wife asked me what who I was going to run the with. Told her a guy from this website She said "So your going to NH too Meet a guy at a rest area, then get in his truck and head into the woods, and you meet him on the internet?". I said yup, I guess I am... Happy to say it turned out fine...