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PolarisCobra last won the day on December 16 2018

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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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    Central NH
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    Lancaster Snow Drifters

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  1. Snowmobile exhaust systems

    That seems to clear the whole 'I can modify my sled as long as it meets the sound requirements' problem better than a flat out 'must have factory exhaust'. Problem is, I don't think any of the aftermarket companies get their parts certified. If they go to the expense of doing that now, riders may have the option of a lighter exhaust system that is legal. Seems like a good thing to me. Note - I will be leaving my factory system on either way...
  2. Checking In

    Yup - we will need to try to get in a ride earlier in the season this year. Finally got to add a few pics above...
  3. Checking In

    Been quiet around here, hope everyone is doing well. Been a very hectic couple of months for me, finally getting out from under everything. Took my last ride of the season this year in March, with BigGuyNH, we had a great day cruising the Baker River and surrounding area trails. About that time, it became evident that my daughter’s marriage was not going to survive. They had been married for seven years, and struggling for several months. I thought they would be able to get things straightened out, but it wasn’t to be. Couldn’t say what really happened, they have chosen not to share too much, but it seems that my son-in-law was just too unhappy to stick with it. My daughter wanted to try to get back in track, but he seemed to have given up, for reasons I don’t fully understand. They have a little girl, who will be three in a couple of weeks, and another on the way. Long story short, she moved in with us, along with our grand-daughter, and their german shepard in March, while seven months pregnant. We like the dog, but never had one of our own, and wasn’t looking forward to having a 95 pound animal in the house, but you do what you have to do. Spent most of March and April moving her stuff out of their house, while it was for sale, some of it into our house, rest into storage, meanwhile trying to get her settled, helping our granddaughter get used to a new living arrangement, along with the dog (the dog was harder). She had her baby in early May, so now we have another little one in the house, which is great in a number of ways, but I have to say we had become accustomed to being empty-nesters. Normally, after my last ride of the season, the sleds get cleaned, lubed, and anything that needs to be done for next season taken care of, and they get tucked into the trailer for the summer. That didn’t happen until last weekend, and I still have not had time to clean up the trailer (hopefully this weekend). My granddaughter is a pretty good sidekick, took a trip to the nursery last weekend to buy flowers, then ‘helped’ me work on the sleds. She is much more interested in playing with cars and trucks than dolls and princess stuff, and is happy to be outside with her tools, and helping to plant the flowers. Finally getting caught up on my springtime chores. Our daughter has found a house, which is being built over the summer, so they will be with us until the fall, then she should be moving into her own place, about 10 miles away. Not going to be easy as a single mother with two under four years old, hopefully she will be able to manage with some help from us. Here are some pics of our newest granddaughter, and my sidekick helping with the sleds last weekend.
  4. Craziest thing you've ever done for a snowmobile?

    Yup, nice country up there. You just have to live to tell the story.
  5. Craziest thing you've ever done for a snowmobile?

    Cool, although I can't do those kamakasi runs like that. I would fall asleep for sure. So - that's two new red sled on the same day, in May no less.
  6. Godspeed Jim Herbert

    'after a lengthy illness' It's difficult when someone goes suddenly, from the perspective of closure, but I hate the idea of suffering for a long time. I hope that wasn't the case for him. 57 years married is an accomplishment, I hope I get there. RIP
  7. Fire at Murray Farm

    I have been in that building, it is really a shame to see this. David (he prefers David) - my name is David as well, but I'm fine with either - I hope you can save most of it, and you are better them most at making lemons from lemonade, I hope everything turns out well.
  8. No new posts since 3/21/19

    You can like posts here... I check the sledding spots on Facebook from time to time, but I agree it is much harder to follow, and there is substantially more crapola there. I'm happy to stick with the grownups here, even if there are fewer of us.
  9. Lowes garage to Errol and back

    Did they stop selling gas at Lowes? We filled up there a couple of times this season, last time was in late February.
  10. Off Topic

    I wonder if a 'Test drive' was a semi-annual event for this guy, so he didn't have to buy a truck of his own? Towing a boat is not something I would let someone do on a test drive, I bet she did not know that is what he intended. The owner of the truck got her money from the insurance company, so I guess she comes out OK. It will be interesting to see what the court finds. If this were a more typical accident (If he crashed into her truck with his), her insurance would have paid her the money, but would they then go after the guy to get it back? If he had insurance, his company may pay hers, but if he doesn't it is really unclear to me. Things vary from state to state, here in Mass, I have Uninsured motorist coverage, that may come into play here if he had no coverage.
  11. Official 2019 riding pic thread

    Been meaning to add some pics here for a while. Rode out of Baker River with BigGuyNH today, had a great ride. First time to the Rocket for him. Had lunch at the Mountain View with our wives a few weeks back. Best front porch in New England, at least. Getting ready to head out with our group in Early February, in Gorham. Fayban's for lunch on a different day. Just a trail shot I liked. Probably done for this year, unless the cold holds for a few more weeks, got in more trips and miles than average for me.
  12. Something to think about

    You might be able to pay for insurance up front when you rent it, like when you rent a car. Otherwise, you crash it - you bought it. I would guess that the reported rate of accidents is higher. Lots of people don't insure their sleds. In a relatively minor accident - broken plastics, bent A-arms, etc, and no or minor injury, the sled probably gets driven or towed off the trail, and the accident is never reported. This has happened to one of my sleds. Rentals are one way to introduce new people to the sport, which is a good thing, especially if they have a good experience. I rented one years ago, but don't remember much about the training, who knows what they tell people now.
  13. Saturday?

    Going to try again, hoping to ride somewhere south of Franconia Notch, Saturday or Sunday, Anyone available while there is still snow? Thanks.
  14. Saturday?

    Sorry for your loss. Maybe next week.
  15. Saturday?

    Hoping to ride Saturday. Had a plan, but my partner had to change plans. Would be happy to meet most anyplace south of Franconia Notch. Anyone available?