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Everything posted by PolarisCobra

  1. Mount Shaw visit

    Nice to see people getting out and about. I will have to find a way to ride that area, probably next year at this point, that looks like a cool spot.
  2. If conditions are good...

    Looks great. Where is Big Day Brewery?
  3. Got out on Saturday

    Got to do my once a year (at least) ride with BigGuyNH on Saturday. Left from the Newfound General Store, which is a fine starting point. Was a bit warm in the afternoon, but we got in a few miles, and had a great time. More than our share of bumps in the road, but all ended well. It's possible that one of us manages to hook a ski and go off trail a bit, resulting with a sled on it's side ins ditch. Got the rider vertical, and the sled on its track, and everything out f the hole with no damage to people or equipment. Thanks to the two guys who stopped to lend a hand. Pushed a stuck sled (not ours) out of a water bar, there were lots of them, which is no surprise this winter. Ran into a group with a dead sled (fouled plugs and dead battery), we were able to do some back of the group troubleshooting and loaned out a set of jumper cables that got them going. Only took one wrong trail that had us looking at a very unfrozen lake between us and our trucks. That added a few miles to our day, but that's nothing to complain about. It was great to finally get on the trails.
  4. Back Lake's Festival of Lights

    Wait - it's MARCH 5th. In my head, I was thinking it was this weekend. Never mind, you should be fine...
  5. Back Lake's Festival of Lights

    Good luck with the record, would be great to see you get there. Hopefully the ice is thick enough this year, and you don't set the record for the most snowmobiles IN a frozen body of water.
  6. Got out on Saturday

    Better than being at work... We really did have a great day. Nothing broken, no one got hurt. Not as many miles as we would have hoped, but it was good to be out in the trails.
  7. NHSA Membership Portal Outages

    Sorry - can't help with that one. Joined my club the week of the Grass Drags, no issue back then.
  8. 1996 Polaris xlt sp bogging at higher rpms

    Welcome to the forum. Quiet here these days, but the BS level is really low, which is a good thing. I'm not the guy to give you troubleshooting advice for this problem, but hopefully someone will chime in.
  9. On a positive note

    it is nice when they start up and are ready to run. My back up sled runs fine, except for the electric start. I think the voltage regulator/rectifier is no good, and drawing down the battery. At least we can pull start it and ride it.
  10. The lights are on

    Yay - nice to see the lights on! They're festive, and I believe they bring the snow.
  11. Race into Winter Roll Call

    My brother-in-law and I plan to arrive around 9:00 Saturday, spend the day. Who else will be there this weekend?
  12. Happy Thanksgiving to all

    Enjoy the day. Over the river and through the woods...
  13. Decided to rebadge my sled

    That looks really good.
  14. 2023 Ski Doo pricing

    Thanks, I will send him the link.
  15. 2023 Ski Doo pricing

    I guess we can't be too surprised, considering what is happening in lots of other industries. Doesn't mean we have to like it. I would guess Polaris, and probably Arctic Cat will do something similar. Changing the subject just a bit - was talking with one of my wife's cousins on Sunday, he is thinking that he want to buy a new sled this fall. Would prefer Skidoo, but is flexible. Anyone know of any dealers that would be likely to have new sleds (600 or 800, not a mountain sled) available? I think he may have real trouble finding something.
  16. Crawford Notch fire

    You're right, I did get those two confused.
  17. Crawford Notch fire

    I saw some news about a wildfire in Crawford Notch. Have not found much detail about it. Does anyone know if the Balsams property is at risk, or if there is damage to any of the trails there?
  18. Where will snowmobiling be in 50 years?

    I think snow will not be the problem. I believe that between natural cycles, and the steady conversion to alternative energy will both help with that. I do agree that trail access could become a bigger problem over time, between more building, and our own inability to stay away from places where we don't belong, we will have fewer trails, especially in the more southern parts of the state. As for the technology, it will be interesting to see. I do see electric power on the horizon, as battery tech improves. But - if the sales numbers continue to decline, there will be less R & D invested, which will likely slow innovation, so its hard to say with any certianity.
  19. Another season behind us

    I had high hopes for this season. Saved some vacation days from last year, so I had time, everything was lining up. Did get my sled registered, and one day trip in. Did a long weekend in Caribou Maine, first time to get to the county, had a good trip there. Planned a trip to Gorham in February, but it got warm and wet, had to cancel. Planned another day trip, planning to ride with my daughter and her boyfriend. Was a go as of Friday afternoon, boyfriend got sick, had to cancel. Next thing I knew, everything south of Coos county was closed. Better luck next year.
  20. Riding near Concord

    Not happening this year. In the last two or three years, I have been able to ride in the Baker River area after the start of daylight savings time. Doesn't look like it's going to happen this year.
  21. NH Vacation week

    Even if it's weak, it does seem that the cold is back for a bit, with a little snow to help the trails. Gotta take what we can get for sure.
  22. Electric snowmobile

    I think these will become more viable for many trail riders in the next several years. Would be perfect for a ski resort, or even for first responders who don't need a lot of range most of the time. Battery tech is improving, it will be interesting to see how it goes. There are things that I would miss about todays tech, but not worrying about engine failure, changing belts, spark plugs, bad gas are things I think I could do without.
  23. The Little Grille in Littleton

    Maple bacon pizza might be worth just driving up from MA, then going home. I will need to check that out. Sadly - with the weather forecast for the coming days, we decided to cancel the trip for now. Hopefully mother nature will provide, and we can get back on track.
  24. The Little Grille in Littleton

    Does anyone know if you can get to the Little Grill in Litttleton by sled? It looks like the trail gets pretty close. Planning to be in that are in a few weeks, looks like it would be a good lunch stop.