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  1. So I was wondering!

    There will continue to be money for summer work grants.
  2. NHSA safety course

    When I was teaching classes....anyone that would turn 12 during the season could take it. Now with snowmobiles and ATV it is 12 month season almost. The early days of certification i would do a multiple class of snow and atv so when your were certified you were certified for both. in some cases i would hold their card and mail it when they were of age.
  3. I registered 3 in NH and have 1 registered in Maine, member of 3 or 4 clubs. Bring on the snow!
  4. Happy New Year !

    At least we are starting off with a snowy pattern, Hope to get out and ride soon...looks like that might be the case!
  5. Could be tough to get out this season

    Plain Janes will be missed and was always a good place for people to park. New management last year and some parking issues but did not even get a chance to make a good go of it. The Snow Drifters even cut a new trail to it since the original bridge had washed out. Hopefully we will see it back on line in the future after this mess is over.
  6. Could be tough to get out this season

    Looks like the BLYE House/Camp Trail Side Chef Included. I do think if we could have an Old Grass Roots Winter when everyone can ride out of/or in their own back yard it will distribute the riders throughout the state and the pressures of concentrated riding areas. Trail Side Cookin will be the norm this winter as well as returns to the cabin or home for lunch. So step it up a notch and get ready. During the week should not be a problem at restaurants but think of the new way to handle yourself to limit exposure. Don't be hanging your helmet on the same post the last person did {hung on the mouth side)...take the helmet to your seat! Go dig into those community plate of nacho's...don't think so!
  7. Quarrentine Check in

    Being a landscape contractor things motor on as normal with maybe a few less phone calls which will probably pick-up once we get into a normal spring weather pattern. We keep our distance and work outside away from people. Can't believe its 2 weeks to Memorial Weekend all ready. Normal spring issues with not enough quality help...everyone is working (not) or getting paid too much to stay home! Seems to be a problem with all the area contractors...oh well. Family is good and Wife works from home anyway. Had a few "social distancing" weekend fires with refreshments. I guess the good Lord is trying to tell me to slow down and chill in his own way...looks like this Pandemic can bring out some good things in humanity and living life in general! Stay healthy my friends...
  8. Awesome ride today!

    As always a great ride with the "crew"...I get tied up on weekends sometimes with other riders, but love the pictures and routes. I need to do that route!
  9. Awesome ride today!

    Glad you had a great ride...that is why I love it over here!
  10. There is some great snow and snowmobiling to be had here in central NH. I have a cabin located just 1 hour North of Concord, NH in Dorchester, NH. It is 8-10 minutes up the hill from the Baker River Clubhouse. It is a great base location because you can ride in all directions and find some great snow and conditions. Tenny Mountain Ski area is also just down the road. The riding has been good and we continue to get snow especially up in the elevation. Winter conditions are here but will not be check us out on facebook: NH Accommodations and Central NH Cabin rental as well as Homeaway Good place to bring the family, friends and anyone else! Let me know.
  11. Just an informational post that there is NO SNOWMOBILE PARKING at Plain Jane's on Rt 25 in Rumney, NH. Main reason i am told is that snowmobilers use the area to park at the owners expense but do not support the restaurant as well as leave trash behind. I am not posting this to start a bashing session or to find blame with any one group...JUST A FYI POST. The restaurant is not open so maybe this situation may change in the future. To be honest can you really blame them and the local club....Rumney Snowdrifters created a new access trail from the restaurant to the trail after a bridge was washed out last year. WE NEED to SUPPORT THE BUSINESSES THAT SUPPORT US!
  12. Make the best with what we have!!!!

    I guess looks can be deceiving, it was a heavy pot and we sure did not want to drop it. No matter what it sure tasted great! After a nice day of riding and most individuals had loaded up and headed home...two of us headed on sled to the Common Cafe in Rumney.
  13. 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 if that doesn't sound good there is something wrong with you. With some time for good fellowship and our bellies 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.
  14. 5.2 Acres and small "camp" on P152 in Campton

    I know the spot well. Nice area but will need to probably be a cash sale since no septic or well. Traditional bank mortgage will want that...some also want heat (other than wood) and electric. So put your home equity loan to work!
  15. 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.
  16. This up and down weather is stressing us all out to no end. Finally got to get out for a quick toot with my wife today. Rain to snow yesterday and then snow over night into today. Headed out after noon with variable conditions in the lower elevations but better and fresh snow higher up. More bits of snow this week and a warm up at the end of the week...go figure. Make the best of what we get! It's coming....just have to wait a little longer. Need to keep the "glass 1/2 full" mentality!
  17. Good article...and a good informative read. Hope lots of people get a chance to read it.
  18. 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!
  19. Starting to look a bit like winter finally...

    Things are setting up a bit now with the cold (in the teens finally) and light snow this morning with in and out snow thru the week. The end of the week does not look good...hope that changes. We need to hook up this winter.
  20. Trail re-route in Rumney

    Yes it is
  21. Trail re-route in Rumney

    If you want to get to and from Plain Jane's Restaurant on RT25 in Rumney, you will be using a new trail off the Railroad Bed next to Riverbrook Campground. DO NOT TRY TO ACCESS it from the old crossing of RT25 by the greenhouses and along Rt25. The Bridge was washed out and is not being replaced at this time. Access off of of Corridor 8. From points west...cross Rt25 and head over to the railroad bed and follow the signs near the big bridge over the Baker River to Plain Jane's. From the east off the rail bed...follow the signs off the rail bed. PLEASE STAY ON THE MARKED TRAIL.
  22. Can you get to the Ice Castle in Woodstock by Sled?

    Yes you can. I have before unless they change location.
  23. When a groomer breaks down in the woods it is BAD...real BAD. Despite the loss of the ability to make nice trails for a spell...the actual work it takes to either fix it on the trail in the middle of the woods in cold weather and many times in the dark, limited access for tools, supplies and manpower you got to get it done no matter what (and the groomer operator needs to walk out or get a ride out). So if you can't fix it trail side or limp it need to get it out. That is no small task especially for a large machine. Our machine is smaller but none-the-less still quite a bit of work to get it out. We ended up finding a 8 foot truck bed liner and cutting it in 1/2 length wise. We put one 1/2 under one side track and the other 1/2 under the other side and secured it with a ratchet strap. We got a backhoe back in the woods on the trail to pull it out to a waiting ramp truck. Came out slick as sh**. Video below of Fort Mountain Trailwinders in Epsom getting out of the woods despite a night "try to fix it on the trail" in single number temps the night before. So when you see those jugs in dealers, restaurants and local stores with "contribute to the trail fund" make sure you do your financial part please! IMG_1102 (1).3gp
  24. There is no "freewheel" bypass on this machine. We are hoping for the best...should know soon.