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pathfinder, February 23 in General Discussion
Sounds like a great day. . .
But, I thought it was a Senior Citizens event.
The sleds are senior citizens, anyone can drive them.
Should be a good time! For once I can ride from my house to the starting point without having to trailer. There is another vintage ride through Franconia Notch from Whales Tail on March 7th, so the Vintage World is busy. The quality of sleds on these rides are approaching museum quality and are incredible to see in a big group. I have a few sleds to choose from, but I think I'll take my 73 Nitro that has been stretched from stock 116 inch track to a 136 inch. Fun to ride but has so much traction you don't want to hit the throttle too early coming out of a corner, as the skis lift real ez with all that extra bite.
What time is the Franconia whales tail ride? Ty
Everything I've seen indicates it starts a 8AM. Seems a little early, but probably to get people there for a little time cushion.
Plenty of snow left, snow in the forecast, temps dropping this weekend. Should be plenty of snow for the the Vintage Ride on the 20th. The recent Ride from Whales Tail up through Franconia Notch drew over 100 incredible sleds on a crisp, sunny day. Trails were great, good food, good friends.
Sorry I missed it. We ended up riding Nash stream stratford area on the new iron.
Local weather predicted possible flurries last night. Woke up to 6-7 inches of snow and still coming down. Certainly helped cover up some thin spots. Only problem is it also covers up inside of icy corners. Be careful out there.
Noon Friday March 19, 15degrees, tonight projected 13 degrees. Tomorrow will hit 42, but not until mid to late afternoon. Looks good for the vintage ride. Groomers will be out, so even though the fat lady might be warming up to sing, things look good for the ride. Looked at the parking area for the ride yesterday and it has been plowed all winter, so gravel showing, but the outside perimeter of the parking area is snow banks that are 20-30 feet across, which will make it easy to unload and cross the road into the system. Trails right now look good, and the route is heading directly North, so should be perfect, comfortable temps, flat trails, good food, many vintage crazies to justify each others illness. Hope to see a good crowd, will be fun!
The Vintage Ride was a huge success, with about 175 sleds showing up for burgers and dogs at Depot Camp on Indian Stream.
Check it out!
(1) Snowmobiling in Pittsburg, NH : Great turnout today for the first annual great North Woods Vintage Snowmobile Ride | Facebook
. Hard to believe that their are that many Vintage People. in the North Country . . .
There would have been more, but lot's of people were afraid the conditions were toast. Saving grace was organizer Raymod Lacasse went out and GO PROD the whole route 4PM the day before and posted it on FB. That made it obvious that the conditions were nothing short of amazing. A lot of the people that showed came from Conn. ME, VT and even NY. There was some incredible Iron that showed up and everyone seemed to have a great time. Scary thought is with 175 vintage sleds showing up at "First Annual", what the heck can we expect next year which is already in the works 3-19-22...
Definitely some good looking machines there, and lots of variety. Cool to see the Raiders, several cutters to match the towing sled. Cool to see the old suits and helmets as well.
Lots of dedication there to get those in the shape they are in.
I have seen pictures of Pathfinders sleds multiple time here, but I think this may be the first time I have ever seen a picture of Pathfinder.
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