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ishoot308 11-11-2020 05:46 PM

Any Canada Riders??
 
With the US / Canadian border closed and not likely to open any time soon, what are you Canada riders doing this winter for your snowmobiling fix??...

I just cancelled all my Canada trips and will be heading to Maine, probably along with a million other riders!!

Safe travels!

Dan

SAB1 11-11-2020 09:29 PM

My buddy is a big rider up there in Quebec area. I tend to frequent Maine. Hoping for snow. Our plan is to ride from NH up to Fort Kent, Caribou area and back.

ishoot308 11-11-2020 09:36 PM

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Originally Posted by SAB1 (Post 346356)
My buddy is a big rider up there in Quebec area. I tend to frequent Maine. Hoping for snow. Our plan is to ride from NH up to Fort Kent, Caribou area and back.

Rode that area in Maine last year...it was nice with plenty of snow!

Enjoy!

Dan

prp77 11-11-2020 09:59 PM

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Originally Posted by SAB1 (Post 346356)
My buddy is a big rider up there in Quebec area. I tend to frequent Maine. Hoping for snow. Our plan is to ride from NH up to Fort Kent, Caribou area and back.

4 of us rode from wakefield nh to caribou and back about 10 years ago. Fantastic trip. Maine, nh, and vt will be much busier than usual this season.

Iím planning as much mid week riding as possible.

ApS 11-13-2020 10:33 PM

Hold Up a Bit...
 
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Originally Posted by ishoot308 (Post 346336)
With the US / Canadian border closed and not likely to open any time soon, what are you Canada riders doing this winter for your snowmobiling fix??Ö I just cancelled all my Canada trips and will be heading to Maine, probably along with a million other riders!!

Safe travels!

Dan

Wait-up for FLL!

fatlazyless 11-14-2020 10:21 AM

..... definitely could have used a large foam noodle or two, sliced length wise and placed between the sno-mo and the roof ...... increases the friction grip between machine and roof .... a less slippery and more secure tie down with using rope tie downs .... plus it saves the paint .... foam noodles to the rescue ..... foam noodles attached to roof racks or a flat surface will increase the friction grip between two items with the rope tie down digging the secured load into the foam so it will not move around so much with the travel movement on a moving car/truck ..... like a sup or a kayak or canoe or 10' piece of construction lumber tied atop car roof racks.

... is all about using your noodle ....... duh!

Why ........ with two foam noodles, you will have no problem carrying four snow machines on the roof of your old Corolla all the way from Meredith to Fort Kent ....... no problem!

Paugus Bay Resident 11-15-2020 10:45 AM

Usually do our "winter" vacation in the Bingham / Greenville (ME) are with a longer cross the border trip through Jackman (not this year). Nice riding with lots of variety (usually) and pretty good rental cabins. Quebec riding is probably the best I've ever done.

MAXUM 11-25-2020 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by ishoot308 (Post 346336)
With the US / Canadian border closed and not likely to open any time soon, what are you Canada riders doing this winter for your snowmobiling fix??...

I just cancelled all my Canada trips and will be heading to Maine, probably along with a million other riders!!

Safe travels!

Dan

Everyone is going to Maine. NH keeps jacking their registration fees, now it's cheaper for a NH resident to register in ME than NH so why not? Any non-residents looking at NH or VT it's even worse.

Good for Maine!

ishoot308 11-25-2020 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by MAXUM (Post 347094)
Everyone is going to Maine. NH keeps jacking their registration fees, now it's cheaper for a NH resident to register in ME than NH so why not? Any non-residents looking at NH or VT it's even worse.

Good for Maine!

It's not cheaper, it's the same price at $99.00. I do agree for what NH has to offer, you are way better off riding elsewhere be it Canada or Maine. Lets face it, the southern half of the state (NH) is iffy at best in regards to snowfall. The southern trails mostly are mediocre at best. The Northern half has SOME nice trails but heck you can see them all in a couple days of riding.

A year long Quebec trail permit will cost you roughly $260.00 USD, this cost includes the required liability insurance they require all riders to have. With the quality of their trail system, non stop grooming and welcoming attitude towards snowmobilers, its money very well spent in my opinion. I'm going to miss it this year!

Dan

thinkxingu 11-25-2020 11:15 AM

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Originally Posted by ishoot308 (Post 347097)
It's not cheaper, it's the same price at $99.00. I do agree for what NH has to offer, you are way better off riding elsewhere be it Canada or Maine. Lets face it, the southern half of the state (NH) is iffy at best in regards to snowfall. The southern trails mostly are mediocre at best. The Northern half has SOME nice trails but heck you can see them all in a couple days of riding.

A year long Quebec trail permit will cost you roughly $260.00 USD, this cost includes the required liability insurance they require all riders to have. With the quality of their trail system, non stop grooming and welcoming attitude towards snowmobilers, its money very well spent in my opinion. I'm going to miss it this year!

Dan

Southern NH riding isn't meh, it's nonexistent. These days, Ossipee is the southernmost somewhat reliable riding. I've been paying attention the last few years thinking I might buy a machine, but to get to any good riding from southern NH is half a day/day commute alone.

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fatlazyless 11-25-2020 11:16 AM

......ugh-ugh-ugh!
 
Here's my poor man's guide to winter snowmobiling:

Probably the smartest move you'll make here is to totally forget about it. It's all very expensive and includes the snowmobile, trailer, tow vehicle, insurance, registration, gasoline, snowmobile clothing and snowmobile helmet ...... or, for about $150-total, go do some smart shopping at swap.com for a pair of winter walking boots, and at ebay.com for snow shoes ..... and go take a winter hike somewhere local like the Meredith Page Pond Town Forest http://www.meredithnh.org/conservati...nd-town-forest or the www.belknaprangetrails.org in Gilford.

Winter walking has the advantage of no black flies and no mosquitoes, plus you and all your clothes don't end up smelling like snowmobile gasoline exhaust .... ugh, ugh, ugh. ...... :D:laugh:

More than half the time when you go out with snow shoes, you end up just carrying them along for the walk, tied to your day-pack because there wasn't enough snow or the snow on the trail was too packed down to really need the snow shoes.
...............

Snowmobiling! Newport to Greenville Maine - 132 miles! ...... Maine family video, 8:17-minutes, March 19 2018

www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C7ndFZhU_E

MAXUM 11-25-2020 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by ishoot308 (Post 347097)
It's not cheaper, it's the same price at $99.00. I do agree for what NH has to offer, you are way better off riding elsewhere be it Canada or Maine. Lets face it, the southern half of the state (NH) is iffy at best in regards to snowfall. The southern trails mostly are mediocre at best. The Northern half has SOME nice trails but heck you can see them all in a couple days of riding.

A year long Quebec trail permit will cost you roughly $260.00 USD, this cost includes the required liability insurance they require all riders to have. With the quality of their trail system, non stop grooming and welcoming attitude towards snowmobilers, its money very well spent in my opinion. I'm going to miss it this year!

Dan

It's $99.00 for NH residents WITH a club membership.

If you tag on a club membership which is on average about 30 bucks it's more expensive for your first machine. If you opt to just register without a club membership it is $129 bucks per machine plus fees of course!

NH is $119 with a club membership and $149 with out for non residents.

Maine is $99 bucks with or without a club membership for non residents.

Formula260SS 11-25-2020 03:46 PM

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Originally Posted by ishoot308 (Post 347097)

A year long Quebec trail permit will cost you roughly $260.00 USD, this cost includes the required liability insurance they require all riders to have. With the quality of their trail system, non stop grooming and welcoming attitude towards snowmobilers, its money very well spent in my opinion. I'm going to miss it this year!

Dan

Back in 90's you'd pull into town, stop for a beer and they'd steal your whole rig right off the street. No sled / truck /trailer was safe, that all changed when they figured out it wasn't a good long term strategy.....lol..... hopefully they can pull off a decent season, like NH and ME they depend on the Sledders for $$$ god knows the ski areas are going to get hammered

trfour 06-16-2021 01:39 AM

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Wait-up for FLL!

Wrong way Carrigan!! :laugh:


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