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Old 11-23-2012, 05:50 AM   #32131
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Well, there's things like this, and I hear Baja is always nice in the winter.




I know riding motorcycles on the snowmobile trails is frowned upon here in Maine, but I hear that NH is more enlightened. What does it take to do so legally? I would assume some kind of OHV tag is needed, right? Does having a license plate take care of that? Even a set of new Trelleborgs is cheaper than gas to the west coast...


Remember reading your RR thinking the gas that that motorhome was sucking up had to be painful. Not saying not worth it. Sanity comes with a price.

In NH, OHRV tag even if plated (on the OHRV trails). Some snowmobile trails you can not ride on with a bike. Bear Brook SP allows it. There are others as well but couldn't tell you where off the top of my head.
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:51 AM   #32132
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I saw a rollover on the bridge at the West Bath on ramp this mernin'... mini van sittin' on it's roof. And that was AFTER the roads had been treated.

It's salt. Not magic dust. It don't cure dumbass. Laws of physics still apply.




Aimed at general populace, not you, Rad. (I assume you and countless others traversed the bridge ok.)
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Old 11-23-2012, 05:53 AM   #32133
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I saw a rollover on the bridge at the West Bath on ramp this mernin'... mini van sittin' on it's roof. And that was AFTER the roads had been treated.

And your point being ? (not being a smart ass, I just dont understand)

Back end of the truck tried passing the front last night, I suspected the roads might be slick given the humidity and the temperature, so I was going easy.

I dont want to see ANYONE get hurt it is just that I do not think it would be an issue if people just used their heads.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:17 AM   #32134
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And your point being ? (not being a smart ass, I just dont understand)
That no matter how well the roads are treated, early in the season, some people just do not heed the warnings...


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I do not think it would be an issue if people just used their heads.
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:19 AM   #32135
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Well, there's things like this, and I hear Baja is always nice in the winter.
DANG! That looks cool! Baja after New years... Hmmmm
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Old 11-23-2012, 06:20 AM   #32136
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Remember reading your RR thinking the gas that that motorhome was sucking up had to be painful. Not saying not worth it. Sanity comes with a price.

In NH, OHRV tag even if plated (on the OHRV trails). Some snowmobile trails you can not ride on with a bike. Bear Brook SP allows it. There are others as well but couldn't tell you where off the top of my head.
Yeah, we spent about $3k in gas, but that's not any more than your average "normal" vacation like a trip to Disney or a cruise.

I'm thinking pretty hard about getting a set of studs on for some winter trail riding. What's the hot setup for that? Trelleborgs? Get a set of knobbies studded yourself?
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:07 AM   #32137
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Yeah, we spent about $3k in gas, but that's not any more than your average "normal" vacation like a trip to Disney or a cruise.

I'm thinking pretty hard about getting a set of studs on for some winter trail riding. What's the hot setup for that? Trelleborgs? Get a set of knobbies studded yourself?
Or a nice Costa Rican Adventure. (Could pull that off for even less if you make some adjustments to what you may be used to accomodation-wise.)

Hoping Heatmaker will chime in here. He told me of another source for Trelleborg-type tires at Recompence but for some reasons the details are a bit fuzzy.

Another inmate offered me a stud gun for that type of stud. May explore that route if I don't just go with an ice tire set up again.
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Old 11-23-2012, 07:10 AM   #32138
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I have a set of spiked tires, and do plan on getting out on the trails this winter. You can ride any snowmobile trail if you paid for a sticker and there's snow on the ground.
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:52 AM   #32139
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Hoping Heatmaker will chime in here. He told me of another source for Trelleborg-type tires at Recompence but for some reasons the details are a bit fuzzy.

He got them from Kevin's Cycle in Mass. I believe. Kevin makes short stud tires and longer stud tires. Heatmaker got the short ones and likes them. He did say that the longer ones would be better.I have trellies (long stud) and they work in a variety of situations. The short ones are best for clean ice and rocky trail. The long ones work everywhere and much better in deep snow. I have ridden at Bear Brook many times. Super BIG fun! just get there early am (the snow will be hardest then). We would travel from Portland and get there by 8 or so. Ride until noon or so and be back home early afternoon. Just had to get a NH atv reg. (like $70-80 for non-resident) and you are good. We rode alot last year here in Maine on the snowmo trails. It was a one time deal. The trails were all ice because of the lack of snow. We even ran in to a Warden and he was fine with it. His thought was " ususally NO riding on snomo trails but because of the lack of snow, go for it. If there was decent snow cover and grooming going on then NO riding on trails."
Definately worth the time, $, and effort. Riding all year, and on groomed trails (in NH) is EPIC!
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:51 AM   #32140
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Thanks for the info, JW.

http://www.kevinscycleracing.com/tires.htm
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:56 AM   #32141
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:03 AM   #32142
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Just got home from work and headed right out for a couple hours, was trying to talk the wife into it but she don't feel like suitin up, she dont now what she's missing!
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Old 11-23-2012, 10:07 AM   #32143
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Oh that's all....good I was still hoping to sneak a few rides in this year.
I'm sneaking in a ride right now. Gave the bike its yearly washing this morning, so I had to take it out to get it dirty again.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:36 AM   #32144
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Glad to here everyone is out enjoying a ride in this beautiful weather...wish I was a little closer to my bike.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:54 AM   #32145
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Glad to here everyone is out enjoying a ride in this beautiful weather...wish I was a little closer to my bike.
not me....working but no one else in the industry seems to be.... but why waste a vaca day...rather save it for warmer times in far away places at the other end of ferry lines...
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