Happy Valentine’s Day! This winter sure has been a crazy one. Snow, Rain, Snow, Fog, Icy, Did I say Rain WOW. On the up side, we have been able to do some grooming this year which is awesome. We also have a couple of new guys that have been out in the machine getting their seat time in before having the rains take over.
I would again like to thank all of you that participated in the no bake, bake sale. With that money we have been able to do everything on the list, and more. The alternator went along with the block heater. With all the new parts she is again purring like a kitten.
We have had a few problems with snowmobilers not staying on the trails, cutting gates open and driving right by a trail closed sign. If you want to be able to continue to ride in our area please obey the signs they are there for a reason. KNOW BEFORE YOU GO! Every year the trails have a chance of changing, gas stations close, trails get rerouted or closed by the landowners. It is up to you as a responsible rider to make sure you know all of this before you start out. If you’re unsure you can always call and we will try and help. RIDE SMART, RIDE SAFE.
At our last meeting we discussed new apparel and I have given a few ideas to Body Covers and they will be dreaming up a new design to make us all look as hip as possible.
We also were selling the NHSA super raffle tickets and have made $488 for the club, a nice little fund raiser. Look in the Sno Traveler for the winners.
We have all our club meetings at Gilly’s Restaurant in Bristol, and would love to see all of you there. It’s the first Monday of the month, next month we will be taking nominations for officers. April 1st is our last meeting of the year with a pizza party and a vote on the officers. Hope to see you all there.
I would like to do a fundraiser this summer, if you have any ideas please bring them to the meeting.
MERRY CHRISTMAS… HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!
We’ve been very busy since our last article. The Club held there annual Christmas party on Dec 3rd with a pot luck dinner and a gift for all. We had a very productive meeting and discussed a lot of Issues.
Our fund raiser has been doing awesome, our goal was $4000. And to date we are at $3500. I would like to thank all of you that have given so generously to this cause. The tucker has new hydraulic pistons, several new hydraulic hoses, new brake master cylinder and brake switch, and the sprockets are our being recovered.
We are still scheduling work details to get things ready before the start of the season including removing downed trees from the trails as a result of last snow storm. For those interested in helping, keep an eye out on Facebook or our club website as we’ll be posting times for our work parties.
We are also working to have an email option so that you will be able to receive communication thought email too. To sign-up and receive emails visit the “Subscribe to Our Newsletter” section on the Home page of our Website and enter you’re email address and click "Sign-up".
Our wide track is back out on the trails and working hard. Last year we put a lot of time and money into getting it trail ready, and Bob has been using it to check on the trails, cut trees, and put up signs.
At the time of writing this newsletter our trail system still remains closed. But there is some very limited riding available in some of the higher elevations. But we still have a lot of trees down from the recent snow storms and open water because the ground never froze before we got the snow. If you do decide to venture out for some early season riding be prepared for any and all conditions.
This year there is no gas available in Bristol by snowmobile. The bridge out behind Park and Go is not safe to run sleds over and the gas station across from Gilly’s is closed. You can get gas in Franklin, Andover, Canaan, Bridgewater, Plymouth and Wentworth so if you’re riding over this way plan accordingly.
UPDATE January 2019: The bridge has been fixed, gas will be available this year at Park & Go in Bristol and there is also food available.
Our next meeting is January 7th at Gilly’s Restaurant in Bristol @ 7pm
We will be doing a food drive for our local food pantry so anyone that would like to donate any non perishable food can drop it off at the meeting.
***Think snow, Lucy ***
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Grass Drags….. Water Cross….. Hope you went it was Awesome!!!!!!!
At the last couple of meetings we had discussed the trails, groomer fundraising and club rides. Here's how it breaks down.
Our club meetings are at Gilly’s restaurant and a schedule is on the web site.
Welcome to the 2018-19 season it’s hard to believe as I write this its 90 plus outside and I have the AC cranked and thinking about snow.
Packets are being sent to existing members and included will be a renewal form for the membership. Please read everything very closely as we have had quite a few changes this year in how you are going to be able to get your voucher that you will need to registered your sled. If you have any questions please call me @ 603-744-5497.
Also included will be a list of all the club meetings which will be held at Gilly’s Restaurant again this year as it work out great last year. All meetings will be listed on the website.
We will be starting trail work right after Labor Day. We have a bridge that needs to be re-decked and lots of work on the Tucker. Notices for work parties will be posted on the web and Facebook.
Last year we took over a portion of the Old Pemi Valley club trails and had quite a few problems with everything from trail closed due to landowners to trails closed due to washouts and Ice problems by the river due to rain and Ice jams. It was challenging at best but we have over the summer fixed the bridge by the river by putting in a culvert that will allow the water to run and the ice to go over the trail without the bridge in the way. Hopefully this will fix that problem. We also fixed the washout under the power lines on Route 11. The landowner that had the locked gate has given us permission to use the trail this year so we should be good for Route 11 south.
We do have a couple of projects for this fall that need to get done so any help you could give would be appreciated.
It would be great to have a couple of club rides and I am looking for someone that would like to head this up if you’re interested let me know.
Think Snow, Lucy