Maine Riders

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by PWRCRZR, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    I'm with you Dave...at least till my road ices up
  2. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    A long long time ago in a land of diminished self entitlement and profound personal responsibility ....

    time, money, resources were not wasted on treating frosted roads ....

    it is was it is ....

    so now to fill the once occupied time with something of equal reward ....

    anone got any suggestions !?!?!

    :lol3
  3. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    I'm expecting to go for one of these days today.... I should be working on the DR in preparation for a first of the year adventure, but I think the Vee needs to stretch her legs a bit.
  4. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    All the ice you'll care to ride on.:deal

    Gets you off the couch with the added benefit of keeping you in tune for next season as well as learning some new limits of your machine.
  5. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Or if trails do it for you...

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  6. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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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...
  7. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    if you didn't maintain your bikes thru the regular season and ran them into the ground you would now be ready for maintainance season....
  8. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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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.


  9. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    You can buy badly neglected bikes in the fall for pennies on the dollar to keep you busy all winter too :deal
  10. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    :lol3

    Remember reading your RR thinking the gas that that motorhome was sucking up had to be painful.:lol3 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.
  11. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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




    Aimed at general populace, not you, Rad.:D (I assume you and countless others traversed the bridge ok.)
  12. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    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.
  13. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    That no matter how well the roads are treated, early in the season, some people just do not heed the warnings...


    Zackly...
  14. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    DANG! That looks cool! Baja after New years... Hmmmm :wink:
  15. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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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? :ear
  16. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    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.:D

    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.
  17. UngaWunga

    UngaWunga Mosquito bait

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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.
  18. jwrider

    jwrider Been here awhile

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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.:D

    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! :eek1
  19. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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  20. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    mid day riding season is currently in session for those not working today....