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Post in 'The Inglenook' started by nate379, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. nate379

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  2. greg13

    greg13 Feeling the Heat

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    Congrats, YOU CAN HAVE IT!!! We've had it too many times. We are at a whopping 50.6" FOR THE SEASON!!! (we have storms that drop more than that usually)
  3. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    I grew up in northern Maine and I can say that this winter if finally feels "normal" to me with the snow we got. In winter's past most of the snow would end up blowing away with the windstorms we get.
  4. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    No pictures . . . but I went up to The County this past weekend. Dropped off my broken ATV with a friend in Washburn to get fixed and then I took off on the sled . . . 225 miles from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Rode from Washburn to Van Buren (made a mistake and almost rode into Caribou though) . . . skipped over to Madawaska and then to Frenchville . . . dropped down to Sinclair and then rode over to Portage . . . south to Ashland and then west and north to Washburn.

    Snow was melting fast though . . . especially yesterday. When I left temps were in the mid 60s . . . when I got home there was quite a difference in temps as there was a 10 or 11 degree difference as we were hitting 77-78.

    Trip did not go by entirely trouble free . . . had a flat tire on the way up and had to rely on a stranger with a cutting torch to cut off a lug nut/stud and bought a new tire/lug nut/stud for the trailer . . . broke my third brake light lens while unloading the ATV . . . and I ended up losing a bunch of my gear when I failed to realize that I had not zippered my trunk bag shut.

    All in all though . . . it was a nice way to end my admittedly very short riding season.
  5. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    My sister in Wasilla, Alaska just sent me some pics . . . from the Iron Dog/Iditarod Trail. Juliesled3.jpg Juliesled1.jpg Juliesled2.jpg Juliesled3.jpg Juliesled1.jpg Juliesled2.jpg
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  6. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    I, for one (of Many!), will gladly concede victory. You can have the white stuff.
    I put 1500+ miles on my Ultra & fired up my snowblower ONCE this winter.
    Spring will be officially here tomorrow, according to the calendar, & while we
    know there's still a chance that Nature, who can be a REAL MUTHA, might still
    have some nastiness in store for us, it won't stay for long. Bring on the leaves,
    grass & flowers! SPRING has just about SPRUNG!
  7. nate379

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    Yeah my Mom was saying it was in the low 60s. Lots of great trails in that end of the state... grew up in Van Buren and rode every winter. I'd sometimes ride to school even.
    My Dad sold his Formula MX last year, it had something around 20,000 miles on it.

    I haven't bothered to buy one up here. There isn't much for trails... they are pretty much the same trails we drive our 4x4s on in the summer so it's not a "highway" like the ITS. It's either that or "boondocking" which isn't my thing.
    AND usual winters just isn't much for snow either. Last year I could see the grass in my yard almost all winter. It would snow and then the wind would blow it all across my driveway.
  8. greg13

    greg13 Feeling the Heat

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    Van Buren NY?? that's in my back yard. I can be there in 10 min.
  9. nate379

    nate379 Guest

    Van Buren, Maine.. Just a stones throw from Canada.
  10. greg13

    greg13 Feeling the Heat

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    OK a little more than 10 min.
  11. stoveguy2esw

    stoveguy2esw Minister of Fire

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    i love looking at snow as long as its not surrounded by my window frames. i hit golf balls for recreation, and fish and canoe, ice fishing looks intriguing i must say but loss of golf dates will sadly keep me no farther north than the Old Dominion that said , i would actually consider triping north for a winter weekend of sitting in an outhouse above a hole in the ice if the fish are biting and the outhouse is "wet" i expect a bottle of jamison is standard kit for the form of endeavor
  12. pen

    pen There are some who call me...mod. Staff Member

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    No problems with Jamison in the ice shanty here; I usually have Jezynowka around (blackberry brandy).

    pen
  13. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Around here another name for ice fishing is "ice drinking" . . . not really sure what's being drunk.

    Oh yeah . . . typically there are no holes in the ice fishing shack . . . the shack is just where folks go to warm up, make a meal, etc. Folks here tend to set "traps" rather than actually fish with a fishing pole.

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