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Snowmobiling Upstate NY
« on: December 06, 2017, 12:21:55 PM »
Sooner or later snowmobile season may begin. I am always looking for people to ride with since it seems nobody ever has time to ride.

Typically I like to drop at barnes corners and ride from there. The other area I really enjoy is osceola redfield area. I am open to pretty much anywhere.

Barnes corners is a little under 3 hours for me Osceola is just about the same. Anybody interested in riding this year?

I run a 2006 Ski-doo MXZ 600 SDI. Depending on trail conditions and amount of ppl depends on my riding. I am typically pretty conservative but do enjoy going fast when conditions permit.
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Re: Snowmobiling Upstate NY
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 12:43:46 PM »
Riding on a snowmobile someday is on my bucket list. 
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Re: Snowmobiling Upstate NY
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2017, 01:07:07 PM »
I lived in AZ for 10 years. I used to run my jeep everywhere. It was great I could choose a direction on a friday and not run into another person all weekend. The closest I can get to that in NY is on my sled.

I have also seen some amazing things out riding. one time I had a fully mature bald eagle take off from the trail 20' in front of me. he had to have a 12' wingspan. He covered the entire trail. When he landed in a nearby tree it looked like his wings hung below the branch by about 2'. it was amazing.
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Re: Snowmobiling Upstate NY
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2017, 02:33:47 PM »
Sooner or later snowmobile season may begin. I am always looking for people to ride with since it seems nobody ever has time to ride.

Typically I like to drop at barnes corners and ride from there. The other area I really enjoy is osceola redfield area. I am open to pretty much anywhere.

Barnes corners is a little under 3 hours for me Osceola is just about the same. Anybody interested in riding this year?

I run a 2006 Ski-doo MXZ 600 SDI. Depending on trail conditions and amount of ppl depends on my riding. I am typically pretty conservative but do enjoy going fast when conditions permit.

Those are both areas we used to sled, trout fish and deer hunt! Havn't thought about them in many years.
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2017, 05:35:06 PM »
is that little bar still there on the right just pasted the old hotel it was all knotty pine in side and the bar top was full of pics and I think it also had money under about 2in of clear coat  nice place  haven't been up there riding since 2003 I like the flat rock also  the Monaque bar isn't bad I remember hitting the metal deck bridge with my 12in carbide runners wasn't fun over the handle bars I went  and of course there was the Lewis co Sheriff sitting there I got up got back on the sled and he pulled me over and asked me how drunk I was told him haven't had anything yet but I may start now he gave me a few thing to do and I was laughing at him I said look at the carbide runners on the skies there 12in long and they don't like metal deck bridges he looked and told me have a nice day gave me a little sticker to put on the windshield and was good for the weekend  8)

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Re: Snowmobiling Upstate NY
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2017, 07:14:49 AM »
I think you are talking about louie's? they closed 2 years ago. It was a shame. really nice owners and good food for to good of a price. And it was right next to the parking lot I drop at :) Tuggers is still there just a little ways down the road. I have had good luck in the random parking lot so I like to park there.

How come I never get stickers when they harass me? I HATE that stupid bridge. I have dual 4" carbides and have the same problem.
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2017, 02:52:18 PM »
ya tuggers was the other place I was thinking about  never did like the timber view the food was nasty   the white lake inn over by Forest port had good drinks  :-X  got caught in the town of web with no riding permit  ::) but they let me go and fallowed me out  ;D

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« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2017, 02:54:35 PM »
Web and old forge trail system are pretty strict that requires their trail pass The NYS reg does not count.
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« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2017, 03:00:27 PM »
ya tuggers was the other place I was thinking about  never did like the timber view the food was nasty   the white lake inn over by Forest port had good drinks  :-X  got caught in the town of web with no riding permit  ::) but they let me go and fallowed me out  ;D

Is that the same White Lake just North of Woodgate on rt 28? Used to go there quite a bit.
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Re: Snowmobiling Upstate NY
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2017, 03:15:08 PM »
Crusarius,
 If you would like to do a day trip closer to home I would be glad to show you around our trail system. I think you are 1.5 hours away ?  I groom here so I know it pretty well. The only caveat is that we have to get snow first ! Haven't seen much in the past two years. Parking areas in Odessa and Alpine ny. I am not a fan of Tug Hill,.. I like smooth trails.
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Re: Snowmobiling Upstate NY
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2017, 03:21:17 PM »
Moose that would be awesome. I agree with liking smooth trails thats why I like to stay off main parts of the hill. I enjoy flatrock occasionally but most of the time I stay on the edges.
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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2017, 04:40:19 PM »
Riding on a snowmobile someday is on my bucket list.

MM, I got a wild hair and traded for one several years ago. It was probably 6 years or a little longer before I even bothered cranking it. Every once in a while someone would ask when I was going to ride it, and I always replied that when there was snow it was too cold to play.
I finally did get around to riding it some, but mine is a work sled, not too good for playing or just out riding for fun. It is also pretty slow compared to most sleds, so not so good for riding with others.
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Re: Snowmobiling Upstate NY
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2017, 04:55:46 PM »
I had an arctic cat Z440 fan cooled for my first sled. It topped out at about 45 MPH with my oversize butt on it but it was a great sled. Tons of fun on tight wooded trails which is what I typically run. I was forced to upgrade when I watched all the guys I was riding with hit a long straight and disappear. But in the woods they could not keep up with me.

After that I got and 800 ski-doo that had some work done on it. I sold that and moved to the 600. The 800 was to much for the tight trails I ride. the semi direct injected 600 is perfect. Can still break into the triple digits but also throw it around pretty easy on tight trails. I would be very hard pressed to consider going back to a carb'd sled. The sled sits all summer in the fall I press the start button once to prime the fuel system then hold it and she starts perfect every time.
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« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2017, 08:01:03 PM »
ya tuggers was the other place I was thinking about  never did like the timber view the food was nasty   the white lake inn over by Forest port had good drinks  :-X  got caught in the town of web with no riding permit  ::) but they let me go and fallowed me out  ;D

Is that the same White Lake just North of Woodgate on rt 28? Used to go there quite a bit.
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« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2017, 02:24:09 PM »
Not sure (exactly) if it's true or not, but I've heard that you have to belong to a snowmobiling club in order to run on the state groomed trails!
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Re: Snowmobiling Upstate NY
« Reply #15 on: December 09, 2017, 04:33:00 PM »
The state grooms trails??
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« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2017, 04:38:08 PM »
In maine the state kicks back some of the reg
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« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2017, 05:25:22 PM »
Ny state snowmobile registration is $100. 15 goes to the state,  rest goes in a fund to pay clubs to maintain trails, making it one of  the few self funded statewide recreation programs. (Hunting is another ). IF you belong to a club your registration is only  $45, state still gets 15. This was initiated to compel the people that use the trails to join a club and help out with trails. Most join a club for the savings but are never seen helping out.
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« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2017, 09:34:09 PM »
What moose said. I just registered mine today. club fee cost $30 registration $45. if you are not part of a club it is more I thought 115 but I could be wrong I always join a club since the main trail in NYS runs right down my back lot line.
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« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2017, 10:26:01 PM »
Wow, what happens if you are caught with no registration?
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