Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Old Forge Snow

I just looked back at my records and things aren't going much different this year than last.  Yes we may of had a little more snow by now last year.  But it really didn't matter much, because it melted off during warm ups.  It's nice to have the snow coming early and building base.  However this part of the season isn't the most important and it really doesn't matter how much snow we have.  As most people are doing the holiday thing and aren't up riding any way.  Yes a few may be here, but not many.  The snow will come and when it does the trail crew will be out doing what they do the best.  Making great riding conditions out of very little.

Today's video.......


108 comments:

  1. One More week Folks!! Biggest storm in 10 Years is Coming into the Area on 20th & 21st. Its A Pacific Storm and also alot more Unsettled Weather will be Popping up over the next 2 weeks..

    REMEMBER WHO SAID IT Trail5Eddie

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    1. you and Accuweather.com need to stop smoking the whacky tobaccy! lol...i hope you are right...although, I've heard this tune before....

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  2. Will be in town this weekend just to hang out and do some drinking and working on sleds hope to ride weekend after Christmas! SNOW!

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    1. Support the Local places even if its just for a Hot dog.. Were in a tuff Economy here and this winter will crush the community....


      THINK SNOW ACZ!@

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  3. looks like its back to winter today, 20 and blowing light snow. It's a start.

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    1. where do you live fargo!

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  4. Has anyone seen shotgun Dan arouned on rondaxe rd? No riding by his house. Heared he has land mines set up.

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  5. Me and ShutGun Dan go back to about 1997 or 1998... We use to Ride down to the Motel/Bar on Trail 5 North of Northwoods thats now closed in the winters since the mid 2000s..

    Anybody remember the name of this place?

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    1. mountain side ?????

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    2. MountainSide Lodge LoverDecember 12, 2012 at 10:39 AM

      Thats was the HOTTEST SPOT In oldforge in 2004. Tappin the ladies in the rooms out back..

      MOUNTAIN SIDE LODGE!!!


      OPEN IT BACK UP!

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    3. I believe its BBQ place now.

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    4. YEP There were alot of good spots along 28 in the day, and alot of good people.The bald MT. Rest was one only open in the summer. That was back in the 70'S. And the year RT.28 was one lane in a spot, no place to put the snow. Blowers came out of Rome to clear the road.{GAFB when it was open}. Thats when it snowed

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    5. THE LANTERNS was good to

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  6. Rode the MRP*S last night, 3 inches at best, unloaded at the olebarn went to the ranger station and back, was not bad 2-3 more inches it should be good KEEP DANCIN

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    1. No snow anywere in the area (Inlet, Indian Lake, Speculator, Long Lake), but it has magically appeared in MRP. What a joke.

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  7. WHATS THIS ALL ABOUT A SNOW STORM ON THE CENTURY COMING DEC 20th.. HEARD ITS GOING TO BE BIGGER THEN SUPER STORM SANDY!!


    SOMEBODY GOT WEATHER LINKS OR DATA???

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  8. yeah there is some chatter in the weather arenas about a 2 day storm around that time...who the hell knows for sure but it would be nice...at least the longer term temps look really good for freeze up...

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  9. Back in 1976 Oldforge Got near 400 Inches of Snow that winter.. I had a SkiRoule RTX and the Neighbors has Merc SnowTwisters..

    I went out west In March Picked up a RUPP NYTRO 440 Liquid and Remember riding the sled 500 Miles in March that winter. Do you know what 500 Miles is like on the Trails in 1976...

    Trails are Nicer today But sleds cost to much and we get less and less days to ride them....

    THINK SNOW!

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  10. YA i remember the SkiRoule Dick Barrett sold them up on 3RD lake

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  11. Merc Twisterw, what a sled. We sold them back in the day. Really miss those old sleds.

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  12. Shuuut uuuup already about your old days !!! haha...just kidding

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  13. who sold merc back then

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  14. Rivetts rented sleds out of romea gardens its now wateredge

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  15. Even with the lack of snow our crew had a great time. Got a lot of work done on our sleds so when it hits the ground thats when its go time.

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  16. Is old forge supposed to get a major storm on the 20th!!??

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  17. The10 day forcast is looking good with cold temps and a chance of snow everyday from Sunday to Friday let hope one of thoses days produces good snow and maybe can get a ride in next weekend! Keep dancing! SNOW!

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  18. things are looking good starting next week keep dancing!!!! its working

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  19. You have to like the longer term forecast after the 26th with lower temps and snow but I wouldnt get too excited about a christmas ride. seasons just get shorter all the time...Boat anchors for sale again !!!

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  20. MRP*S is ridable just got back, only went to the big T and back unloaded at theole barn road to first ranger station thin ILL keep everyone posted on next ride

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  21. Spun off 62miles last night in MRP. Trailer to the ranger station and its was thin but pressed on. Over 1ft before the T so we went left hit the dead end. Then made it towords inlet but had to circle back for a few more rips on the Big T straights.. Alot of Sparks were Flying and Slides are Shot But I had to get that 2013 ride..

    LOVE YOU ALL THINK SNOW!!

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  22. Not sure why you call this Big Time BS I have always rode my MOUNTAIN BIKE back there before Sorry for the confusion

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  23. Lets all just THINK SNOW will be up for new years 22nd year in a row and all have been good some better then others but they all beat sitting home and doing nothing.

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  24. Not sure if this is true or not, but rumor in raquette lake is uncas road will be closed to all snowmobiles this year, due to home owners complaining about noise and excessive speed. This would ruin the ride to long lake if its true, keep your eyes open signs should be posted soon I hear

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    1. Haven't heard of that one yet but u don't have to take uncas rd to raquette or long lake as long as the lakes are frozen. I never take uncas to raquette much better ride on the lakes

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    2. closeing uncas would really hurt business in that area due to the fact a lot of famlies that ride do not like taking the lakes with the kids hope that that is just rumor enjoy that ride numerous times through out the year like to ride out to ww durant and say hi to jim lets see what happens

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    3. I just spoke with inlet officials, it is true uncas road will be closed to snowmobile traffic from rt28 eagle bay back to where the snow plow turns around. you*ll have to cross 7th lake then between the campground make a left on bug lake trail that intersects uncas at the turn around whats next!

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    4. Mitch Lee Town Of Inlet Information Office

      Folks This is not true and No one spoke with Inlet officials.
      Uncas Road is open to snowmobile traffic from Rt 28 to Raquette lake
      With snow provided by mother nature. and is legal to ride at the Posted speed Limit for this and many seasons to come.
      Thank you

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    5. Mitch Lee.......MythBuster. Thanks for clearing this rumor up.

      Steve

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  25. Things are shaping up good, looks like next week should bring about a foot or more of system and lake fetch, temps staying seasonal should have up to 2 inch base with fair to good conditions by xmass

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  26. WTF!!! How the hell can they get away with that. Uncas road is awesome. What about those trails at the end of uncas road..You know this damm town is pissing me off. that's one of my favorite runs up to RL. To hell with those home owners if they can't take some noise. This is total BS !! I'm gonna smoke down that road anyway...let em try and catch me.

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    1. If they plow and salt it, you will def. smoking down that road! lol

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  27. My question is why don't they put a small trail like on north street? I hate taking the lake, like the person stated above, when my son is riding with us, he gets scared!!!! I wonder how the tap room and the boat are going to feel about that. Also, why is this not stated to us club members when we renew are memberships, or more important buy are passes?

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    1. AREA going to hell, sounds like the towns dont care anymore. Just tax the people and spend the money. Snowmobile capital of the northeast BULL.Close down the trail dept. and sell the groomers.But buy that permit and stay home.

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    2. Amen brother, And you better not ride on the SACRED SIDE WALKS or youll be paying for it, Could not have said it better my self. My beef is trail 5, lets move it closer to the road and see if the salt destroyes it even faster, a main connector trail always bare GO FIGURE

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    3. Move it closer then it will get the snow from the snowplow & The fresh power.. Trail 5 rocks!!

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  28. who ever posted that noise that was not nice...you fired me up !!!

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  29. Just outlaw sleds, and board up the windows.

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  30. Just spoke to the Barnstormers and UNCAS Road is open to snowmobilers. The "anonymous" person who posted this is a bored person looking to get people all fired up. Just note that some people read this looking for information about the area and what you did is messed up. Some people will read and believe and avoid the area, which will hurt raquette lake business. Why would you put false info out there, because you're an awful person!!!!

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  31. you tell em Rosie !!!!

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  32. My question is why are people already complaining and trying to start BS when the winter has not started yet. Some People have a lot invested into the sport and can't wait till winter. This sport brings everyone together. Soon this blog will be shut down because of some people. Lets calm down. Think snow. Keep dancing.

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  33. we all bitch and moan and today there are dead children in CT school shooting...like this crap about uncas road really matters...I'm so sad that these mass shootings continue in this country..

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  34. Okay.. Now we have jumped the Shark.. For sure.

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    1. Twas the week before Christmas..

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      When all thru the state, not a snowflake was falling,
      even upstate.
      The stockings were hung on the handle bars with care,
      as the trails remained unbelieveably bare.
      With another snowless season begining to start,
      we may as well sell 'em and take up golf with a cart.
      So with new iron in the barn and a trailer to boot,
      guess we'll stay home and wait for the Christmas loot!

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  35. pinky doo where are you?

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  36. OK ENOUGH ABOUT UNCAS ROAD IT IS NOT CLOSED REPETE NOT CLOSED MY INLAWS LIVE ON UNCAS ROAD AND NOTING IS BEING SAID ABOUT CLOSING THE ROAD LETS ALL JUST THINK SNOW AND PRAY FOR ALL THE PEOPLE IN CT THEY NEED OUR PRAYES AND THOUHTS
    ITS A TOUGH TIME FOR THEM RIGHT NOW.NOW LETS ALL START DOING THE SNOW DANCE AND DONT STOP DANCING UNTIL MARCH SEE YOU ON THE TRAILS.

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  37. NorthWoods Lodge and Bar... STOP IN OUR PLACE FREE BEERDecember 15, 2012 at 10:04 AM

    Big snows for the week... See you all on the trails NEXT WEEKEND!!


    WHITE CHRISTMAS>. ECONOMY BOOMER!

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    1. all beer is free until you go to leave

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    2. WHY IS A BUSINESS ADVERTISING BS WEATHER REPORTS ON THIS SITE, STEVE? THIS SITE IS FOR TRUE TRAIL CONDITIONS AND YOU TELL IT LIKE IT IS. CHRISTMAS WEEK IS CALLING FOR MAYBE 6 INCHES ONE DAY, AND THEN WARMING UP AGAIN. CAN ANYBODY TELL THE TRUTH ANYMORE! JUST LIKE THEY SAID FOR SNOWDEO, WHITEOUT CONDITIONS ON UNCAS RD & THEY'LL BE SNOW FOR SNOWDEO, AND IT WAS NOTHING BUT ANOTHER MUDEO.

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  38. Did anyone see the nyssa plan for 2014 snowmobile season. It was being discussed that possibly, the REG would be increased from 35.00 to 50.00 if you register a two stroke snowmobile, newer four stroke machines would remian the same. This is similiar to the Yellowstone rules, hope this dosent happen all my sleds are 2 stroke

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    1. GO GOVERMENT,don't you love it.

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  39. NYS Snowmobile DealershipDecember 16, 2012 at 9:11 AM

    As a Dealer were at a All Time High Struggle to just be Open for Customers. Sales are down near 80% for sled let alone service and parts is dry. I could rattle off 15 Dealerships around the area including ourselves if we dont have snow on the ground within 2 weeks will only distroy the snowmobile economy in upstate ny..

    Guys Please support your dealers ASAP. A gallon of oil. a Jacket for christmas something or anything ASAP...

    If we fold up it will hurt the rider and the industry

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    1. A Story Way to popular. I see Factorys coming back to pick up sleds by the truck loads and all the small guys forced to close the doors...

      I pray for snow to ride and to keep the little guys open.. Walmart will be selling Sleds next if we lose the little guys...

      I was in town yesterday and spend $$ at 2 dealerships and Boy was it dead around a Ghost town at inlet...

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    2. Quit crying, close your doors Ill go to walmart at least when it breaks they take it back and give you another one!!!!!

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    3. That statement is rude and you definitely are an ass.

      I hope when you need something from the local sled shop you remember what you just said and feel like shit. Hide behind your anonymous profile.

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    4. With a mouth like that, Im getting an image of how attrictive you must be in person. Shouldnt you be at the local firehall playing bingo. Why would a nice person like you be interested in a MANS sport

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    5. Steve 3 ft of snow wont help the area survive in March we need the snows and we need it now.. These places struggled last winter and cant make it 2 years in a row. Chevy and AIG Get bail outs but you think the little Guy can make it with bad seasons...

      These places are all not Handed down to them from Family members and they have no bills to pay to operate...

      LET IT SNOW AND PLEASE SNOW NOW!!

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    6. OOOOOOH, I guess you told me!!!

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  40. I am all for supporting the local dealer, and keeping the small guy open. How ever it dosent matter how much oil, jackets, carbides you buy from them (OLDFORGE AREA) If you break down or need something urgent, the story is always the same 2-3 weeks out SORRY. So if you need oil,carbides,belts etc bring it with you and forget about the local ATTITUDE, if its more than that consider it bad luck head home and try again!!! How ever I will mention that BOB at Schuelers will do all possible to have you back on the trail, He may not be a factory dealership with attitude, HEs local trying to make a living and tryin to keep the sport alive. And to the big time dealerships if the new machines were not 15,000 / and offered something for our youth 340/440 which is the next snowmobiling generation, maybe your sales would not be down 80% Mother nature is not only to blame

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    1. Yes they should have never dropped the 380cc line or 340cc there is nothing New you can buy the kids under 14 years old but a 120cc and 550cc..


      Yamaha Had the Market with the SnoSports

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    2. Bob worked me over bad once, never again.

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  41. Steve: Front lawn looks great, just confused is this the SNOW OR POOL CAM Have a Merry Christmas see you soon

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    1. Thanks! But I do have to tell you I really didn't do anything special with it. Maybe it's the gas grill that's still out there.

      Merry Christmas to you and yours!

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  42. buy your sled from don's polaris, then you will get the sled fix that day if you didnt buy it from there your out of luck for weeks... i would pay more from them to get more.

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    1. The WigWam!! LET IT SNOW FOLKSDecember 16, 2012 at 2:18 PM

      Yes Don's Polaris is one of the small guys that cares and he is why White lake closed. However He cant have another bad winter..

      Its not the sled sales as it is the parts and service that keep the $$ flowing.. Dons and all the local spots need the support as much as your bars and motels...
      People need to start thinking outside the miles and remember the smiles they have in town and spots..

      SUPPORT DON and all your Favorite places

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    2. Don is still at Don's Polaris? When I worked at Keys pancake in late 80's he was good friends with Jack C.

      He was past middle age then.

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  43. Big Moose Yamaha and Arctic CatDecember 16, 2012 at 2:12 PM

    I see some dealerships getting close to closing there doors. Dealerships Folks your will be SHOCKED when you hear the news.. Dealerships cant deal with 1 bad winter let alone Motels in Old Forge or Speculator... If you dont come and support the little man you will be havng Family Mall weekends with your wife in the up coming years....

    We need snow in 10 days or less or Hundreds of Operations are going to close. NOT ALL THESE PLACES ARE FAMILY HAND DOWNS SO THEY DONT HAVE NOTES TO PAY...

    WE NEED SNOW WORSE THEN EVER IN THE HISTORY OF OLD FORGE AND THE NYS TRAILS

    PRAY FOR SNOW AND SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL SPOTS..

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    1. Hi Guys,

      I'm not sure if the above posts are really from Big Moose or Trails Ends and I'm not going to take the time to see if they really are. I know everyone is upset that it isn't snowing and have LOTS of time on their hands. But please don't start with games on the blog and the posts. Because I'm sure these places won't be happy about someone else posting under their name.

      Thanks,
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    2. Steve, I think there's a big rat out there looking for some cheese!!! If everybody up there is so worried about no snow, why doesn't the town help the businesses by selling permits half price. Next, keep Casey off the roads this winter cause he's going to wipe it outlike he does every year, if we do get any snow.

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    3. If the town sold permits for half price the town would make more $$$ not the locals business. Bottomline if it dont snow nobody will go..

      If your not riding your not repairing. No eating not staying the weekend or eating out or getting gas...

      I think your not seeing the big Picture the Entire Northeast snowmobile towns need snow

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    4. Given the similar theme, poor grammer, and wording Steve I suspect those post are not from those businesses. Just people with too much time on thier hands.

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  44. Forecast rots. (cuse.com =usually on the mark)
    http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/old-forge-ny/13420/december-weather/339723?view=table

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    1. What I see is the town old Old Forge has a +10 degree avg temp then normal for the month of DEC and we might see 3 to 6" of snow on New Years Eve..


      I dont think there is Ice on a lake yet let alone any Safe ice in NY

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    2. What I see is the town old Old Forge has a +10 degree avg temp then normal for the month of DEC and we might see 3 to 6" of snow on New Years Eve..


      I dont think there is Ice on a lake yet let alone any Safe ice in NY

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    3. in the last 10 years i have taking a trip to old forge the day after christmas. Last year was the first i had to cancel, although the lakes were frozen over. This year is looking worse:< I have been looking to invest in a winter home up in old forge. Not really sure now if its the right choice? adirondacs is turning into catskill weather. Catskill weather is like NYC. NYC is like washington. SUCKS

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  45. Oh please people....take a break will ya..I've already spent 1500 in town this year between storage,preseason service and all the other crap that goes with this sport. How do you think the locals feel...not too good I can tell you that!!

    It's gonna snow when it snows so get over it...

    AAAARgh...

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    1. Realax there Scottyb! AKA. BAD ASS You souned like a fckin idiot!!!! AAAARgh like your ready to fight. If i came at you, you would be like a deer in headlights. Moron

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    2. You must store at schuellers. Pre season LMAO You got suckered. You are a moron... LMAO again.

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    3. I think when it comes to the moron market the 11:22 & 11:25 post have that market cornered.

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  46. beefy rider from hellDecember 17, 2012 at 11:54 AM

    hey anonymous LMAO its time for you to get lost. the guy makes a great point and I've met him..not a real good chance he would back down from an idiot like you.In fact he'd probably stomp your stupid skull into the next world...asshole

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  47. i agree with beefy rider from hell!!!!! This blog has turned into a big disappointment with all the negativity towards OF and surrounding areas. If you do not have anything nice to say do not say it and if you do, at least do not hide behind "anonymous".
    From people giving false information to being rude. This is a sport that relies on mother nature, in which no one has control over, unfortunately.

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    1. Thank you Rose. The last sentence sums it all up. We are in the same boat as last year. People if you can't play nice stay off the blog. Thanks. It will come soon enough.

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    2. Damn tempertures, forecast over the next day is for up to an inch of rain before turning to snow. That could be up to 10" of snow we miss out on. Hope this pattern breaks up soon.

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  48. I can speak for many. It is SO nice to have the sleds in the TOW. Feel for the handful of business owners, but the less noise, and NJ non permanent residents, the better.

    Everyday is one day closer to sledders gone. TOW has changed, sleds just bring down the IQ and class level.

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    1. Du you mean the IQ level goes below zero? That's about what it runs before winter.

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    2. most before winter dont spell DU. (do). Your prove my point.

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  49. Dont need sleds in Old forge. Demographic has changed= many use their camp few weeks out of year, pay tons in taxes and dont cost town anything vs expensive trail cost, ambulance, cost wear and tear.

    Sled gang w/and money go to Quebec now. Draft beer gang is all that left in Webb.

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    1. It was rude the way he said it. But if Sleds in T.O.W long term plans, Why are so many of their actions/policies obviously anti-sled?



      When fast train comes, no more sleds on RR beds.

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    2. No fast trains will be coming.

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    3. U sure Ste of NY has history of bad decisions of this kind.

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  50. Steve,
    Its time to change this forum format. You should now be required to sign up with a SN before being allowed to post. Too many morons posting BS on here and hiding behind an Anonymous SN.

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  51. IF we had snow no one would be bashing on OF and other people so i hope we get snow soon so i and everyone else doesnt have to listen to other people BS and just hear the trail conditions from Steve the reason this blog is here for all of us!!!

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  52. WELL WELL WELL GOOD NEWS FROM LAKE GEORGE NORTH TODAY ON 87 THE PLOW WERE OUT THEY PICKED UP FROM 1" to 4" of wet snow this morning...

    FRIDAY NIGHT WILL KICK OFF THE RIDING SEASON

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  53. Snow is not guaranteed. The best thing about snowmobiling is the appreciation you get for having optimum conditions. Once the snow flies the nature of posts will change... but I have to say I am disappointed in the nature of posts that I am reading to date. Old Forge is not just a playground for people with money and big mouths. There is a community of people who like the business but won’t give up their pride to be spoken to like a servant. I have owned a home in Old Forge for ten years. I go year round and we always have a good time, rain, snow, sleet, sun or ice storm. The good news is I’m not home working. You don’t like it then please stay home or go somewhere else. I work very hard not to have to see outspoken tourists who don’t deserve to eat sleep or have a cocktail in our community. Merry Christmas and please ask Santa for some snow. NICELY i might add. -Tony

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    1. Great post, sledders just need to act normal.

      Nothing worse than some foul mouthed, Jersey unibrow urinating/vomiting on the side of the road.

      Would they do that in their home town?
      I'm doing anti-snow dance.

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