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    Ice track?

    Friend of mine is heading to Portsmouth NH this week from CT and wants to know if there are any ice tracks on the way. Has a bike and just wants to ride.

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    Re: Ice track?

    Most lakes out my way are frozen solid with very little-to-no snow cover...

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    Re: Ice track?

    i dont think theres much if anything on the way to portsmouth. if he wants to go a little north of portsmouth, theres a reservoir in dover that i believe theres a track on or north of that theres barnstead or milton. if he goes north into ME maybe mousam lake

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    Re: Ice track?

    Wait, people ice ride in Dover???

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    Willand Pond maybe? I feel like I've heard of people running there before.
    I wonder what Bellamy is like. There's a public put in with some parking right off Rt 9.

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    Bellamy is what i was referring to. ive been told that there is usually a track out there. IDK what shape it is though. ive considered Willand but theres a lot of houses right on it...

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    Re: Ice track?

    It's just wide open frozen smoove lake for us right now. Yeah, I said smoove. Can't use food coloring to lay out a track, people would freak. Maybe I'll look into cones...

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    Re: Ice track?

    I have a shit-ton of scrap wood, sheet-rock screws and a healthy supply of obnoxious orange paint.

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    Re: Ice track?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I have a shit-ton of scrap wood, sheet-rock screws and a healthy supply of obnoxious orange paint.
    Things like food coloring, paint and/or things that can possibly end up IN the lake will not go over well for me...

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    I meant I'd make some pylon type things that looked and worked kind of like cones. The scrap wood would be painted, not the ice.

    That said, Toys 'R Us sells plastic cone sets for like $6 ea... and my wood stove wants to eat that scrap wood.

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    Re: Ice track?

    How big is your pond? Planning on setting up an oval, roadcourse or both?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I meant I'd make some pylon type things that looked and worked kind of like cones. The scrap wood would be painted, not the ice...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rolker View Post
    How big is your pond? Planning on setting up an oval, roadcourse or both?
    You talkin' to me? It's not a huge lake, but it's plenty big. I usually do a roadcourse-type thing. For some reason, each year I do it, it seems to be incredibly similar to the previous ones. And I always set out to do it differently. Always ends up laid out similarly and the course always seems to end up about 1/2 mile or so long. There's usually a couple of small ovals cleaned up on either end of our lake, so I stick with a roadcourse. Great thing is there's really no public parking/access so none of the set-ups get overly saturated...

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    Re: Ice track?

    Being the nerd that I am, I showed up with a gps laptimer on the ice last weekend. Here's the layout they had created at the spot I was at:

    Ice track?-2015-01-18_ice_roadcourse-jpg

    The course was just over 2km long (1.25 miles) and I hit a top speed of 50 mph. My best time was 2:20, which means I'm slow on all surfaces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    For some reason, each year I do it, it seems to be incredibly similar to the previous ones. And I always set out to do it differently.
    once you start shaving the ice with the tires, the track will become more obvious and then when the shavings/snow is cleared off that will make the berms

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    Quote Originally Posted by rolker View Post
    The course was just over 2km long (1.25 miles) and I hit a top speed of 50 mph.
    If anything, that course was a bit on the long side. Very cool.. but man, quite long. ... Or maybe the problem was my pace.
    I noticed they'd plowed a cut-off between your #8 and #3 marks. Interested in what that shorter course would have been like. Especially with the small number of riders that were out there.

    I need to get on ice with you cats!

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    Re: Ice track?

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Willand Pond maybe? I feel like I've heard of people running there before.
    Quote Originally Posted by SVRACER01 View Post
    ive considered Willand but theres a lot of houses right on it...
    I would say Willand Pond is out of the question:

    "Rules: No vehicles with internal combustion engines on pond year round. Fines up to $1,000 for motorized vehicle use."

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Willand Pond maybe? I feel like I've heard of people running there before.
    I wonder what Bellamy is like. There's a public put in with some parking right off Rt 9.
    just confirmed...willand is a NO-GO

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    Jinx!

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    Re: Ice track?

    Uhm.. that's definitely good to know!

    Bellamy is a reservoir too, isn't it? I know motor boats are prohibited. Does that apply to winter use as well?

    How about Pawtuckaway? There is a large public landing with gobs of parking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoneman View Post
    It's just wide open frozen smoove lake for us right now. Yeah, I said smoove. Can't use food coloring to lay out a track, people would freak. Maybe I'll look into cones...
    I have some cones (18"), not sure how many, hafta gather em, had 20 at one time that I purchased about 25 years ago, but I know some have been stolen, some are so faded they are nearly white

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