December 2014 - Topsham Trail Riders

T O P S H A M T R A I L R I D E R S
N E W S L E T T E R
OFFICERS
Topsham Trailriders/ATV/Snowmobile Club
PO Box. 421
Topsham, ME 04086
V O L U M E 13
ISSUE # 12
December 2014
President – Dan Parlin 725-7056
Vice President – Rocky League 353-3257
Treasurer – Tim Moody
Secretary – Marcia Bickford 353-6315
Trailmaster - Charlie Parkinson - 207-319-5142
Asst. Trailmaster – Dave Anderson 725-8779
Asst. Trailmaster - Tim Doyle - 207-837-0225
Inside this issue:
President Notes
Notes from our President—Dan Parlin
1
Notes Trailmaster
2
Christmas Social
1
Dear Members
This month the club lost one of our true friends, Peggy League the
wife of our VP Rocky passed away. I have added a few pictures of
her on the inside. If you ever met her you would never forget her
smile and humor. She was a very special lady and great friend to all
who knew her. Our condolences go out to her husband Rocky and
family for their loss.
Dan & Linda Parlin
Peggy Memorial
2
Bean Supper
4
Business Sponsors
1-4
WINTER IS HERE!
Please read the details below about the Regular meeting being combined into our social night for the month of Dec. This was voted on at our regular November
Monthly meeting because of the Topsham Fair Association having their Annual meeting on our
regular meeting night. It was suggested and voted on to combine the two nights and have the one
meeting at the Topsham Fairground Café. I have now reserved the Back room at the Topsham Fairground Café for this Social evening and also
asked that our regular waitress Sarah Caron
TOPSHAM TRAILRIDERS ATV
be our waitress for the evening. I do hope
Events 2014 - 15
you can attend this special club meeting and
social night. You will be able to order from
Dec 10, 2014 - Annual Christmas Gaththe Café’s regular menu (at your cost).
ering. See details below!
They always have many specials too!
My wife and I do wish you a very Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year if I don’t
see you at the Party!
Jan 17, 2015 - Bean Supper
Thanks and Ride Safe!
Mar 21, 2015 - Bean Supper
Feb 21, 2015 - Bean Supper
Dan—TTR President
Our December Meeting will be held the same night as our normal social night the second Wednesday of
December (Dec 10th) at 6:00pm at the Topsham Fairground Café Restaurant in Topsham Fair Mall off Rte
196. We will have a Christmas Yankee Swap for Adults that evening. Please keep your Yankee Swap gifts
in the $10 range. We ask if you bring children to wrap a present for them to keep the cost down for the
club. Come and enjoy a special night on the town with your family and friends to start the Holiday season!
Questions on this Event please contact any of your officers.
Bob & Lou Associates Inc.
Hold That Child
573 North Raymond Road
Poland Maine 04274
Phone:207-998-2211
Woody's Performance Centers
Motorcycles-Snowmobiles-ATV's
70 Topsham Fair Mall Road
Topsham ME 04086
Phone:(207) 729-1177
Enterprise Electric,
Inc
46 Capitol Ave
Lisbon Falls Maine 04252
Topsham Fair Ground Cafe
Inc
Fair Ground Cafe Inc
49 Topsham Fair Mall Road
Topsham Trailriders Newsletter
Trailmaster’s Notes
Page 2
ALL TRAILS OPEN TO ATVS UNTIL WE HAVE GROOMABLE SNOW! THEN THEY ARE
ONLY OPEN TO SNOWMOBILES AND ATVS THAT ARE REGISTERED AS A SNOWMOBILE
The Trails for snowmobile season this year have several major changes to what
riders are used to. Trail #1A has been extended to meet trails #1, #2 in the big
power line. Snowmobiles are not allowed on Trail #1B this is an ATV only trail.
Trail #2 that started on the east side of town behind the old Napa building might
have to be moved due to the newly constructed building. If you have not looked at
the new trail map you need to, so that you ride on the correct trails this season.
The trails are very wet and soft so exercise caution while riding. The weather has
turned cold and the Snow is coming so get you’re riding in now before Mother
Nature blankets us in white and its SNOWMOBILE season again. The trails will
be closed to all ATV's with the exception of tracked ATV’s for snowmobile season. Do your part to keep the trails in good shape by taking it easy on the brakes
and throttle. If you find a spot that needs work let us know. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday season
Trailmaster - Charlie Parkinson
207-319-5142
TRUCKS AND CARS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON ATV/SNOWMOBILE TRAILS IN
THE STATE OF MAINE WITHOUT LAND OWNER PERMISSION.
Asst Trailmaster—Tim Doyle 207-837-0225
ATV’S ARE NOT ALLOWED ON TTR SNOWMOBILE ONLY TRAILS, IF CAUGHT ON THESE TRAILS YOU WILL BE CHARGED WITH FELONY
TRESPASSING.
STAY ON MARKED TRAILS AND ONLY MARKED TRAILS. USE IS A PRIVILEGE, NOT A RIGHT!
The speed limit on Trail #1B between the two sets of wooden posts is 15 MPH, if this speed limit is not followed the Landowner will close the
trail Permanently.
The Speed limit on Rte. 201(Maine St) and in residential areas like Bay Park and Topsham Crossing is 15MPH to help keep dust and noise to a minimum.
While riding please wear proper protective equipment and keep speeds at a safe level. Ride Smart, Ride Safe, Ride Sober. Again, if you’re out on the
trail please bring a pair of clippers or even a small saw to help cut back the new growth from the summer. Every snip helps.
Charlie
Peggy Ann League
December 6, 1948 - November 16, 2014
Peggy lived her life with Cystic Fibrosis and was among
the oldest survivors of the disease in New England.
She will be missed by all that knew her
We will miss her smile and friendship!
Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union
55 Cushing St
Brunswick Maine 04011
Phone:(207) 725-8728
Freeport Auto Parts
Wanted Dead or Alive CARS!
33 Allen Range Road
Freeport Maine 04032
Phone:207-865-3967
CATHANCE CREATIONS (WELDING)
278 RIVER ROAD
Bowdoinham ME 04008
Phone:(207) 666-5929
Topsham Trailriders Newsletter
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SNOWMOBILE RENTALS
BACKCOUNTRY EXPEDITIONS, The Forks, Maine 04985
207-474-7433, [email protected]
Modern fleet of well-maintained 550cc and 600cc snowmobiles. Guided and un-guided
rentals. We deliver!
THE BIRCHES RESORT ON MOOSEHEAD LAKE, PO Box 81, Rockwood, Maine 04478
(800)825-9453 ; 207-534-2242
COZY MOOSE LAKESIDE CABINS & SLED RENTALS>, In Sandy Bay on Moosehead Lake
207-695-0242
Mailing Address: PO Box 29, Greenville, Maine 04441
DANA'S RENTALS, General Delivery, Main Street, Jackman, Maine 04945 207-668-7828
EAST BRANCH LODGE, On Route 2A, Haynesville, Maine.
207-448-2891; cell 207-694-1185; e-mail: [email protected]
THE LODGE AT MOOSEHEAD LAKE, Lily Bay Road, PO Box 1167, Greenville, Maine 04441
207-695-4400 [email protected]
MOOSEHEAD SLED REPAIR & RENTALS LLC, PO Box 57, Rockwood, Maine 04478
207-534-2261, fax 207-534-2286
MOOSE MOUNTAIN INN, PO Box 160, Greenville, Maine 04441
207-695-3321; [email protected]
NEW ENGLAND OUTDOOR CENTER, PO Box 669, Millinocket, Maine 04462
Physical: Fire Rd 20d on Millinocket Lake, trailside to ITS 85/86 (aka Black Cat Rd)
800-766-7238 or 207-723-5438. Modern fleet of Ski-Doos, Largest fleet in Maine, guided
tours avail.
NORTH COUNTRY RIVERS, Bingham Area Snowmobile Rentals. PO Box 633, Bingham,
Maine 04920
800-348-8871, [email protected]
NORTHEAST SNOWMOBILE RENTALS, 532 Main Street, Fryeburg, Maine 04037
207-935-1220
NORTHERN OUTDOORS: Modern fleet of well-maintained Ski-Doo's. Self-guided rentals,
guided tours.
PO Box 100, Route 201, The Forks, Maine 04985. 207-663-4466 or 1-800-765-7238
Snowmobiling Tips
Never consume alcohol or drugs before or during snowmobile operation. Drinking alcohol before or during a snowmobile ride can impair judgment and slow reaction time.
Snowmobile operators who have been drinking often drive toofast. Alcohol also causes
body temperature to drop at an accelerated rate, which increases the likelihood of hypothermia. Alcohol has been shown to be a contributing factor in many of Maine's fatal
snowmobile accidents.
Slow down. Speed is a contributing factor in nearly all fatal snowmobiling accidents.
Drivers should proceed at a pace that will allow ample reaction time for any situation.
Drive at moderate speeds, and drive defensively, especially after sunset.
Carry a first-aid kit, flashlight, knife, compass, map, and waterproof matches.
NORTHWOODS OUTFITTERS., Moosehead Lake Region. Main Street, Greenville, Maine
04441
Local: 207-695-3288; Toll-free 1-866-223-1380. [email protected]
THE SLED SHOP, 108 Houlton Road, Presque Isle, Maine 04769 207-764-2900
SUNRISE RIDGE Guide Service & Sporting Camps, PO Box 435, Bingham, Maine 04920
207-672-5551
SUN VALLEY SPORTS, 129 Sunday River Road, Bethel, Maine 04217
Toll Free 877-851-7533; e-mail: [email protected]
WILSONS ON MOOSEHEAD LAKE . Lodging along ITS 86. Gas, oil, food, sled rentals, guide
service.
Route 15 - HC 37, Box 200, Greenville Junction, Maine 04442
1-800-817-2549; 207-695-2549; [email protected]
Avoid traveling across bodies of water when uncertain of ice thickness or water currents.
Rapidly changing weather and moving water in streams and lake inlets also affect the
thickness and strength of ice on lakes and ponds. Snow cover can act as a
blanket and prevents thick strong ice from forming.
Dress appropriately. Always wear a helmet with goggles or a face shield to
prevent injuries from twigs and flying debris. Wear layers of waterrepellent clothing and make sure you have no loose ends that might catch
in the machine or tangle in equipment.
Stay on marked trails or, where allowed, on the right shoulder of the road.
Be alert for fences, tree stumps and stretched wire that may be concealed
by snow.
Never travel alone. Most snowmobile accidents result in personal injury.
The most dangerous situations occur when a person is injured and alone. If
you must travel alone, tell someone your destination, planned route, and
when you will return.
Bickford Garage
149 Main St
Lisbon Falls Maine 04252
Phone:(207) 353-8946
Brillant Motors
92 Main Street
Topsham ME 04086
Phone:(207)725-6388
Swamp Yankee BBQ
17 Hunts Meadow Road
Whitefield ME 04353
Phone: (401)-338-4951
Tri-Sports Inc.
"Come ride with us!"
23 Gray Rd
Topsham ME 04086
Phone:(800) 291-3328
TOPSHAM TRAILRIDERS NEWSLETTER
Thanks to our Business Sponsors!
ATV/SNOWMOBILE CLUB
Atlantic Regional Credit Union, Brunswick
Phone: 207-725--7056
Fax: 207-725-7056
Bickford Garage, Lisbon Falls
E-mail: [email protected]
Board of Directors
Bob & Lou Associates, Inc
(“Hold That Child”), Poland
William Brigham (207) 721-9813
Brillant Motors, Topsham
Randy Bickford (207) 353-6315
Cathance Creations (Welding)
Ron Dumont (207) 353-2649
Timothy Doyle (207) 837-0225
Enterprise Electric, Inc., Lisbon Falls
Dale Rowe (207) 751-3467
Freeport Auto Parts, Freeport
Student Representative
Swamp Yankee BBQ, Whitefield
Vacant!
The Board of Directors meet on the 3rd Monday
of each month at 7PM at the Topsham Fair Grounds
WE ARE ON THE WEB
WWW.TOPSHAMTRAILRIDERS.COM
Topsham Trailriders
Topsham Fair Ground Café Inc, Topsham
Tri-Sports, Inc., Topsham
Woody’s Performance Center, Topsham
Postage
PO Box 421
Topsham, Maine 04086
NEXT REGULAR AND SOCIAL MEETING WILL BE HELD ON DECEMBER 10TH AT THE Topsham Fair Ground Cafe at 6PM
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