View Full Version : Snow fight! ATTENTION ALL MAINE SOUTHERNERS



J_Cyr
12-26-2005, 07:20 PM
For those of you SOUTHERNERS....

We just got 30" of snow.... how much did you get? Oh wait... nevermind you got rain! Whats this about Caribou... not being the 5th snowiest city in the US? Face it... we get alot of snow, more then you!! Not that I'm proud of it, but its facts!!!!!!!!!

Some of you might not know what I am refering too... but some of you will know... the people telling me and brian that we don't get all the snow we say we do! haha.... how's 30"+ for ya? I've been up since 6:30 plowing and shoveling and snowblowing! It's Caribou's Merry Christmas present. :D

Face the facts--- I think someone up stairs wanted to prove a point, and that he did to you "complantaint" southerners! HEHE.

Hiram357
12-26-2005, 07:57 PM
heh, or maybe the man upstairs is just trying to bury you in snow so you'll stop your bitchin??? :D

Beach Comber
12-26-2005, 08:04 PM
Or perhaps it was the woman upstairs :p

dí76
12-26-2005, 08:14 PM
Now lets keep this in perspective. You Northerns are getting the same amount of water that we are. Just that yours is fluffy, ours is wet.:D

J_Cyr
12-26-2005, 08:18 PM
When the wind is blowing, does your rain drift 7 feet high? :cool:

Hiram357
12-26-2005, 09:14 PM
and sometimes under our kilts!!! :D

dí76
12-26-2005, 09:39 PM
No but our house float away


When the wind is blowing, does your rain drift 7 feet high? :cool:

J_Cyr
12-26-2005, 09:54 PM
You live in a Volkswagen?:D

Hiram357
12-26-2005, 10:11 PM
yeah, ive heard of people that were born, raised, lived, and died in a volkswagon!!!

heheh and that was just trying to get out of the driveway!! hahha zero to 60 eventually!! :D :D :D

dí76
12-26-2005, 10:11 PM
I live on Marsh Island alias Old Town. When it rains real heavey the Island gets smaller and before you know it the roads are closed then the down town is closed and then all hell breaks loose.
:D

Hiram357
12-26-2005, 10:20 PM
I live on Marsh Island alias Old Town. When it rains real heavey the Island gets smaller and before you know it the roads are closed then the down town is closed and then all hell breaks loose.
:D

see dave, if you lived up north you could just climb to the top of a pile of potatoes! :rolleyes:

dí76
12-26-2005, 10:22 PM
for three years I lived next to a potatoe recycling plant while I attended Red Neck Tech. The pile of potatoes smells really bad.:(


see dave, if you lived up north you could just climb to the top of a pile of potatoes! :rolleyes:

J_Cyr
12-26-2005, 10:24 PM
Was it NMTC?

dí76
12-26-2005, 10:30 PM
Was it NMTC?

yup, Known known as NMCC if that aint a load of crap

Hiram357
12-26-2005, 10:32 PM
yup, Known known as NMCC if that aint a load of crap

i thought you just said it was a load of potatoes :confused:

J_Cyr
12-26-2005, 10:36 PM
Ya, changed it over two years ago... I know what you mean. I drive by that place and it smells like ****...

A potato building burnt there this summer, Caribou was mutual aid.... did that ever smell! Worse "smelling" fire I have ever been to... what a peice of ****... literally.

dí76
12-26-2005, 11:05 PM
I had alot of fun while I was there. I met this girl from Eagle Lake, man that was the 2 best nights of my life. Small town girls rock:D



Ya, changed it over two years ago... I know what you mean. I drive by that place and it smells like ****...

A potato building burnt there this summer, Caribou was mutual aid.... did that ever smell! Worse "smelling" fire I have ever been to... what a peice of ****... literally.

Hiram357
12-26-2005, 11:32 PM
The real reason why J had to wake up at 6 to start plowing....:D


http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=107&d=1135654320

J_Cyr
12-27-2005, 12:47 AM
Making fun of my wheels??:D

dave1976, did she have a mustache? I know a few girls from Eagle Lake... lmao......

firefighterjake
12-27-2005, 07:16 AM
Ya, changed it over two years ago... I know what you mean. I drive by that place and it smells like ****...

A potato building burnt there this summer, Caribou was mutual aid.... did that ever smell! Worse "smelling" fire I have ever been to... what a peice of ****... literally.


Try responding to a human waste facility that converts human poo into good fertilizer . . . now that truly is a crappy fire. Fortunately, we haven't been called out to that place now for some time.

firefighterjake
12-27-2005, 07:19 AM
For those of you SOUTHERNERS....

We just got 30" of snow.... how much did you get? Oh wait... nevermind you got rain! Whats this about Caribou... not being the 5th snowiest city in the US? Face it... we get alot of snow, more then you!! Not that I'm proud of it, but its facts!!!!!!!!!

Some of you might not know what I am refering too... but some of you will know... the people telling me and brian that we don't get all the snow we say we do! haha.... how's 30"+ for ya? I've been up since 6:30 plowing and shoveling and snowblowing! It's Caribou's Merry Christmas present. :D

Face the facts--- I think someone up stairs wanted to prove a point, and that he did to you "complantaint" southerners! HEHE.

Somehow I knew you would put up a post here . . . I was watching the TV weather-guesser last night and they were showing the predicted snowfall up in the County and my thoughts were a) that's the place to be on Tuesday or Wednesday and b) I bet Jordan will be putting up a post to show that the County truly is where it's at when it comes to snowfall. :) This coming weekend I hope to be riding . . . hopefully there will be enough snow in Millinocket . . . if not I may be going further north.

J_Cyr
12-27-2005, 07:34 AM
LOL... and my point therefore, I have proven! :D

Come on up... they will be grooming all night.

Haffy
12-27-2005, 08:48 AM
So we are supposed to take your word for it? How about posting a photo or 2 with a date on it so we know it wasn't from years past.:D

tat
12-27-2005, 01:21 PM
We have not yet begun to fight!

...but I sure hope we do soon, I want to ski.

J_Cyr
12-27-2005, 01:25 PM
........are those fighting words tat???:cool:

tat
12-27-2005, 02:53 PM
Bring it on! :)

noreasta
12-27-2005, 10:48 PM
Or perhaps it was the woman upstairs :p

A woman upstairs.. Yeah Right..

You are kidding?

Beach Comber
12-27-2005, 10:55 PM
A woman upstairs.. Yeah Right..

You are kidding?

ya think? :eek: :rolleyes: :p ;)

Hiram357
12-27-2005, 10:58 PM
A woman upstairs.. Yeah Right..

You are kidding?

uh oh! i feel a theological argument thread to get everyone all riled up coming on.... :eek: :eek: :eek:

Beach Comber
12-28-2005, 07:48 AM
uh oh! i feel a theological argument thread to get everyone all riled up coming on.... :eek: :eek: :eek:

ya think? :eek: :rolleyes: :p ;)

Hiram357
12-28-2005, 06:00 PM
THATS IT BC!!! BRING IT ONNNN!!! MY GOD COULD BEAT YOUR GOD ANY DAY.... CMON LETS GET THIS OVER WITH.... :rolleyes:

Beach Comber
12-28-2005, 06:28 PM
Not biting - I've been down the painful public debate path - no desire to go there again - LOL

Besides, there really is no need to debate who's god is better, more powerful, more meaningful, etc. As long as your god meets your needs and mine meets mine, I'd say we are both right.

dí76
12-28-2005, 06:30 PM
Not biting - I've been down the painful public debate path - no desire to go there again - LOL

Besides, there really is no need to debate who's god is better, more powerful, more meaningful, etc. As long as your god meets your needs and mine meets mine, I'd say we are both right.

common Judy, You can do better than that, Lets see the horns come out:D

Beach Comber
12-28-2005, 06:37 PM
LOL......It's not a pretty site when whose horns come out :eek: Besides, I am trying to mellow out in my old age :p

dí76
12-28-2005, 06:39 PM
LOL......It's not a pretty site when whose horns come out :eek:

come on I know you want to. I know being married and all you have all that built up stress that needs to be released. Lets feel your wrath. Come on do it. I want to feel it up here.:D

Hiram357
12-28-2005, 06:46 PM
YEAH!! cmon BC bring on the holy crusade, the jihad, the killer smurfs!! im ready for ya!!! :D :rolleyes:

tat
12-28-2005, 07:25 PM
Hey, this is a SNOW fight!

When is someone goning to throw some snow this way, it's getting a bit brown!!!

:)

Hiram357
12-28-2005, 07:26 PM
Hey, this is a SNOW fight!

When is someone goning to throw some snow this way, it's getting a bit brown!!!

:)

you live too far south for snow... go back to the beach... :D

WhereRWe?
12-28-2005, 07:33 PM
LOL......It's not a pretty site when whose horns come out :eek: Besides, I am trying to mellow out in my old age :p

Old????? If you're "old", I shudder to think what I am! :( :( :(

Hiram357
12-28-2005, 07:35 PM
Old????? If you're "old", I shudder to think what I am! :( :( :(

Don't worry, beer drinkers dont get old... they just fade away :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

J_Cyr
12-29-2005, 03:11 PM
All joking aside, we got 32" and There were towns north of my that got 39". Now its freezing rain. Pics...?

http://img15.imgspot.com/?u=/u/05/362/15/sdafas1135886988.jpg
http://img15.imgspot.com/?u=/u/05/362/15/sdafas11135887003.jpg
http://img15.imgspot.com/?u=/u/05/362/15/sdafas21135887021.jpg
http://img15.imgspot.com/?u=/u/05/362/15/sdafas31135887032.jpg

Beach Comber
12-29-2005, 11:42 PM
Oh, lucky, lucky you! I guess I would prefer to endure the fog that we are dealing with this evening. I'm not quite ready for lots of snow.

firefighterjake
12-30-2005, 06:55 AM
Jordan . . . I realize you probably don't sled, but how are the conditions up there now snow-wise? Did you guys get much rain . . . I may be going out on a limb here, but with that much snow I assume that even if it rained it couldn't have washed all the snow away.

Hiram357
12-30-2005, 07:40 AM
that's it??? geeeze the way everyone hyped up the storm i thought you would be holding the camera up over you head to get a picture over top of the snow.... unless.... YOU"RE ALL GIANTS!! AND THE SNOW ON THE GROUND IS REALLY 10' HIGH!!!! AAAAAAGGGGGG!!!! THEY"RES GIANTS IN MAINE!!! THEY"RE GOING TO EAT US FOR BREAKFAST!!!!!!!! :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

tat
12-30-2005, 08:54 AM
Headed up that way this morning. I sure hope there's snow left by the time I get there!

J_Cyr
12-30-2005, 09:41 AM
Ya.... Giants.... That must be it.

We got ice and snow today. Careful Tat, roads are slippery. Calling for these conditions all day.

And yes, I do sled and trails are groomed.

firefighterjake
12-30-2005, 09:43 AM
Ya.... Giants.... That must be it.

We got ice and snow today. Careful Tat, roads are slippery. Calling for these conditions all day.

And yes, I do sled and trails are groomed.

Thanks Jordan . . . appreciate the info. I may see if there's some room in the inn . . . or at least at the Budget Traveler. I suspect it may fill up quickly though.

J_Cyr
12-30-2005, 10:09 AM
When you planning on comming up?

Some trails are still not marked well. They are working on it. But the main trails are done and done well.

Looking just for a cheap place to stay or a nice indoor pool hotel?

I can give you a list of hotel names and phone numbers in Caribou/PI if you like.

firefighterjake
12-30-2005, 11:29 AM
When you planning on comming up?

Some trails are still not marked well. They are working on it. But the main trails are done and done well.

Looking just for a cheap place to stay or a nice indoor pool hotel?

I can give you a list of hotel names and phone numbers in Caribou/PI if you like.

All I ask for is a place that has a bed (well actually two since I wouldn't particularly like to cuddle up next to my brother-in-law), is clean and inexpensive.

If you have the names of hotels and numbers that would be much appreciated. I stayed at the PI Budget Traveler once when my wife was interviewing a PI Firefighter -- Fred Parsons -- you might know him. That was a decent place . . . the place across the way was wicked expensive.

Hopefully I'm coming up this weekend -- Saturday and possibly Sunday.

tat
12-30-2005, 11:35 AM
I'm looking to go xc skiing at the nwsc, and probably a visit to big bump. I hadn't thought that the motels would be full, but I bet that is a real posibility. Of course, if the going gets too bad, I have lots of alternate plans.

J: PM me any infor you have, I should be able to get online in Orono when I get there.

J_Cyr
12-30-2005, 02:37 PM
Crown Park Inn (http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr=&q=crown+park&near=Caribou,+ME+04736&sa=X&oi=locald&radius=0.0&latlng=46870569,-68020352,9313469685363505251) - 1.1 miles E - 30 Access Hwy - (207) 493-3311
Caribou Cabins (http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr=&q=hotels&near=Caribou,+ME+04736&sa=X&oi=locald&radius=0.0&latlng=46870569,-68020352,8505610508757542447) - 1.1 miles W - 263 Lombard Rd - (207) 498-2800
Northeastland Hotel (http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr=&q=hotels&near=Presque+Isle,+ME+04769&sa=X&oi=locald&radius=0.0&latlng=46684151,-68011790,15354225581292185768) - 0.3 miles SW - 436 Main St - (800) 244-5321
Northern Lights Motel (http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr=&q=hotels&near=Presque+Isle,+ME+04769&sa=X&oi=locald&radius=0.0&latlng=46684151,-68011790,427476416006253952) - 2.3 miles S - 72 Houlton Rd - (207) 764-4441

J_Cyr
12-30-2005, 02:38 PM
I'm looking to go xc skiing at the nwsc, and probably a visit to big bump. I hadn't thought that the motels would be full, but I bet that is a real posibility. Of course, if the going gets too bad, I have lots of alternate plans.

J: PM me any infor you have, I should be able to get online in Orono when I get there.

NWSC...


I am not a skier, where is this?

Only thing I could think of was the
Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition

LOL... you ski there?

firefighterjake
12-30-2005, 08:43 PM
Crown Park Inn (http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr=&q=crown+park&near=Caribou,+ME+04736&sa=X&oi=locald&radius=0.0&latlng=46870569,-68020352,9313469685363505251) - 1.1 miles E - 30 Access Hwy - (207) 493-3311
Caribou Cabins (http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr=&q=hotels&near=Caribou,+ME+04736&sa=X&oi=locald&radius=0.0&latlng=46870569,-68020352,8505610508757542447) - 1.1 miles W - 263 Lombard Rd - (207) 498-2800
Northeastland Hotel (http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr=&q=hotels&near=Presque+Isle,+ME+04769&sa=X&oi=locald&radius=0.0&latlng=46684151,-68011790,15354225581292185768) - 0.3 miles SW - 436 Main St - (800) 244-5321
Northern Lights Motel (http://www.google.com/local?hl=en&lr=&q=hotels&near=Presque+Isle,+ME+04769&sa=X&oi=locald&radius=0.0&latlng=46684151,-68011790,427476416006253952) - 2.3 miles S - 72 Houlton Rd - (207) 764-4441

JCyr . . . thank you. I found a cheap room at the Budget Traveller in PI. I'm planning on making my way up there tomorrow with my brother-in-law to do some riding on Saturday and Sunday and then head home on Monday.

J_Cyr
12-30-2005, 09:16 PM
Have fun! Just take it easy. Due to the rain and mix we had today, watch for washouts. All trails are not marked yet, they are still working on it. Have a great ride.

firefighterjake
12-30-2005, 09:47 PM
Have fun! Just take it easy. Due to the rain and mix we had today, watch for washouts. All trails are not marked yet, they are still working on it. Have a great ride.

Still have plenty of snow though I assume . . . even with the rain? I kind of figured this to be early season riding with trails not so well marked, wash outs, blow downs, etc. Was there much of an issue with frozen limbs hanging into trails? In a way I'm more worried about all of the other folks who will be ascending into the area as this is one of the few places with snow and folks know all about it . . . there are few things scarier than lots of sledders who have a lot of pent up energy and are on the snow for the first time in a season. Thankfully the County has lots of space to spread out.

J_Cyr
12-30-2005, 09:50 PM
2200 miles of it! :)

Yes, still enough snow and if anything positive came from the rain, it harden up the snow and packed it down for better ridding.

firefighterjake
12-30-2005, 10:03 PM
2200 miles of it! :)

Yes, still enough snow and if anything positive came from the rain, it harden up the snow and packed it down for better ridding.

From some of my other "sources" . . . Sledmaine.com's members (and in particular Caribou Cabins' owner VMAXLADY) and an Aroostook County ATV BBS I've heard reports that groomers have been out and about yesterday and tonight. I also understand that heading north seems to be the thing to do.

J_Cyr
12-30-2005, 10:26 PM
I've only been out a few miles, been busy with all the work to be done with the snow. But yes, alot of sledders and alot of people traveling up here this weekend.

tat
12-31-2005, 10:13 AM
NWSC...


I am not a skier, where is this?

Only thing I could think of was the
Nuclear Waste Strategy Coalition

LOL... you ski there?


Wow, you've never heard of the Northern Water Ski Club? :)

Actually, I meant the Maine Winter Sports Center. Check it out when it's on OLN.

And, "big bump" is Bigrock Ski (um) hill.

I got a room at the Buget Traveler!

firefighterjake
01-02-2006, 03:32 PM
I got a room at the Buget Traveler!

Me too . . . I wasn't the guy who took a hot shower and set off the alarm at 6 a.m. on Sunday morning for the hotel-wide wake-up call by the way . . . or the guy who shortly afterwards started his sled and roared off into the dawn. :D I was the guy in room 230 however who was snoring pretty loudly.

firefighterjake
01-02-2006, 03:37 PM
2200 miles of it! :)

Yes, still enough snow and if anything positive came from the rain, it harden up the snow and packed it down for better ridding.

Well I'm back and you were right. The trails were great. Rode 336 miles in 1 1/2 days of riding. Arrived around Saturday afternoon in PI . . . spent an hour or so looking for a place to do out-of-state registrations since the Maine website listed four places -- one place was closed for the day, two places no longer did registrations and the final place did do them, but he went out of business. Eventually we found a place that did them. Rode off for dinner at Portage. Returned.

On Sunday we did some exploring. Rode down to Monticello for breakfast at the Blue Moose. Eventually worked our way up through Fort Fairfield and into Caribou before heading south to PI and doing some more local riding.

My only regret . . . my brother-in-law had a long ride home so we didn't get any riding in on Monday morning (today.) That and it was pretty depressing when we were traveling south and the snow cover just kept getting thinner and thinner.

J_Cyr
01-02-2006, 04:19 PM
Glad to hear! Glad you had fun too.

tat
01-02-2006, 06:52 PM
What a great time! There is more than enough snow. The Nordic Ski Center is a real "destination" resort for geo-skiers. There are a lot of caches, even a night cache and a letter box. But, bring your snow shoes, some are not ski-able.

Round 2 definately goes to the north, but I still think we won round 1.

P.s., FirefighterJake, I was in 231! and, no I did not set it off either.n I asked if "Jake" had checked in, but they did not know who Jake was. I guess that was before your 5 minutes of fame!

firefighterjake
01-03-2006, 07:30 AM
P.s., FirefighterJake, I was in 231! and, no I did not set it off either.n I asked if "Jake" had checked in, but they did not know who Jake was. I guess that was before your 5 minutes of fame!

No kidding . . . in that case I apologize if my snoring kept you up or woke you up! :) . . . when traveling I usually use my real name . . . since folks seem to get a little worried when my pseudonym doesn't match up to the name on the credit card. :)

tat
01-03-2006, 10:59 PM
it's mostly the camera angle, but the guy IS shoveling the
roof!


http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=109&stc=1&d=1136343447

blevesque
01-04-2006, 08:42 AM
it's mostly the camera angle, but the guy IS shoveling the
roof!


http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=109&stc=1&d=1136343447

You guys don't shovel your roofs down there?
All kidding aside, It took me awhile to shovel of my roof using a scoop, shovel, and a 20' roof rake :eek:

J_Cyr
01-04-2006, 08:59 AM
I did four roofs last week. Every year people up here have to shovel thier roofs, atleast once.

tat
01-04-2006, 10:06 PM
You guys don't shovel your roofs down there?

I keep the snow on mine, it makes for good insulation!

J_Cyr
01-05-2006, 04:20 PM
Yes it does, but 4 feet of snow and ice buildup make your houses a pile of wood if you wait too long.

firefighterjake
01-05-2006, 05:26 PM
Yes it does, but 4 feet of snow and ice buildup make your houses a pile of wood if you wait too long.

:)

Kodak moment #1: Freshly-fallen snow on a roof with smoke curling out of a chimney.

Kodak moment #2: Freshly-fallen snow on a collapsed roof with home owners staggering out of the rubble wondering why they are now the proud owners of a pile of kindling.

tat
01-05-2006, 06:47 PM
:) home owners...

I rent!

But when I did own, I owned a very steep roofed cape. Snow just slid off.

Hiram357
01-05-2006, 10:17 PM
:)

Kodak moment #1: Freshly-fallen snow on a roof with smoke curling out of a chimney.

Kodak moment #2: Freshly-fallen snow on a collapsed roof with home owners staggering out of the rubble wondering why they are now the proud owners of a pile of kindling.

heck i'd be happy with a pile of kindling... cant be much worse than my apartment :D

tat
02-13-2006, 08:45 PM
Don't look now, but we're catching up!! :)

Hiram357
02-13-2006, 08:54 PM
don't look now but it's about to rain on thursday!! :(