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Re: Maine UTV Riders, 60" max being enforced
As a business owner, I argue regularly for bumping to to 65" and make it universal to the whole state. The people here don't get that we are competing for people like you to come to the area. If you get hassled too much, or it's too difficult to figure out where you can and can't go, people just won't and we lose out as a state overall. Unfortunately the land owners don't really have a lot of stake in the whole thing...as far as I can tell they would be better off if no one came, even if it was worse for the state. Maybe you could make a really convoluted argument about land values but most of the large landowners are just sitting on the land waiting for trees to grow.
This weekend I made a loop from Lee to Mattwamkeag and back, and coming into Lee from the west side there is a 62" bridge. This isn't in a 60" area...kind of a downer if you go all the way around a loop and find this in your way. Personally I would just ride down the road into town at that point but I'm guessing it would stress a lot of people out if their machine won't fit. One guy in our group has a Pioneer 1000-5 and it did fit but it was tight.
Last edited by Skeld; July 2nd, 2019 at 02:06 PM.