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Old 01-05-2020, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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If you are a night rider and drop after work/dinner and ride most of the night (I know people who do) and return to your truck in the morning be aware that The DEC is ticketing vehicles left in the lot overnight. Better to park on the road...

I have friends who have camps up on Smith and we have been using the lot for decades with no issues. I used to park there on Superbowl Sunday and not leave until March while I was at camp.
One friend received a ticket over the weekend while at their camp.
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If you are a night rider and drop after work/dinner and ride most of the night (I know people who do) and return to your truck in the morning be aware that The DEC is ticketing vehicles left in the lot overnight. Better to park on the road...

I have friends who have camps up on Smith and we have been using the lot for decades with no issues. I used to park there on Superbowl Sunday and not leave until March while I was at camp.
One friend received a ticket over the weekend while at their camp.
What area is Smith Rd. in, Town, trail area?

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C-ville ny. Tug hill. It’s a road with parking lot at trail head. Near Wiskey jacks.
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If you are a night rider and drop after work/dinner and ride most of the night (I know people who do) and return to your truck in the morning be aware that The DEC is ticketing vehicles left in the lot overnight. Better to park on the road...
Thanks for letting us know.

Any idea when we have to be out of the lot by? By dusk? 11:00 PM? I am curious as to what hour, the DEC turns on their environment saving ticket writing machine.
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Thanks for letting us know.

Any idea when we have to be out of the lot by? By dusk? 11:00 PM? I am curious as to what hour, the DEC turns on their environment saving ticket writing machine.
Probably the dick (did I say that out loud?) goes by at the beginning of his shift and at the end of his shift if the same vehicle is there they get a ticket.
Most LEO shifts are usually 7-3, 3-11, 11-7 so I would think if you are there at 11PM and still there at 7AM that would be considered overnight.
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Ya. I usually drop off there about 4pm. And load back up about 2-3am and haven’t got a ticket. So yes I’m assuming there at night there next morning. I guess. Who knows. Seems goofy to me anyway. No way would they say nobody after 11pm. The businesses up there would rightkftully throw a shit fit.
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Ya. I usually drop off there about 4pm. And load back up about 2-3am and havenít got a ticket. So yes Iím assuming there at night there next morning. I guess. Who knows. Seems goofy to me anyway. No way would they say nobody after 11pm. The businesses up there would rightkftully throw a shit fit.
The camp owners on Smith Road have been parking there for decades and never had a problem. The Town of West Turin plows the lot and there is an unwritten agreement between the camp owners and the town that everyone parks on one side of the lot and if it snows overnight you go down to the lot and move your rig to the opposite side that has been plowed so the town can plow the opposite side.
Worked for many years with no issues.
There was one time when a DEC Officer mentioned it to me while we were at the lot and I told him it was mostly property owners who park there still never had a problem in the 15 years we had the camp.
Someone is just trying to make a name for themselves or has a hard on for sleders.
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Someone is just trying to make a name for themselves or has a hard on for sleders.
I bet it is Officer Napoleon.

2 years ago, I was leading a bunch of geezers, and we got a little disoriented near Redfield. Anyway the trail popped out on a snowmobile road (with at least a 6" base) that led to the reservoir, so we decided to take that to the reservoir and get our bearings, and head out from there. So about 6 of us headed down the road, towards the reservoir, at a leisurely pace. I was leading the pack cautiously down the road approved for snowmobile use, as I knew that a vehicle could pop out of a driveway, from behind a snowbank, at any moment. A couple of minutes later, a DEC Durango flies pass us, locks up his brakes, and parks at 90į blocking the entire road. Well then Officer Napolean comes storming out yelling at us.

So we all stop and I ask him "What is wrong, officer?" He first yells at me for riding down the road. Then I point out that both the snowmobile map and the sign on the road both specify that this road is legal for snowmobile use. He did not like that.

So then he says we were speeding. So I ask him, how fast were we going. He said he didn't know. And he did not like that.

So then he asks for all of paper work and he goes over it all with a fine tooth comb, and he can't find anything wrong. He did not like that.

We continued to all be very polite. He did not like that.

He kept marching up and down our group looking for something. Eventually, he realized that one in our group had his registration numbers on his tunnel .... end of the earth type of stuff. So he finally has a legitimate reason to write a ticket, which he did. And then he let us continue down the road that we were already on.
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I bet it is Officer Napoleon.

2 years ago, I was leading a bunch of geezers, and we got a little disoriented near Redfield. Anyway the trail popped out on a snowmobile road (with at least a 6" base) that led to the reservoir, so we decided to take that to the reservoir and get our bearings, and head out from there. So about 6 of us headed down the road, towards the reservoir, at a leisurely pace. I was leading the pack cautiously down the road approved for snowmobile use, as I knew that a vehicle could pop out of a driveway, from behind a snowbank, at any moment. A couple of minutes later, a DEC Durango flies pass us, locks up his brakes, and parks at 90į blocking the entire road. Well then Officer Napolean comes storming out yelling at us.

So we all stop and I ask him "What is wrong, officer?" He first yells at me for riding down the road. Then I point out that both the snowmobile map and the sign on the road both specify that this road is legal for snowmobile use. He did not like that.

So then he says we were speeding. So I ask him, how fast were we going. He said he didn't know. And he did not like that.

So then he asks for all of paper work and he goes over it all with a fine tooth comb, and he can't find anything wrong. He did not like that.

We continued to all be very polite. He did not like that.

He kept marching up and down our group looking for something. Eventually, he realized that one in our group had his registration numbers on his tunnel .... end of the earth type of stuff. So he finally has a legitimate reason to write a ticket, which he did. And then he let us continue down the road that we were already on.
Yep sounds about right the guy I spoke to was Elmer Fudd incarnate... Napoleon full on...
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