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We Definitely Need These In NH Lakes Region. 45 mph On Water & Land. I Would Love One …. Way Out Of My League.

Related posts:
>> Zorrbing in NH — Jan. 11, 2013.
>> Zapta racing on Lake Winnipesaukee — Oct. 16, 2012.


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Not sure of the legality of the ATV aspect in NH. Never owned an ATV so not sure what the laws are. But, I sure know places in NH that you could drive an ATV and then go straight into a lake.

One of my many unfulfilled dreams, this albeit from the dot.com era when many of us had more money than sense, was to create an amphibious SUV – and please remember gas was ~$1 gallon then. I came up with some designs. My goal was to have a SUV that you could drive up to Glendale Docks in Guilford with your groceries and then go straight into the lake to your place on an island. Remember, I had a boat-based take out delivery business in those days — Waiters On Water (WoW). That is why I still own www.wownh.com.

These puppies are around $40,000. That is bagatelle for many around here. So I can definitely see them around this Summer. No dealers as yet in NH — and yes, I did, for a second, think about becoming a Quadski Dealer. 

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Only In New Hampshire: Newspaper Editor, In Print, Boasts About Speeding At 90 mph!

by Anura Guruge


Related post:
>> Josh Spaulding, The Baysider, Sets Up Fund For ’2014 Winter Olympics’
>>Nov. 19, 2012.


This is from the November 29, 2012 issue of ‘The Baysider’.

Click image to access 'The Baysider' original as a PDF. Josh's column is on the very last page (of the 2-part newspaper).

Click image to access ‘The Baysider’ original as a PDF. Josh’s column is on the very last page (of the 2-part newspaper).


I, as ever, could be wrong, but I think this can only really happen in our ‘Live Free or Die‘ New Hampshire, a newspaper editor openly flaunting that he broke the law. Again, I could be wrong, but I think at least in NH, anything above 85 mph is called ‘criminal speeding’. I am not sure what the speeding laws are in Connecticut.

I am not going to comment on Josh’s speeding. My only concern, as is his audacity to brag about it in print. That seems churlish, though those that know Wolfeboro, NH, know that you can quite literally get away with murder in that town — where Mitt Romney goes to church. [This is also the same newspaper group that published an announcement from an Alton artist where she claimed that she was a ‘voyeur’ — a felony in NH.]

There is something that bothers me, quite a bit. In addition to being editor, Josh’s main role in life is that of a sports reporter for high school sports teams. In that role he is well known to thousands of local teenagers, many of whom would have just started driving. So, we now have Josh, supposedly the adult here, stating in writing, that not only is it ‘OK’ to do 90 mph, that speeding lets you cut down on travel time!

Yes, Josh, as an editor and a columnist in 5 (or 6) papers is a local VIP. As such he is above the law and reproach.

That is a shame. Josh interacts with a lot of coaches — folks who are supposed to instill values, discipline and standards into our kids. But I doubt whether any of these coaches will dare even mention this to Josh.

That is New Hampshire.

If this does bother you, try contacting the publisher of the Newspaper.

Josh Spaulding, The Baysider, Sets Up Fund For ‘2014 Winter Olympics’ In Sochi, Russia.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Prior post:
Lets Get Josh Spaulding, The Baysider,
To The ’2014 Winter Olympics’ In Sochi, Russia.
Nov. 2, 2012.


Josh Spaulding, self portrait.

Good news. I had an e-mail from Josh this morning.

He has set up an account for this effort at TD Bank.

It is called the:
Joshua Spaulding – 2014 Olympic Fund.

You can go to any TDBank and make a deposit specifying that account name, viz. ‘Joshua Spaulding – 2014 Olympic Fund’.

Or you can mail it to:
TDBank

36 Center St.
Wolfeboro Falls 03896

Attn: Joshua Spaulding – 2014 Olympic Fund.


Josh’s publisher, Salmon Press, has also agreed to MATCH all donations (up to $5,000).

That is great.

Not sure we will need $10,000, but more the merrier for Josh.



Lets Get Josh Spaulding, The Baysider, To The ‘2014 Winter Olympics’ In Sochi, Russia.


Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


Click image above to see it in its FULL GLORY.
The background is the official Sochi, 2014 banner (modified).


Click to ENLARGE it so it can be easily read.
Or if you want to read it in the Baysier per se click here to access the November 1, 2012 Baysider as a PDF.


Josh’s column above, as it appeared in yesterday’s Baysider tells it all.
All I am trying to do is make sure that Josh gets the necessary funds to make this happen.
I have already pledged a minimum of $10 (being the last of the big spenders, that I am).
Another 299 $10 pledges should be sufficient.


If you live around the Lakes Region you really should know Joshua Spaulding.

Josh, in addition to being the intrepid, indefatigable editor of ‘The Baysider’, the local weekly for Alton, Barnstead and New Durham, does double-duty as the Sports Editor for the Baysider and 6 (yes, 6) OTHER local newspapers! He covers 35 to 50 high school sports teams, ranging from skiing to football, as well as all of the local 5Ks, turkey-trots and even the NASCAR! Josh writes 7,000 to 9,000 published words a week — and that is quite a feat. Furthermore, Josh has been doing this Herculean (most likely unprecedented) ‘editor x editor x reporter‘ ‘beat’ for 10+ years WITHOUT EVER taking a week off.

How do we know that for sure? A few weeks ago, Josh, one of the most self-effacing, modest and humble people that I know (next to me, of course), let it be known, through his always extremely readable (and invariably entertaining) column that he had written 500 published columns — WITHOUT nary a single break. That is beyond impressive.

Josh, over the years, has chronicled the sporting exploits of thousands of kids — some that have gone onto find greatness. Josh has touched the lives of tens of thousands. He is one of the most obliging and helpful folks that I know. He is always trying help, make the lives of others pleasanter.

It is no secret that Josh is married to his job. His job and covering the local sports scene (and watching ‘Survivor’ among other other shows on TV (now augmented, quite recently, by a DVR)) is his LIFE. He gives us so much. I think that with his travel schedule, which makes me tired just reading about given that it covers around 8,000 sq. miles in total, he works around 70 – 80 hours a week.

Going to Sochi will be such a great thing for Josh. It will also be a great honor for us. Just think of Josh’s columns from Russia. We will learn stuff from Josh’s coverage that we will never hear from any other journalist. Josh will tell us how Survivor comes across in Serbian. Who knows. Josh might even meet a nice Russian athlete over there.

I haven’t spoken to Josh about my campaign as yet — other than pledge my (minimum of) $10.

I am sure that sponsorship opportunities abound. Yes, Josh would go to Sochi dressed like a NASCAR driver emblazoned with logos head to foot. I will also see if he will set up a bank account so that funds can be sent to it directly. Maybe he might set up a FaceBook ‘donate’ page.

But, we need to make sure that we raise a minimum of $3,000 to get Josh to Sochi.